Midori is a very nice browser
I am finding it snappy and fresh compared to FF. Although you do notice that it
isn’t quite finished,especially when posting on forums.
* Full integration with GTK+ 2.
* Fast rendering with WebKit.
* Tabs, windows and session management.
* Flexibly configurable Web Search.
* User scripts and user styles support.
* Straightforward bookmark management.
* Customizable and extensible interface.
* Extensions written in C.
* Custom context menu actions.
Extension modules can be written in C, bindings to Lua and/or Python are planned
for the future. Midori passes the Acid2 test, and utilizing a recent WebKit build it
passes the Acid3 test as well.
I compiled Webkit then installed Midori nightly build.
Get the latest webkit
1. Go to http://webkit.org/
2. Download the last nightly archive for Linux ( I got r40102)
3. Unzip the archive
4. Open a Terminal and go in the new folder
Installation of packages needed
For a webkit build you need to install :
sudo apt-get install autoconf automake libtool bison flex gperf libicu-dev
libxslt-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libsqlite3-dev libjpeg62-dev libpng12-dev
libglibmm-2.4-dev libgtk2.0-dev build-essential
Compilation preparation :
Now go and make a coffee, or have a beer, or whatever you think may give
you pleasure for around 10 minutes, while it’s compiling. My proc was at 100%
all the way through. (Yes, I did sit there and watch it. How Geeky is that? :-\ )
Launch compilation with :
Installation with :
sudo make install
Now lets get the Midori browser
We need git to download Midori sources :
sudo apt-get install git-core curl
We need some packages :
sudo apt-get install libsoup2.4-1 cdbs debhelper fdupes gettext html2text
intltool intltool-debian libsexy-dev po-debconf
git clone http://software.twotoasts.de/media/midori.git
Go in the directory :
Now install using a different way that you are used to,
Some guides say the usual ./configure or autogen.sh, but no. It’s easier using the waf file.
sudo ./waf install
You’ll probably get an error message at the end about the gtk-icon-cache, so did I,
but Midori still works. I did a few searches to try and find out what exactly you need to
be able to run this command:
Maybe somebody else could shed some light on it.
Anyway, I have it all installed and running nicely on my Debian Lenny Xfce4 desktop,
just in case any of you want a taste of the latest greatest browser that uses Webkit.
Of course, screenie: