Netsurf on Linux PDA (ipaq h2200 + Angstrom)

Dmitry Artamonow mad_soft at
Sat Feb 23 20:52:01 GMT 2008

On 16:08 Sat 23 Feb     , Rob Kendrick wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 18:47 +0300, Dmitry Artamonow wrote:
> <snip>
> > On "big  PC" netsurf's window can't be resized less than about 488 pixels
> > width, so I guessed that it's hardcoded somewhere. After some poking at 
> > the code i finally found the place - it was in glade file, the width of 
> > statusbar label, measured in chars! After removing this property of label, 
> > scrollbars finally appeared:
> >
> Looks good: I'm sure there's a reason that 50 is there (I seem to recall
> some versions of GTK making that label invisibly tiny by default mean
> people don't realise it's even there!).
Well, changing 50 to 20 works too for 240x320 screen (QVGA portrait),
but i guess it depends on fonts/theme/something else. 
I don't have old gtk to test - but on both my PC (gtk-2.12.1) and PDA
(gtk-2.10.14) there's no problem with label visibility when removing
width_chars completely.

> I'm currently at FOSDEM, and for some reason I can't get to NetSurf's
> Subversion from ULB, the host university.  I'll try to investigate this
> when I get back to the UK or sooner if I can, and apply your patch to
> our repository.
> > I'm planning to submit my building recipes to OpenEmbedded soon,
> > so other PDA users could enjoy Netsurf on their PDAs too.
> Yes: the reason I originally got involved in the project was to have a
> faster browser for my NetBook Pro.
FYI. I've submitted my recipe to OE bugzilla here:
And sent message to angstrom-devel list:

> B.

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