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Software News   Software News : Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
   posted by guruman on 1-Feb-2009 23:45:34 (3188 reads)
Fabien "Fab" Coeurjoly has successfully ported the Origyn Web Browser to MorphOS after about three weeks of work. This web browser is based on the powerful WebKit engine which is also used by Apple's Safari or Google's Chrome.

System requirements:?
MorphOS 2.x is strongly recommended but it can still work on a 1.4.x setup if a recent MUI snapshot (2007) is installed. The browser requires at least 35MB of free memory. If you are an Efika user and you are in need of a stripped down version, please contact the author. (He might disable SVG support.)

The highlights of Fabien's implementation are as follows:

Based on GaleKid 1.0 OWB Branch (December 2008)
Javascript, CSS, DOM, SVG, Unicode, SSL, ...
Antialiased fonts and kerning, font families and support for international charsets
MUI Interface
Cairo technology !!1
Multiple tabs and windows
Download manager
Bookmarks
Fastlinks
Context menus
Copy/Cut/Paste
Rexx port (openurl support)
No paypal donation needed

Download it here.


Usage information:

First run (IMPORTANT! READ!)

At *first* run, OWB will index your truetype fonts directory (MOSSYS:fonts/_ttf by default). This operation can take a long time (expect a few minutes on efika). Progress is indicated if you run OWB from shell. Once it's done, a conf/font/fonts.cache file is created.

If you really can't wait, I included a default fonts.cache file that should match fonts provided with MorphOS 2.2. Just rename conf/font/fonts.cache_2.2 to fonts.cache. If you wish to use another truetype font directory, please edit conf/font/fonts.conf and change the <!-- Font directory list -->

To use Japanese fonts or anything else, just add relevant fonts in the configured font directory.

Settings
A minimal settings window is available. You can set download directory, homepage, and font sizes.

Bookmarks
OWB can import IBrowser bookmarks. Just copy it to OWB directory as bookmarks.html. If you wish to make an entry appear in fastlinks or pulldown menu, just check the relevant option in bookmark editor.


Preempted rants

It takes ages to start!
-> It only happens at first start or when you update your fonts. Current OWB version uses FontConfig, which is quite slow at indexing. After that, it should start in a second or so.

It's slow!
-> OWB is based on WebKit and this version uses Cairo to render. Modern browsers tend to be a bit less effective than our good old browsers. :) That said, there's still room for optimization.

It's too memory-hungry!
-> See above.

Some SSL websites just display nothing!
-> Maybe they're not certified. You can either update "curl-ca-bundle.crt" file, or ignore SSL errors with: "setenv WEBKIT_IGNORE_SSL_ERRORS 1" (not really recommended).

It crashes!
-> OWB is fairly stable (as long as you have enough memory, like any *posix* application nowadays...). If you get a reproducible crash, send me a debug log.


What is currently missing but might be supported in future versions

Authentication window (you can still use http://login:pass@host)
Error (403/404/...) feedback
Download resume/pause
Fancy mouse cursors
URL completion
Password manager
Cookie saving
... and much more. :)
    

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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
Posted on 2-Feb-2009 0:15:47
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ther falid to deliver sputnik to os 4.1 hhehehhe
now owb came to morphos. i rather see the power spent on os 4.1 delvopment now ther have to use resurces to this on too..

amiga classics
aros
os 4.x
and now morphos too..
i think to much time is going to compatibility. and to less to get thinks going forward.
morphos is dead....

hmm when may sputnik come to os 4.x ?

Last edited by retro on 02-Feb-2009 at 12:17 AM.

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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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what are you on? :)

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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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were can you buy a brand new pegII
and where is genesis to the morphos team.
a shame ther made morphos to efika. iff ther dident
genesis wourd have been dead now...

or an non amiga related hardware manufactor...

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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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Stop trolling retro! Thanks for the port !

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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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Hoe that one day Sputnik will be ported on OS4 too ...


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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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Attack of the badly spleled posts?


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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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OWB is a good web engine, so this is good for MorphOS

Is there any Screenshot of it running. Just cuirous to see how a MUI version looks like.

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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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Take a look here and click the image...

http://www.amigaworld.de/blog/origyn-web-browser-fuer-morphos/

Its on MOS 1.4.5 for PowerUP with MUI4.


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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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Here is a screen shoot from my system :

www.onyxsoft.se/stefan/morphos/owb.png

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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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I think OWB on MOS looks better then the OS4 version, ie has a better GUI. Also there seems to be more features.

Those tabs on OS4 OWB just look weird....

Damn.... If I just had a peg.... (the computer...)


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Yet another shot ;) OWB launched from IBrowse and shown in IBrowse's own screen: http://jpv.wmhost.com/pics/owb_over_ib.png


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@ jPV

Dude... Your window borders look awfull... Really !


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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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Quote:
I think OWB on MOS looks better then the OS4 version, ie has a better GUI. Also there seems to be more features.


Bleah... OS4 version with AISS looks much more better, i suppose question of taste. Anyway MOS tabs has close gadget too. OWB for OS4 is really good, just need donwloads!!


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Re: Origyn Web Browser for MorphOS
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Cool news for mos users :D

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Quote:
I think OWB on MOS looks better then the OS4 version, ie has a better GUI.


I completely agree, it looks a lot better IMHO, but then I am a fan of MUI in general. We need MUI 4 for AmigaOS 4.

Also, the look of the interface looks like it's heavily modelled on the iBrowse interface, which can't be a bad thing!


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@ Slash

Yes ! Thats what I meant !

The OS4 UI isnt that great IMVHO....
And OWB MOS UI seems more looked after.


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@ikir
Quote:
OS4 version with AISS looks much more better, i suppose question of taste.

Do you realize of course, that replacing the button images is a question of replacing few image files in the resource/ directory, and there you go, AISS on OWB/MorphOS. And if you really insist, you can of course setup MUI4 look like Reaction on OS4 quite easily, as it would take mostly turning off eyecandy and features... So find better argument please.

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Damn, first AROS shows up with an upcomming and awesome looking OWB for MUI and now MorphOS too. I'm getting jealous here.
I've always been a huge fan of MUI and here's hoping that we'll see a MUI OWB for OS4 at some time. Either that or it's time to take another look at AROS.

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Very good work done by Fab! Quite fast, feature-rich and stable for this early stage of development.

I like the bookmark-manager and the general look of the user interface, MUI simply rocks

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