Galeon is a GNOME Web browser based on Gecko (the Mozilla rendering engine). It is fast, has a light interface, and is fully standards-compliant. This is the first unstable development release of Galeon based on GNOME 2 libraries and GTK2 Mozilla. It’s a development version and may not work as expected. It may crash and even damage other data. Testing and bug reporting is encouraged, and patches welcome. Back up the .galeon directory before first use. The Mozilla GTK2 port is still incomplete, and a patch needs to be applied. Galeon 1.3.0 has been a nearly complete rewrite. Many features have been retained, some have been dropped, some will be put back in the future, and a few have been added.
This release works with Mozilla 1.2.x and trunk. Compatability symbols have been added so that plugins compiled with gcc 2.x will work even if the program was compiled with gcc 3.x. Proxy preferences have been moved to the GNOME control center (control center version 2.1.2 or later is required). Right mouse button gestures are now actually usable, FTP browsing works again, and the “New” toolbar button has been restored. Tab detaching and dragging between windows has been added. Saving and restoring the GNOME session works again, as well as the ability to choose helper applications. Many more bugfixes are included.
This release works with Mozilla 1.3a, 1.3b and trunk. Context menus for Back/Up/Forward buttons as well as bookmarks menu items are back, as well as a native cookie dialog. There are bookmark editor improvements, a nice disclosure widget from gnome-media, context menu fixes, better handling of non-western on-disk filename encoding, updated default bookmarks, and a redesigned MyPortal. Configure now reads the Mozilla version from the pkgconfig files. There are many bugfixes, API streamlining, and sanity improvements.