Michael Catanzaro

North Carolina (USA), 1992

Igalian since 2015.

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Michael Catanzaro 20/02/2017

On Problems with Vala

If you’re going to be writing a new application based on GNOME technologies and targeting the GNOME ecosystem, then you should seriously consider writing it in the Vala programming language. That’s a pretty controversial statement! Emmanuele...

Michael Catanzaro 08/02/2017

An Update on WebKit Security Updates

One year ago, I wrote a blog post about WebKit security updates that attracted a fair amount of attention at the time. For a full understanding of the situation, you really have to read the whole thing, but the most important point was that, while...

Michael Catanzaro 08/02/2017

On Epiphany Security Updates and Stable Branches

One of the advantages of maintaining a web browser based on WebKit, like Epiphany, is that the vast majority of complexity is contained within WebKit. Epiphany itself doesn’t have any code for HTML parsing or rendering, multimedia playback, or...

Michael Catanzaro 26/09/2016

Epiphany Icon Refresh

We have a nice new app icon for Epiphany 3.24, thanks to Jakub Steiner: Wow pretty! The old icon was not actually specific to Epiphany, but was taken from the system, so it could be totally different depending on your icon theme. Here’s the icon...

Michael Catanzaro 19/09/2016

Epiphany 3.22 (and a couple new stable releases too!)

It’s that time of year again! A new major release of Epiphany is out now, representing another six months of incremental progress. That’s a fancy way of saying that not too much has changed (so how did this blog post get so...


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Michael Catanzaro24/02/2017

Revert "prefs-dialog: Bring back default encoding preference"

This reverts commit 88aacc4f86762c805d2abf092c727e363282b64f. This combo is seriously broken; it only opens the first time you click on it, and the menu opens way off on the left side of the screen. It's just too broken to have in 3.24. Oh well.

Michael Catanzaro23/02/2017

HACKING: Fix advice about default web context use

We don't use default context ever anymore

Michael Catanzaro21/02/2017