When Netsurf is displaying the following page and others on the same
site the pointer starts flickering 2 or 3 times a second between a
pointing hand and an hour glass.
This only happens when the top part of the page is displayed. If you
scroll down it stops; if you scroll back up so that most of the image
is shown it starts again. If you're working in another window over the
top it stops. If you bring NetSurf to the top it resumes. What's going
Currently using r13534.
Richard Porter http://www.minijem.plus.com/
I don't want a "user experience" - I just want stuff that works.
I have been stuck at r13571 for some time - which may well be the latest
version; we mustn't deny developers a break!
But now my cURL script for downloading the latest version seems to hang!
Any ideas, anyone?
The NetSurf developers are happy to announce NetSurf 2.9. This release
contains many bug fixes and improvements.
It is available to download from http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
Binaries are available now for RISC OS, AmigaOS 4 and Atari systems.
We plan to make binaries for other platforms available soon.
NetSurf 2.9 contains many improvements over the previous release. The most
significant changes are new multi-tasking behaviour, optimised URL
handling, fetcher optimisations, cache optimisations, and faster CSS
A more detailed and complete list of changes is given below.
Core / All
* Improved internal management of simultaneously occurring operations.
* Rewritten and streamlined URL handling.
* Improved handling of frames and iframes.
* Improved handling of min/max-width on replaced elements.
* Simplified layout object dimension calculations.
* Reduced memory usage in the fetch layer.
* Disabled extraneous fetch debug code when built without debugging.
* Optimised fetchers.
* Updated MIME sniff handling in accordance with evolution of spec.
* Optimised cache layer.
* Enabled yield and resumption of box tree construction.
* Improved resource handling.
* Added new support for favicons.
* Increased default memory cache size.
* Added about:imagecache status page.
* Optimised URL fragment handling.
* Made meta refresh handling more robust.
* Various minor table layout fixes.
* Cleaned up fetch callback API.
* New hotlist entries can be inserted into defined or selected folder.
* Enabled resizing of textarea widget.
* Fixed cookie expiration.
* Improved handling of CSS overflow scrollbars.
* Fixed caret position after deleting selection in textarea widget.
* Enabled mouse wheel scrolling of frames and other scrollable content.
* Improved handling of file drops, e.g. for HTML form file submission.
* Added the beginnings of a gstreamer binding.
* Fixed some content cache layer issues.
* Improved handling of deletion of nodes from treeviews.
* Added options to disable fetching of images.
* Simplified redraw API rendering options.
* Improved support for drag operations.
* Hubbub library (HTML parser):
+ Fixed xmlns attribute handling.
* LibCSS library (CSS parser and selection engine):
+ Avoid interning standard strings for every stylesheet, style
tag and style attribute.
+ Made significant optimisations to style selection.
+ Fixed case where font-family is unspecified in input CSS.
+ Added some support for @font-face.
+ Fixed !important on opacity property.
+ Added support for parsing CSS3 Multi-column layout properties.
* Removed unused and broken plugin handler.
* Removed normalisation of user input URLs.
* Added support for external hotlist utilities.
* Improved signal handling.
* Improved keyboard input handling.
* Various fixes.
* Fixed Drawfile export not to show interactive features.
* Improved scroll event handling.
* Improved resource handling.
* Cleaned up handling of tabs.
* Made tab bar position configurable.
* Updated plotters to use Cairo surfaces throughout.
* Enabled search-as-you-type of page content.
* Fixed ~/.netsurf directory permissions.
* Improved mouse handling.
* Improved multi-tasking behaviour.
* Increased keyboard scroll speed.
* Better MIME type handling.
* Improved contextual menu handling.
* Enabled context menu for frames.
* Enabled context menu for plain text contents.
* Improved aspect ratio handling.
* Consolidated user file operations.
* Fixed scrolling issues.
* Improved resource handling.
* Improved tab bar handling.
* Improved drag handling.
* Improved font handling.
* Improved clipboard support.
Mac OS X-specific
* Fixed build.
* Added context menu.
* View source support.
* Use favicon when iconified.
* Removed unneeded frames handling code.
* Fixed rectangle plotter.
* Simplified status bar.
* Improved download window.
* Improved URL bar.
* Fixed conversion from local encoding to UTF-8.
* Improved scheduler.
* Added save page support.
* Added settings dialogue.
* Enabled view source feature.
* Added support for 8-bit displays.
* Reduced excessive logging.
* Implemented RAM surfaces, instead of direct blitting.
* Fixed VNC surface.
* Enabled thumbnailing in local history view.
Also included are many smaller bug fixes, improvements and
Michael Drake (tlsa) http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
I'm using r13571 and since the last makeover of the Barclays internet
banking site, login fails just after the point where the pinsentry 2 x
4-digit random number has been entered; hitting return used to gain
entry to the account home page, it now produces an 'Error 5. Internet
banking is not available' message. Logging in on a js-enabled
Firefox/WinPC is possible however, so the site does still work.
Has anyone managed to do internet banking with Barclays using NetSurf?
Fascinating story from Nature (via The Register) today.
Unfortunately, in Netsurf the HP-Microsoft ad overprints the text.
* German scientists link two labs with 'universal quantum network'
Communicating with entangled distant atoms
Jim Nagel www.archivemag.co.uk
I'm trying to get around to migrating my Internet setup from an Iyonix
to an ARMini, as part of which I've been trying to make sure it'll all
Now, I know perfectly well that RISC OS NetSurf is ARMv7 compatible, as
I use a recent development version on such a system on a regular basis
without crashes (well, no more crashes than the general average). But
it comes as quite a surprise to learn that the RISC OS Open
is so ill-maintained that NetSurf, an extremely common piece of
software, is listed as "Seems OK" for version 2.6!
Therefore, would the NetSurf developers be willing to have the "Seems
OK" replaced with the ARMv7 OK sprite, signifying (to quote the wiki's
definition) "works OK, involvement of author(s), willingness to address
further issues as they arise"? (Tinct issues notwithstanding.)
__<^>__ "Start off every day with a smile and get it over with."
/ _ _ \ - W.C. Fields
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On 26 Mar, in article
m0n0 <ole(a)monochrom.net> wrote:
> Am Montag, den 26.03.2012, 00:37 +0200 schrieb Tim Hill
> > Why's it there? Are there still people on dialup who need it?
> Generally this feature is offered by the Mail list managers to
> provide users an option limit the amount of mails they get. This
> has nothing to do with dialup. It's just less annoying to get 1
> mail once a day, instead of getting 40 mails...
> I'm subscribed to several mail lists and I like the digest feature.
How can one loooong email with all the replies in all the threads
which people haven't snipped repeated again and again possibly be
less annoying than 40 emails? Just curious.
I know subscribers on this list are good at trimming quotes, but
there are plenty of others where it just doesn't happen.
These taglines aren't always all that interesting...