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Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:42 pm
by azism
Just wondering if Avant is going away in favor of Orca?

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:25 pm
by ABman
I wouldn't have thought so, I hope not.
Why do you ask?

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:42 pm
by azism
Well, now that there is an Orca browser... why support two? :eh:

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:38 pm
by ABman
Avant uses the Trident engine (as IE does) and Orca uses the Gecko layout engine (as Firefox does). Some people prefer the Trident engine (as I do) and others prefer the Gecko engine.
I think I've got that right!!

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:34 pm
by ftboomer
I prefer Orca (which BTW, has been around for years, it's not a new product). You can run plug-ins while still having the shell of Avant. Now that Robo runs on Orca, I will never go back to Avant.

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:12 pm
by bigC
No, Avant isn't going anywhere. As a matter of fact, the developer has been hard at work on a brand spanking new version... Avant 12.0

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:54 pm
by azism
Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear it. My wife won't use anything else. :thumbup:

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:14 pm
by statm1
Not only is Avant not going anywhere.. Avant is going to be listed on the Windows Ballot screen on new computers in all 30 countries of the EU as a choice of which browser to install. Check out the post on the Avant Force blog, http://blog.avantforce.com.

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:07 am
by cyber4s
I do agree there should provide choice for others to select what is their preference. Both Avant and Orca co-exist are no problem at all...

:clap:

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:06 am
by aymenbnr
i don't think so,avant browser may remain

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:54 pm
by flowrush
Honestly I think it would be smart if the roadmap for Anderson's web browsers went the way of Maxthon 3, by combining Trident and Gecko into one browser and using whichever best suits the webpage. There is no reason to have bias over one engine or the other aside from performance and or compatibility so the solution Maxthon 3 presents is ideal for the present day.

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:32 pm
by statm1
I haven't played with Maxthon 3 in a few months but I thought they combined Trident and Webkit not Gecko. But in any case Anderson said once several years ago that he was thinking about the possibilities of combining the engines into one browser but I doubt he will.

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:25 pm
by flowrush
Yes its Trident+Webkit but the idea is still the same. Anyhow it's just food for thought. It's too bad Anderson doesn't post hardly around these parts anymore just to hear his ideas, feedback and what else he's up to.

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 6:04 pm
by jrglick
When will the 2.x version of Orca be released?

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 7:49 pm
by André
Likely after Avant 12 is released which is to say, "when it's done."

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:43 pm
by jrglick
André wrote:Likely after Avant 12 is released which is to say, "when it's done."
When will that most likely be Andre? It is bug heaven on Avant (and Orca), but I love the concept so much. Thank you! I use all the right stuff with no add ons at all, no taskbar icon use, and no nuthin. Just a good virus cleaner, defragmenter and spyware cleaner. Is it the ybrowser that is the problem Andre, more than anything? Best regards for a fine weekend.

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:33 pm
by bigC
Actually the latest plan is for the gecko engine to be integrated with Avant 12(2011) and no more Orca browser. Read here, http://forum.avantbrowser.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28680

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:28 am
by jrglick
I don;t see that reference, can you point to the actual post please. Thanks so much!

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:52 am
by jrglick
When will the 2.x version of Orca be released?


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Sun May 16, 2010 2:49 pm
Re: Is Avant going away?
André

"Likely after Avant 12 is released which is to say, "when it's done."




Orca dead, was this a change unannounced?

Re: Is Avant going away?

Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:44 pm
by angeldust
jrglick wrote:I don;t see that reference, can you point to the actual post please. Thanks so much!
Item #7 in Anderson's first post.

here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=28680