Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Nov 2007 19:20 UTC, submitted by Ola Jensen
Amiga & AROS The AROS Show interviews AROS developer Robert Norris about the development of the new web browser for AROS. The name of the web browser is also revealed for the first time. "The browser will be called 'Traveller'. I had already thought of this as a potential name before asking for ideas, and when a couple of people suggested it too I knew it was good."
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Odd interview
by Laurence on Thu 15th Nov 2007 20:58 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

I'm a little lost as to the point of this article?
It's basically an interview about a web browser that's not been developed yet but already christened.

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RE: Odd interview
by novaburst on Thu 15th Nov 2007 21:19 UTC in reply to "Odd interview"
novaburst Member since:
2005-11-12

The point of the article is to give everyone more information about the development of this new web browser from the developer's standpoint. Many people had questions about this browser. So by asking the developer, they were hopefully answered.

I'm not sure what your talking about "already christened". We are however excited, but I don't know what would be wrong with that?

Edited 2007-11-15 21:21

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RE[2]: Odd interview
by Laurence on Fri 16th Nov 2007 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Odd interview"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

By "already christened" I meant the the 1st few questions were on the thoughts behind the name (which was what struck me most odd) rather than about the software itself.

Perhaps I'm old fashioned or maybe just illiterate, but I've never really cared what the name of the software I use is called. However if others do then I'll happily just admit that I'm weird. ;-)

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RE[3]: Odd interview
by novaburst on Fri 16th Nov 2007 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Odd interview"
novaburst Member since:
2005-11-12

Oh, I see. The reason the name questions were at the top was Robert had been asking for name suggestions on his blog: http://cataclysm.cx/2007/11/11/tastes-like-chicken/

So he wanted to first announce the name at the top so people would know what name he decided on. So that probably caused the confusion. ;)

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Firefox
by Ishan on Fri 16th Nov 2007 09:15 UTC
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2007-10-24

They should port Firefox and be done with it.

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RE: Firefox
by Vanders on Fri 16th Nov 2007 09:56 UTC in reply to "Firefox"
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2005-07-06

What do you believe porting Firefox would give AROS that WebKit wouldn't? Gecko and Firefox are ridiculously complex pieces of software with equally complex dependency trees (Cairo!) It's very easy for someone to say "Oh just port Firefox" yet strangely, it's very difficult to find anyone who is willing to do the work to port it.

WebKit is a great HTML engine and just as capable as Firefox, while being much simpler to port. It appears to have become the engine of choice for smaller OSes: Arno started something of a trend when he ported it to Syllable and proved that it could be done by one person in a sensible timeframe. That's something that certainly can't be said of Firefox!

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RE[2]: Firefox
by Ishan on Fri 16th Nov 2007 13:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Firefox"
Ishan Member since:
2007-10-24

You're right, but having a familiar web browser is always a plus. I didn't meant doing another browser was stupid, just that it'll be better to have something like Firefox...

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Firefox
by paolone on Sat 24th Nov 2007 18:06 UTC
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2007-09-24

Well, so rename it "Filefox" and you'll get the chinese clone of the browser you like... ;)

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