NetSurf partly works on the BeagleBoard

Dave Higton davehigton at
Tue Mar 2 22:01:14 GMT 2010

In message <1267480482.20513.200.camel at duiker>
          John-Mark Bell <jmb at> wrote:

> On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 21:31 +0000, Dave Higton wrote:
> > I don't know if anyone else has tried it, but I have... NetSurf
> > r9799 on a BeagleBoard renders my (text only) web site!
> Good. We've been compiling with GCC4 for quite some time, which ensures
> that the code is automatically ARMv7 compatible. It occurs to me that
> noone's actually verified that the one bit of assembler (the Artworks
> binding) in the NetSurf sources is ARMv7 ready. Perhaps someone with an
> interest might take a look.
> > It falls over on the BBC News site a fraction of a second after
> > first drawing the window.  I've caught a log and I'll attempt a
> > bug report.
> Most likely, it's exploding in Tinct, which is not ARMv7 ready.
> Unfortunately, we are not in a position to fix this as we don't have
> access to the sources for that module.

I tried it again tonight, and, lo and behold, no crash on the
BBC News website.  Nor El Reg, Slashdot, Maplin, and a few

If it continues to not break, I'll remove my bug report!


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