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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2010, 09:25:18 AM »
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Thanks for going to the effort to get Amiga.org looking better for us classic users, Karlos. The site works well through your proxy on my A1200, and I'll definitely start posting from here more often again from now on if the proxy stays up.

The domain may be moving soon to a dedicated server, so there may be a bit of downtime in the meantime if that happens.

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Are you planning on making it a subdomain of Amiga.org?

Once the proxy is more mature, I'll ask if that can be arranged. Ultimately, that would be up to the new owners.

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I hope you don't mind me asking, but would it be possible to make the Quick Reply box show up so we don't need to load an extra page to reply? It's not a big deal, but it might help speed things up a little when posting.

For the moment, I removed it since I couldn't get the feature working properly in ibrowse in the first place, but I can look into it, even if I have to implement it differently. I can't really take on feature requests until I've hammered out the bugs and other issues of which there are still many.

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Here's a photo of my A1200 running IBrowse, browsing Amiga.org through the proxy server. I'm posting this message from my A1200, too!



:)

Nice :)
« Last Edit: February 12, 2010, 09:31:59 AM by Karlos »
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2010, 09:28:47 AM »
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The site works well through the proxy on AWeb too. I was surprised with how well the page looked in AWeb until it Gurued the computer.

Thanks for doing this for us classic users, I use IBrowse on my A1200 all the time, it's still my main computer.


I found that a big problem is that none of the inlined images include width and height attributes. This tends to force aweb to continuously reflow the page as images are loaded, which can cause it to get it's knickers in a twist. Some of the images sizes can be inferred by inspecting any attached styles, but they are only a small subsection.

The only other way to find the size of an image is to use gd to inspect it, but that then means sending all images through the proxy as well and having it inspect them. That would dramatically increase the server load and bandwidth, so it's not realistically an option.
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Offline Drummerboy

Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2010, 12:41:46 AM »
Thanks men..

Work Great with the Fossil Browsers!!.. :-]

regards!
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2010, 06:47:12 PM »
Some minor updates:

1) Improved rendering in AWeb (only tested in APL Lite 3.5.09)
2) The CSS "your notification" popup has now been replaced with an option select list
3) The disclaimer text is now collapsable, saving some room.
4) Images that are output directly from session-independent php code (avatars and their various previews are a prime example) are now no longer routed via the proxy but taken directly from the site, which should speed up loading a bit.
5) Lots of miscellaneous minor fixes to layout. The front page actually scores better on the W3C markup validation test than the original.
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Offline pVC

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2010, 06:50:58 PM »
Thanks! So far I've been just reading with this and it's been better than official verison ;)
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Offline Gulliver

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2010, 07:11:16 PM »
Great! It looks really good!
 

Offline Tenacious

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2010, 11:42:13 PM »
Excellent job Karlos!

I hope this progresses.  No offense to Wayne, but, there really are many ppl logging in with Amigas.  Any site for the Amiga community about Amiga computers should look great on an Amiga computer.

It's like coming home again.  I'll try to participate more, now.

Thank You!
 

Offline miamiga

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2010, 12:50:07 PM »
Great job Thank You!
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2010, 10:36:01 PM »
In a quirk of fate, the graphics card in my main machine has unexpectedly failed, meaning my main machine is, once again, my Amiga.

As a consequence of this, I'm having to post from IBrowse myself (Actually, I could use OWB, but IBrowse is a bit lighter)...
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2010, 07:32:19 PM »
A slight update in response to analysing my server logs.

It seems a lot of folks were browsing the proxy using browsers that would be capable of viewing the mainsite with ease. I've added a redirect that automatically takes visitors to the mainsite if there is no indication that they are using an amigaos/aros/morphos based browser.

I've tested that it works with the spoofing options available in ibrowse but if anybody experiences any problems with other amiga browsers and spoofing, please let me know.
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Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2010, 04:42:15 AM »
This message was posted using an A500 accessing Amiga.org through Karlos' awesome Amiga.org proxy!

Here's a photo of the experience:



edit: and my typo was corrected on a PC..
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2010, 09:14:52 AM »
A500 surfing, FTW :)
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2010, 09:16:51 AM »
One thing that is pretty clear from looking at it is that some adaptations could be made for low resolution / low colour scenarios.

I'll have to think about that when I get time. The user profile view needs fixing still, it's totally borked compared to the regular CSS version.
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Offline Xanxi

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2010, 02:37:59 PM »
Thank you Karlos for this work.
I was indeed really depressed to get a crapy result with ibrowse on amiga.org pages.
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2010, 02:24:47 PM »
Quote from: Cammy;542772
I hope you don't mind me asking, but would it be possible to make the Quick Reply box show up so we don't need to load an extra page to reply? It's not a big deal, but it might help speed things up a little when posting.


Well, I couldn't get the "proper" quick reply function (that uses the text entry box at the bottom of the page) to work, but I have reworked it such that it works as a normal "reply with quote", rather like the old forum.
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