Re: Epiphany strategy vs. Firefox

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 8:45 PM, Luis Villa <luis tieguy org> wrote:

>  On that topic of smooth operations, I think one spot Epiphany needs to
>  catch up is installing extensions. Perhaps there could be a default
>  extension that handles automatically downloading and installing them?

It would be nice if there were a polished UI for both extensions and
plugins. It is sort of embarassing (for both browsers) that
about:plugins is still as good as it gets.

Firefox 3 Beta 5 Has now a quite good UI for plugins (Found in Extra->Add-ons) 

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The feautures that makes me using Firefox 3 (Beta 5) are (in no particular order)
* A recent version of GreaseMonkey that works and is fully compatible
* The WebDeveloper plugin (For web design I should test my sites in Firefox anyway - when Epiphany uses WebKit - so this isn't a real problem)
* GMail notifier extension
* The new Places (it is very usefull, albeit sometimes slow)
* Minimeter (although I can live without this one)

The faeatures that would make me use Epiphany are:
* WebKit
* Gnome integration
* Smaller memory use / faster (but that is probably also part of WebKit)

So my main problems with Epiphany are mainly because of missing plugins, and I think they are quite popular (WebDeveloper, Greasemonkey) or are relatively easy to implement (Minimeter, Gmail Notifier). So I hope that they can be resolved (I'm a programmer to, so maybe I'll take some time in the future to implement them myself).


Who is not using the Fox Of Fire is not surfing the web, he is suffering it

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