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K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: chrismt
Date: February 17, 2010 01:54PM

I really think that K-meleon really needs a complete makeover.

This green color everywhere is sick for the eyes.

Even this website needs a makeover.

Once, there is a makeover then many other people will gladly support this project.

Even the desktop icon needs a makeover

Regards

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: Anonymous User
Date: February 17, 2010 02:24PM

I don't think so.

About the look, I personally like the green colour (I even use a green background for the tool bar), but I agree about the "dinosaur" desktop and top left icon. Maybe a new icon set would be welcomed, but we need an artist to do it and, call it a permission from some of the core developers (we don't want to be working on something that finally it's not going to be used).

If Dorian or KKO confirms the need of it I (and I assume everyone's invited to help) can start working on a new icon set.

About the rest, I only see two major steps for K-Meleon to carry on: to accomodate with GRE 1.9 and to rewrite the favourites plug in, which is full of bugs. The problem is that these two things require very skilled people to work on it and these people are busy with "real life" and have very limited free time to spend in K-Meleon.

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: chrismt
Date: February 17, 2010 03:22PM

Hmm....

Alright

But Firefox 3.6 is based on much later Gecko engine. Is this so?

Sites like Cnet and others usually don't mention K-Meleon much

Do you have a facebook group?

Thanks!

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 17, 2010 08:03PM

I like green smiling smiley

K-Meleon is skinable. Users can use another skin, Main icon etc. without any makeover.



This how my K-Meleon looks. main.ico looks like a ball with ring, back.bmp is a color gradiant by siria, buttons are phoenity-aura by Lim Chee Aun and Contributors to the K-Meleon project.

Devs are busy with transit to GRE 1.9 that is also used by Firefox 3.x.

Is a facebook group a development feature? confused smiley



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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: ndebord
Date: February 17, 2010 08:09PM

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chrismt
Hmm....

Alright

But Firefox 3.6 is based on much later Gecko engine. Is this so?

Sites like Cnet and others usually don't mention K-Meleon much

Do you have a facebook group?

Thanks!

chrismt,

Fred has an experimental version of KM based on Gecko 19.xx

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,99639

KM 1.5.4 RC is available here.

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?2,100963

As for the icon:

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?10,96504

N

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: chrismt
Date: February 17, 2010 08:58PM

I just asked whether you had Facebook group because if you had one then it means I can join it. I didn't ask it as a development feature.

mad smiley

K-Meleon 1.5.4 beta is based on which Gecko version?

Thanks for the links



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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: SoerenB
Date: February 17, 2010 09:36PM

forum/read.#100963
GRE:
rv:1.8.1.24pre
Gecko/20091010

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: guenter
Date: February 17, 2010 10:25PM

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=6114732819 Maybe this has links & info.

Cave. Facebook does not support K-Meleon.
For some things You have to spoof Firefox or Opera for Linux UserAgentStrings. sad smiley

p.s. Names. Updates.

Current: 1.5.x are versions for GRE 1.8.x. Like Firefox 2.x.
Future: 1.6.x are versions for GRE 1.9.x. Like Firefox 3.x.

Some development k-meleon.exes for GRE 1.9 still have internally 1.5.x strings.

Some of Fred's NIX and Hao's CCF use components from dev versions for GRE 1.9.



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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: JujuLand
Date: February 18, 2010 04:58AM

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chrismt"
Sites like Cnet and others usually don't mention K-Meleon much

Yes, you're right, they prefer make ad for bad products like Internet Web Spirit which are violating laws.

CNET, and all the websites of the group are a shame, and it doesn't disturb me because they don't speak of K-Meleon.

A+


Mozilla/5.0 (x11; U; Linux x86_64; fr-FR; rv:24.0) Gecko/20140105 Ubuntu/12.04 K-Meleon/74.0

Web: http://jujuland.pagesperso-orange.fr/
Mail : alain [dot] aupeix [at] wanadoo [dot] fr





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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: 4td8s
Date: February 18, 2010 12:54PM

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guenter
Current: 1.5.x are versions for GRE 1.8.x. Like Firefox 2.x.
Future: 1.6.x are versions for GRE 1.9.x. Like Firefox 3.x.

Some development k-meleon.exes for GRE 1.9 still have internally 1.5.x strings.

Some of Fred's NIX and Hao's CCF use components from dev versions for GRE 1.9.

Some recent KM 1.6.x downloads have been made available here. (w00t!) grinning smiley

I suggest chrismt should try out one of those KM 1.6.x builds and see what he thinks. the K-Meleon UI in either KM 1.6.x or KM CCF that Hao uses are much different than in KM 1.5.x.

