Dan

Is Maxthon alive or dead??

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So, it is 2020 and I see no indication that Maxthon is moving forward.   Is there a new official release planned?

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theres a post from bugsir saying all updates to MX5 are on hold as they are working on MX6 - no time scale or info given - so we wait and wait and i would guess wait some more

in the mean time Vivaldi works for me - its skinnable with work and has an up to date core 

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Vivaldi is fast and frequently updated.  Perhaps Maxthon can still become this efficient...

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44 minutes ago, Dan said:

Perhaps Maxthon can still become this efficient...

I don't know if the current maxthon will be efficient (I doubt it), but what is clear is that with the chrome 69 kernel, it has all the vulnerabilities that exist to date (current versions are between 79 and 80)

In my case, I still use it in some websites, like other browsers, but for serious things (banks, government administrations, work, studies, etc...), I end up pulling the "big ones"

 

 

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We will release the beta v5.3.8.2100 today and the Maxthon 6 beta version in the next few months.

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1 hour ago, BugSir006 said:

We will release the beta v5.3.8.2100 today and the Maxthon 6 beta version in the next few months.

recent months - so where is it thats past tense to my mind

i assume you mean coming months - you really have to be joking - months - MX is dead now how is a beta in months going to resurrect it

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4 minutes ago, Tony said:

recent months - so where is it thats past tense to my mind

i assume you mean coming months - you really have to be joking - months - MX is dead now how is a beta in months going to resurrect it

So sorry for the error. I changed that.

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2 hours ago, BugSir006 said:

We will release the beta v5.3.8.2100 today and the Maxthon 6 beta version in the next few months.

 

I'm a little confused, didn't we agree that mx5 was paralyzed in favor of the development of mx6?

 

 

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9 hours ago, pantantrollo said:

didn't we agree that mx5 was paralyzed in favor of the development of mx6?

Depends on how you read it.

It says temporarily, so maybe referring to the holiday break? Or could just be a translation issue, as in no active development, so no new features/major updates etc. But doesn't mean that some small bugfixes aren't/can't be worked on.

Regardless, MX5 is well past it's prime, updates or not. And MX6 is just vapourware at this stage. Should it happen at some point then users need to see if it is any improvement on what MX5 was, and make the call whether they want to keep using it.

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