1.9.8 released; XULRunner

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Version 1.9.8 of the GNOMEyest browser on Earth has hit the streets! The last rough UI edges have been polished, thanks to the people who participated in the UI review. Download instructions are here.

From this release on, XULRunner is a supported Gecko version to build Epiphany with. Soon, you will be able to run Epiphany without a mandatory Firefox or Seamonkey installation next to it :-)

As you may know, the bookmark menu, the toolbar and the topic chooser have received lots of love this cycle. Peter Harvey is the driving force behind all this, and now he has even created a short video (play in fullscreen) of the topic chooser in action. The full description can be read by following this link. Enjoy!

1.9.7 out and other subjects…

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Apologies for not having announced 1.9.7 on this blog. Better luck next time…

Instead, I would like to point out a few blog entries I’ve written on Epiphany-related subjects and solicit your feedback:

For who hasn’t seen the definitive new look of the bookmark topic chooser yet, here it is:

The topic list in expanded state

Epiphany 1.9.6 released

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What is it ?

Epiphany is the GNOME web browser, based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

Epiphany 1.9.6 is the sixth release in the development series leading up to GNOME 2.14. In this release, the Add Bookmark dialog is even sexier than it already was and the NetworkManager extension has been integrated into the core.

Changes from Epiphany 1.9.5.1 to 1.9.6

  • libnm-glib be-gone! Use NetworkManager directly via DBUS, by
    importing the excellent net-monitor extension directly into
    Epiphany. Code by Jean-François Rameau.

  • Revamped Bookmark Properties/Add Bookmark/New Topic dialogues.

Bug fixes:

  • Misc fixes: bug #328747, #328064, #328351, #327381, #125723, #320686, #327845, #326807.
  • Open smart bookmark url in new tabs when using Ctrl+Enter (part of
    bug #310814)

  • Disable pango rendering by default, unless MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO env
    var is set. Bug #328844.

  • Don’t use favicon as window icon. Bug #131010.
  • Fix URL opening with two concurrently starting instances.
  • Fix a couple of memory leaks
  • Add license to about dialogue. Patch by Brian Pepple, bug #327998.
  • Add caret mode indicator UI. Bug #145581.
  • When adding a column that can be sorted on, re-create the sort
    model, so that it sets up the sort method correctly. Fixes #320686.

Contributors to this release:

Christian Persch, Peter Harvey, Brian Pepple,
Jean-François Rameau, Crispin Flowerday, Reinout van Schouwen

Updated translations:

  • \”zbrox\” Raykov (bg)
  • Jordi Mallach (ca)
  • Kostas Papadimas (el)
  • Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  • Crispin FLowerday (en_GB)
  • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
  • Ilkka Tuohela (fi)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro (gl)
  • Ankit Patel (gu)
  • Gil Osher (he)
  • Mohammad DAMT (id)
  • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
  • Žygimantas Beručka (lt)
  • Kjartan Maraas (nb)
  • Reinout van Schouwen (nl)
  • Kjartan Maraas (no)
  • Evandro Fernandes Giovanini (pt_BR)
  • Duarte Loreto (pt)
  • Steve Murphy (rw)
  • Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th)
  • Clytie Siddall (vi)
  • Liu Songhe (zh_CN)

Where can I get it ?

Epiphany source code:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany/1.9/epiphany-1.9.6.tar.bz2
with SHA1 sum ebab2e902db9a12d3840ff11854925a0292c640c.

Epiphany 1.9.6 requires Mozilla 1.7.9 or above, firefox 1.0.5 or above, firefox 1.5.0 or above, or seamonkey 1.0b or above.
The recommended version is firefox 1.5.

Epiphany-extensions 1.9.6 has been released together with Epiphany 1.9.6.

Epiphany-extensions source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany-extensions/1.9/epiphany-extensions-1.9.6.tar.bz2
with SHA1 sum 5c417ad483f059868cbc3b556e670b3c1390a270.

More about dependencies and installation tips.

Enjoy.

The Epiphany team

Topic suggestions

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Due to time limitations the Epiphany 1.9.5.1 release wasn’t announced on this blog. To make it up, here’s a screenshot of the new merged Add Bookmark/Bookmark Properties window, that suggests topics based on existing topic combinations:

New topic chooser

Please test it out and let us know your feedback!

In the future, we hope to offer suggested topics based on more sources, such as existing del.icio.us tags for the bookmarked URL.

Other notable changes are new buttons for zooming in and out on the default toolbar, and the dependency on Bonobo has been removed in favour of DBUS. Read the full announcement in the list archive, download here. A known bug is that context menus on the toolbar don’t work, this has already been fixed in CVS.

