RISC OS Development

Daniel Silverstone dsilvers at netsurf-browser.org
Mon Jul 9 13:41:03 BST 2018

On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 11:09:17 +0100, Glen Walker wrote:
> I have been around in the RISC OS world since about 2015 but have just
> formally announced to the RISC OS Open community that I will be devoting my
> spare time to developing NetSurf on RISC OS...I know this is a little
> back-to-front but I'm announcing it here too!

Cool, we'll be glad to have some help.

> https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/5/topics/11721?page=1#posts-81035

Once concern I have, having read that, is your intent to work on RISC OS for this.

Sadly we've not supported building NetSurf under RISC OS for many years now.
We've invested no effort into making the build systems, code generators, etc
work under RISC OS, we use Perl and Python, as well as building C-based code
generators, and very little is meant to work under RISC OS any more.  It's
possible you might be able to make some of it happen, but I'd strongly
recommend you pick a more competent development environment such as Linux.  You
could still use RISC OS hosted editors if that's your bag, but compilation etc
will be much more effectively done under Linux.

> Progress is likely to be slow and I don't know if anyone else out there is
> working on RISC OS (if you are please say "hi" so I can work with you!) but
> when I have something more to contribute I'll let you all know...

We look forward to hearing from you wrt. patches, and if you would like to be
involved in the next NetSurf developer weekend, please do raise your hand, we'll
be meeting in a few weeks in Cambridgeshire.

> In the mean-time happy coding everyone!

And to you.


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