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9:10 AM
At least the edit comment is honest... unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/397146
 
 
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10:45 AM
@StephenKitt sigh...
 
11:44 AM
@StephenKitt I suspect the poster's age is in single digits. The Net doesn't really have an age bar.
 
12:24 PM
Galeon is a discontinued Gecko-based web browser that was created by Marco Pesenti Gritti with the goal of delivering a consistent browsing experience to GNOME desktop environment. It gained some popularity in the early 2000s due to its speed, flexibility in configuration and features. The disagreement over the future of Galeon split the development team in 2002, which resulted in the departure of the browser's initial author and several other developers. This event marked the beginning of the browser's popularity decline, which led to its discontinuation in September 2008. Some of Galeon's features...
 
@StephenKitt Yes, I know it's dead. But I never saw a good explanation of why it died.
 
@FaheemMitha the linked page explains why it died
 
Well, except that humans are good at spoiling things.
@StephenKitt I don't consider that an explanation. But opinions may differ.
 
> Eventually the Galeon developers announced plans to halt development of Galeon, saying "the current approach is unsustainable" regarding the resources required to maintain it. Instead, they planned to develop a set of extensions for Epiphany to provide similar functionality.
seems like an explanation to me (and you can follow the links to the references)
 
Well, except the part that Firefox apparently became more popular. Though I think it was more that the developers were fighting among themselves, apparently.
Words like "write a new version of Galeon from scratch" generally spell doom for any project, anyway.
@StephenKitt I think I'm just going to opt for being bitter.
 
12:30 PM
@FaheemMitha so you’re asking a question without really being interested in an answer ;-)
 
@StephenKitt Maybe so.
Humans suck, dammit.
A lot of these types of projects seem very tied to their toolkits. And the toolkits are unstable. Which makes them intrinsically fragile.
Graphical toolkits, specifically.
 

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