19 August 2007

Contributions to 1.4

Just to say thanks here I compiled an unordered list of all the people who have contributed for the upcoming 1.4!

Bart Kreska, Emilio Pozuele Monfort, tsukasa, Eric Anderson, mooonz, Emanuele Grande, Ihar Hrachyshka, Sargate Kanogan, Takeshi AIHANA, Aristotle Pagaltzis, Khaled Hosny, Fernando Ike de Oliveira, Dario Conigliaro, Alexander Hess, Vincent Lefevre, Daniel Nylander, Luis Rodrigo Gallardo Cruz, Mehmet Atif Ergun, Jean Diraison, p3pilot, Og Maciel, Frank Pletz, Hubert Figuiere, Gilles Gravier, Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio, jtjt, Arjan van de Ven, Mike Auty, Ori Avtalion, Joseph Sacco, Aaron Crane, Christian Dywan, Benoît Dejean...

I'm pretty sure I forgot the one or the other, but nonetheless thanks to everyone who helped!

09 August 2007

Experimental WebKit Support

After the media buzz about Epiphany supporting WebKit I wanted to see how it works and if it is a viable alternative to Mozilla/XulRunner. So I added an experimental WebKit rendering plugin to the 1.4 sources. With the help of the nice guys in #webkit (freenode.org) it took only some hours to compile WebKit and create a simple browser test plugin. Besides some specific features like mouse cursor change, zooming and automatic scrolling on next-unread everything works as it should. Wether WebKit can be really used as a HTML rendering library for Liferea of course depends on the availability of the library itself in the Linux/Unix distributions out there. At the moment most distributions do not yet provide packages to compile against, so I assume not many end users can use WebKit at the moment.