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18 June 2008 @ 12:37 am
No world record today  

Instead of trying to set a world record in the “most stupid world record ever” category, finally bringing software development to the same level as sausages, you can do something useful for your computer: download the latest epiphany package in unstable. Thanks to glandium’s work, it fixes two notable regressions introduced by gecko 1.9, including the removal of the incredibly unusable certificate error page, also known as I want to be as cryptic as IE.

As a side note, after spending a whole sunday trying to fix #393837, without anything remotely looking like success, I’m very happy that the Epiphany developers decided to abandon Gecko. Maybe we will finally have a browser that is usable without needing a herd of maniac cultists to fix a bug. Something they won’t do anyway – they’re too busy downloading the longest sausage in the world.

(Anonymous) on June 17th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
speaking of which, what is the state of epiphany-webkit for regular use?
np237np237 on June 18th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
In 2.22, it is more than usable for simple tasks but is still missing a number of features. Some of them are implemented in the libsoup backend of webkit (Debian currently uses the libcurl backend), some are being implemented in Epiphany upstream, and development seems to go on very fast.