Enjoy!

Epiphany 1.9.4 released

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What is it ?

Epiphany is the GNOME web browser, based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

Epiphany 1.9.4 is the fourth release in the development series leading up to GNOME 2.14. In this release, a number of minor bugs have been fixed and infrastructure to enable an Adblock extension has been added.

Changes from Epiphany 1.9.3.1 to 1.9.4

  • When in automatic mode, update the treeview to reflect currently selected encoding. Fixes bug [#127757].
  • Add include subdirs for broken distros. Bug [#321841].
  • Improve “gecko not found” message. Bug [#319253].
  • Put a marker in the environment to detect when we launch ourself as a helper app. Fixes bug [#324828].
  • Zoom on Ctrl-=, Ctrl-KP+, Ctrl-KP- too. Bug [#105183].
  • Always dialog on screen. Bug [#324896].
  • Show warning on mixed content in the tooltip. Bug [#321508].
  • Add some code so ad blocking should be more easy.
  • Use a gtk stock cursor (GDK_HAND2) instead of already removed image. Fixes bug [#324265].
  • Fix a compile warning.
  • Install the fonts schemas file too.

Contributors to this release:

Christian Neumair, Christian Persch, Claudio Saavedra, Crispin Flowerday and Jean-François Rameau.

Updated translations:

  • Rostislav \”zbrox\” Raykov (bg)
  • Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
  • Ilkka Tuohela (fi)
  • Christophe Merlet (RedFox) (fr)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro (gl)
  • Ankit Patel (gu)
  • Gabor Kelemen (hu)
  • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
  • Žygimantas Beručka (lt)
  • Reinout van Schouwen (nl)
  • (unknown) (nn)
  • Afonso Celso Medina (pt_BR)
  • Marcel Telka (sk)
  • Clytie Siddall (vi)
  • Liu Songhe (zh_CN)
  • Chao-Hsiung Liao (zh_HK)
  • Chao-Hsiung Liao (zh_TW)

Where can I get it ?

Epiphany source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany/1.9/epiphany-1.9.4.tar.bz2 with SHA1 sum 593a8097ae2bc1a89a24cf26ab52f95e4c6e70d5.

Epiphany 1.9.4 requires Mozilla 1.7.9 or above, firefox 1.0.5 or above, firefox 1.5.0 or above, or seamonkey 1.0b or above.
The recommended version is firefox 1.5.

Epiphany-extensions 1.9.4 has been released together with Epiphany 1.9.4. It includes a new experimental extension, Image Toolbar by Kang Jeong-Hee.

Epiphany-extensions source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany-extensions/1.9/epiphany-extensions-1.9.4.tar.bz2
with SHA1 sum b1ddb01a5c60a898a162c6fbf6ba7029cef427b7.

More about dependencies and installation tips.

Enjoy.

The Epiphany team

Epiphany 1.9.3.1 released

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What is it ?

Epiphany is the GNOME web browser, based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

Epiphany 1.9.3.1 is the third release in the development series leading upto GNOME 2.14. In this release, improvements to the Find bar have been made and a Certificate manager has been included.

Changes from Epiphany 1.9.2 to 1.9.3.1

  • Fix desktop file install
  • Add certificate manager. Patch by Robert Marcano and Crispin
    Flowerday. Fixes [#119090].

  • Fix crash when adding a cookie while the dialogue is open.
  • Close the find toolbar when loading a new page. Fixes [#321747].
  • Forward up/down/page up/page down from the findbar entry to the
    embed.

  • Fix a compile warning, and don’t bother requesting a close if the
    find bar is already closed

  • Remove the paper selector from the print setup dialogue, we have
    one in the print dialogue already.

  • Fix spacings to be HIG compliant. Set window roles.
  • Add image/x-png type to list of safe mime types.
  • While in find mode, set the selection colour to “attention”.
  • Refactor find toolbar closing not to crash with auto-closing
    popups. Unset the selection colour on close.

  • Open the PDM dialogue on the cookies page scrolled to show the
    cookies of the currently loaded page, if there are any. Sort
    cookies by domain. Allow treeview typeaheadfind search to find
    by substring not prefix.

  • Add chrome: and resource: to the safe list; otherwise forms
    and scrollbars break. Fixes [#316498].

  • Delay reloads when we get many change notifications in a short
    time. Fixes [#319993].

  • Add F5 as accelerator for reload.
  • Set the model’s sort column only after filling it. Vastly reduces
    delay when opening the PDM dialogue when you have many cookies.

  • Prettify Certificate Revocation List import dialogue. Fixes
    [#321590].

