Monthly Archives: December 2011

Better performance, better GTK+ 3 support, better Windows release

A good day for releasing Midori 0.4.3 with better performance and better GTK+ 3 support!

The web inspector resizing issues were addressed and the maximum number of closed tabs in private browsing is fixed.

There were a number of improvements to the GTK+ 3 support. Private browsing makes use of the dark theme. The new channel-(in)secure-symbolic icons are used if they’re available. The location supports .security-(un)trusted style classes. Tab icons display properly. Configure no longer requires the GTK+ 2 version of javascriptcore. The speed dial is fully usable.

There were a whole lot of performance improvements. Startup is much faster due to optimizing how actions and tabs are created. Adblock uses less allocations – and the Easy Privacy list is included by default – and the cookie manager became faster.

Location and search in the toolbar can now be resized by dragging, fullscreen hides all bars and borders now and the preference to override all fonts handles monospaced fonts more selectively.

Support for GTK+3 is considered beta quality. It’s almost ready but minor issues are still expected. Build with –enable-gtk3 –disable-addons to test it.

So [!sha1!8e2f5630382ff2069847cf244898a8058e3a55b0 download midori v0.4.3] (906 kB) ([ MD5]) ([ ChangeLog]) already!

Stable Windows binaries below. You are welcome to join #midori on and help testing pre-releases for Windows. YOU can make the difference by helping out!

[!sha1!3b2ea90512514b9c6453c20fcad056e4cfa905dc Midori Win32 Archive v0.4.3] (14.7 MB)

Again experimental Windows binaries. WebKit 1.6 with Unicode and SSL support. Detailed error reports are especially helpful here. GtkLauncher.exe and gdb.exe are included to make debugging easier. So go wild, just keep in mind this is not stable just yet.

[!sha1!eb709f48d02b9ce2dd28c5fc1f9dfce0451647f6 Midori Win32 Experimental v0.4.3] (16.3 MB)