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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010, 09:12:27 AM »
Quote from: HammerD;542622
@karlos

thanks looks much better. I had trouble logging into the site, though.  looks like it tied to go to aoproxy.extropia.co.ukforums/

like that...so maybe url is wrong? (after you click login).

Can you check that?
thanks


Redirection is one of those things that can be fiddly. Unfortunately, cURL on my server isn't allowed to chase redirects itself so I have to handle that. I've never managed to get it redirect without the slash in the URL that you show above. I'll keep it in mind.
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2010, 09:15:59 AM »
Quote from: Gulliver;542595
I am currently browsing Amiga.org with Ibrowse using your proxy, and it certainly looks and feels better than before. Thank you very much!

As positive critizism, still i find there is a lot of work to do. Without going into detail, i expected Amiga.org website too look much as Amigaworld.net now, as both websites share the same type of layout. Boy, i was wrong! :( Just make the comparison for yourself

Bottomline: @Karlos thank you very much!


To make a layout like aw.net would basically require custom non-CSS vbulletin skins / templates to be written or a completely new front end to the existing vbulletin database. That would be a hell of a lot of work and would end up tying the site down to the existing version just as the old site got tied to a particular version of xoops.

The primary aim of the proxy is to simply make the existing site more accessible, without having to mess around with the site itself, which I have neither the remit or inclination to do.
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Offline Gulliver

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2010, 09:57:50 AM »
No @Karlos, i was speaking about how the proxy server permformed, that is what could be changed to have compatibility ala Amigaworld.net.
Not Amiga.org server software, you have already stated that before!

Pehaps i wasnt clear enough :)
 

Offline mikeymike

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2010, 10:09:51 AM »
Quote from: Karlos;542640
Erm.... not as far as I know :lol:


Well, get on with it!  I heard that there's a JavaScript port of Flash in progress, it shouldn't be much more difficult to import it to HTML/ascii!

Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2010, 10:30:54 AM »
Quote from: Gulliver;542644
No @Karlos, i was speaking about how the proxy server permformed, that is what could be changed to have compatibility ala Amigaworld.net.
Not Amiga.org server software, you have already stated that before!

Pehaps i wasnt clear enough :)


I'm not entirely sure I get you but it you are suggesting that the proxy completely reformats the content to make a xoops style layout, then that is a bit out of the question. There's already more than enough regular expression processing going on as it is :)

Ultimately, once the proxy is a bit more mature (and I offer no timescales as it's basically a "lunchtime at work" project), I would like to be able to move it to a subdomain directly on amiga.org.
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Offline Crumb

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2010, 11:32:00 AM »
Good job Karlos!

perhaps you could set as default for the proxy the use of Arial/Helvetica instead of Times? It would look much closer to the original.

Quick reply button does not appear but I guess it's completely normal
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Offline Karlos

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2010, 11:38:19 AM »
Quote from: Crumb;542651
Good job Karlos!

perhaps you could set as default for the proxy the use of Arial/Helvetica instead of Times? It would look much closer to the original.

Quick reply button does not appear but I guess it's completely normal


I've tried setting the font but it doesn't work reliably. Strictly speaking, is an inline element, rather than a block one, so you can't just wrap a tag around the body content and be done with it. The best bet is to make helvetica the default font in ibrowse.
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Offline Cammy

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2010, 01:05:48 AM »
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.


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

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.

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!



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Offline save2600

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2010, 01:10:27 AM »
WOW! Been waiting to reply to this thread, but wanted to jump in to give praise and say 'thanks!' for the effort Karlos!

I don't have internet wired to any of my Miggy's at the moment, but I gotta tell 'ya, that's primarily because of the change that occurred with A.org all those months ago! lol  Might have to reconfigure my setup if this is to become a reality.

Thanks again, whether I use it daily or not on a real Amiga - the sentiment and effort is much appreciated!!
 

Offline Drummerboy

Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2010, 01:21:55 AM »
Quote from: Cammy;542772


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!



:)


Hey Cammy we have the same PCMCIA Network card in the A1200.. :-)  hehehehe
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Offline Crumb

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2010, 01:33:06 AM »
@Cammy

Game Over uh? :-) I used to play on c64, watching Luis Royo's title pictures made loading from cassete a slightly less painful experience :-D
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Offline AmigaHeretic

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2010, 02:27:14 AM »
Quote from: Karlos;542640
Erm.... not as far as I know :lol:


Um, can you get work on it?  ;-)

Seriously this is very awesome.  Thanks for the hard work!
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Offline AmigaHeretic

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2010, 02:29:20 AM »
Quote from: Cammy;542772
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.



Awesome setup!  Wish I still had my A1200 :(
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Offline Rebel-CD32

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2010, 05:19:48 AM »
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.
Amiga user forever.
 

Offline bernd_afa

Re: Experimental IBrowse proxy for amiga.org
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2010, 08:03:12 AM »
thats great, i think thats simular as the C++ parser transfer all to C and the compler compile C.

But for aweb is it maybe possible to put it as a pre parser that convert the CSS stuff to HTML that aweb understand ?

also its possible maybe to use for this the libcss from netsurf ?
then maybe with the opensource aweb amiga have a fast CSS able browser.

I dont know, is there anybody working on aweb ?