Arora (web browser)

Arora (web browser)

Arora icon
Screenshot of Arora web browser on KDE 4.1
Developer(s) Benjamin C. Meyer
Stable release 0.11.0[1] (27 September 2010 (2010-09-27))
Development status Unmaintained
Written in C++
Operating system BSD, Haiku, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, Windows
Engine WebKit
Platform Cross-platform
Size 1.2 MB (Linux)
Available in Multilanguage
Type Web browser
License GNU General Public License
Website /arora/

Arora is a lightweight, cross-platform, free and open-source web browser developed by Benjamin C. Meyer.[2][3][4][5] Arora is available for Linux, OS X, Windows, FreeBSD, OS/2, Haiku,[6] and any other operating system supported by the Qt toolkit. Arora's name is a palindrome.

The browser's features include tabbed browsing, bookmarks, browsing history, smart location bar, OpenSearch, session management, privacy mode, a download manager, WebInspector, and AdBlock.[7]

For several months, Meyer discontinued development of Arora due to uncertainty about the strictures of a non-compete clause; finally, in July 2011, he announced that he would no longer contribute to the project.[8] 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 he published another variant called BlueLightCat. In February 2014 some new patches were released on Arora's github project page.Some Linux distributions are incorporating those changes in the version of Arora they have in their repositories.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Meyer, Benjamin (27 September 2010). "Arora 0.11.0!". Arora Development. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lightweight Arora web browser turns 0.10.0". Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Arora Is an Open-Source Browser with Out-of-the-Box Ad Blocking". Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Arora web browser review". Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Alternative Browsers: Beyond Chrome and Firefox". Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Qt4 Ported to Haiku, Developer Preview Release Available". 2009. Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  7. ^ "Webkit-based Arora browser hits v.10, now ships with AdBlock by default". 2009. Archived from the original on 10 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Retirement from Arora". 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  9. ^

External links

  • Official website
  • BlueLightCat website