WebKit Browser for Windows

Qt Demo Browser Screenshot The Qt guys have released a new daily build which includes a new WebKit module.

WebKit is the excellent web browser engine which the Mac OS X browser Safari is built on. After trying the latest Safari build, I was blown away by its speed, so I’ve been keeping an eye on the (very rapid!) development of the various projects trying to bring an open source WebKit-based browser to Windows.

I downloaded the daily build thinking it would have binaries to test it out, but it doesn’t – fortunately it includes awesome tools so its dead easy to compile (so even half-assed people like me can make it work).

Anyway, if you’re interested in testing out the latest build, you can grab it here: qt-win-browser-4.4.0-snapshot-20080305.zip.

Note at this stage you’ll need Visual Studio Express or something installed for all the runtime stuff, thanks to the impossibly painful way Microsoft made it build executables. I’ll see if I can get it to compile statically so anyone can run it.

7 thoughts on “WebKit Browser for Windows”

  1. Thanks for your work, I was looking for windows binaries for quite some time! The demobrowser is much more complete than I thought. Cheers!

  2. Great initiative, alas after extracting the zip, the browser.exe will not run for me on XP Pro SP2 (32 bit)

  3. pd, doh – how come?

    edit: oh, I see. It’s the stupid MS runtime stuff that’s not included. I’ll see if I can build it statically.

  4. I just downloaded unzipped and ran, I didn’t see any runtime requirements. I don’t have anything related to Qt installed.

  5. good work!
    more complete than the demo tag suggests, does not display images tho.
    best regards

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