Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:55 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Internet & Networking "Epiphany is the web browser for the GNOME desktop. Its goal is to be simple and easy to use. Epiphany ties together many GNOME components in order to let you focus on the Web content, instead of the browser application." This article starts out with a little history about the Epiphany browser and goes on to talk about the advantages of this light-weight browser.
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WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by CaptainN- on Thu 25th Sep 2008 19:13 UTC
CaptainN-
Member since:
2005-07-07

I'll be happy to take another look at Epiphany when the UI looks more slick like Chrome (more minimal) or at least Firefox/Opera - the buttons in Epiphany now remind me of Netscape 4 days, and that's just bad memories for this web developer.

On the inside, I'd love to see the nimble underlying components of Chrome (WebKit primarily) moved into this native shell. That makes more sense to me than a full on port of Chrome - which seems pretty specifically designed around MS Windows features and shortcomings. Competition is good (despite the incessant whining of many web developers). Seriously, the more cutting edge browsers there are, the more out of touch and out of date IE looks (and more likely MS is to update it). I don't care if it's 30 browsers, I'm happy about them all.

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RE: WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by sbergman27 on Thu 25th Sep 2008 21:51 in reply to "WebKit/Chrome/Safari"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I'll be happy to take another look at Epiphany when the UI looks more slick...

Select a different theme.

On the inside, I'd love to see the nimble underlying components of Chrome (WebKit primarily) moved into this native shell.

This is being done. In six months, when Gnome 2.26 comes out, WebKit will be *the* supported rendering engine, and then the fun can really start. Gecko has really tied the devs hands in a lot of ways. WebKit gives them much more flexibility. Mozilla only ever really considers FF when making design decisions.

I'm running from webkit and epiphany trunk, which is much further along than what is in epiphany-webkit for Gnome 2.24.

To the person who asked if you can run side by side, the answer is yes. You end up with epiphany-browser and epiphany-webkit binaries.

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RE[2]: WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by grfgguvf on Fri 26th Sep 2008 16:12 in reply to "RE: WebKit/Chrome/Safari"
grfgguvf Member since:
2006-09-25

Why does Epiphany-WebKit need to be delayed until 2.26? WebKit is ready (see Chrome), it is ready on Linux too (Konqueror, etc). I'd very much love to see it in 2.24... Especially because Mozilla and Firefox development is dying as a result of Google entering the browser wars (and hiring away talent, etc).

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RE: WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by Ford Prefect on Thu 25th Sep 2008 22:12 in reply to "WebKit/Chrome/Safari"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

How much more slicker do you want it to be??

http://fopref.meinungsverstaerker.de/div/epiphany.png

And btw., Epiphany already comes with a Webkit backend which can be enabled at compile time.
They even want to completely abandon Gecko for Webkit.

I like Epiphany, because it:
- fits well into the desktop
- has a fast/responding GUI
- has a simple, uncluttered layout
- has a nice History window
- does most of the things they way I want them to be done

Problems I have with Epiphany:
- doesn't save the open session, therefor I never close it but instead kill it
- crashes quite often lately (since gecko-1.9) on my system (but saves & recovers session every time)
- sometimes doesn't want to open images on the web itself but instead wants to load them in a gnomeviewing application

Edited 2008-09-25 22:14 UTC

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RE[2]: WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by tyrione on Fri 26th Sep 2008 02:36 in reply to "RE: WebKit/Chrome/Safari"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

How much more slicker do you want it to be??

http://fopref.meinungsverstaerker.de/div/epiphany.png

And btw., Epiphany already comes with a Webkit backend which can be enabled at compile time.
They even want to completely abandon Gecko for Webkit.

I like Epiphany, because it:
- fits well into the desktop
- has a fast/responding GUI
- has a simple, uncluttered layout
- has a nice History window
- does most of the things they way I want them to be done

Problems I have with Epiphany:
- doesn't save the open session, therefor I never close it but instead kill it
- crashes quite often lately (since gecko-1.9) on my system (but saves & recovers session every time)
- sometimes doesn't want to open images on the web itself but instead wants to load them in a gnomeviewing application


I see Iceweasel and Epiphany crash frequently on Debian Sid, ever since the change to Gecko-1.9.

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RE: WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by iphitus on Fri 26th Sep 2008 12:19 in reply to "WebKit/Chrome/Safari"
iphitus Member since:
2006-03-27

There's already webkit versions available.

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