New times ahead for Classic Amiga owners that want to surf the web a bit more comfortably. IBrowse 2.5.6 is out for AmigaOS!
Together with its release, AmiSSL v5 for 68k and PPC is also out which you should install before installing the IBrowse update. Get AmiSSL v5 here where you can also download the update of the web browser.
You are advised to download it before updating IBrowse, otherwise, you will be left without HTTPS access. Gmail will again work with IBrowse as that became blocked back in March 2022 this year.
With good HTTPS access, you can enter Facebook and various HTTPS sites again with your Classic Amiga which is great. It even helps you with uploading Media images to your WordPress site. Yes, you can log on and upload images to your WordPress site by using IBrowse.
For AmigaOS 4 users. You must download the PPC version of IBrowse 2.5.6! The same thing goes for AmiSSL v5.
Free Upgrade for 2.5 Users Only
IBrowse 2.5.6 is now available for download. For 2.5 68k and PPC users, it is free to upgrade. But if not, you need to purchase the browser using their store. IBrowse 2.1-2.4 and 1.x owners may upgrade to IBrowse 2.5.6 via their store at discounted rates.
If you use AmigaOS 4 you may use AmiUpdate for updating IBrowse to 2.5.6, which is the sixth free update for registered owners of IBrowse 2.5!
Full list of Improvements and Fixes for IBrowse 2.5.6
- Adapted to fully use OpenSSL 3.0, via AmiSSL v5
- HTTP Brotli compression support
- OpenSearch autodiscovery support
- Gemini client, allowing loading of gemini: URLs
- Improved Gopher support
- Google/Gmail account login fixed (became blocked in March)
IBrowse 2.5.6 is a worthy investment if you have your Classic Amiga online. It is one of the oldest browsers in the world still in development.
This Amiga News is what I am living for. The Amiga community never stops to amaze me. Thanks to the awesome team bringing new IBrowse releases. Classic Amiga’s don’t have the CPU and MEM that today’s computers got. Yet, you get much further with proper HTTPS today.
Support this team. Support awesome Amiga developers like the IBrowse team today. This is true love and dedication! Amiga shows that computing is about having fun and show its possibilities.
IBrowse is made by Stefan Burstrom 2001-2022. Before that, 1995-2001 Omnipresence Intl. The browser can be
purchased from here for Classic AmigaOS and Nextgen AmigaOS 4.x