Monthly Archives: March 2009

Colourful optimizations

This version of Midori has a focus on optimizations below the hood. The most important point here is that from now on, you need at least WebKitGTK+ 1.1.1, GTK+ 2.10, Glib 2.16 and libsoup 2.25.2. Lots of tricks to maintain compatibility were dropped. Supporting ancient versions of WebKit became increasingly hard, and various optimizations are in place already. The internal source view was also dropped, and the default text editor is used, or whatever you chose in the preferences. As for a really exciting feature, downloading of files works if you have WebKitGTK+ 1.1.3, including a sidepanel and progress bars inside the statusbar. As a goodie I added an extension called Colourful Tabs, which took me less than two hours to write and is quite nice for that.

So [http://goodies.xfce.org/releases/midori/midori-0.1.5.tar.bz2 download midori v0.1.5] already!

Follow up with a stablish focus

This is a less spectacular but still important release with a focus on small improvements and bug fixes. For instance automatic inline find can be disabled, bookmarks can be moved to different folders and bookmark folders can be opened in tabs. You can edit the selection in the completion dropdown as you select it and the history panel uses your local date format (as a tip for friends of the ISO date format, try LC_TIME=en_DK.utf8). Blanks don’t “load” anymore and you will only see one HTTP authentication dialogue with a recent WebKit, not two.

On a related matter, WebKitGTK+ 1.1.1 was also released today, so do download it from http://cafe.minaslivre.org/webkit/webkit-1.1.1.tar.gz as well (MD5: d3a5d7233beab310e9d3e5568fae49a1).

So [http://goodies.xfce.org/releases/midori/midori-0.1.4.tar.bz2 download midori v0.1.4] already!