Arora (web browser)
Screenshot of Arora web browser on KDE 4.1
|Developer(s)||Benjamin C. Meyer|
|Stable release||0.11.0 (27 September 2010 ) [±]|
|Operating system||BSD, Haiku, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, Windows|
|Size||1.2 MB (Linux)|
|License||GNU General Public License|
Arora is a lightweight, cross-platform, free and open-source web browser developed by Benjamin C. Meyer. Arora is available for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, FreeBSD, OS/2, Haiku, and any other operating system supported by the Qt toolkit. Arora's name is a palindrome.
For several months, Meyer discontinued development of Arora due to uncertainty about the strictures of non-compete clauses by his employer; finally in July 2011, he announced that he would no longer contribute to the project. Another software developer, Bastien Pederencino forked Arora's source code, and published a variant called zBrowser – renamed Zeromus Browser in February 2013. In May 2013, Pederencino published another variant called BlueLightCat. In February 2014, some new patches were released on Arora's github project page, with some Linux distributions incorporating the changes in their individual versions of Arora packages in their repositories.
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