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.
On 9 Jun 2009 as I do recall,
Richard Porter wrote:
> On 8 Jun 2009 John-Mark Bell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 10:46 +0100, Richard Porter wrote:
> >> I mean that you have decided not to implement target="_new" because
> >> you believe that it isn't valid html and therefore shouldn't be
> >> supported.
> > Er, no. There was a bug. It is now fixed.
> Aha, I see it is fixed in the latest release. Thanks for that. When I
> mentioned it in the past I was told it wasn't going to get done, as a
> result of which I've changed a lot of pages to "_blank".
So, should I report the use of "_new_window" as a bug in the website (it
is quite possibly a typo on a recently updated and rarely-used link) or
Harriet Bazley == Loyaulte me lie ==
Reality is for people who can't face science fiction.
There is a site I would really be happy to read with Netsurf.
It is :
You need to register (it's free) and then click on any subjects (I
advise 'Arguments des bears'),
it's about economy, technical analysis, and the end of the economy as we
know it for very soon.
It collects all articles, statistics, most of them in English.
So that's all very well but it's not readable with Netsurf : the
images/graphics interfere with the text, so
I'd be SO happy if you could fix it, since it is in fact my main source
of contrarian economics news.
On 27 Jun 2009, Steve Fryatt <lists(a)stevefryatt.org.uk> wrote:
> On 27 Jun, Jim Nagel wrote in message
> > Tony Moore wrote on 12 Jun:
> > > Using NetSurf, you can close the blank window, as soon as the
> > > download dialogue box appears. The download continues unaffected.
> > is there a keyboard shortcut to close such a window? if not, is that
> > a useful feature suggestion?
> Would the RISC OS standard of Ctrl-F2 do the trick? NetSurf already
> supports that.
That attempts to close the download dialogue box, which is in front of
the blank window.
I don't often use James Bursa's Sargasso, so have only just discovered
this issue which seems to affect versions of NetSurf sometime after r7402
(06 May 2009 00:15).
Sargasso and Netsurf appear to produce incompatible RUfl_cache files. No
matter which app first produces the cache file, when the other one is run
it creates a new cache file, which can be tedious and time consuming.
I don't think it's a problem with a particular font, since it happens
even when I have removed all fonts apart from ROM fonts and NetSurf's
NetSurf 2.1 exhibits this behaviour whilst version 2.0 does not.
Development version r7431 (07 May 2009 18:45) is affected but r7402 (06
May 2009 00:15) isn't.
Has anyone else experienced this?
!!BEWARE!! Using Alt-Break to try to interrupt font scanning when
starting Sargasso has twice caused a broken SysLog.Logs directory here.
I'm using RISC OS 5.14.
On Thu, 2009-06-25 at 16:19 +0100, Dave Lawton wrote:
> On Thu, June 25, 2009 1:45 pm, John-Mark Bell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-06-25 at 13:39 +0100, Dave Lawton wrote:
> >> On Thu, June 25, 2009 1:18 pm, John-Mark Bell wrote:
> >> > On Thu, 2009-06-25 at 12:23 +0100, Dave Lawton wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Ah, that explains the issue I had that I logged the bug for.
> >> >> I'll go and close it.
> >> >> Perhaps reverting the link to 2.0 would be a good idea ?
> >> >
> >> > What link, where?
> >> >
> >> http://www.netsurf-browser.org/downloads/releases/netsurf-2.1.zip
> >> Starting at the home page.
> > You did scroll down the downloads page to find the links to all previous
> > releases, right?
> Yes :^))
> I have a V2.0 CD (Wakefield), but I decided to install 2.1 since I'd
> rebuilt the laptop with VRPC-Adjust on.
> Bug 2807419 refers.
That bug report has nothing to do with the issue raised in this thread.
> Given the advice about using a dev build or reverting to 2.0, I was
> suggesting that removing the link to 2.1 for RISC OS might be a good idea.
Not really. The number of people affected by the bug reported in this
thread can be counted on the fingers of one hand. For everybody else,
NetSurf 2.1 is a useful upgrade.
As you say that you're running NetSurf 2.1 on VRPC, then you're not
going to be affected by the bug in question; it only manifests itself on
RISC OS 5, and only if the user is using a font management tool (and
only then in the specific circumstances that Richard mentioned).
At some point, we'll release 2.2. However, coordinating a release across
5+ different platforms isn't something to be done in a hurry so I can
make no concrete statements about when such a release might happen.
I would like to point out for anyone who wasn't aware, Netsurf makes a
decent job of mobile sites, such as http://m.facebook.comhttp://m.ebuddy.com
requiring main sites.
They generally need to be resized, though. (Would an automatic resize
option for mobile sites be a viable feature request?)