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Posted on 08-Jun-2002 10:58 GMT by Quantum-375 comments
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Yvon Rozijn the author of the Amiga internet web browser "AWeb" has released his source code so that others in the Amiga community may continue withAWebs development. AWeb Details.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 1 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Quantum-3 on 08-Jun-2002 09:02 GMT
Here's the link to the AWeb sources.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~yrozijn/aweb/index.html
It all worked fine on the preview page but then the link was stripped out for some reason.
Cheers :-)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 2 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 08-Jun-2002 09:23 GMT
Well this is our chance people , we can take this browser and maybe mix it with some moz and make one kick arse creation ready for Amithlon , OS4 etc
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 3 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Tbone on 08-Jun-2002 09:30 GMT
This is a good thing :)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 4 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by tinman on 08-Jun-2002 09:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Quantum-3):
> It all worked fine on the preview page but then the link was stripped out for some reason.
Isn't that a bug in AWeb? Perhaps the first thing to be fixed ;)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 5 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Simon on 08-Jun-2002 10:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Tbone):
Agreed. Very good thing.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 6 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by yoodoo on 08-Jun-2002 10:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Simon):
Only a good thing if there are any quality coders left with time/motivation to continue development.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 7 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 08-Jun-2002 10:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (yoodoo):
An open source Aweb project could keep the V team and the Ibrowae guy honest;-)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 8 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 08-Jun-2002 11:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (redrumloa):
Does this APL allow the removal of needing a keyfile?
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 9 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 08-Jun-2002 11:02 GMT
Maybe someone could get the browser ported over to aros , get some people interested and then bring it back over to aos when os 4 comes.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 10 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 08-Jun-2002 11:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (redrumloa):
Yes, the legal boilerplate isn't particularly well written but it's pretty clear that everyone is free to share copies of AWeb under this license. No need for keyfiles.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 11 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 08-Jun-2002 11:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Anonymous):
NICE!! If nothing else this should give the Amiga a FREE noncrippled browser, something it never really had.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 12 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Hooligan/DCS on 08-Jun-2002 11:59 GMT
Would be best is someone starts running a developer team of a few programmers who could actually do some good, rather than have 100 useless versions in aminet next month.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 13 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Simon on 08-Jun-2002 12:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (cOrpse):
> Maybe someone could get the browser ported over to aros ,
Oh! Now thats a good idea :)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 14 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by cOrpse on 08-Jun-2002 12:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Simon):
An even better idea , port it aros, get on slashdot , tell people about aros and the aweb aros project , get some hardcore geeks beefing up the code then port it all back to aos hehe :D
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 15 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 08-Jun-2002 12:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (cOrpse):
I'm right now in the process of polishing the source code and making it compile with gcc for AmigaOS. Later on I'll try porting it to AROS. Anyway, after I'll make it compile with gcc, I'll release the sources so modified somewhere. Don't hold your breath, though, as I don't have much spare time these days.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 16 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by SC on 08-Jun-2002 12:48 GMT
This is excellent news. Now if only we could convince the IBrowse and Voyager camps to follow suit and get -everyone- working on a -single- Amiga browser project, that would be awesome!
They could even set up a foundation for donations if they still want compensation for their work - I'm sure people will keep contributing.
We're too small a community to compete amongst ourselves. It's high time developers start 'pooling' their effort and code, or else we'll just keep falling further and further behind.
Still, KUDOS to the AWeb guys! =)
SC
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 17 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 08-Jun-2002 12:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (SC):
And yes, AROS is looking more and more like a professional OS as time goes on. In a few years it might start raising eyebrows over at Slashdot. If only Amiga had the foresight to see this coming, open source the AmigaOS, milk the publicity, encourage the Linux guys to come on over to our side...
Instead it's closed source, proprietary hardware, monopolistic practices. It seems Amiga are learning the wrong lessons from the wrong camps...
The tide is in favour of open source, open standards, open hardware...
SC
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 18 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Simon on 08-Jun-2002 13:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Fabio Alemagna):
What would be great would be if someone could start a project on sourceforge.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 19 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Simon on 08-Jun-2002 13:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Anonymous):
> The tide is in favour of open source, open standards, open hardware...
I wish :(
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 20 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Elwood on 08-Jun-2002 13:44 GMT
If someone is interested in porting it to AmigaOS, I would like to say "please do NOT waste your time". Remember the market is too small for several web browsers especially because these are huge projects. If you have spare time, work on plugins for Ibrowse, the standard web browser for AmigaOS4. So that you'll contribute to give to AmigaOS the best web browser of all times...
