Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 23:04 UTC, submitted by Richard Lake
Amiga & AROS "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."
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RE[4]: I'm sure the four people
by MORB on Fri 9th Mar 2012 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'm sure the four people"
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I am Happy AmigaOS finally got its port of Firefox. Due to OS architecture constraints it was a far harder goal to achieve than on any OSS Posix-compliant OS. This means that the words "impossible to do" have low impact on willing people. I won't use it for reasons which are off topic here, but I am happy it's there.

It was probably never claimed to be impossible, merely pointless and a waste of energy.

I just can't comprehend what can possibly motivate developers to work so hard just to get an app to run on top of an inadequate OS. In the end, what do you gain from it?

Don't tell me they did it just to learn, because the guys who did that have been doing this kind of thing long enough that they're unlikely to have anything to learn from it anymore.

It's just an exercise of painfully reinventing all sort of wheels that their obsolete OS is missing to achieve end results that have no added value. Plus the entire thing runs only on very expensive niche hardware which is substandard in every way.

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