Monthly Archives: May 2010

Frames, finity and fraction

Due to a fairly common crasher related to frames which fail to load, I decided to do a quick follow-up release. There is also a build-fix for API documentation, which didn’t work in the last release.

As it is my habbit to always have something small, that makes it worth upgrading in stabilizing releases, today I feature custom number of columns and number of shortcuts in the Speed Dial. I expect a few people with high-resolution screens should like that. Simply click one of the top left labels and type a number in the window shown then.

[[image media/columncount-t.png align="right" style="padding-right: 5em;" link="/media/columncount.png"]]

As depending on the icon theme, not everyone saw icons in error pages and the speed dial, I reworked the icon code. Now all icon themes should show ‘edit’ and ‘remove’ in Speed Dial shortcuts and icons in error pages.

So [http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.2/midori-0.2.6.tar.bz2 download midori v0.2.6] (696 kB) ([http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.2/midori-0.2.6.tar.bz2.md5 MD5]) ([http://git.xfce.org/apps/midori/tree/ChangeLog ChangeLog]) already!

[http://www.twotoasts.de/media/Midori-0.2.6_setup.exe Midori Win32 Setup v0.2.6] (10,5 MB)
[http://www.twotoasts.de/media/Midori-0.2.6.zip Midori Win32 Archive v0.2.6] (15,3 MB)

Validation, vending and Vala

Today is a good day for an exciting release. Raise your paws… or hands for celebration, Midori 0.2.5 is out of the door.

Notably visible validation of SSL certificates, which is reflected in yellow or red background in the location. There is more to come, but it is a good step ahead. See [http://www.twotoasts.de/bugs/index.php?do=details&task_id=168 bug 168] for further details.

[[image media/validation-t.png align="right" style="padding-right: 5em;" link="/media/validation.png"]]

For Kiosk usage, support has been enhanced. The new command line switches –inactivity-reset and –blocked-uris can be used to reset the session after a period of inactivity and also to restrict the accessible websites to prevent misuse of the Kiosk interface. Feedback in [http://www.twotoasts.de/bugs/index.php?do=details&task_id=605 bug 605] is very welcome.

I am happy to say that the Windows support has caught up with the latest changes and Midori builds perfectly for Windows again. Thanks to Peter who worked hard to resolve a number of portability issues and continually provided binaries, all we reached feature parity and all extensions run smoothly. And we even have a proper installer.

[[image media/win32-small-t.png align="left" style="padding-right: 5em;" link="/media/win32-small.png"]]

A fancy new feature, targetted at those who want to extend Midori, is Vala support for extensions. There are currently no vital parts implemented in Vala except one example extension, and some bits are likely missing, but you can already implement seriously good enhancements in Vala. So anyone interested is welcome to give it a try.

Mouse Gestures now support the right mouse button and this is the default binding. Many users requested this and should hopefully enjoy gesturing a lot in the future.

People who like to surf the web fullscreen may find themselves losing track of time. A solution for this is the new Status Clock extension, which renders a clock in the statusbar.

[[image media/clock-t.png align="right" style="padding-right: 5em;" link="/media/clock.png"]]

Subtly but notably the Speed Dial now supports opening shortcuts with number keys. Now speed dial is even more speedy.

The Network preferences have changed to easily switch between No proxy, Manual proxy server and Automatic detection. This helps usability and facilitiates temporary use of a proxy server.

So [http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.2/midori-0.2.5.tar.bz2 download midori v0.2.5] (688 kB) ([http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.2/midori-0.2.5.tar.bz2.md5 MD5]) ([http://git.xfce.org/apps/midori/tree/ChangeLog ChangeLog]) already!

Windows Setup: [http://www.twotoasts.de/media/Midori-0.2.5_setup.exe Midori Win32 v0.2.5] (10,4 MB)