[dev] Re: surf 0.6 issues

From: Don Allen <donaldcallen_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:24:00 +0000 (UTC)

Christoph Lohmann <20h <at> r-36.net> writes:

> Greetings.
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2013 16:32:12 +0100 Donald Allen <donaldcallen <at> gmail.com>
> > 1. Attempting to play youtube videos frequently results in youtube
> > reporting that "This video is currently unavailable." after briefly
> > displaying the spinning icon usually seen when downloading. The same
> > videos play properly in firefox. And no, I have not disabled plugins.
> > I simply ran 'surf www.youtube.com'.
> That’s when Youtube gives you an HTML5 video. I still have not found out
> which callbacks webkit needs for this. It’s already linking in gstreamer
> and all kind of video libraries, so I think it should do it on its own.
> If anyone knows how to easily turn this on, send me a patch.
> > 2. I am still seeing issues in gmail. For example, after clicking an
> > unread message (bold) in the message summary and reading it, when I
> > return to the summary, the bold indication on the message is still
> > present. I also see complaints from gmail in the left pane that it has
> > lost connectivity and is trying to restore it. This happens
> > intermittently. This is on a machine with a wired connection to the
> > network. I don't see this symptom in firefox on the same machine.
> You need to compare to chromium to see if it is a bug in surf or not.
> Webkit is a beast and surely undebuggable. Have you tried checking out
> the webkit repository? I need a whole new SSD harddrive for this.

Thanks to all for the responses. I will try the suggestions given on
both pointsand report back.

As for Christoph's comment about webkit: yes,
I've not only checked out webkit,
but I've built chromium+webkit from source.
It's really unbelievable what has
been done here. It's either a testament to their
lack of ability at software
architecture or to the mess that the web has become.
I suspect it's a bit of both.


> Thanks for reporting the bugs.
> Sincerely,
> Christoph Lohmann
Received on Mon Feb 18 2013 - 15:24:00 CET

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