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Software News   Software News : OWB 3.22 for AmigaOS 4.x
   posted by zerohero on 29-Dec-2009 2:35:50 (6679 reads)
AmigaOS 4.x port of OWB Pukapuka (http://www.sand-labs.org/owb/) with AmigaOS GUI inc. tool bar, scroll bars, progress bar, status bar and menus, AmigaOS fonts implementation, support for multiple windows or tabs, clipboard support, an ARexx port, AmigaOS mouse pointers, internal bookmark, an option for using an external bookmark tool, context menus, javascript requesters, uploads, downloads and http authentication added.

Requirements:
- AmigaOS 4.0 or newer, for some features (progress bar, tabs, ...) AmigaOS 4.1 is required.
- expat.library from http://os4depot.net/index.php?function=showfile&file=development/library/misc/expat.lha

Optional addons:
- Bitstream Cyberbit (Cyberbit.ZIP, unpack it and install it with TypeManager) as unicode fallback font, if you don't have another (nearly) complete font installed already: ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/communicator/extras/fonts/windows/
- AISS from http://masonicons.info/aiss/ for different toolbar images.
- Extended default mouse pointer types: http://os4depot.net/share/graphics/icon/defpointers.lha

History for 3.22 (28.12.2009):
- Fixed bugs.os4depot.net issues #179, #207, #209, #220, #232, #256, #267, #282, #288, #312, #313, #316, #320, #337, #338, #342, #344, #347, #348, #349, #350, #352 and #356.
- Updated to SVN revision 1202.
- Changed the GUI, more features should work on AmigaOS 4.0 as well now (untested).

http://os4depot.net/share/network/browser/owb.lha
    

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Re: OWB 3.22 for AmigaOS 4.x
Posted on 29-Dec-2009 17:18:27
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Maybe it is there for 4.0 compatibility, aniway I prefer the old style ...


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Safari shows the progress bar BEHIND the URL bar, and I have a Firefox add-on to do the same. I guess there is no point in editing the URL bar while it is loading, although it would still be nice to SEE which page it is loading. It just looks a bit strange, but expect I'll get used to it.


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Nice. How does this compete with TimberWolf?

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OWB is a strange browser concerning the CPU.

After loading amigans page and doing absolutely nothing, OWB use 85% cpu for just seing the snow falling on the amigans banner and around 40-50% when scrolling under this main amigans page.

Doing nothing and same cpu used.


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@Mrodfr
The joys of using an interpreted language (Javascript) for things it was never intended, on a platform with comparitively low CPU speed .

But I do have to say OWB v3.22 seems a LOT snappier, like other said. Maybe it incorporated Fab's suggestion about network optimisation? At this rate, we won't need a port of Firefox! :)

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It works great! Background loading new tabs is cool!


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Thanks Joerg for a much improved release. Seems much quicker and opening of new tabs in the background is much appreciated. Cheers


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@ChrisH

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Maybe it incorporated Fab's suggestion about network optimisation? At this rate, we won't need a port of Firefox! :)


Me ?


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Is it just me or is the progress bar appearing over the top of the url gadget?

It was changed, so normal with 4.1.


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Posting with OWB 3.22 on AmigaOS 4.1. "Clean" install of OWB. Working ok so far. Will comment further later.

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Well, OWB for a long time now had the ability to talk or chat on facebook,so I dont know wha your on about?

As for speed, nice.

As for being able to do everything, time will tell again, infact, i only have to go and test one site, the selling of items on ebay via a GUI interface.

Everything else, including youtube is working on my system with OWB, clipdown and get video.

Cheers.

Joerg - Wont be long and we will have two great browsers, inclusive of Timberwolf.

Cheers again.


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Update ...

Working fine with my MicroA1 and OS4.1 ... no complaints whatsoever.

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Yes facebook have been working since many versions back now, even chat.

With previous version i often have to quit owb and rerun it as it can often get stuck on facebook loading. Have to test more with facebook + owb 3.22 to see how it behaves. Seems i sometimes have to reload the page to load it all. Maybe just some problem i had yesterday. Ill play some more.

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Quote:

OWB is a strange browser concerning the CPU.

After loading amigans page and doing absolutely nothing, OWB use 85% cpu for just seing the snow falling on the amigans banner and around 40-50% when scrolling under this main amigans page.

Doing nothing and same cpu used.


No, it isn't. Mate, I had the very same problem with my old pc (AMD 1GHz, XP SP2 Prof, Opera + IE 7 + FF) at amigans.net when they implemented the snow fall as a Christmas banner at the very beginning. My cpu was reaching 100%!!! It has to do with javascript for sure. On the other hand, I do visit, with my sam, other sites which are FULL of java and I do not get the same cpu usage. So, the problem must rely on Amigans and not at OWB.

By the way, used and tested. Faster than ever, even more stable, fav icons work, tabs work, css works flawlessly, javascipts of "heavy" sites parsed correctly, the progression of page loading is now properly installed (as in my default browser which is Opera).

Three things are missing: Download handler, Online streaming youtube (etc) videos, and the awesome feature of Opera with holding down the right click and pressing the left, points you out back, while doing the opposite redirects you forth!


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I like the new layout


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OWB 3.22 works very nice. It's even faster than previous version.
I only miss a download manager.
And it seems less memory hungry !
New + and - icons for tabs comes very handy indeed.
Good Job Jorg

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Here, everytime I try to close a Tab, OWB brings up the Grim Reaper.
Everything else seems to work perfectly.

Used OWB 3.21 and it worked like a charm, but sometimes got slower and slower with no apparent reason (just leaving it on). Had high hopes for this new version, but this Tab crash is very annoying...

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