ANNOUNCE: midori 0.4.7 released
christian at twotoasts.de
Wed Sep 19 23:38:55 CEST 2012
midori 0.4.7 is now available for download from
SHA1 checksum: f32b1dc76061de3cefc222d779a7d6441b92a4fa
MD5 checksum: 06db7b88a41e9b2265728960d5e98f35
What is midori?
A lightweight web browser based on WebKitGTK+, for Unix, Windows, Maemo
and other platforms. Several extensions provide advanced functionality
such as advertisement blocking, cookie management, userscripts or mouse
Release notes for 0.4.7
Midori 0.4.7 has reached a new level of downloading experience. Panel
and statusbar consistently verify file integrity, show size, remaining
time and speed of a file. An icon and expected file size are displayed
before saving a file. External download managers, namely SteadyFlow,
Aria2 or command-line based such as wget are available in the
preferences. To counter fishing sites which fake downloads as
demonstrated by Michal Zalweski the origin of the file is clearly
visible. Finally, you can now save whole websites including any images,
scripts and other resources – optionally.
On the topic of security Midori has reached another milestone. Goodbye
colorful urlbar, you were beautiful but let’s face it, once you get
used to the colors nobody pays attention even when it’s read. What
this means is that SSL errors are now fatal by default – conveniently
we can use GCR, a library based on GNOME keyring, to show plenty of
detail for a certificate. Once you “Trust” a website other GCR-using
applications can also trust it.
The cherry on the secure cake is HSTS, not to be confused with whatever
Wikipedia may suggest it stands for, HTTP Strict Transport Security,
which Midori recognizes and caches behind the scenes – no UI by
design, you get SSL without typing https.
For lots of other exciting goodies in this release, see the ridiculously
long beast of a change log. And stay tuned on the Windows build –
it’s going to follow soon.
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