Epiphany 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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- 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:
with SHA1 sum 3fcd4c03957c9bfa87706c30a6b3c5119e812e56.

More about dependencies and installation tips.


The Epiphany team

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