Epiphany 2.19.5 released

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In case you were wondering: Epiphany 2.19.3 and 2.19.4 were never released.

Changes since 2.19.2:

  • Copy the lock icons from g-i-t 2.16 into epiphany, since the new ones
    in g-i-t are broken (see bug #348350 comment 93 ff).
  • Sync with latest libegg toolbareditor
  • use “document-page-setup” named icon for STOCK_PRINT_SETUP (now
    available on gnome-icon-theme trunk)

Bug fixes:

  • #452769: Use GTK_STOCK_ABOUT icon instead of GNOME_STOCK_ABOUT
  • #450590: Add a workaround to take into account that Gtk{Radio,Toggle}Actions
    only set either the stock-id or the icon-name property depending on
    the image type. This makes it possible to display the icon of such
    actions in the toolbar editor.
  • #450146: Use g_option_group_set_translation_domain to
    translate commandline options.
  • #346243 Modified first-time dialog when visiting a secure page, to mention
    the color and padlock icon in the address entry.
  • #351100 Assign control+T as default delete shortcut in Bookmarks editor.
    Also move the Delete item to Edit menu.
  • #383698 Finished download should not open target directory if that directory is Desktop
  • #300826 javascript files of a document are saved with no extension
  • #324166 add a print progress window
  • #336739 Right click on textarea should provide “Select all”
  • #422114 URL-completion of ftp-URL only works when specifying ftp:// protocol identifier
  • #437798 Show password in PDM should be plural
  • #441419 Go button’s behaviour: act on button-release-event
  • #444500 Epiphany misses some SelectAll icons

Contributors to this release:
Jaap Haitsma, Luca Ferretti, Felix Riemann, Gabor Kelemen, Diego Escalante Urrelo, Jared Moore, Christian Persch, Sebastiaan Samyn, Bastien Nocera, John Millikin, Jan de Groot, Benjamin Berg, Jean-François Rameau, Jens Granseuer, Björn Lindqvist, Vitali Ischenko, Chris Wilson

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan, I. Felix, Ankit Patel, Ilkka Tuohela, Josep Puigdemont i Casamajó, Artur Flinta, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy, Takeshi AIHANA, Pema Geyleg, Daniel Nylander, Clytie Siddall, Kjartan Maraas, Priit Laes, Jorge Gonzalez, Priit Laes, I Felix, Christophe Merlet, Luca Ferretti, Leonardo Ferreira Fontenelle, Stéphane Raimbault, Hendrik Richter, Takeshi AIHANA, Peter Bach, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro, Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio, Jovan Naumovski, Baris Cicek, Goran Rakić, Nikos Charonitakis, Gintautas Miliauskas, Artur Flinta, Ankit Patel, Changwoo Ryu, Matic Zgur, Abel Cheung, Jakub Friedl, Josep Puigdemont i Casamajó, Gabor Kelemen, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy, Maxim Dziumanenko, Roberto Majadas, Reinout van Schouwen, Alexander Shopov, Nickolay V. Shmyrev, Duarte Loreto, David Lodge, Djihed Afifi, Evandro Fernandes Giovanini, Žygimantas Beručka, Yair Hershkovitz, David Planella

Attention Novell hackers!
If anyone from Novell is reading this: Please fix your XULrunner library! It causes Epiphany and Yelp to crash when printing is attempted. We’ve been getting a steady stream of bug-buddy reports from people running OpenSUSE 10.2 about this, and now with 10.3 Alpha it still doesn’t stop. The fix has been available for 10 months already, and all this time you’re making us all look bad. 🙁

What your web browser says about you

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Galeon/Epiphany You’re one of those quiet people who hangs out in the back and of whom everybody thinks little about until they come talk to you. Then they find out you’re an exotic dancer, movie stuntman, or NSA agent. This would be discounted, however, by the fact that you use Gnome.


Epiphany & Epiphany-Extensions 2.19.2

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It’s been awhile since the last blog, but Epiphany hasn’t been standing still!

Since the 2.18.0 release, there have been quite some improvements:

  • Support using named icons in the toolbareditor and attach them to the mouse pointer while dragging them to the toolbar. Fixes bug #436684.
  • Make Shift+Return find previous when searching. Fixes bug #412033
  • Copy the items on the completion list as the user moves through them. The original input can be restored pressing Esc. The tentative
    completion can be made definitive pressing Left or Right. Fixes #409291, #102528

  • Use xdg-user-dirs to get a better default Downloads. Fixes #415342
  • Middle clicking the Go button should open the location bar address
    content in a new tab. Fixes #362591.

