Projects / Galeon


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.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  19 Sep 2006 16:25

    Release Notes: This release will actually build against Mozilla 1.7.5+.

    •  17 Sep 2006 04:41

      Release Notes: This release works with Mozilla 1.7.5+, Seamonkey 1.0+, Firefox 1.0.x and 1.5+, and xulrunner 1.8+ and trunk builds as of 16/09/06. Compatibility problems and other bugs were fixed.

      •  27 Feb 2006 01:18

        Release Notes: The big point of this release is compatibility with XULRunner. Type-ahead find was made to work with both Firefox and XULRunner. The Find toolbar has been ported from Epiphany. Bugfixes: 325501, 322668, and 326813.

        •  28 Nov 2005 13:05

          Release Notes: This version works with Mozilla 1.7.5+, 1.8a3, and up, as well as with Firefox 1.0.x and 1.5. Embedded HTTP error message pages are used if Mozilla supports them. A Security Device Manager button was added in the security preferences. The delete key works in the Personal Data Manager. Support was added for multimedia keyboard keys like Back and Forward. Other bugs were fixed.

          •  22 May 2005 11:01

            Release Notes: This release works with Mozilla 1.7 -> 1.7.8, 1.8a3 -> 1.8b2, and trunk. It has a couple more focus fixes to less common cases, fixes regression since 1.3.19 that prevented helpers from working with file:/// URLs, and fixes the toolbar editor to work when the composite extension is enabled.

            Recent comments

            23 Sep 2007 05:43 geminibiz

            Re: When will Galeon be independant?

            When will Galeon be independant?

            Nonsense! Galeon in a present kind more than the individual project. What for to expect something the greater?

            10 Sep 2005 13:03 raycast

            Re: castrated
            I like the new galeon much better.

            13 Nov 2004 19:34 multi_io

            This browser has been castrated in version 1.3. There's no other way to put it. Allegedly, this was done to make the browser more appealing to the casual user -- as if there weren't half a dozen projects that try just that. They've removed almost every feature that made this browser special. The quick selection of the proxying method -- removed. Tear-off menus -- removed. Session management -- removed (no, "Add Tabs As Folder" is no adequate replacement). The bookmark editor -- crippled. I can't find an easy way to add a bookmark with a user-defined title. In 1.2.x, you could set an option so a dialog in which you could enter the title would pop up when you chose "Add Bookmark Here". In 1.3, the only way to achieve that is to first navigate clumsily to the desired bookmark folder, add the bookmark with the page's title, then use the bookmark editor, navigate clumsily to the folder again, and change the title. You can't even bookmark the current page using the bookmark editor. Nor can you drag'n'drop the URL "drag handle" into the bookmark editor -- how is that "appealing to the casual user"? At least they've retained bookmark aliases (albeit with a clumsy user interface) -- a feature that is probably more difficult to grasp for beginners that any of the removed ones.

            It seems the Galeon people somehow got infected with the Gnome2 "dumb it down until your dog can use it" philosophy. It's a tragedy.

            01 May 2004 07:02 gorgonzola_cheese

            Why did they get rid of favicon support in Galeon 1.3?
            For now I am sticking with 1.2. With favicons you can pack your personal toolbar with way more links than if you are forced to use text .... For some inscrutable reason 1.3 got rid of this.

            21 Jun 2003 09:10 fishynet

            Im a Galeon Addict!
            I love this UI! It's Fast, It's Clean, And it's Powerful!

            This is what I call a browser!


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