On 2018-07-09 14:10, Daniel Silverstone wrote:
On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 13:48:46 +0100, Glen Walker wrote:
> Oddly, as you were writing this I was sending you an e-mail requesting
> access to the git repository!
I have seen your email and responded :-)
> > Sadly we've not supported building NetSurf under RISC OS for many years
> > now. We've invested no effort into making the build systems, code
> > generators, etc work under RISC OS, we use Perl and Python, as well as
> > building C-based code generators, and very little is meant to work under
> > RISC OS any more. It's possible you might be able to make some of it
> > happen, but I'd strongly recommend you pick a more competent development
> > environment such as Linux. You could still use RISC OS hosted editors if
> > that's your bag, but compilation etc will be much more effectively done
> > under Linux.
> I suspected as much and will no-doubt fall back to that position until
> OS is dragged up to standard! Ever the optimist I'll have a go and
> see what
> breaks first though...
You're unlikely to "drag up to standard" RISC OS for this, without
non-trivial chunks of our build system, so if you made that your first
I'd step back and reevaluate :-)
Well...maybe not the _first_ thing I plan to do...but I can dream!
Better to focus on improving the browser's
RISC OS experience. Take a look on our bug tracker for RISC OS related
and pick one which you think you might be able to tackle. That'll be a
introduction to things for you.
I've been looking around in the bug tracker and a lot of the bugs listed
are old and refer to websites that have since changed completely! I've
got a couple of websites of my own so might be able to knock up a few
test pages though if I need to.
Some of the feature requests are much more enticing and look like they
might be achievable, even if they are from over a decade ago. Any
objections to me working on some of the ancient feature requests that
are still outstanding? I'm assuming that if they are still in the bug
tracker and not marked as "assigned (or above)" they have not been fixed
yet and are fair game for me to tackle...?
> > We look forward to hearing from you wrt. patches, and if you would like to
> > be involved in the next NetSurf developer weekend, please do raise your
> > hand, we'll be meeting in a few weeks in Cambridgeshire.
> Thanks - I hope to get stuck in this week once I've figured out what I
> did to
> my OS when I was upgrading from 5.23 to 5.24! I'm up in The North and
> get out much but thank's for the offer...will keep tabs online, here
> and join
> the irc as well most likely.
Aah, I'm based in Manchester, as is Michael Drake. But our developer
is scheduled for Cambridgeshire since Vincent Sanders has kindly
host it this time. Perhaps the autumn developer weekend we'll host in
Manchester somewhere :-)
Definitely easier to get to, even if I am in the North of the North! If
you want to put a pin in the map I'm up near Barrow-in-Furness. A trip
out in Manchester is always welcome though so keep me posted if it
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