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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I think the most shocking thing about that screenshot (for a long time Amiga user like me) is seeing a menu in the browser window. That is so un-Amiga. On Amiga, every application has its menu in hidden in the screen titlebar, accessed by right-mouse-button (a nice feature, wasting no screen space). A menu in a window just seems totally wrong on Amiga.

It's probably way too much work to rewrite Firefox to be more Amiga-like. It's nice to have Firefox on Amiga, but it'll never be a "native program".

Edited 2010-06-10 13:45 UTC

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Neolander Member since:

Unless one keeps the web engine and re-does the GUI, like they did on Windows, that is. It's possible actually : Firefox no longer looks and behaves exactly the same on Windows and OSX...

Edited 2010-06-10 14:16 UTC

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Fransexy Member since:

Make Amiga Menus is on to do list.Be patiente is an early Alpha and even on a subGH machine it feels faster than FF on my Dual core Windows machine

Edited 2010-06-10 14:30 UTC

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google_ninja Member since:

...which is quite an acccomplishment, since windows firefox gets by far the most love out of all of them.

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