Pre-installed interent browser

Here you can discuss ReactOS related topics.

Moderator: Moderator Team

oiaohm
Posts: 1322
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:40 am

Post by oiaohm »

I know Forart. But we have no option but to replace the embedding bit with something or a lot of programs break. Wine replaces it with is own iexplorer that is using a sub version of mozilla active x control.

Please note some forms of windows help also use web pages. Not having it hurts.

Phalanx
Posts: 360
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:42 am
Location: Australia

Post by Phalanx »

So many apps use the HTML controls from windows (ActiveX etc). Just look at the test editors, many programs which use it for sidebars, content etc. If you want apps to work, then you have to have this control.

fennec
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:53 am

Post by fennec »

How about Amaya ?

http://www.w3.org/Amaya/

It's made by w3c, open-cource and fully C based code. It support a lot of formats like SVG ...

Phalanx
Posts: 360
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:42 am
Location: Australia

Post by Phalanx »

The biggest problem with it is that it has not scripting support. It makes it a great class to be used internally in ReactOS, like how windows uses it's within applications, shell classes, layouts etc, it would need the support of a scripting engine for further use.

Many large sites will not work with these "other" browser engines. Take things like, gmail, picasa, many news sites and more. They require Gekko or IE to function fully.

fennec
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:53 am

Post by fennec »

Too bad about scripting support ...

GreatLord
Developer
Posts: 926
Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:26 am
Location: Sweden

Post by GreatLord »

we will not add a webborwers to reactos source tree, it will be avail in the download mangers. ReactOS is mean be so light as posible when u get it, it is up to u to decide what u whant intsall.

florian
Posts: 462
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:19 am
Location: Germany

Post by florian »

GreatLord wrote:we will not add a webborwers to reactos source tree, it will be avail in the download mangers. ReactOS is mean be so light as posible when u get it, it is up to u to decide what u whant intsall.
Too my mind this is a good decision up to now because a pre-installed webbrowser might misdirect some people in looking forward to a well-developed functioning Operating System. Such people would then be disappointed due to not working hard- and software stuff - e.g. WirlessLan, network cards, etc.

artguy10
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:20 am

Post by artguy10 »

Whatever it is for now, by version one, I can't imagine a good operating system coming with no web-browser whatsoever. Even if it is intended to be lightweight, a web-browser is one of the most essential parts of software you can install, and it hardly takes up extra space (just a few MB for Firefox).

oiaohm
Posts: 1322
Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:40 am

Post by oiaohm »

artguy10 There are requirements for a web browser active x control to use with help processing and other uses.

Problem is web browser if there is one in ros most likely be dead simple and basic use of the active x control for testing. So the first thing anyone will do is upgrade away from it.

Reactos is not a distro of a OS. Its basically the core.

So of course we expect people to provide versions with web browsers. There is not need for the main core project to have anything not needed for testing or applications.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ahrefs [Bot], Bing [Bot], Semrush [Bot] and 4 guests