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Software News : NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
Posted by Chris on 2010/9/22 20:02:08 (2479 reads) News by the same author
Software News

The NetSurf developers are happy to announce the immediate availability of
NetSurf 2.6. This release contains many bug fixes and improvements.

It is available to download from http://www.netsurf-browser.org/


Here is a change log detailing the important changes in this release:

Core / All
----------

* Improvements to float positioning.
* Fix absolute positioned inlines.
* Improve handling of percentage margins and paddings on floats.
* Fix several memory leaks.
* Rationalised memory allocation functions.
* Updated SSL root certificates.
* Fix handling of PNGs with zero data.
* Moved input handling into content handlers.
* Simplified browser window module.
* Fix table borders specified in em/ex units.
* Improved CSS content handling.
* Don't try to draw zero size images.
* Simplified and fixed save complete feature.
* Reduce frequency of cache clean attempts.
* Improve and optimise rendering of borders in HTML.
* Fix URL comparison issue.
* Improve object handling in HTML.
* Fix absolute positioned root element.
* Rewritten file: fetch handler for local URLs.
* Much improved directory listings for local file: paths.
* Improve handling of binary data in plain text renderer.
* Fixed cache expiry problems.

* LibCSS library (CSS parser and selection engine):
+ Allow stylesheets to be used in multiple contexts
simultaneously.
+ Fix possible stylesheet reuse crash.

RISC OS-specific
----------------

* Increased maximum allowed value for memory cache size option.
* Update 'about' page to include licences for linked components.
* Fix layout to paper width when printing.
* Fix screen redraw after printing.
* Enable sideways print option.

GTK-specific
------------

* Avoid potential use of NULL pointer.
* Fix for old versions of GTK.
* Improve internationalisation support.
* Improve handling of bitmap opacity.
* Fix redraw issues with non-HTML content.
* Cleaned up menu generation and handling.

BeOS/Haiku-specific
-------------------

* Fix build.
* Fix mimetype acquisition for local files.
* Improve handling of bitmap opacity.
* Enable knockout rendering optimisation.
* Improved polygon plotter accuracy.
* Fix colours on copy to clipboard.

AmigaOS-specific
----------------

* Fixed menus when switching tabs.
* Improved font handling.
* Text kerning.
* Update for OS4.1 Update 2.
* Simplify building of Cairo and non-Cairo versions.
* Fixed scrollbar handling.
* Better NetSurf icon.
* Improve installer.
* Better support for ARexx commands.
* Context sensitive cut/copy/paste.
* Fix clipping for non-HTML contents.
* Option to show icon under drag saves.
* Bitmap plot optimisations.
* Now uses core fetcher for file: URLs.

Framebuffer-specific
--------------------

* Framebuffer toolkit rationalised.
* Improved scrollbar support.
* Added X surface handler.
* Improved scheduling.
* Fixed redraw issues.
* Improved keypress handling.
* On screen keyboard.
* History window.
* Configurable window furniture size.
* Support for scaled bitmap plotting.
* Factored out common plot code for rendering at different bpp.
* Load and save cookies file on start and quit.
* Improve handling of bitmap opacity.

Also included are many smaller bug fixes, improvements and
documentation enhancements.



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kas1e
Published: 2010/9/22 20:08  Updated: 2010/9/22 20:08
Home away from home
Joined: 09/11/2007
From: Russia
Comments: 6928
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
That really nice. One more browser mature more and more. For now i not use it very offten (mostly OWB), but still, from time to time i run Netsurf too (when i need to download something for example).
Cap
Published: 2010/9/22 21:11  Updated: 2010/9/22 21:31
Just popping in
Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Melton Mowbray.Rural Capital of Food and Drink
Comments: 116
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
I just tried installing Netsurf 2.6 and suffered a few problems.
First the installer brought up an error and i had to click on ignore dsi to carry on then abit further on the installer complained that the program was trying to do something not system friendly and promptly froze.
I`m now redownloading and trying again.

