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14 Oct 2017IBrowse 2.5 News Update

With IBrowse 2.5 being demo'd at shows this month, we have taken the opportunity to provide a work-in-progress news summary page which lists the main new features and changes since IBrowse 2.4.

14 Oct 2017IBrowse 2.5 at AmiWest and Amiga 32

IBrowse 2.5 is breaking cover... We are planning on having the OS4 version of IBrowse 2.5 on demo at the upcoming AmiWest and Amiga 32 shows, in America and Germany respectively. This is a work-in-progress, as IBrowse 2.5 is not finished yet and there are still things to add, but the demo will give some idea of what to expect when it is released.

1 Apr 2017IBrowse 2.5 FAQ and History Log - No fools here :-)

As we move closer towards a new IBrowse release, we've updated the FAQ a little and uploaded an unedited history log of all the changes made since IBrowse 2.4 was released (these will both be updated at various times in the future as development continues).

7 Feb 2017AmiSSL 4.0 released

AmiSSL v4 for OS3 and OS4 has now been released and is available for download from https://github.com/jens-maus/amissl/releases. However, please not that IBrowse 2.4 will not be able to make use of this, but you should install it over AmiSSL v3 anyway, as applications will start to be released that use it (YAM, for example). IBrowse 2.5 (when released) will require AmiSSL v4, and has been adapted to use it some months ago.

19 Feb 2016IBrowse 2.4, AmiSSL 3.6/3.7 and the POODLE attack

I'm sure you are all well aware that many secure websites are normally not reachable with IBrowse 2.4 any longer, due to servers shutting off SSLv2 and SSLv3 connections due to the POODLE attack. However, there is a solution...

This is delayed advice, as I have only just realised it was possible: contrary to the previous news item, you should enable both "SSLv2 support" and "SSLv3 support" on the "Security" page of the IBrowse preferences. You must then also enter the following command in a shell:

setenv save AmiSSL/SSL_CLIENT_VERSION tls1

This will force any most applications that use AmiSSL, including IBrowse, to disable both SSLv2 and SSLv3, and use more secure TLSv1 connections instead.

This issue will be properly addressed in IBrowse 2.5 and a new version of AmiSSL.

22 Feb 2014AmiSSL 3.6/3.7 and IBrowse 2.4 HTTPS vulnerabilities

Harry Sintonen has released an advisory document detailing some flaws and vulnerabilities in AmiSSL 3.6 and 3.7, used by IBrowse to support secure connections, and IBrowse 2.4's HTTPS implementation.

We advise that you should disable "SSLv2 support" on the "Security" page of the IBrowse preferences. And also in that section, on the "Ciphers" page, ensure that DES, 3DES (Encryption), MD5 (MAC) and Export (Cipher grade) are all disabled. These are enabled by default in IBrowse 2.4.

Additionally, you may wish to enter the following command in a shell: "setenv save AmiSSL/SSL_CLIENT_VERSION ssl3" - this will disable SSL 2.0 globally in AmiSSL itself so will get applied to all other applications using AmiSSL (not just IBrowse).

The IBrowse Development Team thank Harry for bringing these issues to our attention, and we will make any required fixes and HTTPS improvements for IBrowse 2.5. Hopefully, a new version of the now open-source AmiSSL will be released at some point, updated to use the very latest version of OpenSSL.

26 Feb 2011FlashPlayer Plugin 1.61 Released

Mike Steed has released an update to his IBrowse flash plugin on Aminet. This is an interim release that fixes a bug that could cause the plugin (and subsequently IBrowse) to crash randomly when loading flash files on AmigaOS 4.x.

31 Dec 2008Mike Steed's FlashPlayer Plugin Released

There is a brand new flash plugin available from Mike Steed, which he has been busy working on over the past year. Based on his standalone FlashPlayer, which most of you are probably already familiar with, the new plugin brings better flash compatibility and stability. We recommend that IBrowse users install in place of the slightly crash prone experimental flash plugin that was originally released with IBrowse 2.4. Happy New Year!

