Firefox first beta publishedBy Chris Williams. Published: 20th Jun 2005, 13:46:25 | Permalink | Printable
Get it while it's hotThe first public beta version of the RISC OS Firefox port is now available for download.
This much anticipated release weighs in at a 9.5M download. According to developer Peter Naulls, "it is important that you read the instructions fully before trying to run Firefox for RISC OS, otherwise failure may result. This is beta software, and represents ongoing development and has a number of bugs. Please read the notes about bug reporting in the !Help."
Work began on the Firefox port some time ago, and after a number of cash pledges from end users, Peter uploaded the beta version earlier today. We've since learnt that it was James Shaw who pledged the cash that pushed Peter's 'Pledge-o-Meter' to 100%.
James commented, "The Firefox port demonstrates that heavyweight graphical applications can be adapted for RISC OS. I can only guess at the technical difficulties Peter had to address, but it can't have been easy."
Recognising the efforts made by fellow programmers, who contributed to his port, Peter added, "New subscriptions to the project in the next 30 days will be donated to developers who made this project possible."
First beta Firefox download for RISC OS
Peter Naulls is a drobe.co.uk writer
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