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Recruiting of users and developers for NetSurf browser

August 04, 2010 04:00AM
Hello everybody,

I wanted to make some advertisement for an browser project for the more modern Atari machines.
The main target is to provide an reliable, modern browser for the Atari Coldfire machines (acp.atari.org),
but also for CT6x and Atari Hades (etc.) users this project is intersting.
The browser that is used for this target is NetSurf (www.netsurf-browser.org).

This is what the website says about netSurf:
"Small as a mouse, fast as a cheetah and available for free. NetSurf is a multi-platform web browser for RISC OS, UNIX-like platforms (including Linux) and more.

Whether you want to check your webmail, read the news or post to discussion forums, NetSurf is your lightweight gateway to the world wide web. Actively developed, NetSurf is continually evolving and improving.

Written in C, this award winning open source project features its own layout engine. It is licensed under GPL version 2."

Netsurf offers several GUI frontends, some of them are very easy to port.
For the PoC the SDL Version of NetSurf was used.

Currently this project mainly passed the PoC phase successfully.
Altough some people reported networking errors ( which can be avoided by using an proxy), this is an simple but working release.

Haven't got SSL running successfully yet, but the browser & network layer supports that.
It also supports HTML 4.0 and it's strongly going toward HTML5 and JavaScript ( altough the road to java script is long).

The next project goals are the following steps:
1 get rid of the networking problems (low priority, as it works with an proxy and it does not
trigger with my current setup.
2 successfully use SSL websites with the SDL version
3 create an port that better integrates into GEM, this requires an complete port not just some
adjustments to an current version, so there will be alot code to do ...

Heres my project page with further details:

Everyone is invited to get into the development / testing / documentation etc. !

Thanks for reading,
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m0n0 1446 August 04, 2010 04:00AM

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