What a difference a patch makes
An update on konqueror
Two months ago I reviewed konqueror, and I was one unhappy user.
My biggest gripe with konqueror, is that it crashes too often. I rarely have crashes with the other browsers that I listed. I am not sure what causes the crashes. On several occasions, I watched a youtube video. And then, when I closed the tab that had the video, konqueror crashed. This has never happened with the other browsers.
Yesterday I ran online updates (opensuse 12.2). One of the patches was to kdelibs4. A comment indicated that it fixed akregator crashes. It turns out that it also seems to have fixed konqueror crashes.
Since installing that patch, I have not had a single crash of konqueror. And I have visited sites that had often crashed before.
There are other things about konqueror that cause me to still prefer firefox, so I continue to use firefox for the bulk of my browsing. I mainly use konqueror for browsing blog pages that akregator informs me of, and for visiting links from those blog pages.
Addendum: while composing this post, konqueror crashed. And I was not using it for this post. Instead, konqueror was sitting there minimized, displaying only the “about:blank” page and apparently doing nothing. But it crashed anyway. Still that’s a day after I last started konqueror, which is better than the problem I was having before yesterday where it would often crash on reading a patheos blog post.
Of the other software updated yesterday, the most notable (to me, at least), was an update of firefox to 17.0, with a similar update of thunderbird.