NS2.1 Unicode font library could not be initialized
by Mike Hobbs
I just tried 2.1 and can't get past the first hurdle...
"Unicode font library could not be initialized..."
I'm using it on Virtual RPC-SA (RO 4.02) which has been
running various versions of NetSurf successfully up to 2.0
and I just rolled back to 2.0 and its fine.
The only resource/module that was updated was Tinct and the
new version is working fine with NS 2.0. I've tried both new
and old !Unicode - no difference.
13 years, 10 months
Unable to report a bug
by Dave Higton
I'm trying to report a crash, but the bug report page doesn't work
for me, using r7646 - I get "Sorry, NetSurf was unable to display
this page Operation too slow. Less than 1 byte/sec transferred
in the last 180 seconds" although last time I let it time out it
complained of a broken pipe. Internet access appears to work fine
in that I can read the SourceForge site, the BBC News site, etc.
Perhaps others can try the site that takes NS out for me pretty
Ctrl-A on text input area
by Jim Nagel
when typing a lengthy bit of text into one of those typically
annoyingly small panes on a web page, i have learnt the hard way over
the years to keep a copy of what i write, because too often a site
throws up some error when i click Submit and then i have had to type
it all over again.
does Netsurf2 respond to the usual keyboard shortcut, Ctrl-A, to copy
all the text in a field?
or do i still have to drag the mouse painfully from beginning to end
of the field? i say painfully, because the action of scrolling in
that typically annoyingly small pane can lose the existing selection.
>>> please don't reply my entire message back to me ;=]
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Re: Speed of loading NetSurf
by Paul Stewart
On Fri 29/05/09 00:12 , Rob Kendrick <rjek(a)netsurf-browser.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 28 May 2009 19:44:31 +0100
> Steve Fryatt wrote:
> > > Maybe font canning could be filtered? And also, once the fonts
> > > been canned where is the data cached? Is it wasting space
> > > y retaining font data for fonts that will probably never be
> > It's stored in !Scrap (in a file called RUfl_cache). On this
> > machine, with a few fonts installed, it takes up 277K. I think
> > that's a reasonable price to pay for improved text display.
> And is another reason why people shouldn't keep !Scrap in a RAM
But isn't the whole idea of !Scrap, that all the files stored inside it are temporary files?
Therefore storing !Scrap in a RAMDisc would appear logical.
Paul Stewart - Far Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK.
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Re: Speed of loading NetSurf
by Tony Moore
On 28 May 2009, Michael Drake <tlsa(a)netsurf-browser.org> wrote:
> In article <55618f6250.rogerarm(a)rogerarm.freeuk.com>,
> Roger Darlington <rogerarm(a)freeuk.com> wrote:
> > This also prompted me to look in ScrapDirs.WWW.NetSurf.Cache. This
> > contains a whopping 202MB in 5866 files.
> The reason for the slow load and big cache is you have NetSurf set to
> remember a year of browsing history.
> In NetSurf's choices choose Security, and lower the value for Duration
> in Site history. The default it 28 days.
In my copy of NetSurf, Site history is set to 1 day, but Global history
still has entries for Yesterday, Tuesday, Monday, Last week, 2 weeks ago
and 3 weeks ago. It seems that expiry doesn't work correctly. I filed a
bug report on 3 October 2007:
The Cache contains thumbnail images, which should be displayed in the
expanded entries in Global history. However, the association, between
url and thumbnail, appears to be lost when NetSurf is quit so that,
apart from those relating to the current session, the thumbnails - and
cache - are superfluous. I described this problem, on 3 Dec 2008, in
message <03ccf80750.old_coaster(a)old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk> but, in the
absence of any response, didn't file a bug report. Perhaps I should do
Speed of loading NetSurf
by Roger Darlington
Loading/Running NetSurf (on an Iyonix at least) seems to take 30
seconds whereas running Oregano2 takes less that 3 seconds. [I am not
including the time that NetSurf, when first run, uses looking at all
Whilst I appreciate that the 10 times greater length of time spent
running NetSurf may allow Netsurf to perform (when already running)
much faster than Oregano2, is there any way of speeding up the
loading/running of NetSurf?
Both weigh in at about 5MB total of code.
[Running NetSurf 2.1 (but any other version takes about the same
length of time).]
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