I am testing out using Kubuntu 7.10, the current version, and testing out running and using the system with just KDE applications.
In the past, Konqueror had trouble working with all of the basic Google online services, such as Gmail, Calendar, and Maps. Usually, these problems have led me to using Firefox, but somehow things seem to have changed. I can access my calendar and make edits, I can use Gmail outside of the “html” mode, and I can use Maps much better than in the past.
The only trouble I have is with Google Docs. Yes, Konqueror is not a supported browser, although it uses the same back-engine as Apple’s Safari (KHTML), so theoretically, it should work. When I go to Google Docs, I can click on a document (which is an improvement…) and it opens, and I can even place the cursor in the document, and use the tools, only to be directed away from a perfectly usable page to a “document does not exist” page. The problem, according to the title of that page, is that I am using an unsupported browser. Konqueror allows me to change the browser’s identification to Firefox, although I do not want to create more problems with rendering than necessary.
So, thanks Google for all the work you have all done to make browsers more compatible. With a little more work, or perhaps in the case of Google Docs, removing the “browser not supported” tag, Konqueror could be very usable with your services. I know that I enjoy using Gmail and Google Docs, and having that compatibility with a browser that comes default in the KDE package would be a nice addition. In the meanwhile, I’ll find ways to work around it, perhaps even trying changing the browser identification. Luckily, all of the “need-it” services like Gmail are available and work well, so I really am not in a desperate situation to get the others to work.