[Sugar-devel] [RELEASE] Surf 106

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Mar 4 06:42:16 EST 2009

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On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 09:21:50AM +0000, Bobby Powers wrote:
>I am happy to annouce the release of Surf version 106.  Surf is
>basically Browse with the Mozilla/XULRunner guts ripped out, and
>replaced with the WebKit renderer.
>Obligitory screenshot:
>Feeling adventurous? well you can test it out yourself on a Sugar
>desktop near you.
>First you need WebKit-gtk, pywebkitgtk and gnome-python-gconf:
>sudo yum install WebKit-gtk pywebkitgtk gnome-python-gconf  (not sure
>what the packages are called on Debian)

On Debian it Seems to be these

   python-webkit and python-gnome2

or possibly instead (depending on the parts actually needed)

   python-webkit-dev and python-gnome2

(libwebkit is pulled in automatically by python-webkit*)

>An informal test showed that Browse in sugar-emulator used 100MB in 
>opening and navigating to gmail, while surf used 85MB.  That still 
>seems like a lot, but its a 15% savings right off the bat.

Please document how to measure the memory use (even if non-academic), to 
make it possible to compare on other environments using exact same 
measuring method (as I suspect it may vary a lot, depending on compile 
options of e.g. xulrunner).

  - Jonas

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