19 Jan 2007Flash Plugin released for MorphOS

A MorphOS native version of our experimental Flash plugin (version 1.14) for IBrowse 2.4 is now available for free download. Thanks to Harry Sintonen for porting the plugin to MorphOS. The previous release notes for the 68k and OS4 builds apply to the MorphOS build too.

23 Dec 2006Experimental Flash Plugin Released

An experimental Flash plugin (version 1.14) for IBrowse 2.4 is now available for free download. This plugin is based on the GPLFlash source code, and we have found GPLFlash to be relatively unstable. Therefore, after installing this plugin, please be aware that some flash files may cause this plugin (and therefore IBrowse too) to crash! Also, do not expect this plugin to be fully compatible with the latest Adobe Flash plugins, since it uses old code.

This plugin was mainly used to debug IBrowse 2.4's PluginAPI during development, and as such we won't be updating it often. Instead we will be encouraging and helping authors of dedicated Amiga flash players to develop their own flash plugins for IBrowse. This process will hopefully begin shortly, once we have put together an SDK.

22 Dec 2006IBrowse 2.4 Released

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 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).

(Note to news editors: this press release is also available in text format for use on your own sites)

8 Dec 2006IBrowse 2.4 - It's almost done!

IBrowse 2.4 has now reached release candidate stage, and it is now in the final stages of testing, in anticipation for a release within the next few weeks. As most of you now know, we don't do release dates, but as promised we are letting you all know when we know a release is close - yes, "RSN" really does apply this time. Merry Christmas!

23 Jul 2005IBrowse 2.4 News

As many of you will have read, IBrowse 2.4 was demo'd at several shows around the globe today. Obviously we realise not everyone can get to these shows, and there were also a couple of shows happening which we didn't know about until it was too late, so we have provided a summary of the news.

14 Jul 2005IBrowse 2.4 Demonstrations

On 23rd July 2005, IBrowse 2.4 will be making its public debut at three shows around the globe. The demo will consist of:

* current IBrowse 2.4 beta, 68k build
* current JavaScript library beta, PPC OS4 build
* current Flash plugin beta, 68k build

and will show the new features that will be available in IBrowse 2.4. The shows that will be demo'ing are:

AmiGBG in Sweden, by David Burstroem
AmiWest in USA, by Richard Drummond
Fyanica in Hungary, by Stephen Fellner

Please note this is NOT the launch of IBrowse 2.4, which will hopefully be later this year.

18 Apr 2005IBrowse 2.3 available for purchase again

IBrowse 2.3 is now available for purchase from the IOSPIRIT Amiga shop again. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by the unavailability the past few months.

Regards, The IBrowse Development Team

24 Mar 2005SSL error fix available for AmiTCP/Genesis users

AmiTCP/Genesis (and Roadshow) users are no doubt familiar with the infamous SSL connect errors that IBrowse reports on some sites, specifying a detailed error description of "error:00000000:lib(0):func(0):reason(0)". After further investigation we have found the cause to be a bug in the BSD code inside the AmiTCP kernel. A patch to fix this bug in AmiTCP itself is now available.

8 Jan 2005Problems Purchasing IBrowse

As you may have noticed IOSPIRIT has undergone a lot of internal restructuring measures. As a result, IBrowse is currently not available for purchase from the IOSPIRIT site. Once this matter has been resolved, we'll let you know here, as soon as it becomes available again.

29 Jun 2004New IBPreferences custom class available

Testing under OS4 revealed a long standing bug in the IBrowse 2.3 preferences custom class, which manifested itself as a crash as soon as the preferences were launched. After a short testing period, we are pleased to announce the availability of the new bugfixed custom class.

We recommend that all users of IBrowse 2.3 install the new custom class, even if you do not have the crash under OS4-Pre, or even use OS4, as the bug is still present and a potential problem.

25 Nov 2003IBrowse 2.3 now also available as CD-version

At IOSPIRIT a CD-version of IBrowse 2.3 and IBrowse 2.3 Update is now also available. The CD contains the browser itself, the new documentation (in English) and other goodies. Instead of a keyfile, each CD ships with a certificate, that can be exchanged against a keyfile in the customer's iospirit.de account.

