Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Jan Claeys lists at
Thu Oct 12 17:11:01 BST 2006

Op woensdag 11-10-2006 om 11:07 uur [tijdzone -0500], schreef Gabriel
> On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 12:52 +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
> > Epiphany isn't "better integrated" IMHO...
> > 
> > Well, of course the GNOME <-> Epiphany integration is rather okay, but
> > the Epiphany <-> Gecko/etc. integration seems to be pretty worthless,
> What do you mean Epiphany <-> Gecko? Epiphany uses Gecko, just like
> Firefox. Most of the Epiphany bugs are actually small GTK bugs, which
> force it to do things it shouldn't.
> However, most of these are easily fixable using python extensions not
> larger that 50 lines.

The problem appears to be (from what I understand of the reasons that
the epiphany developers give for wontfix'ing about every other usability
bug), that epiphany doesn't have access to all the internals of Gecko
and vice-versa.  (And Python extensions have even less access to the
gecko internals AFAIK.)

>  Furthermore, the ability to mod the browser as
> much as we can using epiphany will allow for better adaptability and
> integration. If building a Desktop is the goal, then using a browser
> made for Windows is not a good choice. 

Firefox isn't made for Windows, it's made for the Mozilla platform,
which is a cross-platform toolkit (comparable to wxWidgets or Java, in
some ways).  Of course, that means that it will never fit 100% in any OS
by definition.

Jan Claeys

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