-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Chris Hughes <chris(a)wrocc.org.uk>
> To: rjek(a)netsurf-browser.org
> Subject: Re: Wakefield Show stand for NetSurf
> Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:26:13 +0100
> I have allocated you stand 27b, although this might well just become
> stand 27. Been asked to review the stands in that area for Fire safety
> In a few weeks time you will get the final exhibitors instructions.
> Could I have a very brief show guide entry please.
> You can also have a large web guide entry.
What do people want to put in the entries?
>From Chris Hugues:
> Anyway try: www.cumbrian.demon.co.uk/show/
> This will take you to a download page of all the PDF's
> As to price well, (I can't remember what I put on your booking form
> sent to your colleague) so how about 10 quid for a 2 metre table
> thats a 50 quid reduction. Table comes with 2 chairs, extra chairs are
> at cost per the booking form (sorry about thst but we have to ensure
> we cover our costs).
> Look forward to see you at show.
I've printed it out. I'll fill it out tomorrow and post it off, so
people better pipe up if they have input.
Can you all also tell me if you're going to be turning up (or there's a
chance of you doing so), so I can tell Chris how many of us there are,
and have badges made etc.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: R-Comp <rcomp(a)rcomp.demon.co.uk>
Subject: NetSurf request/suggestion
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 15:55:00 +0100
I suspect this request will probably go down in flames, but I figure
if I don't ask, it'll never happen, so why not, eh?
As you are probably aware, one of the features of our UniPrint
software is to allow URLs to be launched via IE/Firefox on a Windows
system if the user requires it. There's a simple SWI and *command
interface to this.
A number of programs already support this, eg. right click on a link
in Messenger Pro, for example.
>From a Netsurf perspective, being able to browse sites, hit on a
problem and then click a menu option to Open via UniPrint would neatly
The user could simply select "open via UniPrint" and continue their
browsing session. This makes particular sense for users of VRPC (for
obvious reasons), but also many users have Windows and RISC OS boxes
side by side.
To give some idea, the are between 500 and 1000 UniPrint users, I
believe - a similar ballpark to current Iyonix users!
Whilst there are a variety of SWIs for controlling UniPrint/
UniServer's handling of URLs, the easiest thing would probably be to
call the following SWI:
R0 => flags (not currently used)
R1 => pointer to URL to launch
Pretty simple, huh?
UniPrint will display a small notification window for 2 seconds to
tell the user what has happened.
Of course, one might ask "if the user has Windows, why browse on RISC
OS at all?". It has been my experience with our customer base that
most will prefer to browse on RISC OS, because they find it easier and
"better" than Windows. They also feel more secure in RISC OS.
However, most people would acknowledge that Windows gives access to a
broader range of websites than RISC OS, so bridging the gap is clearly
beneficial. I'm sure you can imagine a scenario where someone would
Anyway, all the best for NetSurf 1.0,
It's probably a little early to start this discussion, but I may as
well. I've written up a summary of where I think we are now, a
(sizeable) collection of things we _may_ want to consider implementing
in future and the bits I'd like to see us focus on. It's highly likely
that I've missed things out or suggested things you don't agree with.
Feel free to correct me, or suggest things I've missed ;)
Said pile of verbosity can be found here: