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Offline Andre.Siegel

Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:13:09 PM »

The aim of the Odyssey Bounty Project is to license a current version of the full-featured Odyssey Web Browser and share it under an open source license so it can be fully ported to AmigaOS and AROS. While the author of the Odyssey Web Browser has previously shared parts of his work entirely for free, which already improved the browser choices on these two platforms by a great deal, these existing ports of Odyssey use an outdated version of the Webkit browser engine and lack key functionality such as the capability to play HTML5 video.

For more information about the Odyssey Web Browser and the project itself, please visit:
http://www.power2people.org
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 11:12:06 PM »
A great opportunity for the OS4 and AROS platforms to finally get a modern, truly native, high quality web browser!

Every OS4 and AROS user should really contribute with as much as they can to this bounty!

Don't miss this opportunity!

:)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline skolman

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 11:42:10 PM »
iCab is better than the Odyssey http://www.icab.de/
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 08:34:29 AM »
Quote from: skolman;752609
iCab is better than the Odyssey http://www.icab.de/


I seriously doubt that! While both seem to use webkit as their engine, nothing beats Odyssey when it comes to "Amiga nativeness", and I also think it wins in feature count, but I didn't bother looking at "iCab" more than briefly.

But by all means, go ahead and use iCab on OS4...

;)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline skolman

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:14:35 PM »
BTW. and iCab is faster, OWB MorphOS on CPU without Altivec is very slow.

For example iCab_4.9_OSX_PPC_app.zip only 3.1 MB
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 12:04:05 AM »
iCab is Mac-only (unless something's changed very, very recently). It's completely irrelevant to this discussion.
 

Offline dammy

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 06:20:40 AM »
$25 from me.  Come on folks, let's all give what we can afford.
Dammy

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Offline Iggy

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 05:12:12 AM »
So, we have a MorphOS developer announcing a project to port needed software to OS4 and AROS.
Are you guys still going to insist that we are the fractious ones?
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 09:53:24 PM »
I thought Cab was for the old Atari 16-Bit machines?
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

Offline haywirepc

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 07:43:17 PM »
This is great news for AROS! and OS4 I suppose, but their users should just buy the port of firefox.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2013, 07:56:15 PM by haywirepc »
 

Offline haywirepc

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2013, 07:54:56 PM »
Is Hyperion and ACUBE going to donate?
 

Offline Minuous

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 02:21:25 AM »
Why no bounty for an OS3.9 version?
  At the very least the thread title should be changed to make it clear it is only for OS4.
 

Offline magnetic

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 04:32:42 AM »
Minuous
Obviously a classic 68k port is impossible!
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Offline Andre.Siegel

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 10:30:49 AM »
Quote from: Minuous;752867
Why no bounty for an OS3.9 version?
  At the very least the thread title should be changed to make it clear it is only for OS4.

If the funding goal is reached, Odyssey will be open source so anybody can port it to any operating system they like. There will be no limitation regarding what platform you are allowed to port the software to.

If somebody is brave enough to attempt a port, they are welcome to do so. There already exists a port of Oxygen Web Browser for AROS 68k, which is based on an older version of Fabien's Odyssey Web Browser.

You can read more about it here on Amiga.org:
http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=63326
 

Offline Minuous

Re: Odyssey Web Browser Bounty Project for AmigaOS & AROS
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2013, 12:36:04 PM »
>Obviously a classic 68k port is impossible!

I don't see any reason why that would be the case, there are plenty of other browsers for 68k so I don't know why it would be "impossible" to do as you claim.