[qutebrowser] Happy birthday, qutebrowser!

Samuel Walladge samuel at swalladge.id.au
Fri Dec 14 09:56:55 CET 2018

Congrats! It's awesome to see how much qutebrowser has developed over the years! A project to be proud of. :)

Le December 14, 2018 8:38:05 AM UTC, Florian Bruhin <me at the-compiler.org> a écrit :
>5 years ago today, this happened:
>  commit 11a94957dc038fc27c5ff976197ad2b2d0352d20
>  Author: Florian Bruhin <git at the-compiler.org>
>  Date:   Sat Dec 14 22:15:16 2013 +0100
>      Initial commit
>That's how qutebrowser looked a day after that (and that commit still
>seems to run!): https://imgur.com/a/xoG1r4G
>Exactly a year later, things were finally ready for a v0.1 release,
>after spending two weeks of holidays with fixing bugs.
>Originally, qutebrowser was born because the dwb project was
>discontinued: https://portix.bitbucket.io/dwb/
>That's what I (and many others) were using at the time, and all
>alternatives were stuck with an unmaintained WebKit1. Since everything
>was using WebKitGTK which was horribly buggy (and WebKit2 in WebKitGTK
>lacked a lot of basic features), I decided to start my own thing, based
>on Qt instead.
>Back then, there were already discussions about QtWebEngine, and I
>originally wondered whether I should just wait with starting
>until it's ready. QtWebEngine support was finally added in July 2016, a
>lot later than I imagined. Initially, many features didn't work yet,
>in September 2017 it finally became the default backend.
>Later, it turned out that qutebrowser also was a viable alternative for
>many Pentadactyl/Vimperator refugees, and qutebrowser got more popular
>than I ever imagined.
>So far, there have been:
>- 17,227 commits
>-  3,193 issues
>-  1,273 pull requests
>-    242 contributors
>-     47 releases
>-      2 crowdfundings
>- dozens of t-shirts
>- thousands of stickers
>Thanks a lot to the whole community - y'all are awesome! I never
>imagined I would be working on this for so long, or that it'd gain so
>much traction. I also didn't believe the crowdfunding thing would work.
>You showed me otherwise \o/
>Some 3-4 years ago, I noticed there were a couple of big things I'll be
>busy with for a while:
>- Adding a testsuite because things broke a lot
>- QtWebEngine
>- The new config system
>- An extension API
>I'm currently working on the fourth one. Not many new very big tasks
>have appeared (except maybe a testsuite which isn't as unreliable and
>slow, and some refactorings to keep my sanity when working on the
>I'm really looking forward to the point where I can work on smaller
>things (and new features) again - for a long time, most of my time was
>spent reviewing contributions, fixing bugs, putting out fires with Qt
>upgrades, and working on those four major things.
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