What's going on with Shiira?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by captoats85, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. captoats85 macrumors member

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    Four months ago, 2.0 beta 1 was released. Since then, nothing. Their fourms had been getting hammered with spam posts and now the link to it forbids access. I know its a small group working on the project, but 4 months with nothing?

    http://hmdt-web.net/shiira/en
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    He's probably busy with school. Of course, trying to implement all of the fancy stuff takes time to do it right, even when you have free time.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There is no standard for beta release schedules. Four months between releases is certainly not unheard of. FWIW, the site works fine here.
     
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  5. d wade macrumors 65816

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    i got sick of waiting too.

    i used to swear by Shiira, but now i am hooked on the new Firefox
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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  7. tominated macrumors 68000

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    maybe i got the developer working on it again. i emailed him not to long ago about shiira's source and maybe he remembered about it.
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Shiira is still my backup/WebKit browser when Firefox doesn't deal with a site correctly.

    I downloaded the new beta but of course, I have to reset everything because it didn't read any preferences. I suppose that's a quick and dirty way to avoid problems with the old preferences.

    The browser seems busy with all the little icons but I'm sure it will be incredibly innovative when finished.
     
  9. d wade macrumors 65816

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    ill probly just wait for the final cut (and even then still just a backup)

    i love my cool firefox plugins way too much
     
  10. soho macrumors newbie

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    I'm also eagerly waiting for the 2.0 final of Shiira, as the current beta version has some functional limitations, as far as I noticed. One example is the bookmark panel which is a great idea, but doesn't work at all.

    I also wrote an email to the creator of Shiira last week, where I asked about the project status, but I didn't get a response up to now.
     

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