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Software News   Software News : 3rd beta of Sputnik Web Browser available.
   posted by Troels on 9-Aug-2007 21:43:26 (3001 reads)
A new public beta version of the web browser Sputnik has been released for Morphos. Sputnik is based on KHMTL / Webcore, thus shares a substantial amount of source code with Apple's Safari and KDE's Konqueror. Despite its beta status, Sputnik features by far the most modern browser engine available to MorphOS users today.

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Changes in the third beta include but are not limited to the following items:

* greatly enhanced stability
* reduced memory usage
* upgraded to a more recent browser engine version
* improved overall speed
* added context menus
* websites featuring dynamic content work much better now
* improved download manager
* added toolbar graphics
* added support for favicons
* improved frames support
* improved support for CP-125X
* fixed a large amount of bugs (redirections, SSL, settings, JavaScript, image rendering and a lot more)
* added a new about :info page
* added lamps that indicate the current loading status when accessing data on the internet
* extended the included ARexx port

Thanks to all the people donating towards the Sputnik for AmigaOS4 bounty, the developer of Sputnik has committed to develop a version of the browser for AmigaOS4.

Sputnik website
Read about the "Sputnik for AmigaOS4 bounty"
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Rob 
Re: 3rd beta of Sputnik Web Browser available.
Posted on 9-Aug-2007 22:30:34
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Excellent news. I'm very much looking forward to the OS4 version.

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PR 
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Posted on 9-Aug-2007 22:46:32
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Good, and in OS? ;)

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Oh this really sounds great!!

Could we (i.e. not only MOS) finally get a browser that my girlfriend won't curse!!

I didn't donate for Mozilla because I think it's a too large project that a bounty alone would have a difficult time to justify. This however, if it proves useful (don't have MOS..) is something I'll donate for!

Yes, I only have and Amiga. No PC, no MAC, nothing else than my A1 I REFUSE!!


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Posted on 9-Aug-2007 22:57:51
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@Deniil715
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Could we (i.e. not only MOS) finally get a browser that my girlfriend won't curse!!

Good to hear I'm not the only one to get that!


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Troels 
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I mostly get weird looks from my GF when I curse Aweb or IBrowse, she doesn't use my A1 for browsing (I use her laptop instead sometimes, for homebanking :)

I also think Firefox/mozilla is to big a project although I did donate to the bounty in the hope enough would do so, so we more or less could hire a few people for the port. Anyway I would keep an eye on Cygnix X11 projectl, no one knows what might come from that front.

But back on topic. Sputnik looks great and it's nice to see the progress thats being made.


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I'm looking forward to an Amiga OS 4.0 port.

Until then, no banana.


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Well, Sputnik doesn't only look great it also works great! Tested many
sites now and much, much, much does work indeed. Some thinks still
refuse to work, but generally it is a pleasure to use Sputnik now. I
guess my Win computer will more rarely powered on now. Much of the job
Opera did yet, will now be done by Sputnik. Of course Opera will not
go completely out of work - but most of my daily browsing can be
done with Sputnik now.

Will also do the gf acceptance test tomorrow .


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LOL my Win machine only gets powered up for online gaming ....... who's a games machine now???


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indeed Sputnik is progressing very well! there are some little issues and/or lack of implementation but it is useable even on my 200Mhz machine.

Keep it up Marcin


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Georg 
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Quote:
I'm very much looking forward to the OS4 version.

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Until then, no banana.


As already posted once for those who do not want to wait this might be interesting:

http://www.sand-labs.org
http://www.sand-labs.org/owb

It's based on webkit/khtml but extended/modified to be much more easily portable. The source code you can download contains a sample "port" to Linux using not much more than SDL, freetype, etc. No big GUI lib like QT, GTK or whatever needed. One thing which might miss for Amiga might be the required unicode lib. Apart from that it's not unrealistic that a first working port would not take more than a few days/less than a week.

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Georg ... you are OT!

BUT ... when you'll ready to release it, let me know.


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