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OWB has an excellent rendering engine with Javascript etc, however: * It is (arguably) slower than NetSurf. * You'll have to code the entire GUI and a lot of expected features yourself. * and of course it's more work to port a new browser than do a bit of work on an existing one (OWB is quite a lot larger than NetSurf and takes much longer to compile - it is also all in C++ which puts me off!)

When NetSurf gets Javascript, for the most part it will easily surpass OWB - even with only minimal effort spent fixing-up the RISC OS frontend.

I've spent a year less on NetSurf than Joerg has on OWB, and I have ended up with a more complete browser - because most of the functionality is in the core already, it just needs a menu or button added.

Chris (maintainer of the AmigaOS 4 frontend)

 is a RISC OS Userchrisy on 23/8/09 6:16PM
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