A sweet open source browser!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by afornander, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. afornander macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    i have never never found the browser right for me, untill now! its called Deskbrowse, i dont know if any of you have heard of it, but the GUI is amazing with simplicity and has everything a modern browser should have!
    check it out!
  2. XNine macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2005
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    According to their website:
    Doesn't sound like this thing is ever going to have a fully established dev team again, so be weary of its progress. I myself am waiting for the final version of Shiira 2.0.

    I tried it, wth is with it sticking to the side of the screen? Very feature limited as well. It's nice and shiny, but that's about it.
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    It's certainly interesting. I downloaded the source code and built it.

    By default, it slides out from the left side of the desktop. Having the URL field toward the bottom is unusual and not having a title bar is even more unusual.

    I wonder if the thinking was behind the browser was also behind the team breakup.
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    They are students, I think they ran out of free time. The one keeping he deskbrowse site running writes that "other responibilities and complete boredom" got in the way.
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Yes, of course, but what's the real story behind the collapse? :D I've seen announcements for years that have nothing to do with reality.

    I might do some messing to see why they've chosen to glue it to the side of the display and put things in a more conventional place. Of course, by that time, it won't look much like their browser any more. Shiira is a better bet anyway and looks to have Safari beat handily with version 2.0.

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