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228 posts | Last Activity on 21-06-2024 04:46 by Templario
Templario
Templario 21-06-2024 04:46, 3 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
[quote name=ntromans post=5666]@ntromans - [quote name=Templario post=5659]@Templario - [quote name=ntromans post=5653]@ntromans - [quote name=Templario post=5649] In my case I'm sorry but I not use AROS, now only I am using the AROS One to test my programs in your system, and the bount well, I put money in the Timberwolf for AmigaOS4 and others (when I was user of this system) and well I ended up disappointed with this system, and it's ugly to say it, but be careful with the bounties and the people... that I have been able to see ugly things on AmigaOS4 and also on MorphOS.[/quote] I think gven the quality of the software this will be based on and the individuals involved I think this is as solid a proposition as could be asked for, but the size of the required bounty could be the issue. OK, here's probably a daft suggestion, and one that rather depends on an unknown (at lest to me), which is does AROS 68k run on PiStorm? If so, coud a version of the proposed browser be compiled for AROS 68k? If all of the above was possible, the bounty would have an additional audience in PiStorm users. Cheers, Nigel.[/quote] Wayfarer needs a complex library (I'm sorry because I don't remember its name) and this is the reason because the browser can't be port for AmigaOS4, but perhaps a good solution I think, will be update the OWB among the fans of the three systems, AROS, MorphOS and AmigaOS4, although OWB can't open Paypal, etc., yes the browser be able to open normal pages without problems, in MorphOS still is the better solution to surf the internet, because it is light and fast, a common bounty is a good solution, other thing is putting the fans of three systems in agreement, when there have been private interests so that there would be that painful rivalry that we have and have had.
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ntromans 20-06-2024 17:50, 3 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
[quote name=Templario post=5659]@Templario - [quote name=ntromans post=5653]@ntromans - [quote name=Templario post=5649] In my case I'm sorry but I not use AROS, now only I am using the AROS One to test my programs in your system, and the bount well, I put money in the Timberwolf for AmigaOS4 and others (when I was user of this system) and well I ended up disappointed with this system, and it's ugly to say it, but be careful with the bounties and the people... that I have been able to see ugly things on AmigaOS4 and also on MorphOS.[/quote] I think gven the quality of the software this will be based on and the individuals involved I think this is as solid a proposition as could be asked for, but the size of the required bounty could be the issue. OK, here's probably a daft suggestion, and one that rather depends on an unknown (at lest to me), which is does AROS 68k run on PiStorm? If so, coud a version of the proposed browser be compiled for AROS 68k? If all of the above was possible, the bounty would have an additional audience in PiStorm users. Cheers, Nigel.
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Amiwell79 20-06-2024 09:24, 3 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
i am willing to make donations for the porting of wayfarer on aros even if i have found alternative solutions with odyssey i am always in the front line for aros
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Amiwell79 20-06-2024 08:34, 3 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
on aros there have been many successful bounties including owb and odyssey the sources are available
Templario
Templario 20-06-2024 06:36, 3 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
[quote name=ntromans post=5653]@ntromans - [quote name=Templario post=5649]@Templario - Are there enough AROS users to cover a bounty? because in the other systems the bouties being a failure, although anything is possible and a fan comes and puts in thousands of euros.[/quote] That is the question. I thiink once the details are settled this would need to publicised on other Amiga sites to try to pick up as many interested parties as possible. Cheers, Nigel.[/quote] In my case I'm sorry but I not use AROS, now only I am using the AROS One to test my programs in your system, and the bount well, I put money in the Timberwolf for AmigaOS4 and others (when I was user of this system) and well I ended up disappointed with this system, and it's ugly to say it, but be careful with the bounties and the people... that I have been able to see ugly things on AmigaOS4 and also on MorphOS.
Argo
Argo 20-06-2024 05:15, 3 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
The commercial ventures that use AROS could be asked to chip in some money
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Amiwell79 19-06-2024 17:48, 4 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
Surely, amiga-news.de will pop up the news as usual for all those concerning the amiga world.
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ntromans 19-06-2024 14:44, 4 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
[quote name=Templario post=5649]@Templario - Are there enough AROS users to cover a bounty? because in the other systems the bouties being a failure, although anything is possible and a fan comes and puts in thousands of euros.[/quote] That is the question. I thiink once the details are settled this would need to publicised on other Amiga sites to try to pick up as many interested parties as possible. Cheers, Nigel.
Templario
Templario 19-06-2024 10:31, 4 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
Are there enough AROS users to cover a bounty? because in the other systems the bouties being a failure, although anything is possible and a fan comes and puts in thousands of euros.
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Amiwell79 19-06-2024 05:33, 4 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
Great:) Thank you
pikewerfer
pikewerfer 19-06-2024 02:44, 5 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
Jacadcaps has replied and is willing to talk to us and do a discovery story to check whether this is possible. A bounty, it seems, will be necessary. I will now start the conversation between Jacadcaps, Deadwood, and myself. I will keep everyone posted as soon as there is anything to report.
