Yesterday I received an interesting message from an Amiga user that goes by the name Djrikki. He had some news concerning AmigaOS 4.x and the second beta release of Timberwolf. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Timberwolf, it is basically a port of Firefox to the AmigaOS 4.x operative system.
Here’s the message from Djrikki:
Hot on the heels of last month’s news that the Timberwolf (Firefox) Browser for AmigaOS had reached Beta status, we hear of yet another update for the AmigaOS platform (www.amigaos.net) – this is exciting news for the platform as a whole as it edges towards AmigaOS 4.2 and the promise of full Gallium/Mesa support to coincide with the release of the AmigaOS NetBook later this year.
That sounds good to me. 🙂 I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the netbook and I know that many others are too. Let’s hope we’ll get some news concerning this from Hyperion Entertainment before the start of the summer.
Now, what has changed since Timberwolf entered the beta stage? Let’s have a look.
The main improvements are as follows:
- Splash-screen during startup
- Crash fixes. Clicking the ZIP-box no longer causes a crash.
- Right-click pop-up menus work properly
- Downloads works
- Timberwolf now uses a native ASL file requester instead of the alien file picker
The latest version of Timberwolf is available for download at the OS4 Depot:
You can also find more information concerning the browser by visiting AmigaBounty.net through the link below:
Here’s a video created by Djrikki that shows Timberwolf running on an AmigaOS 4.x system. Please keep in mind that everything in the video is drawn using software rendering and that screen capturing software is running in the background. This has affected the performance. Enjoy! 🙂