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[REQUEST]Please, update SFOS Browser engine.

asked 2016-07-21 14:26:52 +0200

EfesTess gravatar image

SFOS Browser is based on Gecko/Firefox 31. And this is bad. It outdated, it have vulnerabilities and many bugs, especially in JS-machine. Gecko 31 - engine of 2014 year..

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Please please, pretty please. More and more sites starting to fail.

Especially for captchas. scroll down and try to sign up with sfos browser

peterleinchen ( 2018-11-13 22:05:01 +0200 )edit

Any movement on this would be great - the native browser is really getting long in the tooth - and as native apps are also not that forthcoming, a good browser is even more important (so it can at least deal with the websites that are the "desktop alternative" to some apps properly).

dyraig ( 2018-11-14 12:50:11 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-07-21 18:05:28 +0200

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Work is underway to finish moving it to Gecko 38, which is still pretty old but should provide some improvement.

you can watch the work on this here:

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Thank you! But yes, 38 is old too. Do you know, are there technical problems with migration to 45+ version? Or there are any other reasons or, maybe limitations, for choosing exactly 38?

EfesTess ( 2016-07-21 18:11:06 +0200 )edit

@EfesTess I think 38 is simply the next ESR Gecko Version (45 would be the next of 38)

lpr ( 2016-07-21 18:30:23 +0200 )edit

I believe it was because work was started on 38 a long time ago, and then stalled due to staffing issues, and then the decision was that finishing 38 was easier than starting from the beginning again.

r0kk3rz ( 2016-07-21 18:32:35 +0200 )edit

38.8.0 esr has been released the same day as 46.0, so it's a huge step forward...

lpr ( 2016-07-21 18:42:08 +0200 )edit

As simple of SFOS Browser problems:

EfesTess ( 2016-07-21 22:31:20 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-09-24 02:09:43 +0200

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updated 2018-09-25 08:57:58 +0200

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