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[quote=jmillar] [quote=ndebord] [quote=Fred] K-Meleon 1.7 seems possible to me. It uses Gecko 1.9.2.x. As long as Firefox 3.6 is supported, which uses Gecko 1.9.2.x, updates should be possible. Firefox 4.0, which is due to replace 3.6 in October or November, uses Gecko 2.0 which does not work together with the existing k-meleon.exe of KM 1.7. So the future of K-Meleon lies very much in the dark, as soon as Firefox stops support for FF 3.6.x . I do not know, how difficult it is, to adapt K-Meleon to Gecko 2.0, but lets hope that it will be possible. We had a similar situation, when Mozilla changed from Gecko 1.7 to 1.8 a couple of years ago, and development went on when Dorian came to help us. May be he will succeed again to keep K-Meleon alive this time. Fred[/quote] I remember the problems moving from 1.7 to 1.8 and other stuff too, over the years. I also remember how Dorian saved our bacon and KKO made our day with his revival and extension of the Macro Scripting Language to its current robust state, quite remarkable stuff. Gecko 1.9.3 is FF 4.xxx and that is the sea change. We should go to Paul Allen (the other Microsoft billionaire) and ask for some bucks as, IMO, Mozilla is trying to rid itself of offshoots like K-Meleon. I'd hate to think that the only decent open source engine out there that developers can use is WebKit. :-([/quote] K-Meleon has so far surpassed all hurdles along the way, and the latest pre-beta shows that the lizard is just too attractive to be left to die. I'd like to be a coder in order to be more active in this process! The near completion of a remarkable 1.6 is a major milestone. Mozilla will be supporting the 3.6 series for a while, perhaps one more year if they follow past practice. It does seem sometimes as if they were trying to shrug other users of the gecko engine away. I'm perfectly happy with current functionality, only vulnerabilities would worry me, and they'll surely make them public just to kill old versions off when the time comes. I use Km 1.6a4 (now pre-beta) as my main browser, and yes, even in Facebook -but don't use the backspace key to delete anything when writing on the "wall"! It will 'zap' the page away! Use cursor arrows and the delete key instead. ;-) With that minor annoyance everything works for me using KM in FB. Special thanks to Desga and all who helped to make the options panel fully operational again! It was the last major step left, I would think. 1.6 is almost ready for beta status.[/quote]
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