11 Oct 2000 Excalibor   » (Apprentice)

Well, another day...

After 2+ hours compiling mozilla_M15, I tried gzilla, but I need a later release of mozilla, or so it seems as there are two .h files not present in the source tree... darn... Well, it was fun to play around with the mozilla viewer and Pokemon, Yellow Edition in my Pokemon Stadium transfer pack... Gotta love those little things :-)

On a happier side, I finally made it and got encompass 0.2.0 working... Had to hack the makefile a bit and some gnome *Conf.sh file in order to get the right libraries to link... It's a bit annoying that with 150+ Mb of rpm files for Helix GNOME, I have to fight and fiddle to get the needed *-devel packages and hack them to get something working... I'll talk with encompass author and see what can be done...

Something I found surprising is the speed of the rendering. Yes, it didn't really read all of the CSS2 stylesheet (or at least understood it, but, alas, I am not using the latest version of gtkhtml anyway, libraries conflicting, and I am not worried about it at this moment anyway) the GtkHTML gang is doing a wonderful job... congrats, pals! It was a bit late by then and I couldn't really read the code, but encompass seems to be very well written, adding really little overhead to the widget and already usable... That's perfect to implement my ideas, as I won't have to fight over kilolines of code to find the right spots to add my contribution to... Then, it will be up to the author and devel equipment to love or hate my idea and use it...

My intention, actually, is implementing a dirty hack of the idea so people can see ho it works and then implementing the Right Way in their own browsers... I'll try to do an early release and see how people reacts...

And not much more... Tomorrow's bank holiday in Spain and I won't have computer access (nor INet) until Sunday/Monday, so this will have to wait for a while, tonight I have a dinner with the gang at the fencing salle d'armes, one of our maestros is leaving and we're gonna tell him goodbye a la spanish way :-)

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