Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 866 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, UK/GB
I agree as well, OWB is a core program for MorphOS, and requires regular updates to keep it relevant, which is no simple task, I would imagine, especially as it seems that WebKit is basically out-of-date anyway. It has to be funded somehow, as such a lot of maintainance requires recompense for anyone involved in carrying out these necessary updates.
I would consider a yearly payment to be a fair option, or any other method of paying for the updates, so that it remains useable for the future of MorphOS.
Maybe even users of Amiga OS4 could be persuaded to join the bounty or some annual, or any other type of payment option, as I believe they are suffering more with their older and thus more incompatible version of OWB.
We are all in this together, as IBrowse v2.5, if it ever gets released, is not going to be a modern alternative to OWB, and no-one is looking out for us, so we must maintain it ourselves, with our own finances it seems.
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