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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:48 pm

NB: Chromium v64 version of the browser demoted:
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Please note that a newly discovered serious bug has forced us to demote the Chromium v64 version of the browser to BETA, and promote a freshly compiled version with Chromium v60 to ALPHA.

The bug: The mouse intermittently becomes inactive on some pages after a random time period.

Such behavior is of course unacceptable but unfortunately there's nothing we can do about this because the problem is not at our end.

Regards and apologies.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:12 pm

I am not having this issue with the latest version of Chrome. Also, I am not sure you understand what "Beta" and "Alpha" means ;)
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:49 pm

Sotos wrote:I am not having this issue with the latest version of Chrome. Also, I am not sure you understand what "Beta" and "Alpha" means ;)

You can’t compare them because Chrome fires up Chromium with a different set of flags and you then also have a different set of V8 flags.

ie: Do you even have ES6 javascript enabled? Can you do this:

something.then(devices => {devices.map(device => whatever)})

Or would it throw an error?

Another likely culprit is that there are a lot of old obsolete jQuery libraries still in use by some of the lower quality websites which are in conflict with the latest Chromium versions. ie: jQuery’s mousewheel library is definitely in conflict because Chromium has it’s own smooth-scrolling these days etc. Cypriot websites are notorious for being behind in jQuery versions while the West has mostly abandoned it because it's no longer as necessary.

Also the bug is intermittent so it’s very hard to reproduce unless you are aggressively testing to catch it. You need to spend some time on a page… it could be in 10 minutes or in one hour or nothing.

So as can be seen it’s lot more complicated than what you seem to think, Sotos. Not an easy job maintaining such things… :?

Just for the record, I just counted the Chromium flags I modify… the result is 106/2350! :shock: :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Sotos » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:32 pm

The main reasons certain features are hidden behind flags is because they are experimental and/or buggy. If you enable them then you are bound to get issues under certain circumstances.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:48 pm

Sotos wrote:The main reasons certain features are hidden behind flags is because they are experimental and/or buggy. If you enable them then you are bound to get issues under certain circumstances.

A few but most are well established.

JS and CSS have changed a LOT in the last year or two… they’ve been extended considerably (particularly JS), and I try to keep up with the latest but it’s very difficult and I do take risks and test heavily to try to balance things… but it can get pretty complex and tiring.

I’ve also been ill lately and I sort of blame that for my shortcoming with this release.

Ah well, it’s a struggle.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:45 am

Tor Project "Almost 100% Funded By The US Government"

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03- ... ent-report

:lol: I’ve said this somewhere before and I’ll say it again… if you’re not using the Classic browser you haven’t got any privacy!
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby DrCyprus » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Get Real, I'll give your browser a go.
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:32 am

DrCyprus wrote:Get Real, I'll give your browser a go.

OMG, did you survive it? :lol:
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:25 pm

v2.9 is now available for download...


* Goodbye ExaLead, hello Rambler! ExaLead the search engine has been replaced by a more modern and efficient engine in our list of search engines.

* Some things made prettier... you'll find them.

* A couple of little minor bugs sorted.

* The browser's viewport is now slightly higher by 3 pixels due to a bottom_of_screen correction.

* Replaced U-Tube downloading Unicode characters with polygons for compatibility with all systems.

* TWO new flavors available with Chromium Engines v64.0.3282.186 and v65.0.3325.146 (Haven't had much time to test the latter but seems ok)

But please do note...

Known Bug: The mouse intermittently may become inactive on some pages after a random time period. (Haven't solved this one yet because I haven't been very well)

Workaround: RIGHT-CLICK on the "Add favorite" icon (the little heart) as you would to check privacy violations and then cancel out. This should instantly restore mouse control on the page.


That's it for now boys and girls...
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Re: The Classic Browser... at last!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:47 pm

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