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Old 05-09-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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Plan 9 / 9front - Netsurf (browser) porting effort


I would get more use out of 9front with a better browser. Netsurf might suffice.

http://ninetimes.cat-v.org/news/2020/04/16/0/

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I have compiled a small TODO list for the port of Netsurf to Plan 9 from
things that I can come to think of. I also made the list so that it
would be easer to select a task for anyone that would find it fun to
help out. Maybe you would like to play with something on the list? The
support for various image formats could be one thing that is easy to do
in parallel with other tasks.

I am not expecting changes in 9front just to compile upstream netsurf
without patches, neither do I believe that the Netsurf team would change
their code base too much in order for it to compile out of the box in
Plan 9. All comments are welcome, however. As Ori and Kyle mentioned
they were willing to work on some things, I put their names in brackets
for those tasks :-)
 
Old 05-11-2020, 12:52 AM   #2
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This is actually nice. I saw the NetSurf contrib a few days ago and I was wondering if it is not a joke.

Have you tried it yet?

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Old 05-11-2020, 07:01 AM   #3
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This is actually nice. I saw the NetSurf contrib a few days ago and I was wondering if it is not a joke.

Have you tried it yet?
No, not yet. I did some experimenting with 9front a couple of years ago and liked it, but lack of a full-featured browser was the drawback. So I may revisit it now.
 
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That's good news. This will probably benefit all of the plan9 based OS's as well. If I find time I'll have to see if I can get it going.
 
Old 05-11-2020, 10:40 AM   #5
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Freaking google

https://support.google.com/accounts/...h2p9ZDU8Qq-bxU

Good luck.
 
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All the more reason to use an alternative browser... Google's malware is too bloated to run on it

I imagine people messing with such an obscure OS couldn't care less...
 
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One of many reasons I don't use Google products.
 
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:53 AM   #8
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This will probably benefit all of the plan9 based OS's as well.
Given that most of them are not really being developed anymore (except 9front - where the NetSurf fork seems to originate - and probably Plan B), this is an easy task though.

re:Google and its supported browsers: Meh.
 
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I hike around on this site in Dillo and Links2.

That was why my previous post was mentioned.
 
  


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