Port current OWB to other operating systems?
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    esc
    Posts: 124 from 2013/5/28
    Tenfourfox in OS X and Firefox in Linux are both so incredibly slow. OWB is much faster. Is OWB FOSS? Can it be ported?
  • »20.06.18 - 09:33
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1014 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    @ esc

    Have you tried "leopard-webkit" on OS X? It uses the same core web browser engine (but a different version) as Odyssey and feels a LOT faster than TenFourFox.

    I have great respect for the developer of TenFourFox and his accomplishments but it really requires a top of the line G5 Mac to be what I would consider to be useable. "leopard-webkit" feels a lot quicker on a Mac mini or Powerbook, for instance.

    Please note that you may need to use TenFourFox to download and install "leopard-webkit" as Sourceforce only allows access via secure connections which fails with the old Safari due to outdated certificates. Moreover, make sure you also install the Quicktime update which is linked in the "leopard-webkit" DMG image. This is required to be able to view videos on YouTube, for instance.
  • »20.06.18 - 10:30
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9789 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Is OWB FOSS?

    https://morph.zone/modules/news/article_storyid_2262.html (contains slightly newer engine than current MorphOS version, but buggy on big-endian targets)

    > Can it be ported?

    It wouldn't make sense to port Odyssey to OSX/PPC or Linux/PPC. The engine is already there and the MUI GUI would have to be rewritten from scratch for another, probably slower UI toolkit. Porting to an OS with memory protection would probably take away from the felt speed also.
  • »20.06.18 - 14:03
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 124 from 2013/5/28
    Cool, thanks for the feedback :)
  • »21.06.18 - 06:23
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