Would be appreciated, I’m sure! At least by me. Any chance?
04:35PM - 17 Jan 21 UTC
> Ideally, the browser-side code (currently Mozilla AutoConfig) would be rewritten as a WebExtension and then used for both Firefox- and Chromium-based browsers. And I do have a proof of concept lying around from >2 years ago; not even tested with anything besides Tor Browser back then, but it already seemed surprisingly tricky due to:
> 1. WebExtension limitations: They can't override standard browser hotkeys. For some functions there's a good alternative (instead of overriding the "add bookmark" hotkey, the extension can handle "bookmark added" events), but some will just have to use worse hotkeys.
> 2. WebExtension bugs: Tor Browser doesn't distinguish WebExtensions from websites in that both are blocked from talking to localhost (i.e. the qrexec service). I had to wedge in an ugly "native messaging" shim script relaying messages back and forth.
> 3. Browser vendors just hell-bent on making it as hard as possible for the operating system to silently install an extension. Plus, ever more restrictive code signing / distribution channel requirements. I don't know what the situation is today - probably still doable with Firefox ESR (vs. mainline Firefox) and Chromium (vs. Chrome), but what a headache!
> 4. Having to redesign how Split Browser configures the browser - things like setting the download directory.
> I don't much use Chromium myself, so it hasn't been too appealing to work on this... even though it's such a a glaring omission.
Chromium support (which should cover Brave) is still on my to do list, but then again I call my to do list “the append-only ledger”. So it’s probably not going to happen during the lifetime of Fedora 38. More like Fedora 83…
On the bright side,
Mullvad Browser works (because as a fork of Tor Browser it is based on Firefox).
Thank you for the feedback. Not a bright side, at least to me. Firefox based browsers are just unbearable trying to watch youtube. Brave is unbeatable out of the box, at least when Qubes is, on my side.
Just to check. Plans for f38 split-browser (Firefox based of course)?
currently no contrib package repository for Fedora 38 at all, but following the “Or install manually:” sections of the installation instructions should work.
Now there is a Fedora 38 contrib current-testing package repo, and Split Browser is in it.
Installed, tested and posting this from fedora-38-split-browser!