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  • Epiphany 3.28 Development Kicks Off With Safe Browsing, Better Flatpak Handling

    Phoronix: Epiphany 3.28 Development Kicks Off With Safe Browsing, Better Flatpak Handling

    Epiphany 3.27.1 was released a short time ago as the first development release of this web-browser for the GNOME 3.28 cycle...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag....27.1-Released

  • #2
    Originally posted by tildearrow
    This article is a little confusing... The title says 3.28 begins work on Safe Browsing, while the body says 3.27.1 does:
    3.27.x is the working alpha-beta to general 3.28 branch of all GNOME 3.28 applications core.

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    • #3
      I have this hotkeyed for keyboard launch because how fadt it loads and how simple it is and clean it is presenting websites to clients or showing off sites.

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      • #4
        I like Epiphany. Wish it could replace Firefox, but there are too many issues. Crashes, sub-par adblocking, bad YouTube experience, no auto-completion and no auto-scrolling just to name a few.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brisse View Post
          I like Epiphany. Wish it could replace Firefox, but there are too many issues. Crashes, sub-par adblocking, bad YouTube experience, no auto-completion and no auto-scrolling just to name a few.
          i'd like to switch but Epiphany just doesnt have what Firefox gives me.

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          • #6
            I've just emerged it on Gentoo. This version wants a couple of new libraries ( libdazzle etc) but still fails at start with a message that it couldn't find entry in Glib registry for safe browsing or somesuch. Downgraded to 3.26.1 for the moment.
            Last edited by Brane215; 10-17-2017, 05:17 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brisse View Post
              I like Epiphany. Wish it could replace Firefox, but there are too many issues. Crashes, sub-par adblocking, bad YouTube experience, no auto-completion and no auto-scrolling just to name a few.
              Auto-completion worked fine for me last time I tried it during the 3.25 cycle. Ad-blocking is sub-par by default, but you can extend the list of filters manually: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...advertisements YouTube is a bit iffy in general if you don't use a Chrome-based browser. I had issues with it in Firefox 55 and 57 as well. But yes, Epiphany does crash every now and then but more importantly: it eats up RAM and CPU.

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              • #8
                Vistaus
                The adblocker will miss certain elements even though they are included in the block lists. It's just not competent enough to block everything. I know the developers want to overhaul this part of epiphany though, but it will take some time.

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                • #9
                  This is really cool, a web browser with Flatpak support!
                  Because Flatpak supports sandboxing.
                  https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak/wiki/Sandbox
                  http://docs.flatpak.org/en/latest/wo...e-sandbox.html

                  This makes it possible to run the web browser in a sandbox to make it more secure.

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                  • #10
                    Btw, I'm wondering: is auto-scrolling hardware-related? 'Cause I also remember having auto-scroll in Vivaldi earlier this year but people on the Vivaldi forums claimed Vivaldi had no support for auto-scroll. So that leads me to think it has something to do with certain hardware...

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