Mac OS X port and other frontend news
tlsa at netsurf-browser.org
Thu Jan 20 14:25:45 GMT 2011
Mac OS X port
NetSurf has been ported to Mac OS X. There are a couple
of screenshots showing the new Mac OS X front end on the
NetSurf web site.
The port was done by Sven Weidauer in just a couple of
weeks. Currently it has to be built from source,
following the instructions in 'Docs/BUILDING-Cocoa' in the
Other front end news
NetSurf has also been ported recently to Atari systems by
Ole Loots, and some work has been done on the Windows
This brings the list of platforms for which NetSurf has
native front ends to:
+ AmigaOS 4
+ Atari OS
+ BeOS & Haiku
+ GTK (e.g. Linux, BSDs, ...)
+ Mac OS X
+ RISC OS
There is also the simple framebuffer front end, which is
not tied to any OS or toolkits.
The AmigaOS 4 port continues to be improved by Chris Young,
and it could be made to run on AmigaOS 3 with help from
someone with experience of the OS.
The RISC OS front end is in the process of being overhauled
to make it easier to work with by Steve Fryatt.
Availability of NetSurf binaries on the NetSurf web site
Currently we only have binaries available for RISC OS,
AmigaOS 4 and Haiku.
RISC OS is the best served with both releases and autobuilt
'test builds' available. Amiga OS is similar, but without
an automated mechanism for test builds. For Haiku there is
only an old binary release of NetSurf 2.0.
We plan to make NetSurf binaries available for more
platforms as time permits. These will either be full
releases, or they will be marked as technology previews,
according to the status of the port.
The NetSurf Developers
Michael Drake (tlsa) http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
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