I have just realised that the current version of Galeon, 1.3.21, came out f=
months ago. In that time, I have switched from the old 1.2.x series to=20
1.3.21, and I could not be happier.
I have given 1.3.21 a very thorough workout. My daily sessions usually invo=
over 100 pages open in tabs spread across several windows. Galeon handles m=
abuse incredibly well. It only rarely crashes, and in fact I have found it =
be far more stable than Firefox. Most of the things that crash Galeon also=
crash Firefox, so I can't blame Galeon for them. My only gripe would be=20
Galeon's memory consumption, but I feel that is more likely to be a factor =
how many pages I have open (and that's probably Firefox-related as well).
The point of this e-mail is twofold. Firstly, I would like to say a big Tha=
You to the Galeon developers. Secondly, I would like to propose that the=20
Galeon dev team begin thinking of making a 2.0 release. I strongly feel tha=
1.3.21 is ready, and you are only hurting yourselves by maintaining a=20
'development' version number. I'm sure that an announcement of a new stable=
branch will encourage developers and users alike to try Galeon. Not everyon=
is 100% satisfied with Firefox.
The only reason for waiting would be the imminent version 1.5 release of=20
=46irefox. Using this logic, you could wait until your code is fully tested=
working against the new Firefox 1.5 API.
I hope that you consider my proposal. Galeon deserves far more credit than =
currently has, and that is a real shame. It is not too late to turn things=
Sridhar Dhanapalan [Yama | http://www.pclinuxonline.com/]
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That price might be high. Established companies have an interest in excludi=
future competitors." -- Bill Gates, 1991
From: Philip Langdale <philipl@ma...> - 2005-09-30 04:20:07
Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> The point of this e-mail is twofold. Firstly, I would like to say a big Thank
> You to the Galeon developers. Secondly, I would like to propose that the
> Galeon dev team begin thinking of making a 2.0 release. I strongly feel that
> 1.3.21 is ready, and you are only hurting yourselves by maintaining a
> 'development' version number. I'm sure that an announcement of a new stable
> branch will encourage developers and users alike to try Galeon. Not everyone
> is 100% satisfied with Firefox.
I'm glad to hear that the current release is working out well for you.
We do consider the 1.3.x releases to be de-facto stable these days, even
though they are officially unstable. The reality is that the primary
developers are simply too busy these days to give galeon as much
attention as we'd like to. That's not to say that we've given up on it,
but that progress is slow, and that includes making an official 2.0
We're actually all going to be in Boston for the GNOME summit next week,
which will be a good opportunity to have a discussion about where we go
Thanks for your support,