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vshears: please explain why Mozilla (or variant) is unlikely to happen for RISC OS. In technical details, please. I won't spoil your fun by giving contrary reasons.

Should people contribute to NetSurf - perhaps, perhaps not. And before anyone jumps in, I'll point out I talk to the NS people nearly every day, and I'm pretty sure they will broadly agree with me, at least in principle, if not in details.

_But_, NS has a long long way to go before it is a comprehensive replacement for Oregano1/2, because of the Javascript issue - which alone is at least as much work (and probably a lot more, no matter the few people wh jump up and claim "they don't need it") as has already been put into the project. I once again point to what I highlighted in the "RISC OS Browser issue", and also to the littered trail of RISC OS browser development.

I would still strongly argue for people to contribute to ChoX11 - the number of programs which will literally "just work" once it is more complete is very large indeed, and includes a number of browsers. Certainly, none will ever be as fast as Netsurf (which is now exceedingly quick), but there's more at stake here than just that.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 5/4/04 12:31PM
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