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Re: Web browser: stuck with Opera-9.62


On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 07:16:40PM +0100, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> A programmer and I started an effort to make a small but acceptably 
> usable engine+browser with few dependencies, by making a clean 
> implementation of WebKit for GNUstep without using the obj-c+ abominion 
> and use Obj-C and AppKit/Foundation features directly, however the 
> project gathered no momentum and is a quite complex task. At the moment 
> something very small exists with which you can browse and search 
> (textfields do mostly work now) but living without JS and CSS and tables 
> is almost impossible today. Everybody claims to be interested in such a 
> small engine, however once it is not a "Safari" or "firefox" replacement 
> they turn imediately away and don't contribute anyway....

My own experience with forked projets (GRASS -> KerGIS, TeX distribs ->
kerTeX) is to do them because _I'm_ interested in them, not expecting
too much from others (never gave anything for public KerGIS [proprietray
version is still and more alive]; a little for kerTeX)... So I 

Perhaps we can "hope" that the whole Web will collapse by the very size
of the software blackholes and, since everything depends on uniq sites
or features (Cloud anybody), that a local desaster will become a mondial
desaster, and hence we will get rid of these... "things".

> On NetBSD you and use Firefox or Seamonkey easily however.

I upgraded to NetBSD 5.1.2_PATCH and the system since already more
responsive. I will try back an upgrade of Opera, and will default to
seamonkey or Firefox if this really can't do.

        Thierry Laronde <tlaronde +AT+ polynum +dot+ com>
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