Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

James Woodland: A bit of both; the blog is a tiny bit more up to date than the website.

At the moment, I'm working on porting NetSurf to run natively so that it will be a reasonably usable system, but that's in the very early stages (as in, I've done roughly three out of ninety functions). I can take the basic window behaviour from the RO specific code, but I don't have any Toolbox functionality written, or any in depth knowledge of how it works, so it will probably look pretty ugly in its first incarnation. The NetSurf developers seem to have made a nice job of abstraction, though, so it may not take too long.

The system as a whole now uses DHCP to get onto the network, detects block devices (hard discs and mass storage devices) and allows you to browse them (read only), can play movies (not scaled or anything clever, though), in about 21MB (for the user-only parts). It's generated from a set of scripts and a load of tarballs, based on the Linux From Scratch system and, with a little more work, should be able to take the form of a Live CDROM that can be used to generate copies of itself.

Nothing has happened with the GTK port for a long time, though, because it looks like it may be more trouble than it's worth.

Progress is being made, albeit slowly.

 is a RISC OS UserStoppers on 10/10/08 10:43AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page


Reporting user / IP: /
Comment GID: 24810
Timestamp: Fri, 10 Apr 2020 11:45:33 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Euro 2006 show report
    Select 4 Filer photos, Impression-X, and more [Updated]
     27 comments, latest by blahsnr on 26/6/06 8:02PM. Published: 23 Jun 2006

  • Random article

  • ARM two Thumbs up
     14 comments, latest by tribbles2 on 19/6/03 3:57PM. Published: 17 Jun 2003

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "At least some RISC OS news sites get their facts right before posting articles"
    Page generated in 0.0599 seconds.