webkit with gnome-2.24

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Oct 15 03:22:56 PDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-10-15 at 00:01 +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> For anyone else tempted to try the webkit renderer with epiphany
> (and with the yelp branch) - expect problems.  Sure, it all builds
> without any issues, but the text is "somewhat small" (or "too small
> to read" in yelp), and the Save As option in epiphany does nothing.

Yes, I've tried Epiphany/Webkit. Haven't noticed the Save As problem,
but have found it somewhat unstable in general, got a lot of crashes.
The small-text seems to be a Webkit thing - built with Gecko, it renders
basically the same as Firefox does.

>  I suppose it's _possible_ the gecko-based versions have the same
> problems, but I can't test those because I only built firefox3 which
> doesn't provide the necessary .pc files.  Oh well, this is only a
> test build, breakage isn't unexpected.

Actually, you can build against Firefox3, it's just a bit more work.
What you *can* do is use the Firefox sources to build and install the
xulrunner application, which can be used to build yelp and epiphany. You
can then build Firefox itself to use the system xulrunner instead of
rebuilding it again.

I used the instructions given on this link to do it, basically the
Slackware build scripts. One exception is that you don't actually need
to download a separate xulrunner like they say - the Firefox sources
will work just as well.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/firefox-3.0-and-xulrunner-1.9-slackbuilds-652498/

Simon.
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