Talk:Amaya (web editor)

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Somewhere, somewhere on the w3c site I seem to recall seeing there being a link between Tim Berners Lee's programme for NeXT STEP called WWW (in caps, it was actually the name of the programme) and Amaya, but I'm not sure where. Anyone have any luck? Kim Bruning 13:09, 27 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Well, I didn't find any hyperlink, but WWW could edit every page, as can Amaya, that's basically the link I guess. By the way, does anybody know of any public open pages that can be edited with the app, like some "Amaya Sandbox"? If so, where? Peter S. 09:42, 4 October 2005 (UTC)
I have looked, but never been able to find. ~LinuxeristTux.svgNuvola apps emacs.png E/L/T 03:49, 20 May 2006 (UTC)


Do people really use it as a web browser? Or were older versions intended for that? --AVRS (talk) 13:02, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Browsing Very few persons use Amaya at all, so it's market share is small, but it is intended to be a browser in addition to an editor (e.g. Internet suites such as Netscape or SeaMonkey.) While it is true that it is an authoring tool, that is not mutually exclusive of it being a browser. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 21:42, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes, people did use it as a browser; I know I did in the late 90s. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:21, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Ditto. It was very functional on Sparc workstations with Solaris, where there weren't many other browser options. --Eliyahu S Talk 22:46, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


Perhaps not the best tag, but I couldn't think of another. In any case, I think it goes without saying using a 2003 ref to compare Amaya to 'modern' web browsers is somewhat flawed... Nil Einne (talk) 17:34, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

I don't think the article would suffer much if the statement was removed. (talk) 01:16, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

"Was" or "Is"[edit]

This page talks about Amaya as if it is dead, which may be true in some sense but it seems a little premature. I recently installed it and am using it so technically it "is".

Maybe a section clarifying its status would make sense. In particular, on which OSes is it still possible to install Amaya (even a version built for a previous release of that OS). I have it running on Ubuntu 14.04, which will be around for a while yet.

Jimwrightbe (talk) 22:38, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Jimwrightbe. Per WP:COMPNOW, attributes of a computer program must be described in present tense regardless of its status of maintenance, even if no the subject longer exists, is discontinued or is unsupported/unmaintained. Best regards, Codename Lisa (talk) 00:00, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
As the cited references 10 & 11 make clear, the project has officially been discontinued. The two main developers retired, the organizations funding development canceled it, and no one in the community has stepped up to take over. The fact that a preview release was issued over two years ago and no one has moved it to stable or issued additional patches is pretty conclusive. The software may still work, but it will slowly die ... more and more websites will eventually stop working correctly, and users will be increasingly at risk from security vulnerabilities that no one will address. YMMV, but "He's dead, Jim." --Eliyahu S Talk 23:08, 26 July 2015 (UTC)