Epiphany turns 7

11:19 pm General

Seven years ago today, the Epiphany webbrowser was first released. In the mean time, the project has had three maintainers and in the past year it has been rejuvenized by switching from the Gecko to the WebKit backend.

At the WebKitGTK+ hackfest that took place last week (covered by Xan, Reinout, Alex, Gustavo, and Christian, among others) some big steps were made to make sure that Epiphany 2.30 will be a completely state-of-the-art Gnome web browser again. In the mean time, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always test the latest development release and report bugs as you find them.

Epiphany using an info bar for the Remember password dialog

Epiphany using an info bar for the Remember password dialog

Happy birthday and joyous holidays!

5 Responses

  1. antistress Says:

    excellent !

    BTW, is it the new official GUI ? (tool & url bar)

  2. reinouts Says:

    Not at this point, no. But it might change, I don’t think the old layout is set in stone.

  3. antistress Says:

    good news

  4. Pēteris Krišjānis Says:

    Man, I tried Epiphany on Karmic and it was a blast. Actually it is only solution on Xubuntu or low memory GNOME. However, I lack FlashBlock type of plugin. Is there one or I would like to have hack one myself?

  5. reinouts Says:

    @Pēteris: There is an adblock extension but I’m not sure if it already works 100% with WebKitGTK+. Please check the archives of the epiphany-list or post a question there. Thanks!

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