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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RE: WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by Ford Prefect on Thu 25th Sep 2008 22:12 UTC 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[3]: WebKit/Chrome/Safari
by lemur2 on Fri 26th Sep 2008 03:22 in reply to "RE[2]: WebKit/Chrome/Safari"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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


Well, Debian Sid is, after all, the unstable branch of Debian.

http://www.debian.org/releases/unstable/

If Debian Sid is crashing, then I guess that is more or less what you would expect ... seeing that you are running the unstable branch.

File a bug report and move on.

If you actually want to get work done done, use Etch or Lenny.

http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/

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