Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2007 16:03 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Syllable, AtheOS Syllable 0.6.4 has been released. "Syllable 0.6.4 contains many new features, enhancements and bug fixes from previous releases. Highlights of this release include a new version of ABrowse; the web browser has been re-written using the WebKit engine. A new version of Whisper, and the Contact address book is now included. A large number of usability and user interface fixes, largely curtesy of Anthony Morphett. New drivers for the SysKonnect Yukon1 network cards & ACPI CPU management and updated drivers for Radeon, GeForceFX, SiS and Trident video cards, HD Audio, Intel & VIA SATA controllers and Realtek 8169 network cards. The usual clutch of bug fixes and enhancements."
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OK
by predictor on Mon 16th Jul 2007 16:21 UTC
predictor
Member since:
2006-11-30

Kudos to the Syllable team.

However, plz drop the ABrowse craze a port a proper browser (FF)

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RE: OK
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2007 16:25 in reply to "OK"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

However, plz drop the ABrowse craze a port a proper browser (FF)

That's a debatable statement. Many of us (inlcuding myself) prefer WebKit/khtml to Gecko.

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RE[2]: OK
by predictor on Mon 16th Jul 2007 16:30 in reply to "RE: OK"
predictor Member since:
2006-11-30

"That's a debatable statement. Many of us (inlcuding myself) prefer WebKit/khtml to Gecko."

That's not the point. The point is that the ABrowse team will never ever be able to keep up with FF.

a.k.a: a user wants a browser with the features he has come to expect (flash, scripting, ajax, etc) rather than a slightly better rendering engine.

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RE[2]: OK
by bnolsen on Tue 17th Jul 2007 04:17 in reply to "RE: OK"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

I'm pretty frustrated with firefox as it is right now. It's the absolute most resource hungry application I run, and it's non responsive to boot!

It needs to go on a diet and it needs more competition. I certainly hope the work here will help fix some of the bugs seen in the webkit port to linux.

On another topic, trying to figure out which architecture syllable runs on...I guess it only runs x86 32-bit? Any work on 64bit?

It would benice if they and other OS projects actually put some hard information like that into their FAQs or hardware compatibility lists.

Edited 2007-07-17 04:24 UTC

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RE: OK
by KugelKurt on Mon 16th Jul 2007 22:21 in reply to "OK"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Gecko has very good standards support, but it's beginning to annoy me. Gecko uses more RAM than WebKit and since YEARS (!) there are some hefty performance penalties on websites with fixed background graphics. And since more and more website seem to use such graphics, that bug becomes more evident to me every day. See http://meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/complexspiral/demo.html ... On my older iBook causes scrolling with a Gecko browser 100% CPU consumption. A WebKit browser like Safari or Shiira scrolls though the same page with 60-70% CPU consumption.

Don't even ask about MySpace. A bitch to browse with a Gecko browser. Smooth with Safari.

After Safari for Windows was released an Apple claimed it to be the fastes webbrowser on earth, a bunch of people ran benchmarks to proof that FF is really faster.
Honestly: I don't care what benchmarks say. I don't notice a differnence on most sites. But as I said, there are some websites that perform very bad with Gecko.

I'm glad they ported WebKit.
Next step Gnash?

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