Bug#173427: ITP: epiphany-browser -- GNOME web browser with simple interface
Version: unavailable; reported 2002-12-17
* Package name : epiphany-browser
Version : 0.2.20021217
Upstream Author : Marco Pesenti Gritti <email@example.com>
* URL : http://epiphany.mozdev.org/
* License : GPL
Description : GNOME web browser with simple interface
Epiphany means "An intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an
event) usually simple and striking"
Epiphany is a simple yet powerful GNOME web browser targetted at
non-technical users. It's principles are simplicity and standards
compliance. Simplicity is achieved by a well designed user interface and
reliance on external applications for performing external tasks (such as
reading email). Simplicity should not mean less powerful. Standards
compliance is achieved on the html side by using the Gecko
rendering engine, as developed for the Mozilla browser; and on the user
interface side by closely following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines
(HIG) and by close integration with the GNOME desktop. Preferences will
be designed following the new GNOME policy.
- epiphany package name already taken, so using epiphany-browser.
- epiphany is being developed by Marco Pesenti Gritti, the man who made
galeon so successful. Recently, he tried to enforce HIG on galeon, by
taking such actions as simplifying the menus and moving mime handling
entirely to gnome. Many people were reluctant to change (many others
agreed completely with him) and so there was some flamage which
resulted in zero progress and Marco's decision to resign as lead
maintainer. Galeon will now be re-introducing some of those old
preferences, probably including the return of the 'tools' menu.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux pathfinderii.chu.cam.ac.uk 2.4.18 #16 Mon Apr 22 11:33:37 BST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C