> Epiphany 1.0 Released, Gnome 2.4 Release Imminent
Epiphany 1.0 Released, Gnome 2.4 Release Imminent
Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the Mozilla/Gecko rendering engine and today reached 1.0 status. It will be included as the default browser on Gnome 2.4, due to be released Wednesday.
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Tha a few of the packages are on 2.4 today, which should mean they are done and ready for Wednesday. Yay.
Oh I hope that it has better support for smart placement with Xinerama. I am stuck using KDE right now because it has settings that make windows launch in the correct screen. It drove me nuts trying to get Gnome to launch apps and windows in the correct head and then I found out that KDE has a feature in the control panel that fixes the problem I had in Gnome. So I atleast have my dual monitors working some what correctly but I hope this is addressed in Gnome 2.4!
I have the same problem with GNOME 2.4. I could be a switcher (from XFCE) if GNOME would fix Xinerama support.
My biggest peeve with it is that if you maxamize a window on the second Monitor, it acts like there are invisible taskbars at the top and bottom.
File bug reports on Metacity/X/Xinerama Gnome module on bugzilla.gnome.org.
Sorry, I made a typo, I meant I had that problem with gnome 2.2.1. Thats the last version I tried.
When Gnome 2.4 comes out ill download it and see if the problem is fixed, if not, ill be sure to file a report.
But then again, its so much easier to simply complain. 😉
I think it was on like version 0.42 about a month ago. I think they maybe wanted to call it a V 1.0 so it could be in Gnome 2.4.
Also the Epiphany site has not even been updated yet. Still says 0.93
Actually, you’ll see quite a huge improvement in the Xinerama support in metacity for 2.4. I’ve been running it out of CVS for over a month, and have been much happier.
I think they maybe wanted to call it a V 1.0 so it could be in Gnome 2.4.
They were in feature freeze for quite a while now so it would be stable enough for Gnome 2.4. It would have been included, whatever the version number.
I’m still running 0.9.1 because it works so well, should upgrade soon. =)
They were in feature freeze for quite a while now so it would be stable enough for Gnome 2.4.
Unfortunately Epiphany’s philosophy means that it will be in feature-freeze for the most part of its life, because “options scare users”. While that’s great for Joe User on a corporate desktop, we OS News readers are computer-savvy, and I’d recommend using Galeon instead.
<quote>Unfortunately Epiphany’s philosophy means that it will be in feature-freeze for the most part of its life, because “options scare users”. While that’s great for Joe User on a corporate desktop, we OS News readers are computer-savvy, and I’d recommend using Galeon instead.</quote>
Perpetaul feature-freeze? Bull.
The philosophy is about simplicity in User Preferences. That does not mean that is feature poor. A zillion options in the preferences dialog does not equal more features.
Personally the 0.9.2 version of Epiphany is more stable for me than the latest Galeon from Ximian. Now that is at 1.0 I might give it a whirl at work and officially retire galeon.
Give it a whirl man. The Bookmark editor alone makes it worth it and like in the old-school Gnome 1.4 Galeon when you add a bookmark in Epiphany you get to choose which subcategory to file the link under for easier quicker organization.
I just grabbed Epiphany, and I must say, I like it. Not as fancy as Moz, Firebird, or Galeon, but it’s light, fast and blends in, and that’s what I like. Galeon is not a bad browser, but I tend to agree that it was getting a little too complicated. I don’t want to tweak – I just want the damn thing to let me browse the web.
It has all the features I need: “block pop-ups” and “don’t ask me to remember my password”. Am I the only one who finds GNOME’s default settings to be, on the whole, very good?
I’m using RedHat’s GNOME and haven’t experienced these horrible Xinerama problems, either. I open a program, and if it won’t fit on the first screen, it goes to the second. That’s a sane algorithm, I think. I do agree that the space for the bar on the secondary displays needs to be removed, though.
I just start testing Gnome-2.4 and to be honest Epiphany is my only dissapointement with it. I truly don’t understand that this is THE default browser for Gnome-2.4. I found the bookmark window extremely annoying (no docking, ugly, no possible sub-folders). It’s also not that fast to start – a little bit better than Mozilla but not that much.
Of course, the engine works fine, but in that case, I would look more for other mozilla-based projects. In fact, I start testing Firebird and Thunderbird client and that’s look to me more interesting. I know they are not yet ready for Linux general audience but I use already as my main browser/email under Windows and I love them.
I’d use it but I have so many bookmarks, I have subfolders and it’s not there, so i’m not going
What is NIPR.MIL?
Quoth: Give it a whirl man. The Bookmark editor alone makes it worth it and like in the old-school Gnome 1.4 Galeon when you add a bookmark in Epiphany you get to choose which subcategory to file the link under for easier quicker organization.
Um…what version of Galeon2 were you running? You just do Bookmarks->[Open to folder/subfolder], right-click, Add Bookmark Here (the first option in right-click menu).
This is why I can’t use Epi. I often open 25+ links at a time when I’m checking the online comics I read, news, &c. in the morning. Does 1.0 let you do that? I know 0.9.3 didn’t.
I think NIPR is the military’s proxy that hides a sender’s location. “Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Net” is NIPRNET, while SIPRNET is the secure one. Just about all DoD personnel on the net are surfing it through NIPR I think…