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The RISC OS web browser problem

Posted by fwibbler on 23:13, 20/8/2002 | , , , ,
 
As subscribers to the comp.sys.acorn.misc newsgroups and RISC OS Select mailing list may have noticed, there's been a fair bit of debate recently about the lack of an up to date web browser for RISC OS.

So, the man of many porting talents Peter Naulls has written an informative article outlining the problems we have with browsers and possible ways forward to resolve them.

You can read all about it at his website

Giving feedback to Peter regarding his article would probably be a good idea as I don't think he's had much response to it yet.

Source: The UNIX porting project of Peter Naulls
 

  The RISC OS web browser problem
  mfrissen (08:13 21/8/2002)
  rich (08:21 21/8/2002)
    pnaulls (08:22 21/8/2002)
      rich (08:32 21/8/2002)
        pnaulls (08:39 21/8/2002)
          fwibbler (09:03 21/8/2002)
            rich (09:07 21/8/2002)
              pnaulls (09:08 21/8/2002)
                rich (09:15 21/8/2002)
 
Marco Frissen Message #91230, posted by mfrissen at 08:13, 21/8/2002
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I like the idea of porting a used browser to ROS, and by itself, the browser having its own look is not a real problem imo. However, I think the aim should always be to have a native ROS browser, which blends in with the ROS functionalities.. but for starters, a raw port should be seriously considered.

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I am actually wondering why the native ROS browsers are not finished? Why is there total chaos in ROS browser land, while even more obscure OS-es have a decent browser. Is it just a money factor?
Wouldn't it be feasible to get hands on the sources of one of the native browsers, and go from there? Or like AW does with Artworks, write 'plugins' that override the original functionality? Or is the software (the source aspect) so crap that there is no other way than to throw away and start over.. oh well, this is beside the point I guess. */

Just an idea, but wouldn't it be reasonable you knocked on ROS Ltds' door and ask for (financial) support? (if you haven't done so already).. Since they also seem to be eager to have a good browser, there might be some actions.. e.g. you port the browser engine, they work on the ROS UI stuff..

I'd be willing to support your cause, but I would like to know more details, technical and planning wise. e.g. which donor browser will you use, when do you expect to deliver, what, etc..

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Richard Goodwin Message #91231, posted by rich at 08:21, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91230
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Financial support is hard to find. I know, I've been looking instead of posting news reports like I should have ;)
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Peter Naulls Message #91232, posted by pnaulls at 08:22, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91231
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ROL clealy have neither the financial nor time resources to put into such a project.

As to your other questions, they do not yet have clear answers.

rich - my name is Peter, not "Peters" ;-)

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Richard Goodwin Message #91233, posted by rich at 08:32, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91232
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"Peters"? Huh?
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Peter Naulls Message #91234, posted by pnaulls at 08:39, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91233
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Don't you read what you write? ;-) "Peters Unix Page".

Curry.

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fwibbler Message #91235, posted by fwibbler at 09:03, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91234
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Ahem!
Did you not read what /I/ wrote Peter?
;-)
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Richard Goodwin Message #91236, posted by rich at 09:07, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91235
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Everyone just assumes that I'm to blame for everything! :)
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Peter Naulls Message #91237, posted by pnaulls at 09:08, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91236
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You have that guilty look.
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Richard Goodwin Message #91238, posted by rich at 09:15, 21/8/2002, in reply to message #91237
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It's the beard, isn't it? You're making a beardist comment aren't you? :)
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