  • Don’t put the prefs/pdm dialogue over all windows. Make the
    add-language dialogue modal to the prefs dialogue.

  • Mark message for translation. Patch by Guilherme de S. Pastore,
    fixes [#319988].

  • Transition over to the Galeon mechanism for handling extra
    keybindings. This maps the keybindings to actions so that no extra
    actions are required. The only subtlety is that some of the
    actions come from the toolbar, so access to its action group is
    required.

Contributors to this release:

Crispin Flowerday, Philip Langdale, Robert Marcano, Christian Persch, Guilherme de S. Pastore and Reinout van Schouwen.

Updated translations:

  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Reinout van Schouwen (nl)
  • Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th)
  • Ales Nyakhaychyk (be)
  • Rostislav “zbrox” Raykov (bg)
  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Nikos Charonitakis (el)
  • Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
  • Priit Laes (et)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro (gl)
  • Ankit Patel (gu)
  • Žygimantas Beručka (lt)
  • Kjartan Maraas (nb)
  • Åsmund Skjæveland (nn)
  • Kjartan Maraas (no)
  • Marcel Telka (sk)
  • Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th)
  • Liu Songhe (zh_CN)
  • Chao-Hsiung Liao (zh_TW)

Where can I get it ?

Epiphany source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany/1.9/epiphany-1.9.3.1.tar.bz2 with SHA1 sum 06e2ed281bb0df0de7f2e8e249551b373e46ad6a.

Epiphany 1.9.3 requires mozilla 1.7.9, seamonkey 1.0a1 or trunk, or firefox 1.0.5, 1.5 or trunk.
The recommended version is Mozilla 1.7.12

Epiphany-extensions 1.9.3 has been released together with Epiphany 1.9.3. Some new extensions are included:

  • “Java Console” extension, by Mathias Hasselmann
  • “Push Scroller” extension, by Samuel Abels

Epiphany-extensions source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany-extensions/1.9/epiphany-extensions-1.9.3.tar.bz2
with SHA1 sum 3fcd4c03957c9bfa87706c30a6b3c5119e812e56.

More about dependencies and installation tips.

Enjoy.

The Epiphany team

Epiphany 1.8.3 released

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What is it ?

Epiphany is the GNOME web browser, based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

Epiphany 1.8.3 is the third release in the stable series for GNOME 2.12. In this release, a number of bugs have been fixed. A notable improvement is that the Personal Data Manager now takes much less time to open.

Changes from Epiphany 1.8.2 to 1.8.3

  • Work around crash caused by [mozilla bug 312241].
  • Use gtk stock icons for fullscreen
  • Add more mime types to the list of known types
  • Use the history window as parent for the new-bookmark dialogue [#320329]
  • Scroll the view so the selected cert is visible [#320578]
  • Allow compilation against xulrunner
  • Don’t put the prefs/pdm dialogue over all windows
  • Vastly improve PDM dialogue opening time
  • Delay reloads when we get many change notifications in a short time [#319993]
  • Fix HTML forms and scrollbars in lockdown mode [#316498]

Contributors to this release:

Robert O’Callahan, Christian Persch

Updated translations:

  • Ivar Smolin (et)
  • Clytie Siddall (vi)
  • Liu Songhe (zh_CN)

Where can I get it ?

Epiphany source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany/1.8/epiphany-1.8.3.tar.bz2
with SHA1 sum 980a8b60c406099377e5f58b950362434f8395ab.

Epiphany 1.8.3 requires mozilla 1.7, 1.7.x, 1.7 branch, 1.8b2 or trunk, or firefox 1.0.x or trunk.
The recommended version is Mozilla 1.7.12

Epiphany-extensions 1.8.2 has also been released. [NEWS]

More about dependencies and installation tips.

Enjoy.

The Epiphany team

Epiphany tidbits

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A quick entry this time. With GNOME 2.13.2, a new Epiphany release 1.9.2 (NEWS), went by without much fanfare. A fairly large number of people have contributed to this release, thanks to everyone involved! Epiphany-extensions 1.9.2 (NEWS) has seen the light of day as well.

Notable change in this release is the fact that Epiphany now compiles against XULRunner, which, opens a perspective on a standalone version of Epiphany that doesn’t require Mozilla or Firefox to be installed.

In the mean time on the Epiphany list, there’s a lively discussion on a redesign of the Add Bookmark/Bookmark Properties dialogues, and about using a database backend for history and bookmarks, which would be faster and easier extendable than it is now.

Epiphany 1.9.1 released

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What is it ?

