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Regarding user interfaces, RO style guide, etc, it's an odd topic for browsers. Compare the differences between Dillo and O2 - there really isn't very much - the main cosmetic things being the menus and scrollbar behaviour. Of course, O1 and other RO browsers have much more RO integration, having being developed as native browsers.

The point is, in a browser, the difference between style guide compliance and not is quite small. Most of the browser interface is beyond the control of the browser developers - it's actually in the web page you're viewing. And those certainly won't be style guide compliant.

As I said earlier, the overwhelming response I've had from talking to many people at shows, etc is that the RO compliance is secondary. Obviously there are a small number of exceptions, but the reality is, if you wanted a fully integrated version of Firefox in RISC OS, it would take many months longer. I don't think anyone wants that.

As to O3, whilst I'm sure it will have considerable improvements, and might even run faster and use less memory, the overwhelming feature in Firefox's favour, apart from considerably more credibility for RISC OS, is that it can offer a far more comprehensive browsing experience than any other RISC OS browser ever could. And if for some unfortunate reason, I'm unable to continue, then all the resources are there for someone else to continue on, instead of being left in the lurch as with Fresco, Browse, and to a certain extent, O1, O2 and WebsterXL.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 13/03/05 8:58PM
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