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Everything posted by rn10950

  1. I'll look into it, but it depends on how new it is. The problem with the newer code, especially the Security code, is that it won't compile under VC6. The closer it is to Gecko 1.8.1, the easier it is to port.
  2. Just a little status update: - I may release a 2.1 release before I start working on Gecko, to fix some minor annoyances I have come across in the past few days. Most notably that if you middle-click a link to open it in a new tab, it opens it in a new window, (at least add a pref for it) Disregard this, as I am an id*** and didn't see the checkbox in the tabbed browsing panel. (big surprise, I know) and I may try to resolve the 256 color transparency bug. (I looked into it for 2.0, for some reason NT4 wasn't affected, It seems that Win95 is though; I may be able to fix it by using PNGs i
  3. Sorry for the delay, but here it is. RetroZilla 2.0 New Features New Home Page: about:home. about:changelog. Session Manager and Crash Restore system Updated internal URLs to reflect new website Added Get Extensions link to Tools menu and Contribute link to Help menu Bug Fixes More "M" logos replaced. Release Notes This should be our last major features-only and rebrand release. Starting with 3.0, we will upgrade the Gecko core to be more compliant for the modern web. We would like to thank the developers of the Crash Recovery and Sess
  4. OK, I got the session restore feature added and working, and I was wondering if I should include an ad blocker, or just provide a download link for a version old enough to work with this Gecko version. What do you guys think?
  5. I am pretty busy, and still trying to "figure out" the old Mozilla build system, as documentation is either limited or hard to find due to the new systems being so different. All I need to do to ship 2.0 is figure out how to merge a few extensions and then I can push it out. Edit: I forgot to mention that February and March are two of the busiest months of the year at work and had little to no time for stuff like this. Now that I have some more time, I can work on RetroZilla more. So no, it's not dead. I am extremely sorry for not keeping you guys updated though.
  6. I highly doubt that Win32 will disappear anytime soon, if anything UWP will disappear long before Win32 will. Right now, Windows 7 still has the majority, and probably will for a long time, and even if a lot of people "upgrade", there will still be people on it until at least 2020, most likely longer. Windows 8.x will be supported until 2023, and even after that, there still won't be 100% of the user base on 10. Along with the fact that Windows 10 conveniently supports the same Win32 applications that XP/7/8.x support, developers will target Win32 because they can write just one application an
  7. The only one I can think of is Chrome OS, but that doesn't really count. Honestly, the Linux argument was made up by Metrotards just to "justify" MS' actions, but it really has no grounding in fact. I just brought it up because that is what these comments say. Most versions of Linux do present updates in pop-up form, closely resembling the old Windows Update model, but you can decline these if you wish. (Ubuntu does this)
  8. One of the common themes I've been seeing in the comment sections of these articles is "OS X and Linux are forcing upgrades automatically, so why can't Microsoft?" There are two issues with that: first, they're not pushing updates with nearly the same force as MS is doing with Win10, some Linux distros don't even push updates automatically, and the ones that do can be turned off (the great thing about Linux is control over almost everything) and second, even if OS X and Linux are pushing updates like this, it doesn't justify Microsoft doing so. If all your friends are on top of the George Wash
  9. I find this kind of ironic, Microsoft is promoting a story about two people that will "change the way people feel about bugs" with Windows 10. It's like they're asking for this to backfire. Well, if they really want to teach people about bugs, Windows 10 is a pretty good candidate.
  10. That sounds great, I'm planning on building a PC with an i7 and about 64GB of RAM and putting 64-bit XP on there, have you had any luck with 64-bit XP?
  11. Windows 10 Users Start Seeing Full-Screen Ads As Screen Savers Well, I doubt this surprises anyone here, but I'll share it anyway. This operating system disgusts me so much, I don't even know what to say anymore.
  12. Something I always do to every system I have to ensure that if something goes wrong and there's a remnant of the bootup process in place, I'll be able to take control and use WinRE or whatever... I enable the boot menu. Though shown above for Win 8, this same tweak works on Win 10. This shows every time... -Noel Is it possible to enable this from the WinPE command prompt on the install DVD?
  13. Today, I had some more personal experience with Windows 10, and I don't even know how to put in words how horrible this operating system is. A friend of mine tried to install a free trial of office 365 in his MS Account enabled Windows 10 installation (upgraded from Windows 8.1 w/ MS Acct) There was an issue with the installation, so MS telephone support instructed him to use system restore. Apparently, in doing so, his MS Acct password was corrupted, so he couldn't log into his account. So he calls me and I come over with my "NT Password Reset" CD that I use to get into locked accounts, and h
  14. OK, I can probably do that, I just won't set it as default, as users can set custom OS colors in Windows and this will override those.
