K-Meleon is the Windows answer to Galeon. Thus, K-Meleon is a lite Web
browser based on gecko (the mozilla rendering engine). It's fast, it has a
light interface, and it is fully standards-compliant. To make it simple,
K-Meleon could be considered as the unbloated Mozilla version for Windows.
Originally created by Christophe Thibault, K-Meleon was released up to
version 0.21 in 2000, and received mostly positive feedback. Christophe,
being busy with coding Winamp3, was not able to satisfy the demand of the
public for faster development. The development team was enlarged in the
of January and development continued with our coding god Brian
We quickly moved away from the BCG library which became commercial and
switched the codebase towards using mfcEmbed instead of winEmbed. Further
plans include bloatlessness, world domination and Winamp2 similar plugins
fulfill all kinds of tasks.
On 02/15/01 we released the first result of our major changes: K-Meleon
if you don't know K-Meleon yet, it might be a good possibility to start
By the way, we are always in need of coders, testers, documenters, and
If you are logged into sourceforge.net you can turn on release monitoring
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guidelines for writing
plugins have been released. If you have any comments or questions,
don't hesitate! Thanks Azrael.
The mozdev bug
has been worked on. Next week, the database will probably be running!
Christoph Studer was a great help. Thanks again.
More plugins have been submitted. Last's week "nearly 100
was somewhat overestimated (hey, we didn't count them!), it was
around 60 plugins. Now we are at about 80. As soon as the database
is running, we'll have more accurate numbers.
We need some people to test the different plugins according to the
guidelines. Anyone interested?
This is especially a good job for those who are afraid to contribute
Mozilla because they don't know a programming language.
We need to finish the database. Currently we have the structure,
the PHP search engine, we still need to feed the database and
create an admin tool. Any PHP freak?
Mozilla 0.8 has a bad regression bug, Bug
67944: Advanced search sidebar category dropdown not working. This
is annoying if you have organized your search plugins into
but it doesn't affect the developpment work of sherlock plugins, since
our plugins are installed into the web category by default, the only
that is available with this bug.
Mozilla 0.8 has another regression bug, also very annoying and highly
67574: Can't open (some) menus after switching themes. Since the
Search menu is affected, you cannot set Search | My Sidebar Search Tab
Workaround: restart the browser or open a new browser window.
Robert Churchill commented
95+% of public search engines out there use HTTP GET...
With the current architecture, there is no easy solution for providing
support for HTTP POST.
The bugs mentioned last week are still there: Bug 65863 and
Jabberzilla now has a component that works. This is going to allow
Jabberzilla's in-memory RDF data to be accessed anywhere in Mozilla using
XPConnect. This is a major accomplishment for this project, and opens up a
lot of possibilities for intant-messaging to be integrated in to Mozilla
these 8 bugs.
Next week will continue fixing bugs and try to wrap up a 0.02b snap.
- A sample native (C++) xpcom component, Camille, has been added
mozmp. Camille doesn't do anything other than stat (stat(2)) a
file, and return its st_mtime as a string. But the fact that we
understand xpcom well enough to put all this together (making
results, using other xpcom components like a "file picker") should
mean that mozmp will be playing audio (at least) and video
(perhaps) real soon now. (Tentative release date for version 1.0
on the 3rd.) Please see
- Close PR#153.
- Flesh out the UI. The UI will be kept very simple. But we do
to add a few things like a play button.
- Create an audio or video xpcom component. Pete Collins is
researching several video libraries for possible inclusion in
mozmp. Like gstreamer. I'll
dive in and create an Ogg Vorbis xpcom component.
- Check out The Donnas
at The Roxy on
- Pete Collins has been especially helpful all the way
around. Several people have begun to install mozmp, or checkout
source and have sent in feedback to the mailing list which is just
great! Other people have begun great discussions on mozmp's
architectural direction, like Dan Dennedy. Please see
- Thanks everyone! Keep it coming!