Quartz Web Browser

Hi everyone! it’s been a while since I’ve been active on the forum as I had a serious non-covid health issue last year. I’d been looking for a lightweight browser that might work on Haiku and I discovered Quartz Browser.

Quartz is currently under active development, very small, and you build it using python. it’s quick and displays web pages well. I have not looked into creating a receipe for it.



Hey, it looks like this is another qtwebkit browser, you can certainly make a port for it if you wish.


How did you get it to work under haiku? i tried and it didn’t work, i mean it doesn’t work out of the box?

Hi khallebal! I installed python3.8 along with pyqt5_38, pyqt5_sip_python38, pip_python38 as the major python pkgs. I then downloaded the source to my home directory, extracted it there and ran the following:

→ pip3.8 install /boot/home/quartz-browser-qt5-2.3.7

This would install the executable in the following location:


I did do a quick creation of a hpkg for x86_64 using hpkg creator. I still need to create a proper recipe.





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It uses the same at website engine as otter/etc.

Webkit getts 379/555
Nil points for streaming


Otter MSE


Thanks, i got it to work, did it render this forum for you? for me it doesn’t load the page after

Quartz-Browser 2.3.7 results:

  1. https://www.haiku-os.org - :white_check_mark:
  2. https://review.haiku-os.org - :-1: (Disabled Javascript - :-1:)
  3. https://discuss.haiku-os.org - :-1: (Disabled Javascript - :white_check_mark:)
  4. https://www.haiku-inc.org - :white_check_mark:
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I have had problems with all WebKit browsers accessing the forum since they upgraded Discord. I am able to access the forum on WebPositive or else Netsurf. I can also access the forum by shutting off JavaScript or have the browser set as mobile or custom

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WebPositive is the only WebKit based browser on Haiku, the others uses QtWebKit, which is semi-deprecated.

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I have no problems acessing the forums with safari

@extrowerk Thanks for clarifying qtwwebkit for me. I sent that message from my cell phone, and auto-correct kicked in and it got changed to webkit. The good news is, I was able to access the forum using the dolphin browser on my phone.

@ nephele - try using one of the qtwebkit browsers from your desktop in Haiku… your choice dooble, otter, qupzilla qutebrowser. I would be very curious if you are able to access the forum with javascript activated. None of my qt browsers can access the forum




Quartz with no javascript enabled


Quartz with custom user agent