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    Lightbulb Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    This is my first how to guide, so bare with me a little bit.

    Table of Contents
    -- Intro
    -- Installation
    -- Flash
    -- Benchmarks

    Midori (緑?, Japanese for green) is a web browser that aims to be lightweight and fast. It uses the WebKit rendering engine and the GTK+*2 interface. Midori is part of the Xfce desktop environment's Goodies component.[2] As of February 2009, the project is still at alpha status.
    Office website: http://www.twotoasts.de/

    Should I use Midori?
    Currently, as of version 0.1.7, Midori is still quite buggy. If you don't mind a browser that might crash every once in awhile, and want to try out something new, then go for it. I recommend that you still keep firefox installed, or whatever you are using as your primary browser, just incase you come across something that doesn't quite work as it should.

    Installation

    First, you must add two PPA's to your sources.list

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Add these lines to the bottom of the file, then save and close it.

    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main 
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main 
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/midori/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    Now you must add the keys to access the new PPA's.

    Code:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 2D9A3C5B
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A69241F1
    Now update your repositories.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    And install Midori.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install midori
    All the dependencies should be installed and you will have the latest version installed, if for some reason it doesn't just let me know and I'll try my best to figure out what happened.

    Flash
    You can install flash as your normally would with any other browser, if you haven't installed it already, you can do so with this command:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
    Benchmarks
    For any of those interested, I ran a few benchmarks using SunSpider's JavaScript benchmarks. Please note that you might not get the same speeds reported here, because of various hardware and software configurations.

    Midori v0.1.7-7ca782e
    Results: 1135.0ms +/- 3.8%
    Details: http://tinyurl.com/lsvx7a

    Firefox v3.5
    Results: 4018.0ms +/- 1.9%
    Details: http://tinyurl.com/l5h7vg
    Last edited by Pixel; July 7th, 2009 at 12:44 AM. Reason: Updates

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    Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    Nice howto, especially including how to add the keys.

    Been watching Midori pretty closely and deserves a lot more recognition than it gets. Getting a bit fedup with the performance of Firefox in Linux and Midori looks set to become an ideal alternative! Flash already seems to run smoother using it (not that I'm a great fan a Flash). Love the new speed dial feature too!

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    Smile Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    Thanks for your howto, this works perfectly!

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    Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    Hi, thanks for the howto.
    I guess something has broke since you put this up. Midori has since updated to 0.1.8... What should I do?

    sudo apt-get install midori
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    midori: Depends: libsoup2.4-1 (>= 2.27.2) but 2.26.0-0ubuntu3 is to be installed
    Depends: libwebkit-1.0-2 (>= 1.1.6) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    Last edited by NJLash; July 24th, 2009 at 06:33 AM.

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    Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    Quote Originally Posted by NJLash View Post
    Hi, thanks for the howto.
    I guess something has broke since you put this up. Midori has since updated to 0.1.8... What should I do?

    sudo apt-get install midori
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies.
    midori: Depends: libsoup2.4-1 (>= 2.27.2) but 2.26.0-0ubuntu3 is to be installed
    Depends: libwebkit-1.0-2 (>= 1.1.6) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    Also getting this error when trying to install.
    "The needs of the many outweigh the greed of the few"

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    Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    Quote Originally Posted by pcybill View Post
    Also getting this error when trying to install.
    Ensure you have all of your repositories enabled.
    I installed it through synaptic and it worked fine for me.

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    Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    it works fine for me but once i open a tab, it isn't shown like normal tabs do on the toolbar.
    how can i change it?

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    Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    Quote Originally Posted by user 123 View Post
    Ensure you have all of your repositories enabled.
    I installed it through synaptic and it worked fine for me.
    This had no effect.
    "The needs of the many outweigh the greed of the few"

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    Great tutorial everything worked the first time. Thank you! I love Midori! The Ubuntu repository does not update it version that much.

    Thanks,
    Brooks

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    Re: Howto: Install latest version of Midori [Browser]

    I have no direct access to internet, so how can I install midori manually?? thanks in advance!

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