[Netsurf-develop] JMB's PDF
rjek at netsurf-browser.org
Wed Apr 4 19:04:41 BST 2007
On Wed, 2007-04-04 at 18:48 +0100, Jess Hampshire wrote:
> > Flash is an issue, yes. Alas, the open-source efforts are much too
> > heavyweight for RISC OS kit at the moment. Plus, things like youtube
> > and google video require the Flash video codec, which is MPEG4-like, and
> > quite computationally expensive again.
> KinoAmp makes a reasonable job of DVD standard mpeg. (Smooth sound and
> usable frame rate.)
I'm sure it can. But that's entirely unrelated.
> > I can't quite see where ASCII printing would be useful if Unicode
> > printing worked.
> If you just want the text printed from a page at a standard size.
That's not what John-Mark meant. He meant printing as usual, just
without any non-ASCII characters missing/replaced, not print as plain
text. If you want to do that, export as plain text to Zap, and print
> > In the GTK version, I have tried to make it look as similar to the RISC
> > OS version as possible, except in places where the local UI styles and
> > systems are radically different. For example, it has a menu bar, and a
> > tabbed choices dialogue.
> Are these fundamental to the way the program is implemented or could
> they be config options?
I welcome patches to make it such. However, there's really no reason
to. By making it RISC OSy, it'd integrate badly into other applications
and the desktop as a whole, making it more difficult to use.
> > I looked at doing a naive Mac OS X port based on the GTK version, but
> > the Mac OS X port of GTK is just too ancient to be useful. Apparently,
> > something is happening about this. There is also a GTK-based port to
> > Windows which works almost as well as it does under UNIX.
> Are there ready to run versions available for windows or OSX? (not
> aqua obviously)
There isn't a version available for Mac OS X for precisely the reason I
outlined. We don't autobuild a Windows version, no.
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