The main things are to update the downloads and documentation
properly reflect NetSurf being multi-platform.
I usually put the work in progress builds as
For the documentation, I'd like to make the user guide more
platform, but it will probably take me a long time. I can easily use
RISC OS and GTK versions. Is there any easy way for me to test the
and BeOS versions? Are there live CDs or emulators and is it trivial
run the NetSurf ports on such a system?
You can try the pre-alpha Haiku image in qemu/vmware:
As for the doc under BeOS, the convention is to use html anyway.
It would be good to get the platform specific installation
and details platform specific issues for all platforms in similar
documents. Each platform specific download page can link to the
user info page.
Currently it must be unzipped to /boot and I should probably add a
symlink to avoid making one manually in ~/config/be/Applications I
Finally, I'd like to update the About NetSurf section to make it
NetSurf runs on all sorts of platforms and systems. At the moment
page/area is a bit dry, but I think it can be livened up with things
a photo of NetSurf running on a snazzy handheld gadget with a caption
below, kind of like the front page screenshot.
If you come on #haiku and ask I'm sure someone with an eeePC can make
you a photo of it running NS in Haiku :)
Also, I want to update the NetSurf team page:
Please could the Chris, François and Vincent give me a couple of
paragraphs, like the ones already there, about which bit of NetSurf
work on, what system you use, etc. :)
François is a BeOS fan and Haiku developer, and started porting NetSurf
to BeOS to fill the void between Links and Firefox, and replace the
closed-source NetPositive as default browser in Haiku.
He's always rushing to fix C89 breakages since BeOS binaries must be
built using gcc 2.95 because of C++ ABI compatibility. Currently
building under ZETA (BeOS R6), and testing also under Haiku both on
real hardware and in QEMU.