Home > Mozilla, Gecko > K-Meleon 0.8 Beta out; Galeon, Firebird, Epiphany Releases K-Meleon 0.8 Beta out; Galeon, Firebird, Epiphany Releases Submitted by Yien Zheng 2003-10-27 Mozilla, Gecko 5 Comments K-meleon‘s latest beta is built on Mozilla 1.5 code and incorporates all of the changes since 0.7. Additionally, Mozilla Firebird 0.7.1 was released for Macs, Epiphany released two versions, 1.0.4-stable and 1.1.0-test, and Galeon released 1.3.10. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 5 Comments 2003-10-27 7:58 pm Just noticed from one of the comment threads on MozillaZine.org that it seems that Firebird currently is more or less a one man effort??? Sounds pretty much amazing, but how can that be? Maybe that’s one of the places some coders should try to jump in and get some work done. On the other hand it brings hope! If it is possible for one man to write a brilliant webbrowser which technically I’d guess is the best one on the market, then projects like Themis for BeOS or similarities for HobbyOSes like SkyOS or Syllable is a possible reality. anyway, this might very well be completely wrong, maybe there are 50 guys working on it… 2003-10-27 9:18 pm I don’t know how many developers Firebird has, but remember that the most important part of the browser, the HTML renderer, uses the same component as Mozilla/Netscape. Firebird is just packaging around the browser component. 2003-10-28 3:31 am Yes, the mozilla team is in charge of the gecko engine, the rendering engine for Mozilla, MozillaFirebird, Epiphany, Galeon and Netscape, too mention but a few. But that doesn’t mean implementing the browser frontend is a joke. It is a very tasking and demanding project. If just one person is maintaining Firebird, I give him the props. 2003-10-28 8:20 am Not bad. Extremely fast on my slower system. I like also having my Favorites in sync with IE too (that is how I set it up). In particular I like how the layers (tabs) feature has improved. They are actually usable now. Can also block most popups, but not by default. Their is a checkbox for that in the “privacy” section of the preferences. I recommend this for people with slower computers. But want an excellent rendering engine. PS. What is ever going to happen to the win32-khtml port. I guess there are no developers interested. Would it be very difficult to complete the port of the engine and simply use myie2 as its UI? 2003-10-28 10:29 am Great Work Mozilla Crew. Full points to the developer. Firebird rocks in its 0.7 release. I am expecting a world class browser by release 1.0 . Mozilla Firebird rules !!