Epiphany is the GNOME web browser, based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

Epiphany 1.9.1 is the first release in the development series leading up to GNOME 2.14. Highlight of this release is the inclusion of Peter Harvey’s bookmark and toolbar patch, making it possible to have automatic topic-based hierarchies in the bookmarks menu, and bringing improvements to toolbar editing such as middle-click drag of elements.

Changes from Epiphany 1.7.6 to 1.9.1

New features:

  • Add a way to view stored password [#316821]
  • Peter Harvey’s bookmarks patch
  • Copy the session history to new tabs
  • Improved context menu
  • Handle drags of .desktop link files from nautilus

UI changes:

  • Use a GtkFileChooserButton for the download path selector [#135738]
  • Use lock and background colour in the location entry for secure sites
  • Hide the filters combo if there’s only the “All” filter
  • Back out the fix for bug #158486 by re-enabling keyword: searches [#314974]

Code changes:

  • Point main menu UI at toolbar actions
  • Expose the extension description keyfile directly to the loaders
  • Remove fullscreen and leave-fullscreen stock icons; they’re available in gtk+ 2.8
  • Adapt folder import to new menu code
  • Update python API to the new bookmark headers
  • Fix the check-python-binding makefile target to work properly
  • Remove extension description .xml parsing code and use XSLT instead
  • Extend the EphyLinkAction to handle middle-click in one place
  • Enable favicons for https: sites when using gecko 1.8
  • Adapt to changed and new mozilla APIs
  • Add configure switch to disable zeroconf bookmarks
  • Make spinner multihead safe
  • Add a tiny spinner test program
  • Don’t spin unmapped spinners. Slightly decrease the frequency [#315232]
  • Add GDK_ISO_Enter to recognised keyvals
  • Reset the IM context before activating the entry
  • Add a function to get the tab’s real title [#317418]
  • Unify background image and image code (context menu, conext event) [#154887]
  • Add disable_quit to lockdown gconf schema [#316499]
  • Add autoconf macro packages for use in extensions
  • Handle ‘contentEncodingError’ error in our error pages implementation
  • Allow loading extensions from home dir
  • New extensions description format based on GKeyFile
  • Use the filechooser’s stock confirm-overwrite checking
  • Make the methods to unset/release the context event semi-public
  • Don’t focus the checkbox in cert dialogues [#163371]
  • Only listen for trusted events
  • Better message on the enter-secure warning.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix logging
  • Fix profiling in builddir != srcdir builds
  • Ensure the images are loaded before starting to spin
  • Fix some memory leaks
  • Schedule a GC in finalize of EphyTab and EphyWindow [#317242]
  • Make sure we don’t unref NULL objects
  • Fix crash on window close from JS [#172878], [#172879], [#172882], [#303254], [#313425]
  • Return error on failure
  • Don’t free const strings
  • Fix size oscillations with the Tab States extension
  • Remove unused function.
  • Fix compile warnings.
  • Repair the previous b0rkage, see previous log
  • Mozilla printing code is braindead [#163255]
  • Depend on pygtk 2.8 [#314557]
  • Check for execinfo.h [#314776]

Contributors to this release:

Jorn Baayen, Crispin Flowerday, Peter Harvey, Philip Langdale,
Christian Persch, Jean François Rameau and Raphael Slinckx.

Updated translations:

  • Progga (bn)
  • Nikos Charonitakis (el)
  • Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  • Ivar Smolin (et)
  • Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio (eu)
  • Roozbeh Pournader (fa)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro (gl)
  • Gil Osher (he)
  • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
  • Žygimantas Beručka (lt)
  • Reinout van Schouwen (nl)
  • Afonso Celso Medina (pt_BR)
  • Nickolay V. Shmyrev (ru)
  • Marcel Telka (sk)
  • Данило Шеган (sr, sr@Latn)
  • Christian Rose (sv)
  • Liu Songhe (zh_CN)
  • Woodman Tuen (zh_TW)

Where can I get it ?

Epiphany source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany/1.9/epiphany-1.9.1.tar.bz2
with SHA1 sum 77cbe869645d0b0b2c57659f254d458846f32ebe

Epiphany 1.9.1 requires mozilla 1.7, 1.7.x, 1.7 branch, 1.8b2 or trunk, or firefox 1.0.x or trunk.
The recommended version is Mozilla 1.7.12

Epiphany-extensions 1.9.1 has also been released. Known problems: the Gestures and Bookmarks tray extensions don’t work correctly, and some translations don’t show up. http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/epiphany-extensions/1.9/epiphany-extensions-1.9.1.tar.bz2, SHA1 sum b48f5c9a5e951418708bfe562734186a540fbc50.

More about dependencies and installation tips.

Enjoy.

The Epiphany team

Mono extensions

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Epiphany extensions can now be written in mono.

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