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Announcement   Announcement : AmiZilla Welcomes Others To Browse For Cash
   posted by DiscreetFX on 30-Oct-2003 10:19:24 (2704 reads)
Over the last several months since I started the AmiZilla Project I have heard a growing whisper to allow the funds to also be available to the programmers of IBrowse, Voyager & AWeb.

Most, like myself wish for a Mozilla or Firebird port to Amiga OS/MorphOS but a growing few do continue to express their love of the Amiga Browsers, which is understandable. So today unless the current donators to the AmiZilla Project mind I am extending the AmiZilla Initiative to also include IBrowse, Voyager & AWeb.

What this means is if the coders of these browsers update their programs to a functional comparable feature set of Mozilla 1.5 or FireBird they will win the AmiZilla contest and get the money. The programming teams will have to study the rich and extensive feature set of Mozilla or Firebird and update their browsers to something similar. Keep in mind that this is a contest so only the winner that crosses the finish line first wins.

I respect and commend the Amiga browser developers for all of their hard work over the years and hope this puts them on equal footing for a chance to win the over $4100 that has already been collected for AmiZilla. The requirements will stay the same as far as making it available for Amiga, MorphOS, AROS, Amiga Forever, WinUAE Etc.

Keep in mind teams have already been working hard part time to port Mozilla so keep the funds coming in to motivate these teams to bring this project to completion so that other new projects can be started like updating the Video Toaster Flyer source code. The new players in this contest (IBrowse, Voyager & AWeb) will also want incentive to update and extend their applications. The money already collected is a good start but may not be enough to get the teams to spend as much time on the AmiZilla Project as they normally would with a much large pot of funds to win.

Current Booty: $4159.40

Mailinglist now has over 220 members and over 330 messages, most are about programming and porting Mozilla.

AmiZilla website has gotten over 2 million hits since appearing on the famous unix geek website slashdot.

AmiZilla continues to gather positive press for the Amiga and MorphOS by being covered on mainstream websites like CNET's news.com, mozillazine.org and many others.

http://news.com.com/2009-1088-984352.html

http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=3262

http://www.toolinux.com/lininfo/news/news/news20030608003711.htm



Keep in mind that the AmiZilla Project needs you to be successful. The booty is now over $4150, which is a impressive amount of money for an Amiga project. If only one programmer was working on the port this would be a nice reward. However several programmers are working together. Once the money is split among coders the booty is not big enough. Please contribute if you can, every dollar helps motivate programmers to make the AmiZilla Project a success. After the release of AmiZilla more projects are being developed like Hot CoCo (JVM) and F Gordon (Flash). The development and launch of these add-ons to AmiZilla depend on the success of that project. Paypal donations can be sent in via this weblink.

http://www.amizilla.org

Best regards

Bill Panagouleas





About AmiZilla

The goal of the AmiZilla effort is to raise such an obscene/huge amount of money to give away to the first programmer/team that can port Mozilla to Amiga/Compatible systems that programmers will be falling over themselves getting this application coded in record time. Project now welcomes the programming teams of IBrowse, Voyager and AWeb to join the contest.

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DaveyD 
Re: AmiZilla Welcomes Others To Browse For Cash
Posted on 30-Oct-2003 13:11:40
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As long as the browser supports CSS, DHTML, full JavaScript support, and better HTML rendering I dont mind which browser gets ported to OS4


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Re: AmiZilla Welcomes Others To Browse For Cash
Posted on 30-Oct-2003 13:45:52
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I think this is a mistake, the native browsers have a huge advantage as it is already functional on the amiga. All they have to do is enhance their browsers.
So i think this will have a negative impact on other efforts, but i may be wrong and they might speed up their work because of this.


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Posted on 30-Oct-2003 13:47:45
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Great project! I really wanna Amizilla on amy (or a kick ass Voyager version).

I can't donate because i don't have a cc.

One thing, Amizilla website shoud be updated because it contains some error images align and makes the website look crappy.

Can someone give us a progress report?


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Re: AmiZilla Welcomes Others To Browse For Cash
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well lets hope its not AWEB that gets developed further , i really HATE the gui on it and its rather annoying to use.

Voyager is morphos only (now , i regged it and i havent seen the updates for 68k which is on morphos)

Ibrowse is the only contender left it seems , but then how's that possible if its an commercial app? and afaik he promised ibrowse 3 to be ppc didnt he?.

anyway i never expected amizilla to be out as fast as it was said on the mailing list + in aga etc , and i hope my money is still valid :)


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Posted on 30-Oct-2003 16:01:47
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Me too, I hope we don't se the Amiga browsers develop to such a bloated state as Mozilla. I hate the intergrated email and news clients and the slowness of the whole program. If such as news and e-mail have to be included it should be as selectable modules!


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Me too, I hope we don't se the Amiga browsers develop to such a bloated state as Mozilla. I hate the intergrated email and news clients and the slowness of the whole program.

There is a standalone version of Mozilla avaliable also, which is called MozillaFirebird, this one does not include mail/news client... This one is not slow either, actually one of the fastest browsers i have used on the x86..

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Ibrowse is the only contender left it seems , but then how's that possible if its an commercial app? and afaik he promised ibrowse 3 to be ppc didnt he?.


The original plan is to maintain the 68k version as long as it is feasible - people want to use IBrowse on Amithlon, WinUAE aswell as some users not moving to OS4/MOS due to not having PPC hardware.

AFAIK, thats still Stefans plan - however its subject to change, of course. I can't speak for what Stefan decides, but that was the original plan.

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As far as I know (and I did register both Voyager and IBrowse), some of those browsers are commercial projects. Will the "winner" of the money be made freeware? (I'm not thinking free as in "libre" here; I'm thinking free as in beer.)
Will those people who paid to the Amizilla project be happy if Voyager on Morphos gets the prize?

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@Toaks

I've used Voyager and IBrowse but not AWeb, so I don't know how good or bad it is. But it sounds like the one with the best potential; it's opensource, and they're going to use KHTML which is a lot lighter than Gecko for rendering pages. IMO KHTML has a better chance of running on 68k than Mozilla


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Best of luck to all those involved. If we can get an up to date browser, that's just one more reason not to use my Windoze side.

Man, I can't wait until OS4.0 is here and selling well.. It's gonna make me laugh when I look at my friend's PC (who's a former Amiga User) and say 'That Windoze box is just a games machine.'

I seem to remember hearing that alot...


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There is a standalone version of Mozilla avaliable also, which is called MozillaFirebird

OK, didn't know about it. Will give it a try!


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Im using an Amiga right now with Internet Explorer 6 on it "Oh, my god! wtf is going on.... Internet Explorer on amiga??!!!"ARRRRRRRGHH!! Endless popup`s, horrible spybot`s, advert`s, bsod`s,and, and, and .......


Ahem.

Sorry, just had a horrible night mare there for some reason....?!

 
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DaveyD spake:
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As long as the browser supports CSS, DHTML, full JavaScript support, and better HTML rendering I dont mind which browser gets ported to OS4


Yeah .. You & me Both.


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