Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Feb 2010 16:52 UTC, submitted by Michael Oliveira
BeOS & Derivatives This is news that makes me very, very happy. Stephan "stippi" Assmus has written a lengthy blog post detailing the progress made on Haiku's WebKit port, and they're quite far along. Thanks to the help of several community members, the test browser, enticingly named (euh...) HaikuLauncher, is already relatively stable, supports tabbed browsing, and a whole lot more.
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RE: HaikuLauncher...
by anevilyak on Wed 24th Feb 2010 23:38 UTC in reply to "HaikuLauncher..."
anevilyak
Member since:
2005-09-14

That name is simply a placeholder (most of the other testbed browsers in the WebKit tree were named similarly). The final browser's name will be WebPositive.

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RE[2]: HaikuLauncher...
by Luposian on Thu 25th Feb 2010 00:10 in reply to "RE: HaikuLauncher..."
Luposian Member since:
2005-07-27

That name is simply a placeholder (most of the other testbed browsers in the WebKit tree were named similarly). The final browser's name will be WebPositive.


No, it must be named after the Japanese word for "Internet" or "Web" or "Net". Or maybe the Japanese word for "Net" and "Positive", combined?

Edited 2010-02-25 00:11 UTC

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RE[3]: HaikuLauncher...
by koki on Thu 25th Feb 2010 00:18 in reply to "RE[2]: HaikuLauncher..."
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

No, it must be named after the Japanese word for "Internet" or "Web" or "Net". Or maybe the Japanese word for "Net" and "Positive", combined?


And that would be "intaanetto" or "netto pojitibu"... ;)

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RE[2]: HaikuLauncher...
by Soulbender on Thu 25th Feb 2010 05:49 in reply to "RE: HaikuLauncher..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The final browser's name will be WebPositive.


I'm sorry Sir, but you have tested positive for Web. We will have to quarantine you for the time being until an antidote is found.

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RE[3]: HaikuLauncher...
by Luposian on Thu 25th Feb 2010 07:25 in reply to "RE[2]: HaikuLauncher..."
Luposian Member since:
2005-07-27

"The final browser's name will be WebPositive.

I'm sorry Sir, but you have tested positive for Web. We will have to quarantine you for the time being until an antidote is found.
"

Is that any worse than, "I'm sorry Sir, but you have tested positive for Net. We will have to quarantine you for the time being until an antidote is found."

Still funny.

Edited 2010-02-25 07:26 UTC

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