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Software News   Software News : AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
   posted by NovaBurst on 15-Nov-2007 1:36:37 (3199 reads)
The AROS Show interviews AROS developer Robert Norris about the development of the new web browser for AROS. The name of the web browser is also revealed for the first time!

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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
Posted on 15-Nov-2007 2:52:34
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Nice interview.

Although I wish everyone was on the same team pulling together.


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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
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Rob Norris is the man !

Good luck to him


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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
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Does that mean if for some reason the port and development of a complete up to date browser for AROS end up being successful that it will be easily portable in the future for OS 4.0 and OS 3.x for classic Amiga?

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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
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foody:

probably, yes.
the OWB browser use webkit aswell, and is more portable i think.
afxgroup has managed to compile it for os4 (but the screen/output is black)
maybe this would be a better codebase?


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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
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Seeing as the code would essentially be AOS 3.x API complaint since this is what AROS strives to be, all that should be needed is a recompile of the relevent code for Classic 68k AOS 3.x systems, which could then possibly be either ported to AOS4 or possibly run under the AOS4 68k emulator. This is the beauty of AROS and open source projects for AROS, they can be easily ported/recompiled by anyone and everyone in the community on just about any Amiga platform can benefit from it.


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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
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I'm not as optimistic on that point: AROS aims at being compatible with OS 3.1 but that doesn't mean that AROS doesn't go further... and indeed Robert Norris has already increased the mlib functions for having the WebKit JavaScript engine to work.

In fact Traveller will hopefully work... on AROS 68k (hence another interest in the Kickstart replacement bounties).

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Those advances, can, as shown trough AFA, be integrated unto AmigaOS, thats's not much of a problem IMO


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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
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Seeing as the code would essentially be AOS 3.x API complaint since this is what AROS strives to be


AROS being API compatible with Kickstart 3.1 does not mean it can not have its own API extensions.

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all that should be needed is a recompile of the relevent code for Classic 68k AOS 3.x systems


Nevertheless porting should be easy. However it is at least 6 months until you see anything useful on AROS, 12 months until you see usable browser. There is an incredible amount of small details needed in a browser.


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Re: AROS Web Browser Interview with Rob Norris
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aros is starting to look better than OS4, i wish we could all be on the same team too but unfortunately humans are too arrogant...


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