In article <1d433d844f.Andrew(a)no.reply>,
Andrew <aw29009(a)gmail.com> wrote:
In message <693959c69d0d8b3d9affd6821e5d7d92(a)ecs.soton.ac.uk>
John-Mark Bell <jmb(a)netsurf-browser.org> wrote:
> The NetSurf developers are happy to announce the immediate
> availability of NetSurf 1.2. This is a bug fix and security release to
> NetSurf 1.1. It is available for download from
I tend to download the development versions every month or so and
one I have says release 2.0.
It doesn't. It is, as you said, a development version. It is not a
release. It is called "NetSurf 2.0 (Development build)" or shortened to
"NetSurf 2.0 (Dev)" in the iconbar menu info box.
What this means is that it represents the current state of development
towards NetSurf 2.0, which will be the next release of NetSurf, after 1.0,
to contain any significant new features.
NetSurf 1.1 and NetSurf 1.2 are primarily bug fix releases for the NetSurf
All the bugs we've found and fixed on the way to developing NetSurf 2.0
are also fixed for the version 1 branch and released periodically as
So NetSurf 1.2 is considered more stable and to have less bugs than
NetSurf 1.1 or NetSurf 1.0.
So is this more advanced that 1.2 or not?
Well the development builds contain new features that will not get into a
NetSurf 1.x release. Off the top of my head, these currently include
support for data URLs and the SVG stuff.
Generally, I suggest you use the latest development build most of the time
and keep the latest release handy, should you ever need it.
Hope this helps.
Michael Drake (tlsa) http://www.netsurf-browser.org/