[uClinux-dev] web browser
giovanni.casoli at atengineering.it
Mon Mar 17 06:09:29 EST 2003
I am trying to find a good candidate web browser to be ported to uClinux. I
considered two alternatives of already existing projects:
on the pc this browser is very quick, but has at least three
it is gtk+-based, and porting of gtk on uClinux seems quite difficult
beacause of a lot lacking features of uClibc, which are required by
glib and by all the (many) libraries which depend on it.
the version of gtk+ it is based on is 1.2, so uClinux would
be supposed to run an X-server, which doesn't seem to be
a good idea (IMHO); nano-X api is not so compatible with
the xlib's one. The solution would be that of porting to gtk+ 2.0
(which can directly write on the linux framebuffer),
but this again seems not to be trivial, because of a lot of
api incompatibilities between the two vesions of the library.
is not so powerful, by now, since it does not support style sheets
this browser is microwindows-based and supports frames and
it is quite slow, even on the pc;
the frames support seems to be broken: the program crashes
(on the pc) while trying to open a page with frames.
Furthermore, a considerable deal of the code is written in C++,
and I dont't know how the cross-compiler behaves with this
The third alternative would be that of writing a new browser from scratch,
but this has obvious disadvantages :).
Did someone face the same problem before I did?
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