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OS/2, eCS & ArcaOS - Technical => Web applications => Topic started by: David Graser on October 18, 2018, 06:01:34 am

Title: Firefox ESR 38.8.0
Post by: David Graser on October 18, 2018, 06:01:34 am
I have been testing using this version that came with ArcaOS 5.03 and must say that I am impressed.  This is the most stable release I have tried.  It has no problem playing youtube videos and the browser itself is very responsive.  This is by far the best I have used.  Although not quite as fast as its Windows version, it comes close.

I must also say that ArcaOS 5.03 is the most stable version yet.  I can only applaud the team and their effort and work so far.
Title: Re: Firefox ESR 38.8.0
Post by: Mathias on October 18, 2018, 08:35:42 am
Absolutely agreed. - Even though this Firefox release should have been made by Bitworks.. *g* - Still, all the involved parties did a great job realising these projects! - Thumbs up. Both of them. : )
Title: Re: Firefox ESR 38.8.0
Post by: Roderick Klein on October 18, 2018, 12:46:31 pm
All releases of Firefox have been made by BWW since version 17 and the Thunderbird and Seamonkey builds depend for 100% on this port work they done.

Its fair to say the stability of ArcaOS is thanks to Arca Noae LLC who did a lot of fixing bugs in drivers of which some are SMP related.

The credit for the web browser goes to BWW. But be warned! Firefox 38 is starting to work on less and less websites. A user agent can help but OS/2 needs future browser. We need more donations:


Title: Re: Firefox ESR 38.8.0
Post by: David Graser on October 18, 2018, 02:06:59 pm
I plan to continue to contribute.  It is nice to have a working browser for now.  I agree with you that a newer more up to date browser is needed.
Title: Re: Firefox ESR 38.8.0
Post by: André Heldoorn on November 21, 2018, 12:51:42 pm
What is the browser identification string of the matching version of SeaMonkey?

In scripts I can use any latest Windows string to associate bandwidth abuse with those people, but I do prefer to use an older OS/2 string to promote awareness of, and support for, older browsers and OSes. So their statitics don't show that 99.9% of their visitors is using Windows and 64-bit Java. FF38, even available for Pentium II OS/2 CPUs, seems to be a good new bottom line by now.
Title: Re: Firefox ESR 38.8.0
Post by: Tuure Linden on August 26, 2019, 11:18:25 am
Personally I find 38.8.0 VERY unstable and many sites won't work correctly. However, the latest build of 45.9.0 seems much much better. It hasn't crashed once in my use and it's not as slow as 38.8.0 was.