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gnome 40 stack update missing web (epiphany)
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si created this task.May 1 2021, 5:57 PM
EbonJaeger added a subscriber: EbonJaeger.EditedMay 1 2021, 6:01 PM

From T9683 (and the stack upgrade blog post):

  • epiphany: We have multiple alternative and objectively better web browsers in our repos. Epiphany has been held back for some time due to libhandy and I am more comfortable with deprecating it at this point. You can always get it from Flatpak.
DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.May 1 2021, 6:13 PM
si added a comment.May 1 2021, 6:44 PM


not heard of Gnome 40, just did a required update and lost browsing, i went and googled it and got...

OMG ubuntu gnome 40 best features. @#7 Web.

so opinions vary then.

@si You can search the software center for a different browser. Firefox and Vivaldi are both present and are frankly superior browsers. Google Chrome can be found in the "Third Party" tab of the software center.

If you really need/want Epiphany for whatever reason you can run the following in a terminal to install the Flatpak:

sudo eopkg install flatpak
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
sudo flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Epiphany
si added a comment.May 1 2021, 9:40 PM

thanks for the help.

i installed flatpak version, was worried it would be old, but its up-to date.

however a hard landing, since no settings/favs/logins/hist etc. and i can't import because, and im guessing, its not native.

si added a comment.Jul 2 2021, 12:32 AM

FYI flatpak version is slow to start and consumes much more memory, making it run slow. so the two features i particular enjoyed are lost!

That isn't really our problem. You should talk to the epiphany developers about that.

si added a comment.Jul 5 2021, 9:12 PM

for info, if anypone else thinks of trying flatpak

just discovered you cant POST anything from within flatpak, sandbox?

not able to post youtube comments/ upload files etc.

JoshStrobl changed the task status from Wontfix to Locked.Jul 6 2021, 7:35 AM
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