Speaking of K-meleon CCF, Hao has posted a v0.096.5pre version; read about it here:
http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/forum/read.php?1,103199

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: chrismt
Date: February 19, 2010 12:26AM

I also have problems with using Twitter. Some scripts are becoming unresponsive

The great thing I like about K-Meleon is this "It is lightweight"

I am downloading the K-Meleon 1.6.0a drool smiley

I am officially joining the K-Meleon family grinning smiley

I think you must have a desktop icon that looks cool

Thanks for all the links



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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: siria
Date: February 19, 2010 01:47AM

Well, good luck with the 1.6 alpha version, which is even an earlier state than beta versions yet. Just don't be surprised if there are quite some bugs yet in it ;-)

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: panzer
Date: February 19, 2010 02:01AM

Only thing Kmeleon need is a FEMALE Kmeleon. grinning smiley Or two of them. Make them three.

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: Yogi
Date: February 19, 2010 02:50AM

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panzer
Only thing Kmeleon need is a FEMALE Kmeleon.

Please consider it a female grinning smiley



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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: panzer
Date: February 19, 2010 02:58AM

grinning smiley

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: chrismt
Date: February 20, 2010 01:09PM

grinning smiley

Hey,

Since there are many builds of K-Meleon, both official and unofficial

Why don't you guys made a seperate

K-Meleon builds Thread for quick reference

Current way of finding it is by digging and digging



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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: caktus
Date: February 20, 2010 11:38PM

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chrismt
I really think that K-meleon really needs a complete makeover.

This green color everywhere is sick for the eyes.

Even this website needs a makeover.

Once, there is a makeover then many other people will gladly support this project.

Even the desktop icon needs a makeover

Regards

One of the best attributes of KM browsers is that they be custmized to the user's liking. But it seems to me, the simpler it is designed the faster it opens and renders.

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~


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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: caktus
Date: February 20, 2010 11:53PM

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JujuLand
CNET, and all the websites of the group are a shame, and it doesn't disturb me because they don't speak of K-Meleon.

Mentioned KM several times at the cnet forums myself but could be most of us KM'ers use the KM forums as they specialize in KM browsers.

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~


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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: chrismt
Date: February 20, 2010 11:58PM

I would be glad to throw away appearences if it improves speed and renderinggrinning smiley

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: dugbugoffice
Date: February 25, 2010 12:02PM

The looks do need something. Most browsers change looks sometime. As for the update on the GRE, I run Firefox 3.5+ on my WIN ME with Kernelex & unicows.dll
Seamonkey 2.0 will not work & a few others. If K-meleon 1.6 gets tested can it be tested on Win ME / 98 with Kernelex is see if it works?

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: 888
Date: March 06, 2010 01:18PM

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chrismt
I really think that K-meleon really needs a complete makeover.

This green color everywhere is sick for the eyes.

Even this website needs a makeover.

Once, there is a makeover then many other people will gladly support this project.

Even the desktop icon needs a makeover

Regards


Obviously you don't know much about K-Meleon!
Everything you "complaint" about is customizable. You can make it any colors you want, either download ready-made skins/themes, or DIY (its not that hard! I made my first one using god-damn MS Paint on an ancient laptop years ago).
Do you see any "green" here:

(except for the website)

I don't understand what are you talking about. Honestly.
Are you sure you are not talking about IE? ;)

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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: guenter
Date: March 07, 2010 03:13AM

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dugbugoffice
The looks do need something. Most browsers change looks sometime. As for the update on the GRE, I run Firefox 3.5+ on my WIN ME with Kernelex & unicows.dll
Seamonkey 2.0 will not work & a few others. If K-meleon 1.6 gets tested can it be tested on Win ME / 98 with Kernelex is see if it works?

You can change the look. K-Meleon will adopt Windows styles but use it own icons. Alternatively You can use its skin including background.

BTW AFAIK 888 made a pretty skin with gold background.
You can find his Golden skin and about 150 other K-Meleon 1.5/1.6 skins in an archive here.

K-Meleon 1.6 more or less runs with Kernelx. Someone tested it already.
Zoom makes problems but the rest seemed ok.



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Re: K-Meleon needs a complete makeover
Posted by: ndebord
Date: March 07, 2010 12:58PM

888,

Yeah.... I mean, I'm the fan(atic) of Early Blue and right now the only color other than Blue on my K-Meleon is the main icon, where if I were to use the blue lizard on the top bar left, you wouldn't be able to see it, so I use the red main.ico instead!

(Also use the Netscape icon in the top right instead of the original "fire-breathing" green, goofy lizard, but I suspect that will soon change as I often rotate out different avi's for that element of KM.

<g>

N

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