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Software News   Software News : OWB - The first (in)complete modern Web Browser
   posted by afxgroup on 24-Dec-2007 10:12:50 (16614 reads)
OWB - Origyn Web Browser for AmigaOS4
The first (in)complete Modern Web Browser for AmigaOS4

I'm happy to announce that today we have a web browser for AmigaOS4 that supports almost all modern web technologies.

Since it is a project in an early state I'll write first what doesn't work.. Don't expect at moment Tool bars and all other things present in all browser. But i assure you that we are working on this. But i would release something for Christmas also to see your feedback about this browser.

OK. Let's go...



WHAT DOESN'T WORK:
# FILE TRANSFER
# Cookies: sometimes and on some sites login is impossible.
# Crashes: There are some sites that crashes and you could have some crashes on
exit. Don't send me crash logs.. the functions that crashes are known..
# Chars: Some chars like () in the Italian char actually are not printable.. :(
I can write to you a special version but is better to wait new releases
# Sites Display: 99% of sites works correctly.. but you could find some sites
that doesn't render well. On some sites you could have problem on window's
redraw
# Chinese fonts are not rendered (i think.. or i haven't found a right ttf
font..)
# Don't expect Flash/Movie plugins (at moment..)
# Sometimes the browser could send a bad request to the web server. Go back and
re click on the link
# Copy/Paste of text doesn't work at moment
#There isn't a scroll bar at momen
# maybe other

WHAT WORKS:
# IT IS FREE.. ;)
# NO BOUNTY OR OTHER.. ;)
# Javascript should work on 99% of the web sites
# CSS and all web technologies work perfectly
# True Type fonts are used to display fonts (see notes on how it works)
# SSL works (see notes)
# It is quite fast also on A1200 (well.. doesn't expect the same speed as on an A1..)
# Is updated daily by the OWB developers (and me..)

INSTALLATION AND USAGE:
Copy the fc-cache file included in C/ dir into your C: directory (even if is not is needed) and run it.
Copy the files included in the FONTS/ directory into your FONTS: directory
Copy the files included in the S/ directory into your S: directory
Mount the RANDOM: device from SYS:Storage/DosDrivers/ (or copy it into DEVS:DosDrivers/)

To launch OWB just click on its icon or run from the shell with this syntax:

owb URL

The first time you run it, it will search the FONTS:_TrueType/ directory to see what ttf fonts are available and create some cache files, so you may have to wait for some seconds, depending on how many files you have there. If you run fc-cache first, the owb launch will be fast

To navigate back and forth, use:
ALT -> to go forward
ALT <- to go back

Thanks to everyone working on or testing it!
Thanks to Mason and Kens for their icons!
It's Christmas.. remember me! :)

Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Andrea Palmat
http://www.amigasoft.net

File is availabbel on OS4Depot..
    

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Re: OWB - The first (in)complete modern Web Browser
Posted on 24-Dec-2007 18:10:18
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and carefully suggest that this is the result of the browser bounty being split up?

Oh and, merry christmas to you.


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Nice!!!!!

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Posted on 24-Dec-2007 18:30:04
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This is an awesome news


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Posted on 24-Dec-2007 18:35:14
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Good work.

I will need to test it of course on OS4. Any chance for a OS 3.x version?

I thought the message says NO BOUNTY?
Why they are not claiming any bounty? Probably did not meet any terms and conditions?
Or is it the other way around?

In any case I think they need a new bounty for them, or at least a donate for this feature button!


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NO BOUNTY means, Andrea is not asking for money before releasing the stuff.
If you like his work, you can still donate. *hint*

Good job Andrea! Keep up the good work!

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One of the best Amiga gift!! Congratulation mate!


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Posted on 24-Dec-2007 18:55:25
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Congragulations!

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Now this is a pleasant surprise!!! Congratulations Andrea!

Now, how do we donate for this? It seems the Italians always deliver
Maybe an Italian can buy Amiga Inc now?

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Wow wow wow

Looks good

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This post made me boot up OS4 for the first time in ages (mainly due to lack of time).

Wow a great xmas present looking forward to seeing it develop.

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Fantastic! Congratulations on your hard work!


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Had a nice time seeing what my favourite web-sites actually look like. Please feel encouraged. I am.

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ahhh...life is sweet whit OS4 :) ...GREAT news and thx for this browser..

PS.and happy Xmas to all...

Last edited by VooDoo on 24-Dec-2007 at 07:19 PM.


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Wow, I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised.

Merry X-Mas!

Would it be possible to get IBAN/BIC and transfer some euros directly?

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@cell

Quote:
Now this is a pleasant surprise!!! Congratulations Andrea!

Now, how do we donate for this? It seems the Italians always deliver
Maybe an Italian can buy Amiga Inc now?


Because Italians do it better

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Maaaaaaaaaaaan. I love you Andrea :D
Sorry i just had to write again showing my thanks. Best thin os4 can get :)
Merry Christmas

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Excellent. Very impressive.

BTW. Why the requesters for Cygnix and what does it need Random: mounted for ?

Great stuff which can only get better, still early days yet but very useable :o)


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Thaaanx a loot!!! superduper cool!!

grazie! buon natale!!!!!!!!!

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Nice work guys!


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Posted on 24-Dec-2007 21:59:17
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Nice work Andrea! Congratulations.

Display is nice and crisp. Most web sites I usually visit show up fine and I can scroll up and down the web page just fine. However, I have trouble scrolling at amigaworld.net and amigans.net. Initial web page comes up fine, and if I click on a link it brings up that page. Just very hard to scroll up and down the page.

However, I think this is a great start, and I look forward to further developments.

Thanks,
redfox


-- updated post after a bit more usage

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