  • Fix printing of frames.
  • Allow the user to select a different bookmark topic on the toolbar by just moving the mouse. Old behaviour forced the user to click each
    topic button to activate the menu, now only the first click is required. Fixes #363848.

  • In Epiphany-Extensions, a localization problem and a configuration dialog problem with Epilicious have been fixed.

Contributors to this release:
Felix Riemann, Diego Escalante Urrelo, Robin Stocker, Xan Lopez, Bastien Nocera, John Millikin, Christian Persch, Magnus Therning

Updated translations:
Josep Puigdemont i Casamajó, Luca Ferretti, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro, Jakub Friedl, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro, Jorge Gonzalez, Reinout van Schouwen, Stéphane Raimbault, Leonardo Ferreira Fontenelle, Gabor Kelemen, Pema Geyleg, Takeshi AIHANA, Daniel Nylander, Christophe Merlet, Nickolay V. Shmyrev, Kjartan Maraas, Mişu Moldovan, Hendrik Richter, Goran Rakić, I Felix, Djihed Afifi

We should not forget to mention here that one Google Summer of Code project was accepted, called: Integrating Epiphany Bookmarks and Browsing History For GNOME-wide Access! Imran Patel is the student who will be working on this. Good luck Imran!

Foresight and Epilicious

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Yesterday, Thilo Pfennig told us some great news: The upcoming release of Foresight Linux will have Epiphany as default browser! And it’s not the only distro doing so: Arch Linux also prefers Epiphany over other Gecko-based browsers. 🙂

Furthermore, at long last, Magnus Therning’s Epilicious extension has been included in Epiphany-extensions 2.17.92. This means that keeping your del.icio.us bookmarks in sync with Epiphany is now easier than ever!

Since the last blog entry, some new Epiphany development releases have made it to the FTP mirrors. The bug fixes have been mostly cosmetic, but at least one crasher with D-BUS 1.0.2 has been fixed thanks to Jan de Groot.

A new stabler stable release

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Epiphany 2.16.3 is out and it’s probably the most stable edition in the “stable” 2.16 series! A nasty crash when deleting bookmarks has been worked around (thanks to dieguito!) so
please stop
filing bug reports
this problem with
bug-buddy , ok? 🙂

Of course, development for the GNOME 2.18 is well underway. Noticeable changes in the last development releases are mostly visual polish and stability improvements: the themed icon support is now (almost) complete, favicons and page titles are now shown in the address bar dropdown, a problem with the browser history and the deskbar applet has been resolved, and last but not least, the Epiphany Adblock extension is now configurable through the graphical user interface!

Because of a harddisk replacement I don’t have any screenshots of these nice improvements ready right now, but feel free to contribute one…

Before I forget: info about obtaining Epiphany is on the downloads page.

Epiphany 2.17.2

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Keeping you up to date with the latest developments: Epiphany 2.17.2 is out! No shocking changes but some nice little patches from contributors all over the place bring you an interesting release.

Here’s a quick summary:

  • Clicking favicon in the location bar selects URL. Fix bug #349557.
  • Default to printing background images.
  • Add middle-click on New Tab/Window button to open URL on clipboard. Fix bug 149715.
  • Automatically open a Nautilus window after downloading has finished. Fixes bug #138876. Try this and tell us what you think!
  • Fix printing of page ranges.

Misc bug fixes: bug #347750,
bug #330415, bug #357456, Bug #352733, bug #361606, Bug #362063, bug #349349, bug #358007, bug #350053.

Contributors to this release:
John Millikin, Diego Escalante Urrelo, Jean-François Rameau, Wouter Bolsterlee, Ed Catmur, Christian Persch.

Downloads: http://live.gnome.org/Epiphany/Downloads

Epiphany 2.16

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Admittedly somewhat overdue, here’s the announcement of Epiphany 2.16.
Read all about it in the Release Notes!

Threatmantic screenshot

Epiphany 2.15.91 released

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Epiphany update for GNOME 2.16 beta 2

Epiphany is getting in shape for the GNOME 2.16 release. This time around, no big new features are planned but a lot of work has gone into bugfixes, polish, and keeping up with changes in Mozilla and GTK. Notable improvements are that basic support for spell checking in HTML text forms is now working, and the Certificates extension is merged into the core.

