3.19.x on xenial - out of date Ephy/Webkit and touchpad settings b0rked
mike at vee.net
Wed Mar 2 06:37:53 UTC 2016
I just upgraded to Xenial and GNOME 3.19 from gnome3-staging, since I'm
a bleeding-edge tragic. Most things look good, except that the old
versions of Epiphany/WebKitGTK have some serious rendering problems and
touchpad setting are being ignored.
The only packages available for Epiphany/WebKitGTK are out of date -
2.18.x/2.10.x, and these seem to have theme issues - certain in-page
text and button labels are not being rendered correctly, so they are
not visible at all. This makes it pretty unusable. I'm attempting at
the moment to build a deb of webkitgtk-2.11.91 so I can build Ephy
3.19.x, to see if that fixes the problems.
Also, the touchpad settings in gnome-control-centre are being
completely ignored. None of the UI elements relating to the touchpad
seem to have any effect on my Macbook Pro's built-in touchpad, nor my
external Apple Bluetooth touchpad. Natural scrolling is not getting
enabled when it set to On, Tap-to-click is not enabled when set or On,
and disabling the touchpad by setting it to Off does not work either.
I don't know if this is related to the UI refresh or something else,
⊨ Michael Gratton, Percept Wrangler.
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