First Firefox port screenshotsBy Chris Williams. Published: 7th Apr 2005, 22:57:00 | Permalink | Printable
Holy XHTML+CSS, Batman!Peter Naulls has published online a set of screenshots of Firefox running natively on RISC OS. Powered by the ChoX11 library that acts as a layer between the X11 Windows based web browser and the RISC OS desktop, the Firefox port is shown having rendered a number of popular websites.
"This is some way from style guide compliant, but the overwhelming response I've had from talking to people is that this isn't a big issue in the first instance," said Peter.
"They would rather have a fully functioning browser that isn't entirely integrated into RISC OS rather than one that is integrated but doesn't work properly."
Peter's website identifies a number of graphical glitches present in the port and discusses how he will iron them out. His work, announced last month, has also recently been sponsored by Advantage6 and Spellings Computer Services. Although no release date has been named, Peter says the time until a beta version is released "will not be substantial".
The Firefox port will be demonstrated first in public at a usergroup meeting next week.
Firefox port page
Peter Naulls is a drobe.co.uk editor
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