Just like last year, my exams kept me from posting here or on Maxthon forum, I apologise for not leaving a note or something, you know when you keep thinking: “I will do it today” but you never do it? it was exactly like that, I spent more time trying to post a notice than studying, nah, just kidding. 😛
What happened during that quiet month? new Maxthon 3 public release and a final 2.5.2 version, just in case you were absent during June too.
Back to business now, see ya in my next post.
A lot has happened in the past few days in the world of Maxthon, one of the attention-worthy events was that Maxthon won the webware100 award for the second time in a row, which is really great for a browser that is not one of the popular “big players”. We all hope that the final release of Maxthon 3 would keep the awards coming.
Mentioning Maxthon 3, a new update has been also released for it with no invitations needed to be downloaded! this is a bug-fixes update only. Don’t worry, once the alpha is stable enough the developers will go crazy with the features additions. 😉
Forum announcement of alpha 3 release (includes changelog and a public download link)
Another year, another nomination for a “Webware 100” award, a contest ran by CNet to choose the best 100 programs and services by public voting.
Last year, Maxthon has received an award in the browser category. This year, we hope we can do it again, excited about recent Maxthon 3 news? then go and vote for Maxthon to become a winner again:
You can also put a badge in your forums’ signature or in your site to spread the word:
More information about the upcoming major release has been revealed in the last two IRC channel meetings with Maxthon’s main developers, and as expected, Johnnylegend (you should have read this name several times by now) posted both logs on his blog.
If you have been following this blog you would know that a new engine will be available to Maxthon 3 in addition to Trident (IE’s rendering engine). the new engine is “faster and more [compatible with] standard[s]” and opensource, this means we were left with two choices: Webkit and Gecko, this time we know that it’s officially Webkit and this is definitely good news. 😀
During two scheduled meetings in Maxthon’s IRC channel, Bloodchen, Maxthon’s main developer and founder, gave a few hints about the upcoming major version of Maxthon, 3.0
If you have missed it you would be happy to know that Johnnylegend (a member of Maxthon’s community) is keeping transcripts for both meetings and makes them available for all Maxthon fans to read, you can find them here: http://en.wordpress.com/tag/irc-gg-general-gibberish/
But If you want to take the shortcut, here’s what we have learnt so far about Maxthon 3.0 and future plans ahead in the development… Continue reading