Epiphany 2.19.6 released; WebKit back-endJuly 30, 2007 10:44 pm Announcements, New features
The most important change in this release is obviously that an experimental
WebKit back-end was added by Xan Lopez during the GNOME conference.
Read all about it here. Fer also blogged about it and it was even mentioned in an article on Ars Technica. Imran posted additional build instructions.
Another notable GUADEC event: Senko caught the Epiphany virus and wrote an extension that makes sending links to Empathy contacts from Epiphany dead easy. It’s not yet (?) in Epiphany extensions…
Regular development has to continue as well, so we’re happy that Cosimo Cecchi has contributed a lot of small but not less important gnome-love bugfixes!
- Add support for the WebKit engine, compile with –with-engine=webkit to activate
- #162489: Added a checkbox for smooth scrolling.
- String changes based on user feedback:
– “Local sites” -> “Nearby sites” (because it is a better description)
– Drop the “Quick” prefix from Topic/Bookmark items in toolbar editor, because it has no function besides confusing users.
- We now use g_get_user_special_dir to get the Desktop and Downloads directory location
- Use the new gtk functions to persist and load the print settings and page setup. Migrate our old settings, if present.
- All tooltips are now creatd using the new GTK tooltips API.
- #459552: Improve the restricted ports message
- #448610: Make the status icon clickable so it shows/hides the download window, works across workspaces
- #318947: Update tab title when the statusbar text is updated, so we don’t have out of sync messages (like “Loading “)
- Misc: #461689, #433173, #313636, #410223, #385872, #452707, #347637, #450904
Contributors to this release:
Diego Escalante Urrelo, René Stadler, Xan Lopez, Carlos Garcia Campos,
Reinout van Schouwen, Cosimo Cecchi, Kraai, Wouter Bolsterlee,
Christian Persch, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy, Luca Ferretti
Priit Laes, Reinout van Schouwen, Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio, Jorge Gonzalez,
Daniel Nylander, Theppitak Karoonboonyanan, Gabor Kelemen, Wouter Bolsterlee,
Ilkka Tuohela, Takeshi AIHANA, Žygimantas Beručka, I. Felix