How To Install Midori 0.5.10 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters, As you may know, Midori is a lightweight web browser with full HTML5 and CSS3 support, used by default on the XFCE4 desktop environment and on Elementary OS systems.

The latest version available is Midori 0.5.10, which has been recently released, being only a bug-fix release.

Bug-fixes:

  • use exit instead of return in license script
  • Fix HAVE_GCR guards after GtkPopover port
  • Remove example app and .desktop before creating it in the unit test
  • Fix cache dir path in Adblock and always mkdir tm
  • Port location action from Granite.PopOver to Gtk.Popover
  • Match https site when user-style is using domain syntax
  • Reimplement Midori.URI.unescape and add various tests
  • Make the inspector resizable with GTK3 by packing into a GtkScrolledWindow
  • Don’t build tabs2one in release builds
  • Update copyright date in About dialog
  • Don’t entity-escape history and bookmark results in location completion
  • Only set tabs’ error state if errors come from the main frame
  • Implement Paste and Proceed as an action
  • No Gcr on Win for the moment
  • Yet another Speed Dial CSS update:
  • Port bookmark popover from Granite to Gtk.Popover
  • Make application choosers resizable with a sane default size
  • Use GNotification >= 2.40 and use Midori.App API in webmedia
  • Rework mouse button handling in KatzeArrayAction
  • Don’t bind :day in HistoryDatabase.query
  • Make GCR mandatory for all builds
  • Update coub support in mediaHerald
  • history-list: Fix gtk+3 build caused by dropping “using Gtk;”
  • Drop all remaining usages of “using *;”
  • Don’t open search engines menu when clearing search action
  • Only remove apps in the sidepanel when left-clicking the delete icon
  • Improve robustness of GTK3-compatibility placeholder text fallback
  • Clean up vapi dependency
  • Don’t add failed pages to history
  • Throw error for wrong paramter in Statement.bind
  • Replace NoJS “allow all pages” setting with “allow local pages”
  • Avoid bugs due to race condition in addons delete dialog
  • Calculate transfer progress at regular intervals to fix 0B/s bug and recalcitrant progess ba>
  • Fix warnings occurring with EXTRA_WARNINGS
  • Fix undefined behavior uint in mouse gestures
  • fix JavaScript keyup event by calling inherited key-release-event handler in MidoriBrowser
  • Inline renaming of speed dials
  • Handle current_size and last_size of Download being equal
  • Add proper copyright headers to element_hider and autosuggestcontrol
  • Add X-GNOME-UsesNotifications to indicate the use of notifications
  • Fix typo in Bookmarks menu UI definition

In this article I will show you how to install Midori 0.5.10 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elemnetary OS 0.3 Freya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is will be soon available via PPA, installing Midori 0.5.10 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to  your system, update the local repository index and install the midori package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:midori/midori-dev
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install midori

Optional, to remove midori, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove midori

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