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Posted by: Lindsay
Date: June 20, 2002 04:58AM

has any of the K-meleon developers ever considered porting K-meleon to Linux???

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: David
Date: June 20, 2002 05:08AM

Galeon.

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: Al.
Date: June 20, 2002 05:08AM

K-Meleon is modelled (not based upon) Galeon which is the Linux equivalent. It is different of course, however that's where the inspiration for K-Meleon came from.

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: Lindsay
Date: June 20, 2002 06:40AM

haha, i thought so, but one thing i noticed is K-Meleon does not need mozilla installed too in order to run in Windoze, i bet a million bucks if K-Meleon was ported to Linux and still could run without mozilla it would blow Galeon right out of the water and take the lead in the Browser department in Linux... HappyTrails smiling smiley

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: Mark
Date: June 20, 2002 07:09AM

The fundamental problem with all of this talk of porting KM to Linux is as follows:

1) Mozilla is a cross-platform browser.
2) Galeon, K-Meleon, and others take Mozilla and make it single-platform.
3) To port K-Meleon to Linux, one would have to make K-Meleon cross-platform, essentially turning it back into Mozilla.

Porting K-Meleon to Linux would be a horrible waste of time, because the differences between KM and Mozilla are almost entirely based in Windows. These would have to be redone for Linux, at which point it wouldn't really be KM, anyway.

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: Lindsay
Date: June 21, 2002 01:54AM

ok, i see, so i guess i will just stick with good ol mozilla, Thanks for the insight smiling smiley

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: po
Date: June 21, 2002 06:41AM

it would be neat, though, if there was something like Sieve <http://www.cyrusoft.com/sieve/> for browser scripting, so you could have portable macro scripts between k-meleon and galeon, for instance...

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: Simon Kellett
Date: June 28, 2002 06:15PM


Galeon not only requires Mozilla to be installed, it also requires Gnome.

Skipstone removes the need for the full Gnome, it just uses GTK. But I *think* Galeon is more advanced at the moment.
http://www.muhri.net/skipstone/

(I am still trying to get Moz1.0 running on Linux. I will then experiment with Galeon and Skipstone)

Regards, Simon

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Re: K-Meleon
Posted by: nicknamehere
Date: June 29, 2002 08:44AM

In one sense, KM is similar to Galeon. In the most important way (resource useage), however, Galeon has more in common with Mozilla or Internet Explorer. Galeon is slow, and a resource hog, whereas KM is slim and nimble. :-)

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