Ok i tried again.No luck.:{
Abit more detail on the error tho.
It stopped at the file Adblock.css

" A process called a DOS function with a non longword-aligned FileinfoBlock"
Process "Installer"
Function "Examine"

Also Novice install does not work- Maybe that`s deliberate.
Error not trapped
Chris
Published: 2010/9/22 21:18  Updated: 2010/9/22 21:25
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
That's slightly worrying (especially I'd fixed similar problems with the 2.5 installer). If it happens again please run the install through creating an install log file and send it to me.

(edit) OK, that's clearly a bug in Installer - not to mention Examine is a deprecated function! Either you are installing from/to a crazy filesystem (try a different partition, or the RAM disk) or you have a faulty version of Installer - the latest is v53.1.

We'll see if anyone else has the same problem
Daniel
Published: 2010/9/22 21:28  Updated: 2010/9/22 21:28
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Joined: 06/01/2010
From: United Kingdom
Comments: 228
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
Installs ok here on OS4.1.2, however I'm having a fairly serious problem. Some websites cause the browser window to blank and the whole system freezes (needing a hard reset), Ars Technica and apple.com both cause this crash. I'm using the Cairo version.

On a positive note, vodafone.com loads much faster than in OWB and doesn't hang.

The getvideo option in the menu is interesting but doesn't seem to work here with youtube. Do you need to copy and paste a URL to clipboard as with ClipDown?
Cap
Published: 2010/9/22 21:41  Updated: 2010/9/22 22:12
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Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Melton Mowbray.Rural Capital of Food and Drink
Comments: 116
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
As i am on update 2 for 4.1 i would expect to have the right files.

I do not have the "installer" located in the "C" folder only "install".Am i to look elsewhere?

How about "Installation Utility" version 53.7

Ok Thanks nbache.
I have version 53.1 of the installer
nbache
Published: 2010/9/22 22:05  Updated: 2010/9/22 22:05
Just can't stay away
Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Comments: 1229
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@Cap:
Quote:
I do not have the "installer" located in the "C" folder only "install".Am i to look elsewhere?

Yes, Installer lives in SYS:Utilities. At least by default.

You can often find stuff like this by typing e.g. "which Installer" in a Shell (or WB's Execute Command requester).

Best regards,

Niels
Chris
Published: 2010/9/22 22:10  Updated: 2010/9/22 22:10
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@Daniel

Try toggling "Cache native versions" in "Settings=>Edit preferences", Rendering tab, to "None" (and untick "Higher quality scaling" if it is on). Save/Use and try again. On apple.com in particular I suspect the huge graphic is grinding the graphics to a halt. If you wait a bit you might find it'll unfreeze, big hardware graphics operations seem to lock everything else out or cause jumpy pointer syndrome.

The "Get video" entry in the ARexx menu needs GetVideo installed. If it is, then going to a GetVideo-supported site such as YouTube and selecting the menu entry is enough to play the video. It should probably check for GetVideo and notify if it isn't present, I'll make a note.

@Cap

Installer is in SYS:Utilities
Akiko
Published: 2010/9/22 23:03  Updated: 2010/9/22 23:03
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Comments: 54
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
Shame this latest version no longer works properly with OS4 classic

Netsurf was looking promising as it used little Ram.
Chris
Published: 2010/9/23 0:07  Updated: 2010/9/23 0:07
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@Akiko

Should still work, I test it on OS4.0 every so often (usually after changing something which is liable to break it). What problems are you having?
samo79
Published: 2010/9/23 0:27  Updated: 2010/9/23 0:27
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Joined: 12/02/2006
From: Italy, Perugia
Comments: 3408
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@Chris

Quote:
Try toggling "Cache native versions" in "Settings=>Edit preferences", Rendering tab, to "None"


This fix my freeze problems too ...
redfox
Published: 2010/9/23 1:55  Updated: 2010/9/23 1:55
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 03/15/2008
From: Alberta, Canada
Comments: 357
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
NetSurf 2.5 graphics.library static version has been working fine.

