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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #180 on: June 09, 2021, 08:37:29 am »
The way I read your response I am not 100% certain you understand what Lewis wrote.

What Lewis his opinion is that some people purchased a license of ArcaOS 5.0 and when half a year later the 6 month the subscription expired and did not renew the subscription. Doing that is a user his right. The included OS/2 license remains always valid.

What Lewis mentioned is that he thinks its not far if people to renew the ArcaOS subscription after not having paid for it for 3 years. The customer then buys a new subscription and would access to version 5.0.6.  It seems BTW recently Arca Noae modified the policy and when you let the subscription expire for a long time you pay an extra fee for getting access again.

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Well like I said I might have been too sensitive about it.
I understand that the license is still valid. I just don't like painting users who opt not to upgrade as somehow being unfair to others.
I don't have a problem with him opting to charge a larger fee if they decide to upgrade later - it's his business to price as he sees fit.
Just don't like the way he said it, is all.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #181 on: June 09, 2021, 08:57:49 pm »
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If you count the first three octets of the IP address it where 500 unqiue IP addreses. Count all 4 octets it where just over 600 unique IP addresses.
Remeber that this is an indication in my opinion but I described that already.

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These are the IP addresses I had during only one month this year. Maybe I've overlooked some doublets in the list, maybe I've deleted some unique ones while composing it. But this is only for my xDSL connection. In parallel I had also changing IP addresses on my LTE connection different to that.

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20210501 23:10:00 Own IP is 91.115.45.154
20210502 22:28:53 Own IP is 62.47.154.188
20210503 20:07:43 Own IP is 93.82.54.158
20210504 07:32:14 Own IP is 62.47.153.3
20210504 21:30:29 Own IP is 93.82.50.152
20210505 20:33:42 Own IP is 93.82.52.178
20210506 22:48:05 Own IP is 91.115.44.148
20210507 20:06:16 Own IP is 62.47.158.105
20210508 13:57:36 Own IP is 188.22.222.68
20210509 19:19:07 Own IP is 91.115.44.97
20210510 19:52:08 Own IP is 188.23.61.159
20210511 15:57:16 Own IP is 188.23.57.62
20210512 08:59:35 Own IP is 91.115.45.14
20210514 19:26:12 Own IP is 188.22.219.139
20210515 19:25:36 Own IP is 188.23.61.74
20210516 19:01:11 Own IP is 188.23.59.54
20210518 21:01:53 Own IP is 188.23.60.105
20210519 17:28:33 Own IP is 91.115.47.221
20210520 08:10:37 Own IP is 188.23.57.183
20210521 22:48:09 Own IP is 93.82.53.18
20210522 23:07:58 Own IP is 93.82.55.163
20210524 19:24:50 Own IP is 93.82.49.32
20210525 19:47:36 Own IP is 91.115.43.193
20210527 18:38:53 Own IP is 93.82.52.75
20210528 20:09:54 Own IP is 93.82.53.138
20210529 22:40:44 Own IP is 62.47.158.111
20210530 20:16:46 Own IP is 91.115.47.66
20210531 21:39:03 Own IP is 93.82.51.68
20210601 07:55:53 Own IP is 62.47.155.179
20210601 21:28:47 Own IP is 93.82.55.90

Maybe your counting is nearly correct, maybe others have similar changing IPs than me, I don't know. At least you can count all the above IPs as one single user, not 30 ;-).

I would be happy if there are really so much users out there as you think. But excuse me, I still don't believe it.


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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #182 on: July 13, 2021, 03:51:30 am »
Hi

Bitwise works has raise from "44880 €" on 2021-06-06 to "46045 €" at 2021-07-07. The goal is 49000 € and I think we are getting close to it.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #183 on: July 13, 2021, 04:07:44 pm »
Bitwise works has raise from "44880 €" on 2021-06-06 to "46045 €" at 2021-07-07. The goal is 49000 € and I think we are getting close to it.

I donated again. But Bitwise is now part-time for this project. This is a major factor in the practicality of using ArcaOS in a day to day way. The platform would be healthier if we could fund BWW at a full-time rate.
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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #184 on: August 04, 2021, 09:32:39 pm »
I need a reminder now and then, possibly others do as well......
Anyway, I just donated again.


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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #185 on: August 05, 2021, 04:54:21 pm »
Hi

I just checked the Bitwise site and it says "As of 05.08.2021 we collected 46880 €.", which is 96% of the 49000 € goal.
It is a record for the community raising that money and I had taken a lot of effort from all (the community and Bitwise). I really hope to see some public beta soon.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #186 on: August 05, 2021, 11:32:00 pm »
Hi

I just checked the Bitwise site and it says "As of 05.08.2021 we collected 46880 €.", which is 96% of the 49000 € goal.
It is a record for the community raising that money and I had taken a lot of effort from all (the community and Bitwise). I really hope to see some public beta soon.

