One thing history shows is, nobody wants to write documentation. Even though a number of people actually offered to do so, it never happened. And then you notice, hey, there is the FAQ in the wiki, and it is full of tips and tricks, and attracts users to suggest improvements. So why not use that as the documentation? So that’s what we do now. A side effect is that it will always be shipped because no longer is docutils needed. Which bears another lesson: if you make it too easy to disable something people may start to think it is not useful at all.
A sudden enlightenment as it sometimes happens and luck while typing key words into DuckDuckGo brought me to: Link Fingerprints. I have been very well aware of the utility of checksums for years. And yet, I will admit, I often enough ignore downloads which offer me an SHA1 or MD5 sum to verify my files. Why? Because it is different for every single site and because I have to fire up a console to switch to the right folder and compute the checksum, depending on which one is provided. That is simply annoying.
So I thought there must be a way to handle that automatically. And within minutes I found a Firefox extension that reads “fingerprints” embedded in hyperlinks. From this version on Midori will show such a checksum and display a warning if it doesn’t match. I use this for new releases of Midori from now on.
See http://mdhashtool.mozdev.org/lfinfo.html for the details.
As always, see the ChangeLog for all the other nice improvements.
So [http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.3/midori-0.3.3.tar.bz2#!sha1!01baf6243f7b00af5e5b4eb6ac5d3233e60bc993 download midori v0.3.3] (828 kB) ([http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/midori/0.3/midori-0.3.3.tar.bz2.md5 MD5]) ([http://git.xfce.org/apps/midori/tree/ChangeLog ChangeLog]) already!
[http://www.twotoasts.de/media/midori-0.3.3.7z#!sha1!49904752d36861a19eb6b1a90baf070b35566fef Midori Win32 Archive v0.3.3] (11 MB)