Monthly Archives: July 2013

Depanelitis spedalia

Skipping versions is becoming a bit of a habit. Midori 0.5.4 is out, the reason is in part due to the version control move and in part to the new website. Overall nothing to worry about, development is going on as fast as ever as you can see in the changelog.

Error pages are looking quite a bit nicer now and also try to be more informative. Alexander popped out of nowhere to work on it and other little improvements to the speed dial.

Bookmarks are also improving at an increasing pace thanks to André. Several bigger changes are already in the pipeline for the next cycle.

Another worthy highlight are the increased minimum requirements. Glib 2.23.3, GTK+ 2.24, Vala 0.16.0 and WebKit 1.8.3 are required now. If you wonder why that’s good news consider the large chunks of backwards compatibility code we were able to drop, which paved the way for improving thumbnail generation and favicon handling among other things.

As always see the file Changelog for more details.

So download Midori v0.5.4 now (0.3 MB)

Some downloads are still being refreshed right now, so be patient if you think the option of your choice isn’t there yet.

You are welcome to join #midori on irc.freenode.net and party for the release!

A new public face for the little browser

Following up on the little hint I gave in the last post. We skipped a release as some may have noticed. And why you ask, for good reason, because not only did we do a big migration to bzr and Rosetta but thanks to Lewis Goddard we now have a completely new website with decent screenshots, integration of the FAQ, our new Contribute page and a proper downloads page. And much of it is automatically regenerated from the existing contents in the wiki, blog and released packages. So apart from looking nice it also reduces some manual labour related to release management. Even better, the new website is hosted on github and you can file bugs and propose changes.