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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: NetSurf 1.0 and GTK+ port

NetSurf 1.0 and GTK+ port

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 12:18, 30/3/2006 | , , , ,
GTK+ NetSurf running on Ubuntu LinuxNetSurf has come a long way since it was first conceived in our forums four years ago, but has currently seen no official releases. An announcement by Daniel Silverstone on the NetSurf website has confirmed that the "team are working towards releasing version 1.0 of NetSurf for RISC OS".

Goals for 1.0 include:

  • Cookie support needs fixing
  • HTML list support needs finishing
  • CSS absolute positioning needs implementing
  • RISC OS Choices UI needs finishing
Gtkns100Rob Kendrick and Daniel are also now working on a GTK+ interface for the browser which will work on many different operating systems. GTK+ is a graphical toolkit used on Linux, and also ported to Windows, Solaris and BSDs. Up until now NetSurf has only been available via the command line on Linux for debugging purposes, however those who wish to try out the GTK+ interface will have to compile it themselves because no test builds are available.

The current development plan will see the release of NetSurf 1.0 promoted as a fully fledged RISC OS browser and a later release of NetSurf 2.0 "simultaneously released as a RISC OS browser and as a GTK browser on as many platforms as we [NetSurf team] can compile it for".

  NetSurf 1.0 and GTK+ port
  chrisbazley (18:10 30/3/2006)
  nunfetishist (18:33 30/3/2006)
Message #94137, posted by chrisbazley at 18:10, 30/3/2006
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It's a shame that the screenshot of www.iconbar.com displayed by GTK NetSurf doesn't show the story 'NetSurf 1.0 and GTK+ port' which includes the aforementioned screenshot. The effect would then have been similar to the 'last visible dog' in Russell Hoban's novel 'The Mouse and His Child' (http://www.ocelotfactory.com/hoban/mouse.html).
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Rob Kendrick Message #94138, posted by nunfetishist at 18:33, 30/3/2006, in reply to message #94137
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Alas, I took that screenshot several days ago, and therefore doesn't show the current state of the port, or the current news items on TIB.
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