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Toady wrote:Updates still till end of ESR in 2018
That's GOOD NEWS
Who knows perhaps Cyberfox may actually continue on after that.
I have da faith!
And again Toady THANK YOU for such a WUNDERBAR browser!
I just made an account here to thank you for your stellar work.
I've never looked to another browser since I started using cyberfox just a few years ago.
It's sublime. I hope you manage to achieve your goals and life restructuring, nothing is more important than health..
However, I noticed you mentioned CDN charges.... Waterfox has a free tie up with MaxCDN...
Surely they or another CDN distributor would be willing to host this stellar open-source project for free??
Maybe the core team could look into this? At least it would reduce costs for the ESR period...
I have looked at that and contacted many services all that was offered were discounts between 5-7% off, based on the information i provided them at the
time for data bandwidth usage and average requests to 8pecxstudios server (Not including Sourceforge being its the most used), most said needed
minimum tier 2 of there product they recommended as the basic wasn't enough, This meant the price range per month ranged from $150 usd - $300 usd
and if any limits were reached the additional costs per xxx amount used, this also left if someone wanted to abuse the service a potential to cost me allot of money. But that's not including the usage on Sourceforge something i couldn't gauge but would likely need a higher tier yet again and the main factor
was the amount of bandwidth being used per month that pushes the cost up really fast.
Long story short with the growth rate cyberfox was on it would have ended up been far more then i could afford to sustain. Data usage dropped by half
after this announcement and has been on a steady decline even with still supporting Cyberfox till end of ESR, so paying for a CDN will be no point and a
waste of money. But if a CDN did offer a free service i would definitely switch over to it.
Good luck with your life choices.
It is most important that you do take care of your health, I know as I am 70 years old and have used your browser for a long time but never joined the forum until now. I sincerely hope that perhaps someone can take over your place to keep your work alive and going. You have done a fine job and I fully enjoy our browser and in fact it is my default browser now. Much better than Firefox will ever be I think.
I wish you my happiness and good luck, and shall pray this valuable browser shall be able to continue for years to come, but I fully understand if it is not to be. Bright blessings to you and much happiness.
I which I was filthy rich I would finance Cyberfox
Why don't you try some kind of financing campaign like crowd funding or kick starter. or like Wikipedia does from time to time.
You never know ? With all the fans out there who appreciate Cyberfox, you could very possibly reap lots of $ and be able to literally start a team to take care of Cyberfox future!
Anyhow, all the luck to you and your dreams
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