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Software News   Software News : NetSurf 2.0 dev preview released
   posted by Chris_Y on 24-Aug-2008 10:44:49 (2642 reads)
Unsatisfactory announces a preview/beta release of a AmigaOS 4 native port of NetSurf.

NetSurf is a fast CSS-capable web browser for RISC OS and other systems. This port is incomplete but already supports:


  • Multiple windows
  • Clipboard
  • Hotlist
  • Downloads


Frames are partially supported and encryption (HTTPS protocol) is not yet implemented in this port.

Download from Aminet

NetSurf also requires threads.library, codesets.library and AISS
    

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Re: NetSurf 2.0 dev preview released
Posted on 24-Aug-2008 15:15:51
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Wow... things are moving fast on this front! Well done!

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Hey, this is great Chris!


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Posted on 24-Aug-2008 16:36:06
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Wow! Thanks.
Will download and try it out.


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freshness!!


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Re: NetSurf 2.0 dev preview released
Posted on 24-Aug-2008 16:53:32
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hey, this aint bad at all!

Had a quick mooch through a couple of RISC web sites, as you do, and came onto this, I've seen it before, but I thought it made for intresting reading:-

http://www.iconbar.com/articles/How_I_Learned_to_Stop_Worrying_and_Leave_RISC_OS/index1092.html

remind anyone of anything?


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I tried it and it is great.
Keep up the great work and give us a newer version soon.


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Re: NetSurf 2.0 dev preview released
Posted on 24-Aug-2008 22:16:05
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This is like waiting for buses...... hang around for ages then two come along at once

Nice to see developments like this putting in an appearance. Just a shame that a lot of current Amiga users cannot make use of them yet owing to a lack of suitable available hardware to run OS4 on.


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@Stephen_Robinson
Quote:
Had a quick mooch through a couple of RISC web sites, as you do, and came onto this, I've seen it before, but I thought it made for intresting reading:-

How_I_Learned_to_Stop_Worrying_and_Leave_RISC_OS

remind anyone of anything?

Very familiar sadly !


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"Web giant Google confirmed this evening it will stump up $20,000 to pay for four undergraduate programmers to work on the NetSurf project this summer."

Not the OS4 porters alas, but intresting, wonder if the writers of other more Amigaish Web Browsers could apply for that money?

http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact2290.html


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Posted on 25-Aug-2008 1:01:31
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That's been and gone, with an awful lot of improvements added by the GSoC students. Some are in the port (like the new HTML5 parser), and other aren't yet because they require me to do some work to add them (tabs, PDF saver).

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Posted on 25-Aug-2008 16:51:44
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I refuse to be a guinea pig! When you get something worth my while, then I 'might' take a look. Sorry for the terse/harsh line, but I'm tired of Amiga promises. I bought IBrowse, AWeb, contributed to Amozilla and Sputnik and got crap to this day.


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@Snuffy

Nobody is forcing you to download, look at or use NetSurf, and even doing so does not cost you any money - so I'm not quite sure what your point is.

This early release is purely because a number of people asked. Otherwise I would have waited until it was more complete.


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Posted on 25-Aug-2008 20:05:23
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@Snuffy

Likewise I do not understand your terse comment in relation to what is a free application.

It isn't as though there are a lot of people who can beta test these things, and any feedback to the developer can only help speed up and diagnose problems in the port, which can then be rectified and thus give you a better browser.

At least you have OS4 and a machine capable of running it to be able to even attempt using this much more modern browser for the Amiga.


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@Snuffy

I totaly see where you are coming from, but this project is different, you should take a look at the website first before arguing from past experience.

It's an excelent browser, many use it as their main browser, with the Firefox port as backup with badly coded sites, or forms that require Javascript for varification, but as websites become more standards complient the need for use of Firefox becomes less ans less every day.

I suggest you try it out, you might be supprised

Its 6 years in development in April just gone.
Netsurf is not going to disapear anytime soon.

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