After an intense month of debugging and last minute bug fixing I present to you Midori 8. As we decided to go back to an 8/4 cycle capped at the third month, we had a little under a month of time to focus on stabilizing the release where no new major features are added (this is documented as part of the release process in README.md). A little bit of discipline and tough decision-making is required to pick what qualifies for a bug fix and what needs to be moved to the next milestone.
So what’s in this super stable release then you ask? Amongst the fixes is app/ kiosk use case improvements:
-e Fullscreen and
-e ZoomInwork again as they used to in previous releases. So you can easily setup your Midori to run in fullscreen, zoom in and reset the page you’re looking at after a certain amount of time. This is useful in cases where Midori serves as a GUI to monitoring web apps or information kiosks.
Good news for those who aren’t quite into client-side windows decorations, otherwise known as headerbars: Midori now detects if you’re running Pantheon, Budgie or GNOME and otherwise enables the classic title bars for all windows by default
Did you say you’re using an Android phone or tablet and really wanted to run Midori on it? We heard all of you who were asking exactly that question and as of now there’s support for building a version of Midori for Android devices (featuring the very trendy Kotlin programming language for those who care about that sort of thing). This is still officially in beta, so you need to sign up for the beta in the play store but once you do that you can install and update it normally.
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.