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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby B25 » Tue May 03, 2016 6:48 pm

Get Real! wrote:So what are the biggest obstacles to writing an Internet browser you may ask…

You’d think it would be the technical aspect of the programming project at hand but no… all those issues *can* eventually be resolved with plenty of research and hard work, but here's what *can't* be resolved it seems:

The monopolizing greed of...

1. Google
2. Adobe

The Internet has unfortunately been imprisoned by a couple of giant corporations.

ie: Abobe has the Flash player pre-programmed to stop working about once a month and requiring an "update"! But what is there to update after 10 years of coding? All they're doing is changing their encryption keys to ensure it stops working when they want and never works in other players that may dare to surface!

Google have their own bag of tricks up their sleeves too, but I won't bore you with all that right now.

When Google threatened to close down Adobe 1-2 years ago by blocking support of their flash player (the NAPPI version) Adobe quickly compromised by supplying a "Google" version that doesn't screw around as much (PPAPI version) but what is the poor unknown “Bequer browser” to do when the PAPPI/NAPPI plugins stop working a month later for I don’t have an agreement with Adobe for continuous uninterrupted use! :? :lol:

We can’t have a browser that plays online videos fine and then a month later stops working for no reason! What is the user gonna think? Well of course the user will just call your browser "crap" and dump it for Chrome which always plays them perfect! :wink:

These are the only things delaying me from launching my browser... the monopolizing unethical monsters holding the Internet hostage. :(

But, my Cypriot stubbornness should not be underestimated either... :lol:


In case you haven't realised yet, it's called business! I wish you success with yours though, good luck.

Maybe when you are as big as Google, you can buy back Cyprus from the Turds.
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Tue May 03, 2016 7:04 pm

erolz66 wrote:Just forget adobe flash player all together I would say. Yes the move from the proprietary flash player to open HTML5 has been and is agonizingly slow especially with the 'big name' sites but the transition IS happening, flash player IS being replaced by HTML5 equivalents, slowly but steadily and at some point in the future no significant web site will require flash player support to work.

The HTML5 player has certainly helped heaps in the last 1-2 years but there are still millions of flash videos out there and streaming live television is mostly done with Flash so unfortunately Adobe still has the upper hand.

HTML5 is definitely the way forward… I just wish they’d get on with it and agree on streaming and animating specifications etc, so we can finally say goodbye to that horrible satanic entity they call “Adobe”.
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Wed May 04, 2016 12:44 am

After further research the fault appears to be at my end (apologies to Adobe although I still think they suck) because Sandboxed iframes do not allow Flash and similar plugins to work regardless of the sandbox settings, and I *did* have sandbox features enabled in my browser at the time of testing! :lol:

Now this poses a new problem for me because I was hoping to take advantage of HTML5’s new sandbox security to block cookies unless the site is included in a “trusted” list of sites where you are actually a member like this forum, your online banking, and so forth, and that way implement my “perfect” logic which went…

1. Trusted site > added to site membership list > cookies enabled > liaison with password manager for auto-complete
2. Non-trusted site > cookies disabled > no liaison with password manager needed

I guess it’s back to the old drawing board with this section! :?

I so wanted to wrap this browser story up in 5-6 weeks but it doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen!
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Sat May 14, 2016 11:50 am

It cometh… sneak apocalypse: :)

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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby yialousa1971 » Sat May 14, 2016 9:19 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Do we have any volunteers to beta test the browser and provide a little feedback? :)


yes. I will give it a try.


Did you download the Be-queer browser?
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun May 15, 2016 9:12 am

yialousa1971 wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:
Get Real! wrote:Do we have any volunteers to beta test the browser and provide a little feedback? :)


yes. I will give it a try.


Did you download the Be-queer browser?


Anything queer I will leave to you......
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 15, 2016 1:00 pm

I went through a bunch of lesser known browsers today to see what they’re up to.

Incredibly, most are a bunch of shameless Chrome copycats! :shock:

Geesh… can’t they be a little more original? I mean what’s the point of these stupid Chrome clones with one feature more or one feature less than Chrome? What were they thinking? :-?

And why can’t they at least be honest and name “their” browsers appropriately with something like…

“Yet another stupid Chrome clone because we’re not good enough to write our own tab management system which separates the men from boys”

I would have a little more respect for them if they had an ounce of honesty! :roll:

And all this crap I saw today were written by “teams” of programmers… really? You're kidding... :-?

You don’t need a team of programmers to call Chromium’s built-in and ready-made tab system, menus, and multiple managers! :roll:

One guy over a weekend is all it takes to put one of these clones together and I could probably also mow the lawns on that same weekend! :lol:

Good grief… :-?
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Sun May 22, 2016 3:03 pm

Ok, I’m going to abandon the old name “The Bequer Tools” due to renewal disagreements with my current host (I’m basically abandoning iPage and moving to SiteGround) so I’ll take this opportunity to also change domain names and everything.

Some of you have in the past expressed that my software house’s name sucked and that I should’ve come up with something better so here’s your opportunity to make a suggestion for a new name.

Once we have a new name I’ll set up a new fresh website at SiteGround to host the (now two) software programs on offer.
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby erolz66 » Sun May 22, 2016 3:08 pm

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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun May 22, 2016 9:13 pm

Get Real! wrote:Once we have a new name .....


Boffin Browser! :D
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