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Dmitriy Kuminov

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Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« on: March 05, 2021, 07:00:45 pm »
First native OS/2 Otter Browser build ever, enjoy.

There are still some things to polish in Qt and Chromium to make it usable but it's a question of weeks now. One of the things to do is update our current Qt 5.13.1 to Qt 5.15, including Qt WebEngine which will also bring a relatively new Chromium version. Qt WebEngine 5.15 is a requirement in Otter since Nov 2020 (meaning so we are a bit behind until it's done). Updating Chromium is very important as 73.x is a bit outdated (Jan 2019). 83.x is the Chromium version in 5.15.2 and the upcoming 5.15.3 will have Chromium 87.x. This is needed for both performance and stability (Chromium is updated A LOT by Google). Also, there are some Qt issues to fix like system clipboard support which is surely needed for comfortable use.

Stay tuned.

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Rene Hvidsoe

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Re: Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 07:42:59 pm »

Thanks for the update, can not wait to see the final browser  :)

Thanks for your hard work.

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Re: Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 10:12:54 pm »
 Thanks for the update Dmitriy! I will most definitely stay tuned...

Regards,

Sergey Posokhov

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Re: Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 12:13:18 pm »
Excellent :)

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Re: Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 09:28:03 am »
First native OS/2 Otter Browser build ever, enjoy.

Really good news. I'm following this closely.
Thanks for all this work!

Mentore

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Re: Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 02:22:14 pm »
Dimitry,

great to hear about your efforts! Please make a focus to the installation process. Installation of simplebrowser was not funny and failed on my computer after a lot of trials.

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Re: Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 05:51:47 pm »
Dimitry,

great to hear about your efforts! Please make a focus to the installation process. Installation of simplebrowser was not funny and failed on my computer after a lot of trials.

That is the intend of the new browser as it will be distributed via RPM.

Note that I think it was pretty obvious the test browser was preview version... The readme I think made that pretty clear...

Roderick

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Re: Otter Browser 1.0 [teaser]
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 07:02:31 pm »
Thanks everybody!

Dimitry,

great to hear about your efforts! Please make a focus to the installation process. Installation of simplebrowser was not funny and failed on my computer after a lot of trials.

Martin, as already mentioned by Roderick, simplebrowser was never meant to be distributed, it was a build for internal testing only (except that special release from Roderick for a wider audience that was still for testing only and having some RPM/YUM skills was a must). Otter will be distributed as an RPM package so it will install everything it needs automatically provided that you have a working RPM environment (e.g. use the latest ArcaOS). Due to OS/2 specifics, there is simply no other way to properly distribute it (e.g. macOS-like bundle approach will not really work on OS/2 for Otter for many reasons).
« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 07:10:48 pm by Dmitriy Kuminov »
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