K-Meleon 1.0 Released

Sunday August 13th, 2006

K-Meleon 1.0 has been released. K-Meleon is a standalone Gecko-based browser for Windows, designed to be light, fast and highly customisable. This first non-beta release is based on the Mozilla code base (the same as Mozilla Firefox and introduces many new features, including a find bar, autocomplete in the URL bar, site icon support, new preference panels and many other improvements and bug fixes. The K-Meleon 1.0 Release Notes have more details and a full K-Meleon 1.0 changelog is also available.

#4 Re: K-Meleon vs Firefox?

by scuac

Monday August 14th, 2006 6:35 AM

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"Based on the same Gecko rendering engine as Mozilla Firefox, K-Meleon uses the native Windows API to create the user interface instead of using the cross-platform XUL layer. This allows the browser to integrate more closely with the operating system, and makes K-Meleon less resource-intensive and more responsive to user input, which is important for users of low-end hardware. This approach is similar to that of Galeon and Epiphany (for GNOME), and Camino (for Mac OS X)."

From the Wikipedia entry for K-meleon.