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Demeter is a Web browser based on the Shiira 1.x/2.x line of browser at http://shiira.jp/en.php. The source code is available at the developer's website.
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Version 1.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later





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mikomeryl reviewed on 25 Jan 2013
Browser opens but won't open a window or go to a bookmarked URL in Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion).

It worked great in Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.5]


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Jazzyguy commented on 07 Apr 2010
I have one of the earlier releases which works. This one quits every time after setting my preferences to go to MU as my home page.The one I have has a sidebar for history and RSS and works great. No crashes. This one crashes all the time. I tried removing preferences but then just gave up on it as it made no difference.
[Version 1.5]


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Negritude commented on 07 Apr 2010
This project is dead, so I have no idea why beta 3 is just now being made available via MU:

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce the release of Demeter 1.5 Beta 3, which will be the final beta. There are many reasons for this, including issues with old sources and the reemergence of the Shiira developer. I recommend Shiira 2.x to anyone who wishes to continue to use browsers based on this code set. I have release a built binary as well as the source, although I recommend anyone interested in using the source to contact the Shiira developer for updated 2.x sources. The Page Dock is disabled in this release due to it causing a crash, this was fixed by the Shiira developer in his recent releases. I recommend switching to tab mode if you wish to continue using Demeter 1.5 Beta."
[Version 1.5]

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Fyreflye replied on 07 Apr 2010
Though there's no formal announcement it looks like Shiira is dead also - no progress reports since last August and its v. 2.3 crashes on launch.
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5sonic reviewed on 03 Jul 2009
I really like the way this browser handles tabs. IMHO it's a much better solution than having a bunch of tabs getting scrunched up below the toolbar. I've been using Demeter for several hours and it hasn't crashed yet. I'm on Mac OS 10.4.11. Once I've filled in a password it's remembered. I look forward to the 2.0 release of Demeter. Hopefully it retains some of the good things about this version.
[Version 1.5b3]


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jazzyguy reviewed on 22 Feb 2009
Excellent! No problems whatsoever. It even remembers my LogIns something that is very nice. I like the style of this browser as I do Shiira.
[Version 1.5b3]


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Paladino commented on 04 Jan 2009
Demeter 1.5b2 crashes on me soon after launch every, time.
Intel Mac w/10.5.4
[Version 1.5b2]


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spotthehall commented on 04 Jun 2008
Coming along nicely.

There's a lot for one guy to handle (and sort out) but it's a great looking browser that has many features "almost there".

It is useable now thanks to the Bookmarks problem being sorted from Shiira days, just the Shelf is in a bit of a pickle as yet.

Has huge potential with it's Plugin architecture, that will more easily facilitate opening this webkit browser up to 3rd party developers.

Has legs ;)
[Version 1.5b2]


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hurrikenux (developer) commented on 01 Jun 2008
Importing is back in at a basic level (with a workaround)

Use the Bookmarks Preference pane to enable, some things may require a restart. This will be cleaned up before beta 3, but at least you can use bookmarks from Safari and Firefox.
[Version 1.5b2]


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+217
fyreflye commented on 17 May 2008
Hate to have to say this again, but Demeter still crashes immediately upon my every attempt to open it. The earliest version at least worked for awhile.

Intel MacBook 2.0 512 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
OS 10.4.11
[Version 1.5b]

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hurrikenux (developer) replied on 17 May 2008
This is a beta and I am working feverishly to have these types of issues resolved.
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hurrikenux (developer) replied on 17 May 2008
Also it seems, while I do appreciate it, the person who updated this entry to the beta did not amend the download link. Download it again and make sure the version in the About panel is 1.5
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fyreflye replied on 17 May 2008
Downloaded Demeter again re developer's suggestion. After two initial crashes it remained stable. However I was unable to make the Bookmarks import work, could not access some of the preferences, and could not change the font sizes. Since I don't use Apple Mail I don't know if that problem has been fixed.
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fyreflye replied on 18 May 2008
Pardon my error about "Apple" Mail; the complaints here were about GMail problems. As far as I can see GMail works fine in this version.
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Djefis commented on 23 Mar 2008
Demeter is the faster Browser that i know, certainly!
But it doesn't work with the Mac keyboard in some sites.
First of all, GMail.
When I try to write a message I cant to use it.
What can I do to write "A" without to see the line of the active area to go up, continuously?

Inusable, at the moment for me!
I live in Europe, I think that this isn't a particular negligible. . . . . .
[Version 1.0.9]


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Ca had trouble on 07 Apr 2010
Demeter quits when I try to check for updates. Don't know how to contact the developer :/
[Version 1.5]


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Djefis had trouble on 02 Jun 2008
A good council: "Been far from this browser, at the moment".
Why?
I have installed it and I have opened it 10 times and always has crashed, also after a "log out" and a "restart".
I have informed Apple.

Hi, everyone.
[Version 1.5b2]


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copiloto had trouble on 03 Aug 2007
Does anybody know of a way to disable the automatic opening of pdf and dmg files after downloading?
[Version 1.2.2]

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hurrikenux (developer) replied on 28 Dec 2007
There is a checkbox to disable this...hopefully you already found this out by now. Sorry for the delayed response

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Downloads:11,264
Version Downloads:4,485
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:06 Apr 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Demeter is a Web browser based on the Shiira 1.x/2.x line of browser at http://shiira.jp/en.php. The source code is available at the developer's website.


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