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Sat, 16 Jan 2010

The wonderful Epiphany team has had a hackfest late in December of 2009. Many issues were worked on, but the one that annoyed me the most with Epiphany in Ubuntu Karmic was lack of password-saving for web-based forms.

Epiphany already supports password storing for HTTP authentication, and does that in conjuction with gnome-keyring, exactly how I want my browser to work. And thanks to the always awesome Epiphany developers, password saving for web forms works now as well.

Epiphany offers non-blocking password saving today!
And as always with Epiphany, password saving is even better than it used to be!

Thanks go to Gustavo (kov) and Xan for fixing this important issue and their ongoing contributions to the best web browser!

If you are an Ubuntu (perhaps even Debian) user, you can try it out using WebKit team PPAs for webkit itself and for epiphany.

However, with 1.1.18 release (and slightly earlier versions) of WebKit I hit bug #32900 repeatedly and often. Fortunately, that's now fixed as well, so I packaged it in my own epiphany PPA (my first experience with Debian packaging and PPAs, so it's quite likely something is done inappropriately).

I did see more problems with a git version of Epiphany from some 10 days ago (like password saving not allowing more than one login/password for the same web page, or it not picking up some login forms like, interestingly, the one on bugs.webkit.org :), but I'll be reporting those if I confirm them to still be a problem with Epiphany 2.29.5.

Note: I started packaging this before it was available in webkit-team PPA since I wanted to get hold of password saving sooner rather than later, but my ignorance of packaging and some personal issues kept me stuck for a while. I wasn't striving to replace the good work webkit-team is doing, but it was part of a learning exercise which I might be writing about later.

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I used Epiphany for probably about 6 months before switching to Chrome.. how's Epiphany's javascript performance at this point?  What interpreter+JIT does it use?
— Posted by ethana2 at Sat Jan 16 05:09:16 2010
Epiphany is webkit-based, like Chrome, but uses the built-in webkit JS engine. As far as performance goes, it's good enough for me (i.e. it never slowed me down, and I am someone who uncommonly finds himself with a bunch of epiphany windows open with a total of >100 web pages loaded across my 12 different task-based workspaces).

Do note that I use no Google applications, so that might be why I do not see anything in Chrome except crappy and inconsistent user interface (it is faster than Firefox, but not noticeably so than Epiphany, and UI, "enough speed" and memory footprint is the main reason I use Epiphany).
— Posted by Danilo at Sat Jan 16 10:29:20 2010
After installing epiphany from your ppa, I always get the following message when trying to start epiphany:

epiphany-browser: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libwebkit-1.0.so.2: undefined symbol: soup_content_decoder_get_type

Any ideas how to fix this?
— Posted by Tim at Sat Jan 16 19:25:40 2010
Hum, I have no idea what is going wrong: you should be installing libsoup from the same PPA and that should have it: perhaps I messed the dependencies somewhere (that wouldn't be a surprise). Just in case, try re-running "sudo ldconfig" to refresh the library cache.
— Posted by Danilo at Sun Jan 17 01:43:41 2010
Ahh, goodbye Chromium, hello Epiphany!
— Posted by Rowan Lewis at Mon Jan 18 08:52:42 2010
FWIW, the crashing issue is not fully fixed, but it's being actively worked (patch is in review).
— Posted by Danilo at Mon Jan 18 16:22:37 2010
The complete fix for the crash now pushed to my PPA.
— Posted by Danilo at Wed Jan 20 18:09:47 2010

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