New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby dph3055 » Tue May 06, 2014 3:01 pm

Just as an observation:

I have used Iron for more than a year. I appreciate the efforts that have gone into to providing a browser devoid of the all the "phone home" activities found in the regular version of Chrome.

The last few Iron releases have been buggy at best or just down right broken at worst. Either the Chrome source code is no longer conducive to porting into Iron or the developers have decided to focus their attentions elsewhere.

I for one am still running a v30 release as every time I attempt to install a newer version, I lose stability and functionality within Iron. I am getting to the point that I just don't install new releases anymore and I am sure I am not the only one. This is a growing problem for the developers and for Iron itself. The long term future of a browser that people are reluctant to upgrade speaks volumes towards to the future longevity of this project.

I would ask the developers to either recommit to Iron and begin to seriously test new releases before the are let loose on the masses or decide that Iron is no longer worth their time and let us know. To continue as we have been with release after release causing more problems than it addresses is nothing less than death by a 1000 cuts. It would be in everyone's best interests to have one final well tested release of Iron and then shelve the project if the time and effort going forward is too much for the developers to commit to.
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby bugman » Wed May 07, 2014 4:10 pm

dph3055 wrote:Just as an observation:

I have used Iron for more than a year. I appreciate the efforts that have gone into to providing a browser devoid of the all the "phone home" activities found in the regular version of Chrome.

The last few Iron releases have been buggy at best or just down right broken at worst. Either the Chrome source code is no longer conducive to porting into Iron or the developers have decided to focus their attentions elsewhere.

I for one am still running a v30 release as every time I attempt to install a newer version, I lose stability and functionality within Iron. I am getting to the point that I just don't install new releases anymore and I am sure I am not the only one. This is a growing problem for the developers and for Iron itself. The long term future of a browser that people are reluctant to upgrade speaks volumes towards to the future longevity of this project.

I would ask the developers to either recommit to Iron and begin to seriously test new releases before the are let loose on the masses or decide that Iron is no longer worth their time and let us know. To continue as we have been with release after release causing more problems than it addresses is nothing less than death by a 1000 cuts. It would be in everyone's best interests to have one final well tested release of Iron and then shelve the project if the time and effort going forward is too much for the developers to commit to.



I have not choice but to agree with this. Iron versions from 27~30 where just starting to become stable but now the browser has random crashes and broken features so much so i can no longer consider it a daily rider. :(
I don't blame the iron developers its probably more a issue with the upstream trunk and branch teams at google doing what they can to try and continue to force us into their eco system by sabotaging the chromium source code.

Its now above all times that we need to remain ever so vigilant and come up with innovative solutions to give them the finger. :o

:ironvschrome
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby whileloop » Fri May 09, 2014 3:36 am

I hex edited resources.pak to hide the search box in NewTab page and show 12 thumbnails.
And I made a patch by using dUP2 patch creator.
If you are interest to try it, you can get it here.
It include .exe patcher and .dup2 patcher source.
Linux and Mac user may be able to run the patch by using wine.
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby slayerr » Sat May 10, 2014 11:01 pm

bugman wrote:I have not choice but to agree with this. Iron versions from 27~30 where just starting to become stable but now the browser has random crashes and broken features so much so i can no longer consider it a daily rider. :(
I don't blame the iron developers its probably more a issue with the upstream trunk and branch teams at google doing what they can to try and continue to force us into their eco system by sabotaging the chromium source code.

Its now above all times that we need to remain ever so vigilant and come up with innovative solutions to give them the finger. :o

:ironvschrome

Opera also uses the Chromium source code and does not have these problems.
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby Azrael5 » Sun May 11, 2014 4:49 pm

I suggest to operate changes directly from chromium intead of chorme both linux and windows systems.
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby bugman » Mon May 12, 2014 1:16 am

No choice*
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby mischa » Mon May 12, 2014 2:36 pm

Hey SRWare guys,

where's the source code? The download links to rapidshare just return a 404 error page...

Could you perhaps host the code in a repo somewhere? Think github?

Thanks!
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby whileloop » Tue May 13, 2014 11:12 pm

IronPortable.exe truncate command line string to shorter than 255 chars.
I guess this the maximum of filename/path length, not command line string length.
According to this page, command line string can contain 2047 chars for windows.
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby whileloop » Tue May 13, 2014 11:42 pm

Please ignore my previous post.
IronPortable.exe pass only the first 4 command line arguments to chrome.exe, everything beyond are discarded.

Would you please fix this bug?
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Re: New Iron-Version: 34.0.1850.0 Stable for Windows

Postby mister.marmot » Sat May 17, 2014 12:07 pm

I was having constant crashes with Flash 13 and tracked it down to HTTPS Everywhere extension. (Disconnect works fine)

But the problem with Flash 13 is invisible audio advertisements, pop-unders, commercials that can't be blocked on most sites by a combo of Ghostery, AdBlock AdBlockPlus, and Disconnect that became intolerable. Adobe has opened up security holes for the advertisers that AdBlockers on Chromium can't adapt to.

I went back to Flash stable 11.7 and ALL those problems disappear :D but I was still getting Flash crashes on Iron 34 but not in PaleMoon or Firefox.

Again, most all the crashes stop when I turned off HTTPS Everywhere.

Shame that. I'll just have to watch the lock on the address bar before I log in anywhere and flip HTTPS Everywhere on if the lock is missing.

There is no way I'm using Flash 13. Hopefully (but I doubt it) Flash 14 will close some security holes otherwise stuck at Flash 11.7 till they do something to make me leave it.

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