1 Jul 2003IBrowse 2.3 Documentation Released

Dave Fisher has finished his work on completely updated and expanded documentation for IBrowse, which supercedes the old printed manual and IBrowse 2 addendum. The new documentation breaks down into 25 chapters, that, from the installation over the usage of the program, tips and tricks to basic knowledge covers everything worth knowing about IBrowse and the internet.

The documentation is available for online viewing and may also be downloaded for offline viewing.

30 Apr 2003New mailing list for german speakers

For those that don't already know, IOSPIRIT are now offering a support mailing list for those who wish/prefer to use the german language, seeing as the existing lists are english-only.

29 Jan 2003IBrowse 2.3 Released

LUND, Sweden, 29th January 2003 - Stefan Burstroem and the IBrowse Team are pleased to announce the immediate release of the eagerly awaited update to IBrowse 2.2, and to unveil IOSPIRIT as the new worldwide distributor.

IBrowse 2.3 brings web browsing on AmigaOS to a new level - below is a brief summary of the changes since version 2.2:

  • Heavily enhanced JavaScript support, based on JavaScript 1.5 and revision 3 of the ECMAScript specification, allowing access to sites which was not possible before
  • Secure connection support is now available via AmiSSL v2, which can be configured extensively in the IBrowse preferences. Importing and exporting of certificates is now also supported.
  • Greatly improved general stability and memory leaks plugged
  • Improved GUI, including enhanced browser tab functionality (such as drag'n'drop, keyboard support)
  • Issues with the ARexx interface have been fixed and new commands added
  • 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 2.3 is available from IOSPIRIT - to purchase, please visit http://www.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).

(Note to news editors: this press release is also available in text format for use on your own sites)

22 Dec 2002Merry Christmas

Hello all of you! I thought I should break the silence just now before christmas. This fall has been an interesting one with lots of things going on. I originally planned the IB2.3 release about 1.5 months ago and decided to bring in some people from the mailing list to help us hard test the release candidate. Unfortunately (?) some of them took their job far too serious and told me that, no, you cannot release IBrowse in the state it was back then. Hm, back to the code again. Now 150 reported (and fixed) issues later I hope they are more pleased. We are currently about to begin testing of the very final release candidate and if everything goes as expected (and this time I am alot more confident ;) you will see an updated IBrowse around New Years Eve. In the meantime, you can check out the summary of the history. Have a great Christmas everybody!

- Stefan Burström

7 Oct 2002Announcements mailing list

We have now set up a mailing list which is purely for announcements and significent IBrowse news, and is a read-only list. Anyone may join this new list, and if you prefer not to subscribe to the existing discussion/support list (due to high traffic, etc) then this should be a good alternative.

28 Sep 2002David Burström comes 17th in Nordic Championship

Congratulations to David Burström, co-developer of IBrowse, for coming 17th in the Nordic Championship programming contest today. David, along with his co-programmer Christopher Olsson, was ranked 2nd out of 17 teams in the Southern Sweden results, and 17th out of 153 teams in the Scandinavian results. Well done to you both, from the IBrowse Development Team.

21 Sep 2002IBrowse 2.3 on display at AmiGbg on Saturday 21 September 2002

The AmigaOS4 fair in Gothenburg featured amongst other things a demonstration of a pre-release version of IBrowse 2.3 and an impromptu presentation by Stefan Burström. After the demonstration, people were invited to ask questions about IBrowse and the plans for the future. To read more about the fair, visit www.amigbg.com.

12 Sep 2002FAQ page now online

A list of frequently asked questions has been compiled, based on messages sent to the mailing list (mostly regarding IBrowse 2.3). Be sure to read the FAQs before repeating a question on the mailing list :-)

23 Aug 2002www.ibrowse-dev.net - the new home of IBrowse (under construction)

As many of you will know, IBrowse has been without a proper home on the web for a while, until now. Obviously, this website is a bit minimal at the moment, but we are planning to address this situation soon. We are currently busy preparing IBrowse 2.3 (68K) for release - as yet we have no indication of a firm release date, but good progress is being made and we are doing our best to get IBrowse 2.3 ready for release a.s.a.p. In the meantime, for those of you who are not already aware of it, you are invited to join the discussion/support mailing list.

- the IBrowse Team

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