'Web' is the HTML 5 capable browser for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi, the single-board mini-computer for DIYers and electronics hackers is now getting a new HTML 5 capable web browser. Aptly named as 'Web', the browser will bring an enriched multi-tab experience, ARMv6 optimised 2D rendering capabilities and accelerated image & HTML5 video recording capabilities to your kit. The Raspberry Pi team plans to include the 'Web' in all the future releases of the hardware but the team's ready with the beta version of Web as your Christmas gift for you to play with. Steps to install the browser are included towards the end of this article.


Raspberry Pi team has been working with Collabora for quite some time now to bring an HTML 5 capable browser to Raspberry Pi platform. The work involved optimising memory footprint so that a usable number of tabs can be opened on 'Web' without needing to swap. The acceleration tasks are yet to be done; but the new version is expected to carry support from OpenMax for media decoding and Pixman & Cairo assembly language fastpaths.

Installing Web, in its current form is easy and requires following code to be executed:-

deb https://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy web
to /etc/apt/sources.list, and then issue the following command-
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install epiphany-browser cgroup-bin libraspberrypi0 libwayland-client0 libwayland-cursor0 libwayland-server0a
You may now start the web-browser from Applications -> Internet -> Web. If you successfully clear all the above stages, do not forget to share photos of your Web.

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  • Anoop Kumar
    Anoop Kumar
    Gotta try this today.😀
  • Abhishek Rawal
    Abhishek Rawal
    It is epiphany port. I need source code, as I am using Arch in Pi & not Raspbian.
    I will Gitclone it, where is Github link ? anyone can post it ?

    For me, icons within the epiphany browser are not displayed properly.
    Tried rebooting, still nothing changes. =/

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