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Sleiper Browser

Post by darth » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:36 pm

I just know about Sleiper Browser. Have'nt tried it yet. What caught my attention about this Japanese Browser was, that this browser allows one to select either the Trident or Gecko layout engines for each web site visted. See article http://www.computerworld.com/action/art ... rc=hm_list
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Post by statm1 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:02 am

Yea, thats not a new concept actually..

Netscape once had that function before it turned into a Firefox clone.. And there was a rumor for Avant to have that ability. But it was just a rumor..
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Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:17 pm

Actually, Netscape had that long after Sleipnir (We've been missing the "n" ;)). But, Netscape did have it after they switched to cloning Firefox instead of Mozilla... at least when they had that initial, ugly, orange skin. Have they since dropped Trident/Gecko support?

I really liked some of the earlier builds of Sleipnir. Once you got over the learning curve of, "Oh, so I can move anything I want to the toolbars" it's setup made a lot more sense. The only drawback for me in the early days was that you couldn't double-click the tab bar to open a new tab, but you could double-click the window itself and it had its own proprietary bookmark system.

That was all, though, when (according to what I heard) the browser was simply the project of some college kid that he was doing for a class.

Now, it looks a lot more like IE and, I think, the learning curve has become a lot steeper. I don't know if other people took it over or if it's the same guy, but it seems like the goal was to make it more compatible with IE or make it look more like IE, but much like the problems we have here with IE Favorites, Groups, bookmarks, online storage, etc., I think trying to open things up and, many times, make a project worse instead of better.

The one thing I really miss, though, is the ability to be able to move absolutely anything in a menu to a toolbar. That was really great. It might look awkward, but it was great. ;)

The old version I had was 1.6.1, but it looks like 1.6.2 is what was last available from the Version 1 series.

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Re: Sleiper Browser

Post by darth » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:25 pm

I believe you ask if Netscape dropped Trident/Gecko support. AOL dropped support of Netscape earlier this year. I do'nt know what it means, but I have seen in the past in Foxfox files, some files with the name Netscape on them.
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Post by statm1 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:23 pm

The Netscape browser has been officially discontinued.

As for alittle history, Firefox grew out of Netscape so I wouldn't be surprised if there was alittle of netscape still in there somewhere..
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Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:39 pm

I don't claim to be a Netscape/Mozilla expert, but it was always my understanding that if Firefox grew out of Netscape, then it was the same way we grew out of our grandparents.

Wasn't it pretty much Netscape releasing code, Mozilla running from there, then deciding to go in a new direction with with Firefox. By the time the dual engine Netscape browser came around Firefox had already gone through a name change and had released or was close to releasing 1.0. AOL controlled Netscape at that point and had no interest in the Mozilla/Firefox project.

Not a big deal, I'm just curious if I'm remembering those days completely wrong.

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Re: Sleiper Browser

Post by bigC » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:00 pm

I always thought each Netscape & Firefox were offshoots of Mozilla. I may be wrong on that though.

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Post by darth » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:28 pm

I believe close to maybe couple of years ago, I saw something on the internet, that the developers of Firefox was turning over to the Mozilla Foundation, the development of Firefox. Aww heck, maybe it was the other way around.
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Post by statm1 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:51 am

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Re: Sleiper Browser

Post by darth » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:15 pm

Thanks Matt for link.
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Post by statm1 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:54 pm

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