what is the reason for not making epiphany the default browser?

Lionel Dricot (aka Ploum) zeploum at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 09:45:03 GMT 2006

I'm not sure that this list is the best place for this discussion.

I don't see any new argument nor interesting ideas. It's becoming, like
always, a deaf-discussion : "I prefer red !  But I prefer blue. Red is
better. No, it's not, because I prefer blue".

So, I suggest to discuss this on the forum :


and to read/complete the related wiki page :


On 12/02/06, Miles Lane <miles.lane at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/11/06, MadMan2k <madman2k at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Carey O'Shea wrote:
> > > The one thing I liked Epiphany was the nice GNOME icons/theme as a
> > > browser. However, Firefox looks just as "integrated" with GNOME when
> > > using theme: http://gnomefx.mozdev.org. Any comments on this theme
> being
> > > default?
> > this will do as long as the user will stick to the default gnome theme,
> > but what if he switches?
> > Epiphany will automatically adopt those icons as well while you will
> > have to search for an appropriate icon theme on firefox first.
> > _that_ is what the integration thing is about...
> Why, oh why, do some Gnome people insist on cramming their frickin
> UI choices down user's throats?  Look, people would not be downloading
> and installing themes unless they preferred them!
> For what it's worth, I think the gnomefx icons are ghastly.
> The Nuvola, Lush and Clearlooks sets are great, that is just my opinion.
> Gnome has some excellent graphics.  Obviously, people like choice.
> What I have to wonder is why theming hasn't been enabled for Epiphany.
> Epiphany, AKA the browser that strips out the flexibility and user
> empowerment of Firefox.  Great.  Another advance for Gnome usability.
> Not.
>            Miles
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