Regards


Keep in mind that the 49.000 Euro was an estimate.  More smaller setbacks have been encountered.
But you can follow this on the different Git pages of bitwise works.
Currently a new LIBC version is being worked to fix more issue's for the browser. But we are moving closer.
The clipboard support (copy paste) is next on the schedule. So I am hoping next week somewhere a first beta can be send out to the first group of people. Making the new Otter Browser the first RPM based browser to be installable on OS/2.

It should be noted that you need ACPI 03.23.16 or higher. From what I understand this is because of some update to the highres timer.
Also ArcaOS kernel 14.203 will be required to prevent your system from crashing.  But this will be documented in the readme file.
Note that the webkit dll (about 240 MB) needs to be loaded high. So you need a kernel that supports this!

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #187 on: August 12, 2021, 03:43:26 pm »
Roderick,



How can I qualify to be in the first group that receives the beta?. For the last month I have been using the QT5 simple browser for most of my day to day transactions, including my 2 bank and 3 email accounts. Also I have been able to purchase in different stores paying with my credit card.

I run native ArcaOS 5.0.6 and at the most I start my Windows 7 once per week.

And of course I have done modest contributions to the project compatible with my age and income.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #188 on: November 14, 2021, 06:12:07 pm »
Hello

FYI: Bitwise works collected the "49000 €" donation initially required according to it's webpage.
- https://www.bitwiseworks.com/

This is a never seen record for the community and it took efforts and time of all of us.

I'm really looking forward to see Qt5 stabilize and the new browser, so future projects can be suggested by Bitwise works.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #189 on: November 14, 2021, 08:58:15 pm »
The 49.000 Euro was an estimate, in the mean time loads of other DLL's where updated and added to make the new browser.
As for the beta program I am picking up on that again...

Things have slowed down mainly because of me... I have been having some things happen in my personal live that took away my attention from the browser.  Silvan and Herwig have both had to deal with a private issue.

And while funding has flowed into the webshop of BWW donations via OS2VOICE have mostly dried up. Also duo to my private situation but in genereal the level of donations has been dropping. This has resulted in Dmitry also seeking other work. I can only we say, we warned of this impending issue...

Anyway the browser beta is moving forward again!

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #190 on: November 15, 2021, 12:46:41 am »
Roderick, everyone...

...And while funding has flowed into the webshop of BWW donations via OS2VOICE have mostly dried up. Also duo to my private situation but in genereal the level of donations has been dropping. This has resulted in Dmitry also seeking other work. I can only we say, we warned of this impending issue...

That's hard to hear, on both aspects: the personal challenges and Dmitry having to look at another income stream. I hope the personal situation for all gets better, for what it's worth.

In the meantime, I noticed that there were some AOO updates made (another thread), so I hit the BWW site and updated my donation for that, and while there I bought a couple of QT5 & browser development units along with a separate GCC porting donation.

Not much, but if that helps even the tiniest bit, it was worth it!

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #191 on: November 15, 2021, 02:02:56 am »
Hi Roderick

Bitwise works is completely free to write down a new set of development goals for the Qt5 and new browser port and call it like "phase 2", set a funding goal, time frame and request donations for it. But it will be important for them to release a working beta version of the browser to keep the community motivated and show that good things were produced with the first "49000 €" raised.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #192 on: November 15, 2021, 07:37:26 am »
Roderick stated the beta is advancing, so let's hope for the best.

About setting a new goal: I could image that it is difficult to port this application in a stepped approach, for example with reduced functionality as an initial drop and then adding things. That is possibly more work than porting it all at once.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #193 on: November 15, 2021, 10:24:14 am »
Roderick stated the beta is advancing, so let's hope for the best.

About setting a new goal: I could image that it is difficult to port this application in a stepped approach, for example with reduced functionality as an initial drop and then adding things. That is possibly more work than porting it all at once.

Effectively the Otter Browser has been ported. One optional things BWW was thinking of adding (when the USB stack of AN has all support needed) was to look at adding webcam support to the browser. (The browser needs to know how to talk to which device driver).

The goal of currently limited beta test is to improve stability, it still crashes the browser and the stability needs to be improvement from my perspective.

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Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« Reply #194 on: November 15, 2021, 10:18:09 pm »
Here, after the last big update to netlabs.rel, my system became very unstable. Lowering the Virtualaddresslimit helped but I still see way more crashes in SeaMonkey and other things hanging. This makes me wonder if the instability is library related.
I also noticed trying to build the Simplebrowser that it uses -fpmath=sse to compile. I had to remove that from the Mozilla builds as it created a weird issue  in nsIdleServices when it took the code path when the screensaver wasn't installed. That was a 100% CPU issue, repeatable after the same time passed. Compiler optimizations can introduce bugs.