inclusion of firefox 3

Eero Tamminen oak at
Tue Mar 4 21:38:49 UTC 2008


On Tuesday 04 March 2008, vidd wrote:
> Eero Tamminen wrote:
> >> no, Epiphany requires too much gnome for my meager machines, and I
> >> didnt get around to monkeying with firefox-2 (I had done so much
> >> mettling on the system, that I formated to a pristeen condition, and
> >> found the firefox3 cure)
> >
> > Could you explain that a little?  At least the last time I tested this,
> > Epiphany + Gecko was (slightly) lighter than Firefox (which also uses
> > Gecko).  The reason is that it doesn't re-implement itself everything
> > and the kitchen sink like Firefox does (for portability).
> >
> I was not aware that epiphany had dropped its gnome dependencies....its
> been a long time since I installed it I will have to re-evaluate my
> software choices 

Epiphany *with* its gnome dependencies was lighter than Firefox.
This was in Dapper though, so Firefox could have improved in
the meanwhile.  I don't see how it could better though, Epiphany
is anyway going to share more code with XFCE desktop than

Note though that all this pales in comparison to your browser backlink cache
settings, whether you've enabled have JavaScript and/or Flash and if yes,
what kind of www-sites you visit.

	- Eero

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