Install browser-ng for QtWebEngine goodness
Home Assistant works with Browser Next, horray! However, I still get browser not supported by Google+.
There are some other issues too, such as that the browser appears to have no memory. I can set a bookmark in one session, but as soon as I restart the browser it is gone. Same with browsing history, it always opens with a new window and only the DuckDuckGo search tab open.
Also, while still mobile friendly, the UI is tinier than on the default web browser. Not a huge problem and sometimes an advantage I guess.
I will post some issues on github as I test it further.
Now, all I need is a way to utilize Browser Next in webapps and I will be all set.
@tomoqv Good to hear. Basically this is work in progress, so expect updates now and then. Earliest possible release is OTA-5.
Any chance it will be possible to create web apps based on Browser Next before OTA-5?
@tomoqv Probably we need to test it, so yes. But no ETA right now. I dont even know the internals ob the web app container. But in theory it must be easy
How do I make it default browser?? when an app wants To launch one?
@doniks You cannot do this alone, it will be later registered as proper URL handler. Good point, currently UT misses user selectable default handlers
You cannot do this alone
How dare you
Of course I can.
cd ~/.cache/url-dispatcher sqlite3 urls-1.db .tables .headers on select * from configfiles; delete from configfiles where name='the/one/for/the/old/browser';
Maybe I cannot go back, because I didn't take a backup, but that's another story.
Brute-forced, I give up lol
sudo apt update && sudo apt install qml-module-qtwebengine
got it on my pro5
Subject to testing
Couldn't get it to install,before I increased my cache size, ( curious if that is what made the difference,or is it something you guys have changed since my last attempt ? )
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@zubozrout yes, after the last OTA I have the browser running without reinstalling. Funny.
So it seems everything needed is there and the re-scanning after rebooting catches the app.
Strange, I had to do the
aptcommand again after installing an update on my Fairphone 2.
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@ingo strange indeed, I still have the new web browser running fine after several updates (on krillin).
@ingo Yup, the dependencies are still not in the images unfortunately so it may not survive OTA updates for some. But for me the browser still works and I only had to install the packages once :).