[IAEP] Browse is old
sridhar at laptop.org.au
Mon Mar 12 00:58:56 EDT 2012
On 3 March 2012 23:52, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
> Browse is old and not useful for a lot of newer content. Our
> communities are creating content in HTML5, an effort that we want to
> However, Browse is based on the Gecko in engine in Firefox 3.6, which
> is far behind the times. I know that is is being ported to WebKit 
> as part of the GTK+3 transition. However, it'll be at least a year
> before we roll out a GTK+3 version of Sugar in our schools. What can
> we do in the interim?
> We can load a different Web browser, especially since now since saved
> files can be shared with the journal via the Documents/ directory .
> The best I've found is an Opera wrapper from Flavio . It scores
> much higher than Browse for HTML5 compliance , but nowhere near as
> much as Firefox 10 or Chromium 17. Also, Opera is proprietary
>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/WebKit
>  http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4503
>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.94/Notes#Easier_file_exchange..
>  http://html5test.com/
Bernie raised an interesting idea. Would it be reasonable to backport
the WebKit Browse to the OLPC OS 11.3? We could statically link the
dependencies in the bundle.
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