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Sampei.Nihira

What software developed by Roytam1 do you use?

What softwares developed by Roytam1 do you use?  

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  1. 1. Your Favorite softwares developed by Roytam1

    • New Moon 28
      17
    • New Moon 27
      6
    • Serpent/Basilisk 52
      10
    • Serpent/Basilisk 55
      5
    • Interlink MailNews
      2
    • Browser-only Suite
      0
    • K-Meleon Goanna
      2
    • Firefox 45ESR
      5


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I use New Moon 28 as my default browser.
I recently installed Interlink MailNews.

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I still use Chromium 54 but whenever it doesn't work, I use Firefox 52 ESR. If it doesn't work either, then I use new moon 28. I really appreciate what roytam is doing, but I'd really like to have a modified and updated version of either Chromium or Firefox, 'cause I prefer the stock versions to the forked ones. Alternatively, if he could integrate Google account sync in one of his forks it would be great.

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New Moon 28 on my slow server and Serpent on my main fast Thinkcentre

:)

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Which one? @roytam1 maintains several web browsers: New Moon (2 versions), Serpent (2 versions), FF 45, & Navigator.

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2 hours ago, Mathwiz said:

New Moon (2 versions), Serpent (2 versions), FF 45, & Navigator.

... and KM-Goanna3:

:)

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...and KG74 (KM74+Goanna 2.2), and builds of FF3.6 and Retrozilla (FF2)

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Thinking about, this topic would make a nice place for an overview of roytam's builds :-)
There have already been some great postings across the forums, perhaps can be linked here.

What I'm unsure about are especially the differences to the original builds.
Just know that for some VERY old browsers (even FF2) his goal was to add modern TLS1.2, making half the web which is broken with "cipher errors" now readable again! Amazing how accessible the web can still be, if it weren't for such articial blocks. If the monopolies would only want to, instead of blocking without need and even deleting all older stuff.
And so far his builds contain only engine updates, the GUI remains untouched.
Nearly all of the engine updates are also collected commits from other devs and projects, like waterfox etc. Still the mass of browsers he manages to update regularly just blows my mind.
My personal interest is mainly:

------------------- K-MELEON ---------

KM-Goanna exists in 2 Roy-versions too: KG76+KG74
Attention Confusion:
there are also much older K-Meleon GECKOS with the SAME version numbers,
by KM-dev Dorian, called K-Meleon74 and 76 (engine 24esr+38esr)

- Roy-KM-Goanna 76.1.1:
palemoon27 engine plus selected updates, shell of Dorian's KM76RC2 from 2016
for XP SP3 or newer (SP2 with tricks, if a special OS dll copied over from SP3)
http or https://o.rths.cf/kmeleon/
http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/kmeleon
KM-Forum for latest 76.1.x http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,148500
MSFN-Forum mainly in NEWMOON topic, a bit in others too

- Roy-KM-Goanna 74:
final palemoon26 engine plus selected updates
Shell of Naruman's KM1.8, a very customized old user-fork of Dorian's KM74 (incl. hardcoded ABP in browser/components, etc.)
for Win2000 or newer (partly also usable on 98SE with latest KernelEx, very shaky yet, but best TLS1.2)
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/KM74-g22-20180718.win2000.7z
http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/kmeleon
KM-Forum http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/read.php?19,146040
MSFN-Forum mixed in various topics

-------------------
Guess there's also a pure Palemoon26 for Win2000 build.
Most such exotic one-time builds can be found here (list needs JS+XHR enabled):
https://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/home.html

Retrozilla is especially confusing with different authors/builds/same versions numbers, but deserves an own post too
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Posted (edited)

Just quick links for roytam's retrozilla-versions, but that's a confusing mix of 2 authors and browsers with partly same version numbers for different builds. Just hope am getting that right:

Retrozilla is actually the project of another dev, rn10950, hosted at github and here:
https://msfn.org/board/topic/174987-retrozilla-an-updated-version-of-mozilla-for-windows-95-and-nt4-22-released/
It's an old Seamonkey (FF2) version, but with special updates, aimed for Win95/NT4 in modern web

Roy RZ 2.1 = rzbrowser = fork of retrozilla browser Firefox2 + TLS updates
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/rzbrowser-tls12-20180504.7z
"About" says Firefox Community Edition 2.0.0.2, with a girl cartoon
(Hmm, thinking about, neither the filename nor about page call this retrozilla...)

Roy RZ 2.2 = rz-SUITE = an old Seamonkey with TLS1.2:
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/rz-suite-v2.2-bin-20180708.7z
"About" says Retrozilla 2.2, Seamonkey 1.1.19, Firefox 2.0.20, with a big red star

But meanwhile exists a second retrozilla 2.2, by the original retrozilla dev rn10950 again.
This Seamonkey includes his own updates plus Roy's pull requests from github (if I got that right, no clue of such stuff)

Not retrozilla, but the same RZ topic contains somewhere also roytam's special Fx36 build, custom Firefox 3.6 with TLS1.2
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/fx36vc71-20171108.7z
"About" says Firefox Community Edition 3.6.28, with a girl cartoon (same as RZ 2.1 above)

There are more special builds in that folder, just needs JS+Ajax to view the list:
http://o.rths.cf/gpc/files1.rt/ (other folders work without JS and contain dates)

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I use Firefox 45 ESR SSE, while I keep New Moon 27 SSE as a backup browser. Both running the UOC Patch, they are the best alternative for surfing the web on old machines, especially after applying the patch and using the usual performance and privacy add-ons that we all know and love.

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On 4/26/2019 at 11:28 PM, siria said:

"About" says Firefox Community Edition 3.6.28, with a girl cartoon (same as RZ 2.1 above)

because they're continuation of my old "Firefox musume" builds.

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I use New Moon 28, and I'll probably give the others a try to see how they compare to Firefox 52.

Just a quick mention of the other thread, which I follow (I'd have said this there, but it was locked for 24 hours): I think that certain developers, one of whom has been trying to incite some sort of flame war for some time now, are just selfish, mean-spirited trolls who need to lighten up and be more generous with their code (it is open source, after all!). Roytam1 has done a fantastic job keeping these browsers alive for XP, and hopefully can continue to do so for some time.

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