Installed NetSurf 2.6 graphics.library version. Running on Workbench screen with default theme.

When I try to run NetSurf 2.6 I get the following messages:

NetSurf is running out of memory. Please free some memory and try again.

libpng warning: Application was compiled with png.h from libpng-1.2.29
libpng warning: Application is running with png.c from libpng-1.4.1
libpng warning: Incompatible libpng version in application and library

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redfox
MicroA1-C with 750 GX CPU and 256 MB system RAM and Radeon 7000 with 32 MB video RAM
AmigaOS 4.1 Update 2 public version
cha05e90
Published: 2010/9/23 8:17  Updated: 2010/9/23 8:17
Quite a regular
Joined: 03/10/2009
From: Germany
Comments: 635
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@redfox
yep, same problem here with the graphcs.library version (on an own screen)...
Chris
Published: 2010/9/23 8:32  Updated: 2010/9/23 8:32
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
Ugh A bit of QC failure there, I'll get that fixed ASAP.
fingus
Published: 2010/9/23 12:06  Updated: 2010/9/23 12:06
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Comments: 140
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
which are the benefits to use the cairo-version? faster scrolling of webpages?
Valiant
Published: 2010/9/23 13:42  Updated: 2010/9/23 13:42
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 11/27/2006
From: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Comments: 383
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@Chris

No problems installing it through AmiUpdate, but I'm getting the same library problem like everyone else. Seems to be a bit of a memory pig also...
Akiko
Published: 2010/9/23 15:12  Updated: 2010/9/23 15:12
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Comments: 54
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
Quote:
Should still work, I test it on OS4.0 every so often (usually after changing something which is liable to break it). What problems are you having?


Out of memory and libpng warning

Screenshot
Daniel
Published: 2010/9/23 17:17  Updated: 2010/9/23 17:17
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Joined: 06/01/2010
From: United Kingdom
Comments: 228
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@Chris

Tried changing the rendering settings but still have same problem. Left it and came back 15 minutes later and the system (Sam440-flex) was still frozen.

Already have getvideo installed in S:Rexx, does it need to be elsewhere for NetSurf to find it?
Templario
Published: 2010/9/23 18:38  Updated: 2010/9/23 18:38
Quite a regular
Joined: 03/28/2010
From: None
Comments: 698
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
Thank you for this new version for our Amiga OS4.
Chris
Published: 2010/9/23 18:54  Updated: 2010/9/23 18:54
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@fingus

Benefits of the Cairo version are more accurate rendering (no idea about speed, with hw accelerated Cairo it might be faster) and SVG support.

@Daniel

No, that should be fine there.
Chris
Published: 2010/9/23 21:04  Updated: 2010/9/23 21:04
Amigans Defender
Joined: 11/17/2006
From: England
Comments: 3255
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
@all

The static/gfx.lib build has now been fixed. Please redownload the archive if you got the old non-working one.

(version command shows date 23-Sep-2010 for the fixed one)

Sorry for the inconvenience, was entirely my fault.
Cap
Published: 2010/9/24 6:06  Updated: 2010/9/24 6:06
Just popping in
Joined: 12/01/2006
From: Melton Mowbray.Rural Capital of Food and Drink
Comments: 116
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
I`m now using the cairo version without many problems so far.
I just dearchived it and ran it without installing.
redfox
Published: 2010/9/25 3:18  Updated: 2010/9/25 3:18
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 03/15/2008
From: Alberta, Canada
Comments: 357
 Re: NetSurf 2.6 web browser released
After a few problems earlier with the newer version, started over, dearchived it again and ran it without installing. I'm using the graphics.library static build. Adjusted a few prefs and saved.

Posting with NetSurf 2.6 graphics.library static build.

amiga.org, amigaworld.net and amigans.net ok so far.

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redfox
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