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on: June 30, 2022, 06:01:54 PM
Hi,

I was curious as to what realistic future options we have for native aros?

Update OWB (How many developer hours would it take to update owb?)
Share code/collaboration (read as pay) for morphOS x86 browser?
Update an Amiga browser for us to run in uae?

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Reply #1 on: June 30, 2022, 08:00:55 PM
It is not known if there will be an update to Odyssey for those who always prefer the native solution :-\

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Reply #2 on: June 30, 2022, 08:39:45 PM
however, there are some accessible resources currently :)

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Reply #3 on: June 30, 2022, 11:10:06 PM
Indeed, for that I'm thankful.
Any ideas how many developer hours it would take to update Odyssey? Perhaps that's a question only deadwood could guess at

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Reply #4 on: July 01, 2022, 09:16:54 AM
Indeed, for that I'm thankful.
Any ideas how many developer hours it would take to update Odyssey? Perhaps that's a question only deadwood could guess at


Deadwood alone can't be the answer for every AROS needs. We urge to find people with good will to help him.


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Reply #5 on: July 01, 2022, 09:39:44 AM
Indeed, for that I'm thankful.
Any ideas how many developer hours it would take to update Odyssey? Perhaps that's a question only deadwood could guess at


Deadwood alone can't be the answer for every AROS needs. We urge to find people with good will to help him.

+1. Even if you can't program yourself, go out, spread the word and invite people who can and are capable.



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Reply #6 on: July 01, 2022, 09:43:45 AM
Any ideas how many developer hours it would take to update Odyssey? Perhaps that's a question only deadwood could guess at

I'd say between 50 and 200 hours. The time is not the biggest constraint. WebKit code base is huge, easily equal to complete AROS code base and developer experience working with that code base is poor. You really need to have a lot of self-motivation to push through.



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Reply #7 on: July 01, 2022, 12:33:11 PM
You are a fairly considerable job, currently I use Odyssey without problems, of course there are limitations on some sites but it is usable, I hope there are enough reasons for an update in the future, certainly there is a community behind Aros there are distributions and also quite enthusiasm :)

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Reply #8 on: July 01, 2022, 01:14:39 PM
As Paolone says Updating OWB is a lot of work, deadwood is already very busy for the OS and System App.

For OWB we need to look for other developers willing to do this big job.

At the moment OWB, for what AROS needs still does a great job, Social and other similar Sites let's leave them to FireFox, Google Crome on Windows, Linux or MAC.


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Reply #9 on: July 01, 2022, 01:48:17 PM
Odyssey is the future of Aros

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Reply #10 on: July 01, 2022, 01:49:46 PM
WebKit code base is huge, easily equal to complete AROS code base

That certainly puts it in perspective for me. Thank you everyone for you thoughts

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Reply #11 on: July 01, 2022, 02:05:39 PM
Indeed, for that I'm thankful.
Any ideas how many developer hours it would take to update Odyssey? Perhaps that's a question only deadwood could guess at


Deadwood alone can't be the answer for every AROS needs. We urge to find people with good will to help him.


This bothers me every time I see something like this.   As much work as Deadwood is doing which is great BTW.  He is not the only one doing work on AROS he's back-porting work from many other developers plus doing his own fixes.  As a matter of fact if you look at the main REPO you will see there is a limited amount of developers working on AROS at all right now.  As far as I know the main REPO has a total of 3 developers committing code right now.  So it would be quite easy to give them all credit for their continued work.



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Reply #12 on: July 01, 2022, 02:14:28 PM
Yes you are right :)

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Reply #13 on: July 01, 2022, 02:14:49 PM
...deadwood is already very busy for the OS and System App

Indeed. I'm catching up on the past couple of months of deadwoods work. Absolutely no feature requests from me!

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Reply #14 on: July 01, 2022, 02:23:25 PM
yes you are only discussing @Glinx

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