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The Icon Bar: News and features: Mozilla Firefox 2 for Iyonix - Soon?
 

Mozilla Firefox 2 for Iyonix - Soon?

Posted by fwibbler on 04:28, 16/11/2006 | , ,
 
FirefoxNews just in, Mozilla Firefox 2 is now working on the Iyonix and may be ready for release quite soon!
 
As before, donations totalling £1000 are required to fund the work that has been required to release this version which may lack HTTPS support.
This new version is apparently a bit faster and more stable than the last release (Firefox 1.5b5)
 
Also, subject to an extra £4000 funding on top of the above, further development can also be secured to give full RISC OS integration, including:
  • Unicode fonts
  • plug-in support
  • RISC OS widget usage (?)
  • Speed improvements
Lucky Iyonix users!
An A9 version is also being considered depending on the level of interest.
 
No other version is currently planned.
Full details can be found on the Firefox page at the RISC OS.info website.
 
  Mozilla Firefox 2 for Iyonix - Soon?
  fwibbler (04:32 16/11/2006)
  blasts of the xtre (09:30 16/11/2006)
    nunfetishist (23:51 22/11/2006)
      Hertzsprung (20:40 25/11/2006)
        VincceH (22:15 25/11/2006)
          VincceH (22:16 25/11/2006)
 
fwibbler Message #94269, posted by fwibbler at 04:32, 16/11/2006
fwibbler

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Out of interest (coz someone gonner ask) why an Iyonix specific version? Is the A9 that much different?
Cheers!
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Sion Message #94270, posted by blasts of the xtre at 09:30, 16/11/2006, in reply to message #94269
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The Iyonix is tons faster!
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Rob Kendrick Message #94271, posted by nunfetishist at 23:51, 22/11/2006, in reply to message #94270
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The Iyonix ins't "tons" faster at all. Anyway, there are plenty of technical differences between the A9home and the Iyonix that might complicate such. Things that the Iyonix has that Chox might be using that the A9 doesn't: Much larger wimp slots, unicode font manger, Xscale-specific instructions for optimisations. I'm sure there are plenty of other reasons, too. The only person who knows is Chox, and he doesn't appear to want to actually talk about it too much, such is his way.
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James Shaw Message #94272, posted by Hertzsprung at 20:40, 25/11/2006, in reply to message #94271
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Novel, I never knew speed could be measured in units of weight.
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VinceH Message #94273, posted by VincceH at 22:15, 25/11/2006, in reply to message #94272
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Ton hasn't been used above to measure speed, as such, but as another word to mean "considerably" - it's a common enough useage, and it's been around long enough that it must have reached the dictionary by now.
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VinceH Message #94274, posted by VincceH at 22:16, 25/11/2006, in reply to message #94273
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(I'm not saying he's right about the speed difference, btw)
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