On 14 Apr at 15:05, Rob Kendrick <rjek(a)netsurf-browser.org> wrote:
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 02:48:27PM +0100, Tim Powys-Lybbe wrote:
> > I would be happy to try any diagnostics that might help pin this
> > down.
> And I offer the same.
Perhaps if there is an OS X box running VRPC at Wakefield, we'll be
able to look.
Regrettably I cannot assist as me and my portable Mac OS Box will be out
of the country.
But if nothing else is available, I could subsequently bring mine over
to a knowledgeable person who lives within 50 miles of Windsor.
But my understanding is that VRPC uses an egregious
hack for its networking (proxying SWIs, where RPCemu provides an
emulated NIC that the host routers), which could cause all sorts of
excitement given NetSurf does its own resolving, and uses the
environment variable that tells it which server to use, which may not
exist or may change if NetSurf queries it before the networking on the
OS X side has finished connecting, or if there's some race in the VRPC
Basically, there are hundreds of possibilities, and it's not going to
be easy to work it out without physical access.
Perhaps VirtualAcorn would be interested in loaning a copy of their
software to a developer with access to OS X? (I don't.)
Alternatively, does anybody know if the same issues happens with
RPCemu under OS X?
Only a week ago I gave RPCEmu another thrash under OS X. But I got
nowhere as networking is not available for this emulation (see
>) and also nothing I did would port any
RISC OS software to that emulator.
Tim Powys-Lybbe tim(a)powys.org
for a miscellany of bygones: http://powys.org/