[Sugar-devel] Browse as a GSoC 2016 Project

Sam P. sam at sam.today
Wed Feb 24 15:15:31 EST 2016

Hi Utakarsh,

I am not familiar with Richa's project, however maybe you could look into
surfacing the WebInspector provided by webkitgtk+ in your ui?  It is a
pretty standard web inspector, and is used by Epiphany (GNOME Web) and
Safari.  See the WebKit2 api for this [1].

Maybe another feature to evaluate is annotations?   Browse currently has
the consept of bookmarking (adding a site to the bottom bar) and saving it
in the journal.  However it could be very helpful for researching users to
be able to annotate the page and save that in the bookmark.  The Microsoft
Edge browser has a similar feature, although doesn't intergrate with their
bookmarking system (which is very different from ours anyway) and seems to
rely on annotating a png screenshot of the webpage rather than the actual



On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 12:01 AM utkarsh Dhawan <dhawanutkarsh at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> Last year Richa was involved in the JavaScript Interactive Shell project,
> which I guess was successfully completed.As far as I remember it pretty
> much was on the tracks of Tony's idea of the generic toolbar button ,
> though it only had three options in totality Save file,Open file and Open
> Web console.I would really like to continue on this project with the other
> features enhancing the browse.
> Thanking You,
> Utkarsh Dhawan
> (Developer/Student)
> Note:Please Consider The environment before printing.
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 10:01 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net>
> wrote:
>> I suspect we need a GSOC task to make this project visible. The GSOC task
>> could define the starting point (webkit2 or new branch). We still have
>> Richa Sehgal's contribution from last year to integrate with Browse.
>> Godiard believes that some developer tools are available in Browse but not
>> directly by the toolbar. I would like to see a 'generic' toolbar button
>> like Firefox/Googles 3x3 array of dots to open up a more complete set of
>> options including access to developer tools like 'show source page', and
>> any like Firebug that can be made available.
>> Tony
>> On 02/23/2016 10:41 AM, Sam P. wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Please have a look at the pull requests and the 'webkit2' branch..
>> Testing and contributions are appreciated.
>> I think this port is very close to done, so would you have enough to do
>> in your project?
>> Thanks,
>> Sam
>> On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Utkarsh Tiwari <
>> <iamutkarshtiwari at gmail.com>iamutkarshtiwari at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello everyone,
>> >                          Few days back I read on a sugar-devel thread
>> > where Mr. James Cameron wrote -> "An interesting blog post describing
>> > the situation with WebKit security
>> > updates:
>> >
>> >
>> https://blogs.gnome.org/mcatanzaro/2016/02/01/on-webkit-security-updates/
>> >
>> > Browse in Sugar is without security updates because it depends on
>> > an old WebKit version of WebKitGTK+, and the great API break called
>> > WebKit2 has not yet been fixed in a Browse release."
>> >
>> > So are we talking up 'Browse' this summer as a potential GSoC project?
>> > Since I have been working on it for a while and I am getting familiar
>> > with it's codebase,  so I would love to work on it. :)
>> >
>> > regards,
>> > Utkarsh Tiwari
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