Former Galeon Maintainer Starts New Epiphany Browser Project

Wednesday February 19th, 2003

The former maintainer of Galeon, Marco Pesenti Gritti, recently started a new project to develop a Mozilla-based GNOME browser called Epiphany. The project's goal is to build an end-user browser that is simple, standards-compliant, follows the GNOME HIG 1.0 and integrates tightly with the GNOME desktop environment.

WriteTheWeb's Edd Dumbill has a review of Epiphany in its current developmental state and has an article about the browser with more information, including a screenshot. Thanks to spark for the news and links.

Update! CNET has a story about the upstart browser.

#5 Epiphany RPM depends on Moz 1.3a/b *and* nautilus

by rkl

Wednesday February 19th, 2003 6:49 PM

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Just a note that the 0.4.2-2 RPM of epiphany available at <…epiphany-0.4.2-2.i386.rpm> (found by following the Red Hat 8 RPMs link at the bottom of Edd Dumbill's review) has not only a dependency on Mozilla 1.3a or 1.3b, but also on nautilus, which is one component I tend to immediately "rpm -e" from my system because of its bloat and general "annoyingness" :-)

Whilst that nautilus dependency remains, it's highly unlikely I'll be looking at epiphany and I can accuse Macro of dragging in nautilus's bloat while I'm at it :-) If you're going to make a mean, lean grilling machine of a browser under Gnome, please don't make it dependent on nautilus !