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[quote=pjpw2320] I question the apparent effort being put into a 1.8 version of K-Meleon when the latest stable build is 1.6 and 1.7, whilst having enormous potential to advance the K-Meleon project and keep it alive, needs so much work still to get to even Beta stage from a practical and broad based user perspective. Wouldn't it be better to concentrate all efforts on getting 1.7 to the stage where it is ready to be offered for mainstream use? Hell, the latest official release is still 1.5.4! I have been a long time user of K-Meleon on and off for much of its life cycle to date, probably from the late pre 1.0 release versions. I have always been super impressed with its speed and page rendering capabilities, not to mention its very light use of resources. It has only been in the area of compatibility with some websites and lack of functional working extensions to rival those developed for FF that it has fallen down. I have tried so many alternative browsers over the years looking for one that would not constantly drain my computer resources but provide fast, responsive performance over an extended period of time as well as maximum compatibility with sites and the plug ins required to access some sites. FF has been my primary browser for the past several years, then more recently Google Chrome, although both of these take a heavy toll on computer resources, especially FF. I have also used Opera since its very early days and have come and gone from that for much the same reasons as I have done with K-Meleon. If a modern version of K-Meleon can be produced that is relatively bug free and is compatible with the vast majority of current websites and current and emerging web technologies, while maintaining the speed and responsiveness it has become renowned for among browser aficionados, and there continues to be a loyal band of developers willing to put in the time and effort into ongoing development, then its future is assured for some time to come in my view. I have little to no programming skills although I have used and tinkered with computers since the late 70's and have been a heavy Internet user for the past 20 years. Sorry for raving on a bit, I get carried away sometimes!! Oh, the other thing I recall reading recently somewhere only the other day was something to do with the future of the Gecko engine used in both FF and K-Meleon and that it was possibly going to be discontinued. Maybe someone could shed some light on that for me.[/quote]
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