New release of RISC OS Firefox availablePublished: 22nd Feb 2008, 22:33:16 | Permalink | Printable
Tough bugs bite the dust in new versionA new version of the RISC OS Firefox 2 web browser port has been released today for punters to download. Release 3 has been significantly bug-fixed and uses the latest source code from the mainstream Firefox project. Port developer Peter Naulls is still keen for donations to fund his work on the mammoth, open source browser.
According to Peter, the latest RISC OS release uses the 126.96.36.199 upstream source including security and stability fixes, no longer has the bug that prevented it from starting up on many systems, and has had its mystery 1x1 pixel window removed. Quitting the software from the iconbar works cleanly, a bug that caused some panes to vanish has been squashed, bookmark handling is fixed, odd spacing in menu items has been worked around, and the speed of the browser has been possibly ramped up. The program was also built using GCC 4.1
More details about the release are here.
The new version is suitable for Iyonixes, A9homes, Omegas and VirtualRPC-class emulators. It will not work on RiscPCs or older RISC OS machines because the compiled program uses "half-word instructions" that will not work properly on older hardware.
RISC OS Firefox port page
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