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Amiwell79 18-06-2024 15:56, 5 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
Pikewerfer Thank you for the thoughtful initiative, hopefully it goes well:)
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miker1264 18-06-2024 09:42, 5 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
Would we be considering a 64 bit version for AROS x86-64 as well as a 32 bit version for AROS x86? Or just a 32 bit version of the browser?
pikewerfer
pikewerfer 18-06-2024 04:24, 6 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
@ASiegel thanks for your input. I respectfully disagree: planning something together in a sprint makes things more focused, and having a scrum master who takes care of coordination ensures things stay on track. It gives Devs more freedom. Having a board and a sprint is ALWAYS beneficial when getting together to plan something. It does not matter whether it is private or professional. I renovated my whole house using Kanban. I assure you we were way ahead of schedule and had saved quite some money by coordinating well. We might use daily standups. We might not. We might use Scrum. We might use Kanban. This is something that @deadwood and I and Jacadcaps (should he be willing to join) will agree on during the planning phase. It will be a model that all those INVOLVED have agreed on. If Jacadcaps and Deadwood decide that they can do this without any of my help, then I will be fine with that, too. Respectfully, I believe what we need now is constructive help - not any non-constructive discussion. This community requires an updated browser, and both @deadwood and I are willing to invest time (and, in my case, also money) to get us there. I would appreciate help from all those who are eager to contribute in any way. I would also appreciate those who do not actively contribute to let us do it our way. Thank You. I have sent the email to Jacadcaps. Let's hope he is in. Otherwise, we will have to look for an alternative.
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ASiegel 17-06-2024 22:35, 6 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
[quote name=pikewerfer post=5623]I will create a sprint board with the epic (port Wayfarer to Aros), so that we can then define stories in our meeting of things we need to do/get done.[/quote] Do you think either Jacek or Krzysztof would need someone else to write JIRA tickets so they stay aware of what needs to be done? Not to sound snarky but I have to assume they probably didn't do daily stand ups in front of a mirror when they created Wayfarer for MorphOS or Odyssey v1.25 for AROS. Making hobby projects more like day jobs by adding the usual administrative overhead (and annoyances) but [u]without[/u] the same level of financial compensation is not necessarily a way to success. If the plan was to hire talent outside this community, then more detailed planning would be required. However, the discussed "knowledge transfer" would depend on Krzysztof volunteering a significant amount of his free time to train developers with no intrinsic interest in AROS. This would be time that could be spent on improving AROS instead. Plus, there would likely be all sorts of inefficiencies (language barriers, vastly different time zones) that complicate matters. This is in addition to the fact that not every developer out there is suited to work on a project like a web browser.
pikewerfer
pikewerfer 17-06-2024 13:56, 6 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
@deadwood - well, I know Jacek, the developer of Wayfarer. I can ask him whether he would be willing to collaborate with deadwood and myself to set up a roadmap to port Wayfarer to Aros and then keep updating it for Aros. I agree, it would be easier and less work to port Wayfarer than to update OWB. However, Jacek is a pragmatist and his priority will always be MorphOS. We would not only need to push the effort to port but then also continue to support him to keep the port alive, otherwise he WILL drop the port again. Here is what I will do. I will take the lead in this: I will contact Jacadcaps (Jacek) and ask him if he would be willing. If jacadcaps agrees, I will organize a video call with deadwood, jacadcaps, me (deadwood, let me know if I should include anyone else). I will create a sprint board with the epic (port Wayfarer to Aros), so that we can then define stories in our meeting of things we need to do/get done. Should we decide to include a third dev, I will ask for bounty, collect, recruit, and include that dev into the board, and assign stories to him. I would also create any follow-up meetings that we decide are necessary. @deadwood - I will send you a pm with my email address so we can better coordinate this.
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ntromans 16-06-2024 15:16, 7 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
Having Wayfarer would cover the 'needing regular updating' requirement - i'd say definitely woth a contribution of $100. Cheers, Nigel.
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Amiwell79 16-06-2024 09:57, 7 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
A few years ago, I received some responses from the Wayfarer programmer, and he said that he doesn't know Aros, but if someone helps him, he can bring it to his browser
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Amiwell79 16-06-2024 09:20, 7 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
thank you deadwood for your imput
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deadwood 16-06-2024 01:48, 8 days ago
Re: Introducing myself - trying this as a daily driver
@pikewerfer If you are willing to take a lead on this, I'd suggest a different approach. Instead of updating Webkit engine in OWB, which is now almost 10 years old, pay the developer of Wayfarer to port it to AROS. In both cases there are some necessary updates in AROS, like a newer version of GCC, but in my opinion porting an existing up-to-date browser to AROS in an order of magniture easier task than updating Webkit engine from 10-years old version. Additionally, supporting current Wayfarer developer could motivate him to keep the browser updated for both MorphOS and AROS. What I can commit to in such project is: - onboard the developer to AROS development process - be available to answer questions about internals of AROS and help in general with development topics - update some of the needed components (like the compiler) Details would have to be discussed between me and the developer.
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