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Software News   Software News : NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
   posted by Chris_Y on 24-May-2009 11:13:14 (2943 reads)
The NetSurf developers are happy to announce the immediate availability
of NetSurf 2.1. This release contains many bug fixes and improvements.
It is available for download from http://www.netsurf-browser.org/

Here is a change log detailing the important changes in this release:


Core / All
----------

* Fix detection of active link areas (avoids entire page being
treated as a link in certain cases).
* Support height on TR.
* Fix numbering of floated list items.
* Make borders/margins/padding on form elements match other
browsers.
* Updated Italian translation.
* German welcome page.
* Fix handling of percentage height on HTML and BODY.
* Partially handle percentage heights on TABLE

RISC OS-specific
----------------

* Set bit 4 of extended window flags byte.

GTK-specific
------------

* Fix buffer overflows in options code.

BeOS/Haiku-specific
-------------------

* Implement path plotter for SVG rendering.

AmigaOS-specific
----------------

* Improved packaging and installation rules.
* Speed up scrollwheel scrolling.
* Cache scaled bitmaps in memory by default.
* Support exporting of images as IFF.

Also included are many smaller bug fixes, improvements and
documentation enhancements.

Thanks to everybody who has contributed to this release!

About NetSurf
=============

NetSurf is an Open Source web browser for RISC OS, Linux and other
Unix-like platforms, BeOS, Haiku, and AmigaOS 4. For further
information, please see the website at http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
    

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Kicko 
Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 24-May-2009 11:22:23
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Thanks for the update. Hope to see some javascript support in future.
Keep up the good work

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lionstorm 
Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 24-May-2009 15:11:19
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thanks for this update
Lio

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Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 24-May-2009 20:06:46
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Thanks for the update.

Its nice to have more than one modern browser for AOS4

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ChrisH 
Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 24-May-2009 22:44:34
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Just installed it (and replying using it!). Can't comment on stability yet, but one problem I did notice is that after right-clicking to get a context menu, and then that menu disappears, there is a white area left where the menu was (on the page). In fact, if the normal menus overlap the page, then they too leave white areas. I have to scroll the page (even by 1 pixel) to get it to refresh those areas.

But definitely nice to have a browser whose tabs actually work properly (unlike OWB!). Not to mention Grab'n'Drag scrolling . In fact, it may be my imagination, but scrolling seems much faster too. (Although mouse-wheel scrolling is too slow for my tastes, but that is a very personal preference.)

P.S. I was using static lib version of Netsurf. Also it did crash after a while (had several tabs open).

Last edited by ChrisH on 24-May-2009 at 10:52 PM.
Last edited by ChrisH on 24-May-2009 at 10:47 PM.

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Foody 
Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 25-May-2009 0:06:01
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So what you guys are saying that AmigaOS 4.1 now officially catching up with an update to date browser? Awesome, what is left is flash support, ajax, javascript, etc. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

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redfox 
Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 25-May-2009 1:03:04
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@Chris_Y

Thanks for the update.

Using the graphics.library version of NetSurf 2.1 on Workbench screen.

Still checking out websites, so far ok.

-{snip ... moved some info over to the thread }-

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redfox

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Chris_Y 
Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 25-May-2009 10:04:28
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@ChrisH

The white areas sounds the same as redfox reported. I was doing some testing to speed up the rendering and changed the window to SimpleRefresh to see if it would make a difference. I don't see the problem here - probably something set in GUI prefs. Anyway, I've changed it back.

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Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 25-May-2009 11:16:27
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I am worried that the Installer tries to overwrite some OS4 Shared Libraries like libgcc.so

Is there a reason for doing this ? Bugfixes or enhancements ?

If yes we should make sure hyperion knows to avoid compatability problems as i dont want to overwrite my libgcc.so without knowing whatfor.

Great work though !

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Chris_Y 
Re: NetSurf 2.1 released for OS4
Posted on 25-May-2009 13:12:03
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@SimplePPC
Quote:
I am worried that the Installer tries to overwrite some OS4 Shared Libraries like libgcc.so

Is there a reason for doing this ?


Yes - NetSurf doesn't work properly with the old ones.

libgcc.so and libc.so are the new versions from the OS4.1 SDK, they aren't unofficial updates.

Chris

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