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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #15 on: 04. March 2016, 12:10:17 »
I would again propose epiphany browser, just for the lulz ;) because rarely anybody ever has tried it. But it is ok, if you don't need extensions (it has its native extensions and some third party extensions), it has addblock, it can work with profile-sync-daemon.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Web/ProjectFAQ
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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #16 on: 04. March 2016, 12:20:54 »
I tried at autumn. Liked it. Used about 300mb more ram than midori. I'll cjeck it again.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #17 on: 04. March 2016, 12:24:54 »
I tried at autumn. Liked it. Used about 300mb more ram than midori. I'll cjeck it again.
That's true, but its RAM usage is different, more like Chromium, depending on how many tabs are open. Midori doesn't free up RAM significantly when you close a tab, epiphany does.
Midori has better font rendering on some pages.
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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #18 on: 04. March 2016, 13:01:53 »
More advantages for chromium:
- native netflix support
- better sandboxing
- has gtk3 version (which is usable, but not production ready)

Also, for me it is much faster (as you mentioned) and more stable than firefox. But yeah, I have dropped it even though it is my personal preference, since it is not suitable for lightweight enviroment.

Yeah, very few people would use netsurf. Probably even fewer than midori, which is saying a lot. As said, current browser is pretty much a placeholder that user is expected to replace. Since there are so many different preferences for browser, and no browser is undeniably the best, I tried to choose a light alternative.

Once firefox gets ported to gtk3 I probably go with it. I read that it is in the works.

did you tried using e10s (electrolys)? because as I mentioned before, it's not in stable FF yet, but it makes FF much faster.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #19 on: 04. March 2016, 13:18:33 »
For me epiphany renders pages better than midori, but on some pages (github) it just hangs. It does look much nicer than midori though, so there is that...

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #20 on: 05. March 2016, 15:41:37 »
Okay, I tried epiphany. I like it a lot more than midori, but making the switch adds 40mb to compressed iso size. So probably no epiphany.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #21 on: 07. March 2016, 02:48:39 »
I looked into it again. Increase in iso size was not real, it stayed about same. Epiphany is now on testing isos.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #22 on: 16. March 2016, 10:33:41 »
It would be nice to have gvfs in the standard package, to see everything at once is not mounted properly the device in the file manager.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #23 on: 17. March 2016, 04:45:06 »
I have not included gvfs because
1) it uses more ram
2) udevil is more default option for spacefm
3) udevil has worked nicely for me

That being said, I'm open to adding gvfs of it is helpful. Could you tell a bit more about what kind of mounting problems you have had, and how gvfs helped you solve them?

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #24 on: 17. March 2016, 09:45:55 »
I have not included gvfs because
1) it uses more ram
2) udevil is more default option for spacefm
3) udevil has worked nicely for me

That being said, I'm open to adding gvfs of it is helpful. Could you tell a bit more about what kind of mounting problems you have had, and how gvfs helped you solve them?
You're right! I didn't know about devmon, really is a handy utility that takes up very little memory, thank you.
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I made a mistake. devmon not shows drives in the file manager like pcmanfm, thunar. Only helps gvfs.
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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #25 on: 26. March 2016, 13:57:38 »
You're right! I didn't know about devmon, really is a handy utility that takes up very little memory, thank you.
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I made a mistake. devmon not shows drives in the file manager like pcmanfm, thunar. Only helps gvfs.

I checked and Doaxan is correct. Didn't notice since didn't have much external devices and even then I prefer ranger.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #26 on: 26. March 2016, 16:36:25 »
@Chrysostomus, I don't know if this will be any good to you mate but I found a browser in the repos called "xombrero"  It is keyboard focused but I don't know how light or not it may be.  Here is a picture and some info about it and you can have a wee look yourself.

xombrero
A minimalists web browser, vi-like but with traditional web browser behavior.


URL
https://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/xombrero
Version
1.6.4-3
Licences
custom:ISC
Depends On
webkitgtk3 libbsd desktop-file-utils
Conflicts With
xxxterm
Replaces
xxxterm
Download Size
0.00 Bytes
Installed Size
680.00 KiB
Packager
Kyle Keen <keenerd@gmail.com>
Architecture
x86_64
Build Date
Wed - 23/09/2015 22:47:28



EDIT: Here is a link to the pic.

I hope this helps mate, good luck.
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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #27 on: 26. March 2016, 17:55:34 »
Ooh, sweet! At least installation wise it is very light. Well, except for webkitgtk3, but that overlaps with already installed, so very light for this edition. I'll see how much ram it takes and how well it plays with different websites.

Thanks!

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #28 on: 26. March 2016, 20:27:31 »
Okay, yeste xombrero. Cool, light, secure and stylish enough, but unstable and has major learning curve. I really want to like this browser, but probably cannot pick it as the default. Kind of sad.

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Re: Applications for the next release?
« Reply #29 on: 26. March 2016, 21:29:02 »
I'm starting to like Epiphany. It works pretty much everywhere, but I can't stream any media. Hard to look past that :(
Has anyone had luck playing video or music in Epiphany? HTML5 stuff fails. I haven't tried to install flash.