In a post to the Haiku mailing list, Simon Taylor has provided a screenshot which he has entitled ‘interesting’, of Firefox running on Haiku. It’s displaying the manual for Gobe Productive off his own hard drive, as Simon is unable to access the internet from Haiku – no dialup internet is supported – and he doesn’t think that networking is going to work anyway. Only one bug in the tree required fixing for the browser to run, and it now joins NetPositive as a supported browser on the platform.
Firefox Runs on Haiku
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2006-04-17 12:34 pmZenja
Haiku running Firefox browsing OSNews.
Firefox is a huge achievement, things are really getting exciting. Nowadays, a modern browser is as important as the OS itself, congratulations to the BeZilla team and to the Haiku’s devs.
That’s the greatest news in here for quite some time
I’ve been using the VMWare images off of schmidp.com – does anyone know if there’s a way to get the networking to work with VMWare yet?
2006-04-17 1:02 pmred_devel
Sadly no, the VMWare driver is, afaik, unsupported.
2006-04-17 3:23 pmumccullough
I was able to get networking working using an SMC1211TX card (rtl8139 chipset)…
Just a matter of running ifconfig, route, and editing resolv.conf for me and then a little bit of praying that nothing would crash
…a giant leap for Haiku
Seriously though, you guys are doing a fantastic job!!
News flash! It net-WORKS.
2006-04-17 5:07 pmcomputrius
That horrible pun should be modded down to -9999 lol
2006-04-17 6:08 pmdylansmrjones
Trust a swede to come up with something like that
2006-04-18 10:58 amjonas.kirilla
But but… Spring blossom is a Haiku theme!
Mel Brooks, anno 1968, how can that be offensive?
2006-04-18 12:41 pmdylansmrjones
It’s not offensive, but doooh
You’ll do just fine whenever you visit Copenhagen
2006-04-19 12:35 amjonas.kirilla
And I’m only 3/8’s Danish. Watch out when the rest of me catches up!
2006-04-19 2:46 amStephenBeDoper
I liked it. But then I giggle everytime I hear the Firesign Theatre’s “May I take your hat and goat, sir?” bit.
Firefox on Haiku is now more stable than my copy on XP…
I gotta go post this to BeOSNews. Except Firefox crashes if I do anything significant. And cursing out the developers via feedback doesn’t seem to help.
Nerdcore Hip-Hop Compilation CD Needs BeOS Rapper
2006-04-17 3:41 pmberzerko
“Firefox on Haiku is now more stable than my copy on XP…
Except Firefox crashes if I do anything significant”
So how can it be more stable?
2006-04-17 6:59 pmRonald Vos
“Firefox on Haiku is now more stable than my copy on XP… Except Firefox crashes if I do anything significant”
So how can it be more stable?
A paradox! Observe:
2006-04-18 5:31 amSoulbender
“So how can it be more stable?”
Because there’s nothing significant to do in Windows XP.
2006-04-18 5:30 amSoulbender
“And cursing out the developers via feedback doesn’t seem to help.”
Because cursing people who work on something on their free time and for free ALWAYS works really well….
2006-04-19 2:48 amStephenBeDoper
Uh oh, looks like Jason forgot the “obviously joking” markup again. Tsk, tsk. Tsk, I say!
if I do anything significant.
2006-04-17 5:36 pmdylansmrjones
It’s the XP-version of Firefox that keeps crashing, while the Haiku/BeOS-version keeps running, right?
There’s also these ones by “umccullough” http://www.flickr.com/photos/82946018@N00/ featuring this very site.