[ib-announce] IBrowse 2.5.1 Released

IBrowse Announcements announce at lists.ibrowse-dev.net
Wed Oct 23 14:44:06 BST 2019

IBrowse 2.5.1 is now available for download from
http://www.ibrowse-dev.net/ (OS4 users can also upgrade using
AmiUpdate). This marks the first free update for registered users of
IBrowse 2.5. IBrowse 2.4 and 1.x users can upgrade to IBrowse 2.5.1
via our store at special discounted rates.

We hope to have addressed most of the issues reported since the
release of IBrowse 2.5 almost 8 weeks ago:

- Updated Danish, Spanish and Swedish catalogs, by Niels Bache,
  Javier de las Rivas and Pär Boberg respectively
- Localised missing strings in spoofing preferences
- Fixed corruption in built-in MSIE User-Agent strings
- Tweaked the installer to make 2.5.x upgrades nicer
- The F5 key can now be used to reload a page
- JS: MorphOS native javascript.library available again
- 68k: Handle datatypes that expand 8-bit + transparent colour images to
  32-bit RGBA (fixes our 256 colour icons having non-transparent magenta
  backgrounds in MorphOS)
- 68k: Full alpha channel support enabled for systems using CyberGraphX
  V51 or higher (MorphOS)
- OS4: Enabled 2.5 updates via AmiUpdate (exit IBrowse before performing
  any updates)
- Changed the default JPEG decoder swap memory limit from 1Mb to
  unlimited on OS4 and MorphOS
- Fixed NOTRANSPARENT tooltype being ignored for GUI images
- Fixed broken HTTPS proxy functionality, where incorrect hostname was
  used for SNI
- Fixed broken MUI 4/5 detection that was causing problems in
  TextEditField and preventing context-sensitive mouse points from
  working with MUI 3.x
- Added some workarounds in the install script so that it doesn't error
  with the MorphOS installer
- 68k: Now works again on Workbench 3.0, after incorrect requirement
  for keymaps.library V39 (Kickstart 3.0 has V37)
- 68k: Fixed crashes when external modules (e.g. codecs and protocols)
  fail to load for any reason

One issue that we are still working on is AmiSSL v4 crashing on 68020
and 68030 systems that don't have a FPU. We hope for this to be fixed
in AmiSSL 4.4, but we currently do not possess the capability to build
the 68K version of AmiSSL v4, so we are waiting on the AmiSSL Open
Source Team to rectify the problem. Due to API changes, AmiSSL 4.4
will not work with IBrowse 2.5 until we release a new update to
support it, which we will do when AmiSSL 4.4 has been released :-). We
shall also be looking into AmiSSL v4 performance on 68K systems to see
if any optimisation is possible to improve browsing performance.

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