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Re: Will IBrowse v2.5 ever be released?

Subject: Re: Will IBrowse v2.5 ever be released?
by eliyahu on 2013/1/9 16:20:23

@thread

a few posters have asked, 'why bother,' given the availability of more modern browsing solutions. the reason is simple: raw speed. i'm used to commodity hardware running solaris or linux during much of the day, so the speed difference when hopping on my pegasos2 at home is very noticeable.

ibrowse is fast, very fast. and since i tend to limit much of my browsing to amiga-related sites on my NG machines, it is still very useful indeed. timberwolf is fine if you have an X1000. on anything less i've tried so far i would go so far as to say it was so slow as to be unusable. MUIOWB is very nice, but scrolling speed is poor and the interface just 'feels' sluggish. OWB is great, but slow in rendering, and netsurf is terrific and fast, but no javascript support.

so if i want raw speed, ibrowse is the way to go. the powerpc-native build i played with at amiwest is blazin' and the REXX interface plus its easy-to-customize interface makes a very compelling combination.

i think if stefan wanted it released, he could just say, 'yeah, go ahead' to oliver's frequent requests. i guess the answer is that it will never be released, which is a darn shame for both the users and the few developers who put so much (unpaid) time and energy into it.

-- eliyahu

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