Bug#135357: ITP: galeon-beta -- Galeon webbrowser (gnome) - development versions
Version: N/A; reported 2002-02-23
* Package name : galeon-beta
Version : 1.1.3
Upstream Author : Galeon Development Team <email@example.com>
* URL : http://galeon.sourceforge.net/
* License : GPL
Description : Galeon webbrowser (gnome) - development versions
Galeon webbrowser, unstable tree (1.1.*)
I've been doing some NMU's to galeon; this package is very closely tied
to the original galeon packages.
I've been doing galeon 1.1.* packages for some time now and got some
good feedback from IRC ;)
There was some article in LWN.net (right now at the front
page/editorial) http://lwn.net/ about Debian where it was stated:
"The joy of an unstable life." [...] "If you want the bleeding edge,
you'll probably find it there" [...] "The unstable distribution is not
for everybody, of course. [...] short time window when the PAM packages
were broken; the result was a system that nobody could log into."
A quite pro-Debian article stating that altugh Debian potato is quite
"stale", Debian is one of the most up-to-date distributions.
Really nice. - The article actually recommends running Debian for people
wanting to take part in Free Software Development, because it's so easy
to keep up with current development versions.
Now see the following part:
"It is fun to be a part of the free software development process, and
Debian unstable offers a relatively easy entry point into that process.
If you want to see the latest feature in Galeon, " [...]
Right now, you can't see the latest features of galeon in Debian.
For example mouse gestures - a nice feature in the development version
of galeon for quite some time - are not available in galeon 1.0.3
As i'm having the galeon 1.1.3 packages ready anyway and use them
everyday - why not fulfill that claim of lwn.net? ;)
Maybe i'll upgrade them to some current cvs snapshot, too.
The Galeon Team probably will release 1.1.4 anytime soon; and maybe even
1.2.0 too - which would be a candidate for galeon "-stable" then.