Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Sep 2008 21:47 UTC
Gnome The GNOME project has released GNOME 2.24 today. In case you're new here: "GNOME 2.24 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support. GNOME is Free and Open Source Software and provides all of the common tools computer users expect of a modern computing environment, such as e-mail, groupware, web browsing, file management, multimedia and games. Furthermore, GNOME provides a flexible and powerful platform for software developers, both on the desktop and in mobile applications." GNOME 2.24 comes packed with changes.
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No Epiphany?
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:31 UTC
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Member since:
2006-12-05

That sucks. I've been anxiously awaiting the new Webkit-based version of the browser. Looks like I'm gonna be waiting more.

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RE: No Epiphany?
by sbergman27 on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:42 in reply to "No Epiphany?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Epiphany 2.24 is pretty much the same as 2.22. All the effort is going into the WebKit branch, which is coming along nicely, but not quite ready. I'm running from trunk, which is considerably further along than the epiphany-webkit in 2.24. Webkit will be the only supported backend in 2.26, and will likely give you the browsing experience you are looking for. :-)

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RE: No Epiphany?
by motang on Thu 25th Sep 2008 13:40 in reply to "No Epiphany?"
motang Member since:
2008-03-27

That sucks. I've been anxiously awaiting the new Webkit-based version of the browser. Looks like I'm gonna be waiting more.

Actually you can add that yourself. If you are going to be running Ubuntu 8.10 you can just type in sudo apt-get install epiphany-webkit. Make sure you have webkit at the end if not you will get the gecko version. Not sure about other distros but they should also have it in their repos.

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RE[2]: No Epiphany?
by sbergman27 on Thu 25th Sep 2008 14:00 in reply to "RE: No Epiphany?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

If you are going to be running Ubuntu 8.10 you can just type in sudo apt-get install epiphany-webkit.

Be advised, however, that as I mentioned in a previous post, compiling the latest Webkit and Epiphany, which is really not very hard, will get you an epiphany-webkit which is much closer to being ready than you will find even in Gnome 2.24, which the coming distros are using. Little things like "find in page", "text resize", and "print" are working in trunk. And the "find in page" facility does "highlight all" which Epiphany-Gecko does not do.

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