The list below covers the changes and bugfixes from 2.15.3 until the current release. Thanks to all contributors!


  • Spell check support using the gecko ‘spellchecker’ extension.
    No corrections context menu or language switching yet. The default
    dictionary is based on applicable locale names.

  • Add page security info dialogue from Certificates extension.
  • Drop libgnomeprint[ui] and use gtk printing. Add our options in
    a custom tab in the print dialogue. Print settings and page setup
    persist now.

  • Add methods to EphyNode to set typed properties. This change improves the
    Python API so it should be easy now to play with bookmarks.
    Add https and ftp local bookmarks. Based on a patch by Celso Pinto,
    bug 330679.

Bug fixes:

  • Misc fixes: 337913,

  • Add a way to turn off password remembering. Bug 332374.
  • Don’t crash when adding zeroconf bookmarks while bookmarks are locked
    down. Bug 341379.

  • Fix middle-click and ctrl-enter in the location entry autocompletion
    drop-down. Bug 345934, based on a patch by johannes at sipsolutions-net.

  • Make the crash recovery dialog appear on the taskbar.
    Fixes bug 345010.

  • copy history over when opening link in new tab/win using
    context menu. Fixes bug 340742, patch by René Stadler.

  • Don’t crash on error from zeroconf bookmarks. Fixes bug 343922.
  • Don’t set cookies from favicon downloads. Bug 337835.
  • Allow cookie list to be sorted. (fixes 337845)
  • Fix crash when moving zoom widget on toolbar (338682)
  • Display the find bar for “Find Next” and “Find Previous”
    if it wasn’t visible already. Entry focus is handlded
    with care so that use cases like incremental search work
    as expected. Fixes bug 333020.

  • Remove Shift+Ctrl+T accelerator, it was pressed accidentally
    too often and people would lose their toolbars. Bug 328783.


  • Manpage update from Victor Osadci.

Contributors to this release:

Johannes Berg, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy, Luca Ferretti,
Crispin Flowerday, Victor Osadci, Christian Persch,
Frederic Peters , Celso Pinto, Jean-François Rameau,
René Stadler, Diego Escalante Urrelo.

Documentation translations:

Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es), Daniel Nylander (sv), Vitaly Kormilov (ru).


Ales Nyakhaychyk (be), Rostislav “zbrox” Raykov (bg), Gil Forcada (ca),
Jakub Friedl (cs), Hendrik Richter (de), Mindu Dorji (dz),
Kostas Papadimas (el), Crispin Flowerday (en_GB),
Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es), Priit Laes (et),
Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio (eu), Ilkka Tuohela (fi),
Christophe Merlet (RedFox) (fr), Ankit Patel (gu), Satoru SATOH (ja),
Changwoo Ryu (ko), Jovan Naumovski (mk), Øivind Hoel (nb),
Reinout van Schouwen (nl), Daniel Nylander (sv),
Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th), Maxim Dziumanenko (uk), Funda Wang (zh_CN).

New extensions and 2.15 developments

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  • Two generous people have contributed some new Epiphany extensions for you to try out. See the webpages of dieguito and Stefan Suhr. A couple of highlights: Undo tab close, Menu bar and toolbar besides each other, and Remove throbber. Thanks for the contributions!
  • Since the last post, there have been a couple of Epiphany minor releases (2.14.1, 2.14.2, 2.15.1, 2.15.2, 2.15.3) that went by unannounced. The stable branch has received mostly polish and a few translation updates. In the 2.15 branch, support for mozilla 1.7 has been dropped, GTK 2.9.x is required and the code is ported to the new notebook API. And here is a small hint about what else is being worked on for the next release:

    Epiphany spell check

    Please note that the UI isn’t finished yet! 🙂

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A.k.a. “Epiphany 2.14 released!”
(OK, it’s an approximation 😉

Epiphany 2.14.0 is the first release in the stable series for GNOME
2.14. It features automatic bookmark hierarchies, NetworkManager
awareness, a topic chooser that suggests additional topics, more
flexible toolbars, custom stylesheets and countless small improvements all over the place.

And the biggest new feature of all: the Epiphany version number scheme is now in sync with GNOME!

A special “thank you” to all the night-time code forgers, extension writers (AdBlock, finally!), usability experts, whiny bug reporters ;), documenters and translators who made this release possible.

Epiphany 2.14 is an awesome release — Go play with it and spread the word! [download]

Update: Wow, that’s a fast response, ploum! 8)


The Epiphany team

Epiphany release notes screenshot

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