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Author Topic: midori and webkit  (Read 2051 times)
blurymind
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« on: July 02, 2008, 10:21:09 am »

this looks interesting enough:

Midori is an ultra light web browser that uses the engine used by Mac's Safari (which is a branch of khtml). I tested safari a while ago and its loading pages pretty well,even the hard ones.
Apple claims that safari loads pages faster than all other browsers and even goes as far as this testing data at their website:
http://www.apple.com/safari/

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The fastest web browser on any platform, Safari loads pages up to 3 times faster than Firefox 2 and up to 5.5 times faster than Opera 9 And it executes JavaScript up to 4.5 times faster than Firefox 2 and up to 5 times faster than Opera 9. What does all that mean for you? Less time loading pages and more time enjoying them


webkit: http://webkit.org/
WebKit is an open source web browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the Mac OS X system framework version of the engine that's used by Safari, Dashboard, Mail, and many other OS X applications. WebKit's HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE. This website is also the home of S60's S60 WebKit development.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit

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WebKit was originally derived from the Konqueror browser’s KHTML software library by Apple, Inc. for use as the engine of Mac OS X’s Safari web browser, and has now been further developed by Apple, Nokia, Google and others. The framework is now included in Omniweb, Shiira, iCab, Adobe AIR, mobile phones (including the iPhone), Nokia’s Series 60 browser, and Google’s Android platform. Although WebKit is included with Trolltech’s Qt 4.4, the underlying framework for KDE,[1] the KDE project will use its original version of KHTML for the near future.[2]

It passes the Acid2 test, and as of March 2008, latest nightly builds of WebKit score 100/100[3] in the Acid3 test.


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http://software.twotoasts.de/?page=midori

A lightweight WebKit based web browser.

Midori is a lightweight web browser.


* Full integration with GTK+2.
* Fast rendering with WebKit.
* Tabs, windows and session management.
* Bookmarks with XBEL and keyword support.
* Flexibly configurable Web Searchbox.
* Custom context menu actions.
* User scripts and user styles support.
* Extensible via Javascript.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 07:02:53 pm »

I think that's interesting, too.
If it works as fast as they write, I'd love to try it.
I downloaded sourses, but webkit has no configure and make files... I have no idea what to do with it. It has only autogen.sh, it sais that I need libtool when I run it. I have libtool-2.2.4 installed, seems like its the latest one...
So I am a bit confused.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2008, 05:31:49 am »

I have been using midori for about a week, and I have to say... I'm not too impressed with it
I like how it looks, and it loads faster, but functionality-wise it is far from being good enough (at least for me)

Here is what I found wrong.
Closing one tab sometimes closes the whole browser (really bad)
Scrolling down the pages is really slow for some reason (bad)
Some websites do not load or load very slowly (mighty bad)
Seems to not be handling cookies either.

My overall impression with this is..

It's a nice project... aiming for light, good looking application but functionality still needs to be improved a lot on this project.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 06:29:47 pm »

this looks interesting enough:

Midori is an ultra light web browser that uses the engine used by Mac's Safari (which is a branch of khtml). I tested safari a while ago and its loading pages pretty well,even the hard ones.
Apple claims that safari loads pages faster than all other browsers and even goes as far as this testing data at their website:
http://www.apple.com/safari/

Quote
The fastest web browser on any platform, Safari loads pages up to 3 times faster than Firefox 2 and up to 5.5 times faster than Opera 9 And it executes JavaScript up to 4.5 times faster than Firefox 2 and up to 5 times faster than Opera 9. What does all that mean for you? Less time loading pages and more time enjoying them


webkit: http://webkit.org/
WebKit is an open source web browser engine. WebKit is also the name of the Mac OS X system framework version of the engine that's used by Safari, Dashboard, Mail, and many other OS X applications. WebKit's HTML and JavaScript code began as a branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE. This website is also the home of S60's S60 WebKit development.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit

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WebKit was originally derived from the Konqueror browser’s KHTML software library by Apple, Inc. for use as the engine of Mac OS X’s Safari web browser, and has now been further developed by Apple, Nokia, Google and others. The framework is now included in Omniweb, Shiira, iCab, Adobe AIR, mobile phones (including the iPhone), Nokia’s Series 60 browser, and Google’s Android platform. Although WebKit is included with Trolltech’s Qt 4.4, the underlying framework for KDE,[1] the KDE project will use its original version of KHTML for the near future.[2]

It passes the Acid2 test, and as of March 2008, latest nightly builds of WebKit score 100/100[3] in the Acid3 test.


=============
http://software.twotoasts.de/?page=midori

A lightweight WebKit based web browser.

Midori is a lightweight web browser.


* Full integration with GTK+2.
* Fast rendering with WebKit.
* Tabs, windows and session management.
* Bookmarks with XBEL and keyword support.
* Flexibly configurable Web Searchbox.
* Custom context menu actions.
* User scripts and user styles support.
* Extensible via Javascript.

blurymind,
have packaged webkit and midori if they pass muster they should be in the testing repro soon.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 05:44:38 am »

Blurymind exerterdad did a fast turn around you can find them in testing now.

Cheers!
Dave
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2008, 01:29:47 pm »

thank you guys.  Grin

midori looks interesting,and webkit too..they do need more work, and i am going to help with bug reporting.
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