It is good to be back talking about NextGen Amiga updates again in 2020. Today I am taking a look at a very exciting new web browser for MorphOS called Wayfarer version 1.1, promising modern web browser functionality using the latest Webkit version. It needs the recently released MorphOS 3.14 installed on my AmigaOne X5000 first, so let's dive in!
I then started the installation process:
I then grab a coffee as it installs the files on the system hard disk. Eventually the installation process completes, and ready for rebooting:
I then successfully boot into MorphOS 3.14 on my X5000. As this release is a bug fix release rather than having new features, I don't plan to spend any time on the changes as they are in the background rather than any new features to explore.
I next set about downloading and installing Wayfarer v1.1 web browser, which as mentioned requires MorphOS 3.14 to work. You can get Wayfarer from https://wayfarer.icu/
Here is the new Wayfarer v1.1 web browser on first launch:
Keen to dive in, I logged into Microsoft Office portal to try out Office online, something that has never worked at all on any Amiga web browser in the past in my testing. Wayfarer supported the dual factor authentication login and (although slow to load up) does display the Office online applications:
I also looked at Outlook online, which runs in basic mode rather than the full normal web version, but works fine like this:
The big disappointment of my testing was YouTube, which flat out won't play any videos and gives errors about the browser not being able to play the videos.