browser

Forum thread started by mmarquardt on Wed, 2008-05-28 01:11

I have Haiku running on VMware. How do I add an internet browser?
I have internet access, and ftp seems to work. Any help is appreciated.

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Has someone posted a cross-version of Haiku with the WebKit somewhere?

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timezero wrote:

Has someone posted a cross-version of Haiku with the WebKit somewhere?

The WebKit port is not really in a usable state yet. Much was done when I originally ported it, and back in the beginning of this year Andrea Anzani did some more work on it. Things have stalled since then and there is still quite a bit of work to do to get it polished and usable. Plus we need a proper browser shell for it to run in. WebKit is just a framework for a web browser after all, you still need a browser for it to run in.

I have been busy with other Haiku projects, my job and other hobbies and have not put the time in on WebKit for a while. It is most definitely something I still want to work on though, and I plan to get back on it as soon as possible.

The first thing I have to do though is update the codebase to the latest code from the WebKit project. The Haiku port code is many months out of date.

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Wasn't there a browser being developed for Haiku? Why can't Firefox be included in the raw HD image or at least some type of browser? Until a real live CD is released it would be nice if a few more things were included in the raw HD images.

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you can build your own image with all you want preinstalled it is not too difficult if you google around and follow directions and also are meticulous with syntax

it builds pretty fast on even an old dual 300mhz PC after the first build ...(the first build does take awhile)

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You can also use links if your image supports gcc2 binaries:
wget http://revolf.free.fr/beos/links-beos-bin.zip
unzip -d /boot links-beos-bin.zip
It's quite simple but should be fast enough.

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Thank you for the suggestion. Links is text only, correct? What I would like is Dillo for Haiku. Do you know if Dillo can be run on Haiku?

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Links also displays images now.
We have a WebKit port in the works, and I started porting NetSurf.

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We have a WebKit port in the works, and I started porting NetSurf.

Yes. Of course but we need official test-image GCC4/GCC2.95 cross-version ( better with the Webkit compiled ;) ). Yes, I know, I compiled early gcc4 version on ubuntu but I don't know how this looks with cross-version now. I keep for NetSerf thumbs, but if not better was help in develop WebKit version?

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