ANNOUNCE: midori 0.4.2 released

Christian Dywan christian at
Fri Nov 11 03:20:19 CET 2011

midori 0.4.2 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: fac3dc4bb8935f35b38ffc4d6c7a5daba9dc52f1
   MD5 checksum: 4ec9c3daa332ebe865cba6aa8256ef63

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 0.4.2

The most crucial bit first: the bookmark dialog crashes are fixed. If
nothing else that's a good reason to upgrade to Midori 0.4.2.

So we have faster, base64-based CSS support for globally valid user
stylesheets and adblock rules. And styles can apply to about: and
file:// URIs. Parsing of -moz-document which is used to select domains
or schemes to apply styles to was improved.

Speed dial received a makeover. It resizes automatically now, has neatly
embossed tiles and shows close buttons on hover - which show on the left
if your system/ theme expects that. If thumbnails are missing they will
be refreshed without intervention.

Cookies are stored in an sqlite3 database. Import of existing data
happens in the background. And you can decide whether you want
third-party cookies or not, the default is in fact to not accept cookies
coming from websites you don't actually visit.

There are loads more of subtle tweaks and improvements. A lot of code
was actually refactored and removed to ensure that Midori stays the
lightweight it aims to be. See the change log for those details.

Support for GTK+3 is still considered experimental and not recommended
for daily use. Build with --enable-gtk3 --disable-addons to try it out.

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