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Old 16 February 2012, 21:19   #1
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Firefox on Amiga has arrived!!!

A great event for NG Amiga users!

New Timberwolf release

The Timberwolf team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the first beta version of Timberwolf 4.0.1. Timberwolf is an AmigaOS web browser based on Firefox/Mozilla technology. This technology is more than just a browser, it is an enabling technology, bringing powerful tools such as html5, WebM, JavaScript, XUL, and more to AmigaOS 4.x. These are the building blocks for other applications as well, such as the email client "Thunderbird" or the media center "Songbird".

This first beta release includes almost the full functionality of the browser, allowing style-sheet enabled web browsing, secure connections, use of Firefox® add-on and more.
Of course, being a beta, there are some limitations, such as missing support for printing, sound, WebGL, and drag&drop. Most importantly, no support for hardware accelerated rendering is implemented yet. We are working on getting all those features implemented over time. Current focus is on stability and completeness.
Minimum Requirements:

AmigaOS 4.1 (Update 4) is required to run this version of Timberwolf.



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Old 16 February 2012, 21:56   #2
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this looks nice

pity it cant run on 68k
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Old 16 February 2012, 22:32   #3
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Posting now from my AmigaOne, it runs really well

Amibay/EAB are displayed perfect, I'm off to try some more sites

Thanks Timberwolf Team
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Old 16 February 2012, 23:18   #4
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Here are some screenies (Youtube although it works is very slow and crashed my system) But cool it works tho
























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Will try this once i hook the A1 back up.
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Old 16 February 2012, 23:56   #6
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pity it cant run on 68k
Wouldn't even be usable, even my 667 Mhz Pentium 3 doesn't run it all that great (I use Opera). A good browser for 680x0 would have to be written from scratch, and preferably in hand optimized assembly language. I wonder how hard html+css would be to do.
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Old 17 February 2012, 00:48   #7
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Interesting, how about an AROS port?
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Old 17 February 2012, 01:20   #8
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Interesting, how about an AROS port?
Yes please, thats when i will become interested.

Dont think its gonna happen soon, I think they will be retaining all parts they possibly can as closed source.
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Old 17 February 2012, 01:23   #9
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Yes please, thats when i will become interested.

Dont think its gonna happen soon, I think they will be retaining all parts they possibly can as closed source.
I dont think they would go for an AROS port.
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Old 17 February 2012, 01:57   #10
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Perhaps a bounty could convince them?
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Old 17 February 2012, 03:04   #11
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Here are some screenies (Youtube although it works is very slow and crashed my system) But cool it works tho
Is that the HTML5 version of youtube?
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it's a pity that an Aros port is not (yet) on the agenda. That would most definitely spark my interest...
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Old 18 February 2012, 01:56   #13
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I wonder if their closed-source components are the legal reason they have to call it Timberwolf instead of Firefox.

From the Timberwolf project page (Goals):
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There are no plans for any older version of AmigaOS nor for any other AmigaOS-alike system.
A shame, since AROS will run on much better and widely-available hardware, and MorphOS has the edge over OS4 in many areas.

I can see why 68k AmigaOS would be too slow though (other than under WinUAE etc.)
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Old 18 February 2012, 15:00   #14
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Wasn't there a bounty to port Mozilla to Amiga?
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