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Galeon: Galeon Developer Interview, July 2003

Jul 29, 2003, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])

"How 'healthy is the galeon project?


"Stable but serious. :-)

"We're operating at a fairly low level right now but we've gained a lot more focus recently and Crispin has been a great help. Having the whole gnome farce behind us is also a relief. ximian deciding to ship galeon as their primary browser is a big boost, especially given redhat has thrown us out (no surprises) and slackware too *sniff*. We still have problems dealing with the bad image we have of 1.3 as a featureless POS; most people don't realise how far we've come since October 2002. But we're getting there, slowly but steadily. Galeon isn't going away.


"Pretty healthy all things considered. Not being 'the official GNOME browser.' Excluded from Red Hat rawhide. Dissed for all the wrong reasons by uninformed people--yet people still seem to be interested and most importantly 'external' patches seem to have picked up recently, which is just great. Many thanks.


"We're progressing nicely, if a bit slowly. We've come a long way after hitting rock-bottom and more people are starting to realize that, so the bad image we got last year should be a thing in the past..."

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