  15. --JorgeA The comment section on that article is GOLD. All of the MS fanboys getting offended at the harsh (but true) criticism of their precious Windows 10. One of my personal favorites: So THAT'S why it's called Windows~BT, it's all making sense now.
  16. Introducing, my latest project: I REALLY Don't Want Windows 10. This is similar to 'I Don't Want Windows 10", but it is more effective in disabling the prompts and preventing the "upgrade". This method works by adding the registry tweaks suggested in this KB article to prevent the Windows 10 installation. I made this program to make it easier for the average user to prevent the installation. >> Download Here <<
  17. Huh, so that's how software publishers make programs "incompatible with old, obsolete OSes" -- simply by changing the value on the minimum version? --JorgeA In some cases, yes. I'm pretty sure that's what allowed programs to run on Win98 but not Win95. (that or a VS redist wasn't created for 95) In other cases, this being the most common, developers start using APIs that don't exist in later versions or switch to a version of VS that doesn't support said OS. For example, Win2k and WinXP are very similar under the hood, but most devs dropped support for 2k because VS did. (actually, I th
  18. I believe you! Who or what, then, accounts for these unwelcome changes? Another thing to note is, if XUL and XPCOM were to be removed, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, and ChatZilla would instantly be killed. The only way to save them would to be to rewrite the entire thing, and that will be a lot of work for the limited set of developers on each of these applications. (I contribute to SeaMonkey, and we have been discussing this on IRC over the past few months) By the way, when will an x64 official build of Seamonkey be in the works? The ability to run on Vista and XP x64 edition would be nice.
  19. I have been thinking about Windows 10 and its 'apps' lately, and I recently came to a conclusion: this is just history repeating itself. In the 90s, Microsoft wanted to dethrone Win32 with ActiveX, Active Desktop and embedded IE engines. Some developers bought into the hype and released their new ActiveX-inspired software, but most just kept using Win32 like they have been always doing. Shortly after, Active Desktop was killed off and ActiveX is on its last legs, while win32 is still around. I see the same thing happening with Metro, right now it's the "in" thing and the "trendy" devs are usin
  20. You know, this is kind of ironic. In the 80s and 90s, the Mac really did have an advantage in media production, but in the past 10-15 years, Adobe caught up and now OS X and Windows are pretty much equal, it would be sad to see all of the progress made just vanish overnight.
  21. Reading that article that TELVM posted a few posts up, I found something interesting: So their reasoning for dropping security updates is the device driver model? That's it? I kind of understand why they wouldn't want to update the driver model on a 7 year old OS, but not updating the rest of the OS up until the date you set for OS support is ridiculous. Once you install drivers and get them working, since when do you need to replace them again? If I got working drivers for my hardware, why would the OS need to stop working? How can security updates break working drivers? Oh wait, it just
  22. [emphasis added] --JorgeA I can't tell you how credible this is, but I have heard that Windows 7 won't be getting new Skylake features backported, but it still will run. For example, I have XP SP3 x86 and XP x64 running on my Arrandale Core i3 laptop from 2011 with no issues. I personally don't see how MS could restrict installation of Windows 7 without crippling the processor itself, therefore restricting Linux and other OSes from running on the CPU. If these new processors are valid x86 and x86_64, Windows 7, along with all previous releases including MS-DOS boot disks, should install an
  23. Thanks, that does look interesting. I had heard of SeaMonkey in my travels, but I didn't know it was associated with the Mozilla Foundation. It's a well-hidden secret. The most important browser add-on for my purposes is Adobe Acrobat's "Create PDF." That's not merely a "print to PDF" function, it converts the whole Web page to a PDF file. This is important because it seems like websites are increasingly rigging things such that if you print an article, all sorts of formatting problems crop up to make the printout useless: banners that cover chunks of text, text missing around the page bre
  24. Yeah, there are no perfect solutions unfortunately. Look at Mozilla -- a non-profit foundation, and yet they're every bit as contemptuous and disregarding of their users' preferences as Microsoft ever was. Their share of the browser market is (IIRC) hovering barely above 10%, and still they keep plowing ahead with unwelcome and constant changes. --JorgeA Mozilla as in Firefox may be like that, but their other, lesser-known project, SeaMonkey, doesn't have half of the lockdowns that Firefox has, and in my experience, it's also lighter. (which is ironic, since Firefox was originally cre
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