Of course, some pieces of code of Aweb can be used into Ibrowse. This is a great opportunity to gain time in using code already done (do not re-invent the wheel).
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 21 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Simon on 08-Jun-2002 13:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Elwood):
> If someone is interested in porting it to AmigaOS, I would like to say "please do >NOT waste your time".
This is a very clever joke right? Right?
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 22 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 08-Jun-2002 14:00 GMT
I can't be bothered reading the licence. Can someone please
read through it and point out where it differs from the GPL.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 23 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 08-Jun-2002 14:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Elwood):
> Of course, some pieces of code of Aweb can be used into Ibrowse.
If IBrowse becomes Open Source too... sure, why not? :)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 24 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hoggett on 08-Jun-2002 14:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Elwood):
"If someone is interested in porting it to AmigaOS, I would like to say "please do NOT waste your time". Remember the market is too small for several web browsers especially because these are huge projects. If you have spare time, work on plugins for Ibrowse, the standard web browser for AmigaOS4. So that you'll contribute to give to AmigaOS the best web browser of all times..."
Big Brother is watching you. Don't you dare upset the "authorities" by working on unauthorised products!!!
Sheesh! Lighten up, will ya? If someone wants to port it to AOS4, surely that's their decision, not yours.
"Of course, some pieces of code of Aweb can be used into Ibrowse. This is a great opportunity to gain time in using code already done (do not re-invent the wheel)."
Does that mean IBrowse will go open source? Funny, the IBrowse list never mentioned that. Read the APL. The principle of releasing stuff as open-source is usually for the benefit of the community, not for the benefit of rival commercial developers.
I say AWeb should be ported and development continued by whoever has the skill and the time. A good FREE Amiga browser is long overdue and will provide a good kick up the backside for the commercial offerings, which will need to keep ahead to justify the price.
While the commercial developers still in the Amiga market need all the support they can get, the community must not allow itself to be bullied or blackmailed by them. Superior freeware forces commercial developers to produce superior commercial software or die. Small market as it may be, normal competitive conditions need to apply to stimulate progress while avoiding stagnation and complacency.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 25 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by SG on 08-Jun-2002 15:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Elwood):
>If someone is interested in porting it to AmigaOS, I would like to say "please do NOT(snip)
You've just revealed you've never used an Amiga.
AWeb is, and always has been an Amiga browser.
You should pay me for educating you, after being so humilliatingly embarassed with your blunder.
You've lost.
561
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 26 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Bonus on 08-Jun-2002 15:20 GMT
Can somebody please get it compiled and upload it somewhere?
as the open source release does not include the binaries :(
i do have reg'd aweb 3.4 but i reckon this os release must have some changes not in the last. (surely some more development was done?)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 27 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Astarte on 08-Jun-2002 16:07 GMT
It seems to me that the words that are appropriate here are "Thank
you" to the author of AWeb. It is this kind of community spirit that
has kept the Amiga going this long, but we must realize that this
opportunity for the rest of us comes as a result of a person's giving
up his dream and years of hard work to face the realities that there
are only a few thousand active amigans left...and they are not buying
anything because we are all waiting for OS4/Aone/Bplan etc...
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 28 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Trizt on 08-Jun-2002 16:24 GMT
It's sad that Yvon Rozijn has put down the development of AWeb, the best Amiga browser IMHO. Releasing the AWeb source code under the AWeb license is far better than just let the source code to be forgotten.
Thanks Yvon.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 29 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Hooligan/DCS on 08-Jun-2002 17:14 GMT
hmm... i would like to have Awebs reliability, Voyagers speed and IBrowses overal usage .. an ideal browser... javascript is all a decent man needs.. java and the rest shit can suck my big fat c**k
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 30 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Remco Komduur on 08-Jun-2002 17:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Trizt):
Yes, indeed!!!!
I can think of at least 1 well known program of which the author has said the last year he didn't have time to develop anymore or distribute and that was it.
No new programmer. No open source. Nothing.
In that case it's a shame the project ever started.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 31 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Anders Kjeldsen on 08-Jun-2002 18:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Hooligan/DCS):
What do you mean "Voyagers speed" ? ;)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 32 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Henrik Mikael Kristensen on 08-Jun-2002 18:28 GMT
If the source needs to be hosted, I know a Danish university who will do it for free. I'll post an announcement shortly here on ANN.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 33 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 08-Jun-2002 18:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Elwood):
What are you smoking ? Aweb IS AmigaOS native browser. It's written for AmigaOS, you don't need to port it.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 34 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 08-Jun-2002 18:38 GMT
I personally don't like AWeb. I would rather see PPC native Voyager or Ibrowse for the OS4. If someone is going to continue Aweb development then please give it decent MUI Gui, I hate Awebs default GUI.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 35 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 08-Jun-2002 18:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (Henrik Mikael Kristensen):
I'd rather prefere SourceForge...
