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Epiphany 1.0 Released

Tuesday September 9th, 2003

jsf writes: "Epiphany 1.0 released! Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the Gecko rendering engine with a focus on usability and simpicity. It will be included as the default web browser in GNOME 2.4 which is due to be released on Wednesday." The Epiphany downloads page has builds for various Linux distributions, as well as source tarballs.


#1 Epiphany is good

by jgraham

Tuesday September 9th, 2003 4:38 AM

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If you're running a linux box, particuarly using gnome, then I recommend giving epiphany a try. It's not a replacement for a extension-laden firebird, but it does have all the basic browser functionality (tabs, popup blocker, toolbar search, excellent rendering engine) and integrates really nicely with the desktop environment. In fact the tab implementation is better than in an unextended Firebird (you can move tabs, tabs have close buttons, tabs can be detached to new windows) and some other features ('up' button, crash recovery) are either not avaliable for Firebird or are only avaliable in extensions. It even works with remote XUL applications like the Mozilla Amazon Browser. I use epiphany as a back-up browser for days when Firebird is unstable and I really rather like it.

#2 Epiphany Extensions

by sparc

Tuesday September 9th, 2003 7:09 AM

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In a Firebird stylee, you can also get extensions for ephy. Currently available ones are tabs menu extentions, mouse gestures and zoom persistance. Get them at <http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/ephyplugins/>