(another) WebKit port of Browse

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Mon Jul 7 20:04:48 EDT 2008


On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 7:58 PM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
>  It started out bare bones, and is slowly gaining important features
> as we go (recently URI autocompletion, find in page text, foundational
> support for global bookmarks, and other features appeared!).  It

The point is just that it may not be a wise use of our time to
reimplement all these features!

> However, we designed the current Browse as is to be purposely sparse,
> to give kids the basics without overloading them with things that
> could get in the way. I think there's a place for Browse as a default
> browser, especially for kids under 8 or so, even if other more complex
> browsers appear as viable alternatives.

A themed firefox *might* be a shorter path to this goal.

*But* by all means let's let "the market" decide: we can continue to
ship both 'Browse' and a Firefox-based browser and see where the users
go.

As a quick proof-of-concept: http://dev.laptop.org/~cscott/Firefox-1.xo
Source at: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=users/cscott/firefox-activity

I know I've seen nicer sugarized versions of firefox, with a GTK theme
that matches the rest of sugar.  Google didn't help me find it.  Can
anyone point me in the right direction?  (Or adopt the project
yourself, since I've got other 8.2 features I'm supposed to be working
on...)
 --scott

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