ANNOUNCE: midori 0.3.0 released

Christian Dywan christian at
Mon Jan 31 02:34:44 CET 2011

midori 0.3.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 8e2711efc45fa72902ef32516b4bbba205d7687c
   MD5 checksum: ad1cf5449331fa800001c06765341219

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 0.3.0

Thousand and one bugfixes, that's what this release turned out to be. A
long run of tweaks in various places rather than short and explosive.
Kudos to Paweł for his great work, notably with bookmark import and
export, including Netscape HTML import, and a new infobar prompting to
install userscripts and -styles if the User Addons extension is

A rather big move is Launchpad as the new bug tracker. I have tested it
and am convinced of the superiour usability over FlySpray and Bugzilla.
And this addresses the frequently raised concern of using a unique bug
tracker, so it should be easier to report bugs with an existing account
and a familiar interface. The old bug tracker still exists and will
remain in place for a while, but new bugs should be reported at
Launchpad. The code repository and translations remain with Xfce and
Midori is still fully usable and supported on it, and dozens of other
platforms. Kudos to Dan and Michael for moving over a huge number of bug

The new default search engine is DuckDuckGo,
a slick and powerful engine with a string focus on data privacy and no
logging whatsoever. Midori uses the SSL version out of the box.
This change is not automatic for existing configurations, and Google as
well as Yahoo remain available from the menu and as tokens 'g' and 'y'

Problems with ',' and '.' for link search and inline search with Russian
keyboard layouts have been fixed. Options for languages and panel layout
have been simplified. Netscape plugins no longer show up in the
Extensions panel due to repeated confusion with users. URIs keep spaces
encoded as %20 to allow copying to other applications. And context
menu-related problems have been fixed.

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