Epiphany / Firefox

Trent Lloyd lathiat at bur.st
Wed Sep 21 06:00:58 CDT 2005

On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 01:46:52PM +0300, Sandis Neilands wrote:
> Hi!
> I tried preview release live cd (breezy) and guess what - epiphany depends on
> it again!
> On 9/20/05, Edward H. Trager < ehtrager at umich.edu> wrote:
>     On Tuesday 2005.09.20 21:48:44 +0300, Sandis Neilands wrote:
>     > Hi!
>     >
>     > After reading gnome-bittorent-too-simple thread I have a question about
>     > browsers - why not to include Epiphany as a default gnome web browser? It
>     is
>     > better integrated in gnome, it's simplier, it doesn't use THAT much
>     > reousrces as firefox does. Don't know about security though.
>     And does it really work as well as Firefox or not?  Has Epiphany really
>     been tested

Epiphany uses the firefox engine, so you get all of this for free, it
just changes the UI.

IMHO firefox is better, it has a more consistent UI, and people know
about 'firefox', can use it on windows/mac, so easy transition point, etc.


>     in the way the Firefox has?  Not only with regard to security, but also
>     with regard
>     to rendering non-Latin web pages, handling Javascript correctly, handling
>     CSS-1 and
>     CSS-2 correctly, DOM handling, etc.?  The last time I tested Epiphany
>     (admittedly this was quite a
>     while ago), it performed fairly poorly on some of my tests (which were
>     mostly in the
>     CSS and DOM realm at that time).
>     While Firefox still has a fair share of problems with it (hence the need,
>     for example,
>     for Ubuntu to patch it to handle Indic rendering properly, something that
>     the Firefox
>     people really need to settle once and for all in their own code base), does
>     it not seem
>     wiser to stick with the more actively developed and presumably more
>     actively tested
>     browser?
>  Then how did evolution get in? I don't really think it's used more than
> thunderbird.
> And Jeff - where else can i ask question to devs?
> --
> Sandis

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Trent Lloyd <lathiat at bur.st>
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