Timberwolf (web browser)

Timberwolf web browser
Developer(s) Thomas Frieden and Hans-Joerg Frieden
Initial release June 9, 2010 (2010-06-09)
Stable release
4.0.1.0252 / September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)
Preview release
Release Candidate 3 / September 5, 2012 (2012-09-05)
Written in C, XUL
Operating system AmigaOS 4
Type Web browser
Website friedenhq.org

Timberwolf web browser is a project created to port the Firefox browser to the AmigaOS 4 platform. The Release Candidate 3 version was made available for download on September 5, 2012.

It is called Timberwolf because it is not an official version of Firefox and not part of the main Firefox development repository.

History

Timberwolf is a bounty-funded project to port Mozilla Firefox to AmigaOS 4.[1] It was started in early 2009 as a parallel to AmiZilla, which had the same intent. AmiZilla had a more complex history, as it was started in 2003 by the US firm DiscreetFX with the target of porting a running version of the Gecko engine-based Firefox compatible browser to Amiga platforms. As AmiZilla was too ambitious, the project was closed on November 19, 2009 without significant results. Timberwolf was originally managed by Thomas and Hans-Joerg Frieden (AmigaOS 4 core developers).

The first release was made public in June 2010. On July 23, 2012, the project was declared to be complete and the money (6732.72) was transferred to the Friedens.[2]

At some point after the bounty was closed the Friedens ceased work on the project. In 2013 Steven Solie (AmigaOS 4 Team Lead) obtained the source code and began working on Timberwolf with an unspecified group of part-time developers.[3][4]

Features

The Amiga version of Timberwolf is based on the XUL user-interface toolkit. The developers ported a wrapper to XUL into Amiga, which was called XULRunner, in order to complete the port.

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