Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 29th Jul 2008 18:33 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The Syllable project has reached another long-time milestone. It was always planned to factor out the web rendering engine of its web browser, ABrowse, into a library with a native Syllable View widget on top, so it can be embedded into more applications than just a web browser. Kristian Van Der Vliet did just that: building on Arno Klenke's WebCore port, he updated that and then stepped up the modularisation by creating the WebView class. He rewrote the browser on top of that and named it Webster [screenshot]. The first alpha version is available in the project's applications downloads. The latest Syllable 0.6.6 development build is required to run it, as several bugs in the system were fixed for the new browser. The next development build will have Webster included. The source code is available on the development site.
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RE[2]: Name clash
by torbenm on Thu 31st Jul 2008 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Name clash"
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The latest version is indeed called Webster XL, but the product line and the original browser name is just plain Webster.

And, yes, it may be difficult finding a name that hasn't been used somewhere before. But there are not so many different browsers around that it should be a real problem. And a Google search on"Webster browser" would reveal that it is not only the name of a browser for RISC OS but also an add-on for Internet Explorer. Who these days do not do a Google search before deciding on a name for a new product?

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RE[3]: Name clash
by Vanders on Thu 31st Jul 2008 09:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Name clash"
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Who these days do not do a Google search before deciding on a name for a new product?

I don't, because it's of little consequence and frankly, a huge pain in the backside that detracts from the actual job of getting things done.

As you said yourself, the RISC OS browser is called "Webster XL" and the name is already overloaded anyway, so one more application with the name "Webster" that's tied to a single platform is not going to harm anyone.

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