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Post by Express » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:40 am

What is "Reactos Internet Browser"?

Is it Gecko? Khtml? or new engine...?

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Post by zoken » Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:49 pm

I think you must install the Mozilla Active X Control to be able to use it.
So it should be Gecko.

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Post by Dr. Fred » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:53 pm

correct
Where do you want ReactOS to go today ?

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Post by mikedep333 » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:59 am

Why isn't the mozilla activeX control included with ReactOS?

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Post by Phalanx » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:30 pm

Cause it is harder to build it as well. Maybe it will be in there soon (I hope).

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Post by Harteex » Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:54 pm

It will be included in future releases afaik.

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Post by Luke-Jr » Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:47 am

Why not use the superior KHTML?

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Post by Phalanx » Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:49 am

Luke-Jr wrote:Why not use the superior KHTML?
In what ways that suit ReactOS?

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Post by Luke-Jr » Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:58 am

Phalanx wrote:
Luke-Jr wrote:Why not use the superior KHTML?
In what ways that suit ReactOS?
How does using a superior browser engine not suit ReactOS?

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Post by GvG » Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:58 am

Luke-Jr wrote:How does using a superior browser engine not suit ReactOS?
Is it available as a control for Windows (i.e. not as a stand-alone application but as a control that can be embedded by other apps)?

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Post by Mike » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:20 am

Well, you'll probably have to port KHTML to be a native Windows library... I know that the KDE-Cygwin project has Konqueror working, but that requires Cygwin (and that's probably something ReactOS won't want to integrate -_-).

In most areas, I would agree with using KHTML, however Gecko still has a few advantages (can't think of anything specific right now).

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Post by dj50 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:24 pm

Mike wrote:In most areas, I would agree with using KHTML, however Gecko still has a few advantages (can't think of anything specific right now).
It renders better, especially sites designed with only IE in mind.

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Mozilla ActiveX Control 1.7.7

Post by oiaohm » Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:32 pm

I know the major difference.

Mozilla ActiveX Control 1.7.7.

http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/control.htm

This is Part of the Firefox/Mozilla project. The IE Active X control replacement.

By relinking most progams will work with the mozilla replacement. Some hard ones still need work. The program IE Patcher.

This is already half done. All that is have to be done is intergation and fixing of faults.

KHTML will require working from scratch without support. It will take a lot longer. KHTML might have a tech advantage. Mozilla has a support advantage the Control is a older project.

Time cost is not worth it at this point.

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Post by Luke-Jr » Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:05 pm

GvG wrote:
Luke-Jr wrote:How does using a superior browser engine not suit ReactOS?
Is it available as a control for Windows (i.e. not as a stand-alone application but as a control that can be embedded by other apps)?
Nope, but such would make a good part of the ReactOS project, IMHO... If people want Gecko, they can use Firefox-- why build a new interface when the problems are in the engine?

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Post by GvG » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:07 pm

Luke-Jr wrote:Nope, but such would make a good part of the ReactOS project, IMHO... If people want Gecko, they can use Firefox-- why build a new interface when the problems are in the engine?
Feel free to contribute such a control based on KHTML then. I think the ReactOS project has enough code to write already....

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