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 36 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by valwit on 08-Jun-2002 18:48 GMT
hmm. cool. i use aweb since i have net on amiga :)
but i think someone should keep an eye :) on the developing. if there will be any (i hope it will). something like with yam. many differnet versions would suck imo
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 37 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by BCP on 08-Jun-2002 19:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Elwood):
I presume that you mean porting Aweb to AOS 4.0, which is still something
that needs to be done since Aweb is still the prefered browser for those
of us that do not want to use MUI. At minimum there needs to be at least
2 viable browser choices, one for non MUI users and Voyger or IBrowse for
those that don't mind using MUI.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 38 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Henrik Mikael Kristensen on 08-Jun-2002 19:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (Fabio Alemagna):
Well.. they have some things which SF don't offer. :-) But more on that with the announcement...
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 39 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by alan buxey on 08-Jun-2002 19:49 GMT
I say get this into a CVS tree, hosted on sourceforg most likely and
set up a developers list - eg with yhoo groups.
hardly taxing stuff.....then the real work can start
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 40 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Raynald Le Moing on 08-Jun-2002 19:53 GMT
At least a good news ...
R.le moing
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 41 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Eva on 08-Jun-2002 20:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Anonymous):
Be prepared for legal actions against Aros as someone at AmigaInc told me time ago.
AmigaInc/Hyperion see AROS as an enemy to beat up in few time.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 42 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Eva on 08-Jun-2002 20:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (Anders Kjeldsen):
Well I think Voyager speed under MorphOs!
It's reaaly faaaaast and happy, surely faster tahn my celeron 500 with 256 mb.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 43 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by raynald le moing on 08-Jun-2002 20:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Simon):
I wish, too, but ...
Don't ask me any money for that ...
Nether any time ;=))
Raynald Le moing
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 44 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Eva on 08-Jun-2002 20:14 GMT
I never use Aweb during the past years (Ibrowse fan on 680x0, Voyager fan on MorphOs).
But I really have to tell to Yvon: THANKS!
Thanks because who choosed Aweb as browser has got the possibility to see a new version of his software.
Thanks because this is one of the few example in the Amiga scene where a stopped commercial product is COMPLETLY donated to its community (in this list I'm waiting disperatly for WordWorth, FinalWriter, TurboCalc, FinalData, Datastore, Brilliance and the list can continue).
Really THX!
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 45 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by raynald le moing on 08-Jun-2002 20:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Bill Hoggett):
rotfl ...
this is exactly what I learned at school (or university) thirty years
ago ...
Maybe the reason why I keep my A3000 today and don't bye an
"expensive" pc ;))
raynald le moing.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 46 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemagna on 08-Jun-2002 20:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 41 (Eva):
> Be prepared for legal actions against Aros as someone at AmigaInc told me time
> ago. AmigaInc/Hyperion see AROS as an enemy to beat up in few time.
Am I suposed to laugh or what? Name this guy from AmigaInc who spoke to you, please.
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 47 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Björn Hagström on 08-Jun-2002 20:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 41 (Eva):
Nice campaign you have going there 'Eva'. Is it working well for ya?
/Björn
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 48 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Henrik Mikael Kristensen on 08-Jun-2002 20:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 39 (alan buxey):
Read my announcement on the front page (unmoderated).
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 49 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 08-Jun-2002 23:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (cOrpse):
c0rpse said it first,
>Well this is our chance people , we can take this browser and maybe mix it with
>some moz and make one kick arse creation ready for Amithlon , OS4 etc
Before we get too excited- can someone with less of a splitting sinus headache than myself (hooray for allergies) do a compare/contrast job on the AWeb license vs. the GPL/LGPL that Mozilla should soon(?) be available under?
Derivation of anything from Gecko would probably require so much reworking as to fall under fair use (as in, the code would fail that old 'is it X% different?' test to determine a derivative work)... but it'd be nice to see some guaranteed license-compatibility so it wouldn't be an issue.
(That said, they may be compatible as it stands, it's just that it takes some serious headbanging to determine so, and I'm not up for it right now...)
AWeb Annoucement : Comment 50 of 75ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 09-Jun-2002 09:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (BCP):
What are you doing in the net if you don't want to use MUI ? Almost all of the Amiga net-software do use MUI. Well ofcouse there is some which don't, but all of the best do :)
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