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Re: Default browser of FC3?



On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 09:55 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le lundi 11 octobre 2004 à 23:46 -0700, Jon Savage a écrit :
> 
> > Actually a neat browser <but> one of the reasons I prefer Firefix is
> > its modular nature, If I wanted to install Mozilla well then I'd
> > install the whole monolithic shebang wouldn't I?
> 
> Actually since Epy lacks even basic features like text zoom with mouse
> wheel it's not in my browser list anymore. I've spent enough time
> battling NS4 to get decent wheel support without doing the same with the
> next generation of browsers (especially since every other browser
> available - galeon, firefox, moz, konqueror, ie and probably opera
> support it decently)
> 

One question, have you taken the time to file a bug requesting this
improvement, or check mozilla to see if this is in the works?

> I suppose Epy devs all have a laptop and wouldn't care less about normal
> desktop users with more advanced pointer systems. 

The developers hate me argument. Sorry, but this is very childish point
to make. 

I understand you feel that "text zooming with the wheel" is a basic
feature for a browser, but I disagree. "Text zooming" is a basic
feature, using the wheel to do it is just one of the ways to do it.
Epiphany support "Text zooming" and will probably support using the
wheel in the future. But right now there are other real missing features
that probably should have higher priority than providing an alternate
method of "text zooming". 


> It's a real shame Epy
> was made the official Gnome/Fedora browser almost at once - other Gnome
> projects learnt to try harder because they had to fight to get this
> status.

Epiphany was made official Gnome browser almost at once because it was
designed specifically for Gnome, as opposed to many other apps that 

I think the devs tried very hard to make simple browser (which was what
the Gnome project was looking for) and I think they succeeded (which
doesn't mean that its perfect). 


Regards,
-- 
Ricardo Veguilla <veguilla hpcf upr edu>


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