The Iyonix-only version 2 of the RISC OS Firefox port was released this weekend. Developer Peter Naulls made the open source web browser available for free download after generous punters donated a grand in cash to the project in little over a fortnight. A second release could be posted online in time for Christmas day if Peter secures more funding. Version 2 has no RISC OS-style menus, the iconbar icon has been removed, and the while browser does support secure ‘https’ websites, users will have to manually verify the identity of certain sites. Peter also hopes to use the NetSurf Unicode engine in a future release to display non-Latin characters.
Firefox 2 Ported to RISC OS 5
Submitted by Hassan Americosta 2006-12-02 RISC OS 4 Comments
An incredible amount of work would be needed to make this stable and more integrated. Seemingly by one person alone as the source code changes appear not to have been made available (isn’t that breach of license?)
RISC OS is suddenly finding itself colliding with modern requirements and gorwing pains are begining to show. The way things are going, RISC OS could soon be the next Amiga.