All for One, One for All πŸŽƒπŸ˜΄πŸΎπŸ˜Ό

Today isn’t just Halloween πŸŽƒ, but also release day for Midori 6. Some of you reading this will be thinking… but the project was abandoned, wasn’t it? Well, fortunately not. This little cat just needed a bit of rest 😴  – you know how cats are, they seem to be sleeping all day, you’re not quite sure if they are dead or alive… but in reality that feisty cat is out and about all the time 🐾😼!

What’s new in Midori 6?

The browser coreΒ πŸ”§ was rewritten completely in Vala with GTK+3 and WebKit2 in mind, leaving behind a whole lot of legacy code. Various different build configurations were ultimately taking a toll on developing new features. Now everything is based on nice and modern components like Gtk.Application, Gtk.Stack, GLib.ListModel and Gtk.ListBox, UI definitions in Gtk.Builder XML and GLib.Resource.

ExtensionsΒ πŸ“¦ have also become simpler yet more powerful at the same time: thanks to libPeas any component can expose a plugin interface, transparently support Python 🐍 and Private BrowsingΒ πŸ•΅οΈ aka Incognito Mode or Web App Mode.

In user-facing terms the most visible change will be Tabs on Top πŸ“‘, a cleaner and slicker completion popover and generally cleaned-up toolbars and menus!

It has to be said some features and extensions didn’t make it into the release. The good thing is, this time around you can actually write some Python code and retroactively add that favorite feature of yours! πŸ€“πŸ˜ Of course you’re also welcome to file a bug report or feature request and we’ll see what can be done about it! Go get it tiger!

Get the snap or download Midori 6 now (1.8 MB)

Disclaimer: There’s currently no working build of the latest WebKit2 for Windows or MacOS so there’s no binary release for these systems for now.

Join us on Telegram or Freenode IRC to celebrate Halloweenthe release!

1 thought on “All for One, One for All πŸŽƒπŸ˜΄πŸΎπŸ˜Ό”

  1. I am learning javascript and this is the fastest browser that will draw canvas, well done. I am using Ubuntu-mate 18.04 and had to build from source. My only issue with it is the extensions aren’t showing and there are no guides around to show how to build/attach the extensions.
    PS. the email address and name fields below have white text in white box.

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