Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 20:12 UTC
Amiga & AROS After much, much development, the developers behind AmigaOS 4 have released the first alpha of Timberwolf, the AmigaOS 4 port of the Firefox web browser. I tried it out on my Amiga, and indeed confirmed that this is very much alpha material.
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VERY GOOD
by TheDAX on Wed 9th Jun 2010 22:11 UTC
TheDAX
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2010-01-05

@ALL
Read well the article he doesn't say it's slow, he says it takes time to install and that the first start up is slow (subsequent ones are faster, and the installation problem is connected to some font recompiling that happens at installation run time).

Actually this browser on Sam is as fast and in many cases WAY faster than OWB. Heavy sites that are a total chore to browse in OWB have been very fast on SamFlex (like www.IGN.com something i never experienced before) and many stuff I never seen working on Amiga finally do (such as Amazon's recent hystory feature that stalls on the spinning circle going on forever and now finally works, or Wikipedia embedded videos that now finally play just to name a few).

But the most important part is that is that it's a VERY early Alpha which the authors are saying is much slower than what the final version will be.

I hear people saying that they prefer Chrome because it is more light weight, and yet here we have an Amiga Native FF implementation that goes as fast (at the very least least) as webkit based OWB and it's still in Alpha state! Final version might be the only browser on earth to deliver lightning speed (if this is any indication) and features all rolled into one, quite an achievement IMHO...

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My caps lock key is off (was RE: VERY GOOD)
by Fool on Thu 10th Jun 2010 03:48 in reply to "VERY GOOD"
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2009-10-17

So does that mean the final version will also include a JavaScript JIT targeting PowerPC?

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