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[News] IBROWSE 2.4 RELEASED!Link
Posted on 22-Dec-2006 22:04 GMT by Lizard3 comments (1k)
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LUND, Sweden, 22nd December 2006 - Stefan Burstrom and the IBrowse Team
are pleased to announce the immediate release of the much anticipated update to IBrowse 2.3.

IBrowse 2.4 brings web browsing on AmigaOS to a new level - below is a very brief summary of the changes since version 2.3:

- New integrated Search Bar, allowing you to easily perform searches of
  your favourite sites. Search engines can be added manually or
  automatically via the Mycroft project site

- The Status Bar has been overhauled to optionally provide the status of
  IBrowse graphically. Due to requiring less space than text, this has
  allowed us to show additional statuses such as when Javascript is   being processed

- Plugin API system for embedded objects based on the v4 NPAPI (Netscape
  Plugin API) to allow for easier porting of NS compatible plugins, this
  is used to allow IBrowse to display embedded objects (such as flash
  animations) within the browser when a suitable plugin is available.

- Support for AmiSSLv3 has been added to IBrowse 2.4, allowing the use
  of the most up to date SSL implementation available for AmigaOS

- Context sensitive mouse pointers have been added, providing different
  mouse pointers in different areas of IBrowse

- Background tab loading has finally been added to the Browser Tabs.
  Links can be opened in new browsers which remain inactive, allowing
  you to continue browsing the original page uninterrupted

- The spoofing engine has been totally re-written for 2.4, and provides
  a range of pre-defined spoofing options

- The JavaScript engine has been improved yet further providing support
  for more event handlers, and improved DOM support, along with some
  significant speed increases in certain areas. It now supports the
  complete JavaScript 1.6 extension, as found in Firefox 2.0, along
  with the majority of JavaScript 1.5 and the revision 3 of the
  ECMAScript (ECMA-262) specification

- HTTP compressed content support has been added, which includes both
  gzip and deflate algorithms

- On websites which ask for a username and password in a HTML based
  form, IBrowse can now (optionally) save these details for future
  visits

- Web Advert Control Language (WACL) is a feature of IBrowse based on
  a proposal by Stefan Stuntz for a user configurable, flexible
  scripting language to control the display of adverts on webpages

- Improved general stability and memory leaks plugged

- Hundreds of other minor and major bug fixes + improvements, and
  increased tolerance of broken sites for better compatibility

All these improvements greatly improve the browsing experience, and
allow IBrowse to offer compatibility with many more websites than
before.

IBrowse 2.4 is available from IOSPIRIT - to purchase, please visit
http://amiga.iospirit.de/ (registered users of IBrowse 2.x can upgrade
for free, and there is a special upgrade price available to registered
IBrowse 1.x users).

For further information, news and product support, please visit http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/

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