Galeon Browser for Linux
Wednesday July 19th, 2000
The Galeon browser for Linux, based on Mozilla' rendering engine, is now available. The website has information on the project, how to build, a link to an RPM of the app, and a screenshot.
Thanks to Ryuzi Kambe for the news.
Someone posted a <A HREF="<http://slashdot.org/comme…/07/15/1447211&cid=33>">comment</A> in Slashdot already, that points out that you can already do this in the Mozilla. There's a gtk embedding project and few compile-time flags you can set to have this thing be pumped out by the build process. Joseph Elwell.
#3 not really
Wednesday July 19th, 2000 12:23 PM
As someone on that slashdot post already pointed out, it's not the same thing. The galeon browser is an implementation of the gtk embedding project, using the libgtkmozembed file that comes with Mozilla. But you can not build this from the mozilla sources. You can build a Mozilla with XUL interface without the mail or composer, but galeon implements a GTK interface.
#4 What this means:
Thursday July 20th, 2000 12:47 AM
What this means is it is quite possible to build a good, clean, fast, browser-only, native (NOT XUL!) interface for Mozilla. (for all of you out there who always bitch about these things)
#5 great proof of concept !
Thursday July 20th, 2000 3:43 AM
now, hopefully, people who don't like Mozilla.org's XUL interface will stop whining about it.
this is one of the best news in months
ps: as far as i've used it, this native interface is not significantly faster than the XUL one. but it's interesting anyway...
#6 sorry for the poor formatting of this post (n/t)
Thursday July 20th, 2000 3:44 AM
#7 OFFTOPIC: Oreilly Conference
Thursday July 20th, 2000 1:17 PM
Anybody went to the conference? Any Moz news to report?