Feature #626

Add webbrowser

Added by Ajith Thampi about 9 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:08/08/2011
Priority:LowDue date:
Assignee:Andreas Smas% Done:

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Category:General
Target version:-

Description

A wonderful new feature would be adding an internet browser.

Chromium/Chrome Browser should definitely make Showtime very powerful.

History

#1 Updated by Jérôme S. about 9 years ago

WTF ?! Do you really mean it ?
Showtime is a media player, not an OS...
If you are using Showtime on a PC I assume you already have a browser, if it's on PS3 there is a browser too, and a better one in Multiman.
What's the point to have a browser in Showtime ?

#2 Updated by Ajith Thampi about 9 years ago

Well, I am very optimistic that Showtime is more than a media player. It's definitely gonna evolve into something more. And why can't a media player have a browser within it? What's so shocking about it?

Browser on the PS3 sucks. Browser in multiman, hmm, never knew that existed.

But if showtime is getting bigger, i think I would prefer to keep Showtime as my default interface on the PS3.

#3 Updated by Jérôme S. about 9 years ago

Yup, so maybe as a side project, and integrating all softs in one later.
Andreas will have to clone himself for that :D

#4 Updated by Ajith Thampi about 9 years ago

I understand this is a HUGE project in itself, but my request is just as a feature addition at some point of time.

I am not sure if it possible to port Chrome/Chromium or some Webkit2 browser into Showtime, but if we could, that would be one awesome feature.

Some options if ever considered,
http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/Applications%20using%20WebKit

#5 Updated by Andreas Smas about 9 years ago

  • Target version set to 34

#6 Updated by Andreas Smas about 9 years ago

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#7 Updated by Andreas Smas over 8 years ago

  • Category set to General

#8 Updated by Jamie Ben about 8 years ago

Hi,

EA made a PS3 webkit based browser and used it in the game Skate 3.

They have made the source code available at :

http://gpl.ea.com/skate3.html

Its apparently using chromium (google chrome) version 5.

Its for sure better than the stock PS3 browser scoring 100/100 on acid3 and with very fast js engine.

#9 Updated by Ajith Thampi about 8 years ago

It would make perfect sense to integrate a Webkit browser into Showtime and keep it in beta status for a long long time.

Hope Andreas gives this feature a second thought.

#10 Updated by Andreas Smas about 8 years ago

Interesting...

#11 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 7 years ago

  • Target version deleted (34)

#12 Updated by Benjamin Hojnik almost 6 years ago

Is this still being looked on ?

I mean, for PS3, it would be great if there was an internet browser integraded. Given how this platform isn't really multitasking friendly (its really a pain to exit showtime and use stock browser and then go back), it would be great to have an inbuilt browser. I think stock browser would suffice, as its good enough.

Could this be done ?

#13 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 6 years ago

Yes it's still on the TODO list. On Linux and OSX Showtime have browser popup support for doing browser based oauth authentication on some online services.

#14 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Full Featured Browser to Add webbrowser
  • Assignee set to Andreas Smas
  • Target version set to 5.0

Popup browser currently working for PS3, OS X, Linux. The only left is RPi...
Maybe just adding Epiphany to the STOS will do? http://blog.barisione.org/2014-09/rpi-browser/

#15 Updated by - SBP - over 5 years ago

How do we access the web browser on the ps3?

#16 Updated by - SBP - over 5 years ago

Should make it a accessible from menu as with book marks, or ask from search bar local /net etc.

#17 Updated by Benjamin Hojnik over 5 years ago

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Popup browser currently working for PS3, OS X, Linux. The only left is RPi...
Maybe just adding Epiphany to the STOS will do? http://blog.barisione.org/2014-09/rpi-browser/

Is it possible to test this yet on the bleeding edge builds ?

If so, where can we find it ?

#18 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

  • Related to Bug #2736: Add ralink drivers to STOS added

#19 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High

#20 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

Benjamin Hojnik wrote:

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Popup browser currently working for PS3, OS X, Linux. The only left is RPi...
Maybe just adding Epiphany to the STOS will do? http://blog.barisione.org/2014-09/rpi-browser/

Is it possible to test this yet on the bleeding edge builds ?

If so, where can we find it ?

Actually Movian uses OS browser. It just calls it when needed. So maybe in 5.0 launching browser from homescreen page menu can be implemented (I very hope as well as you all do :) )

#21 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

Benjamin Hojnik wrote:

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Popup browser currently working for PS3, OS X, Linux. The only left is RPi...
Maybe just adding Epiphany to the STOS will do? http://blog.barisione.org/2014-09/rpi-browser/

Is it possible to test this yet on the bleeding edge builds ?

If so, where can we find it ?

It is not added to the menus but it is there in the operation system of the platform itself.

#22 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

Also there is
Minimal Kiosk Browser https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40860

So

#23 Updated by Benjamin Hojnik over 5 years ago

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Benjamin Hojnik wrote:

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Popup browser currently working for PS3, OS X, Linux. The only left is RPi...
Maybe just adding Epiphany to the STOS will do? http://blog.barisione.org/2014-09/rpi-browser/

Is it possible to test this yet on the bleeding edge builds ?

If so, where can we find it ?

Actually Movian uses OS browser. It just calls it when needed. So maybe in 5.0 launching browser from homescreen page menu can be implemented (I very hope as well as you all do :) )

Could you guys make it alteast so, that you can manually add it to the bookmarks (like a code "web:browser" or something).
I'm sure code is already there, because in the translation announcment, a web browser popped out, when you clicked on it. Atleast on ps3. Why not just that, but in a form of bookmark ?

#24 Updated by Leonid Protasov over 5 years ago

Benjamin Hojnik wrote:

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Benjamin Hojnik wrote:

Leonid Protasov wrote:

Popup browser currently working for PS3, OS X, Linux. The only left is RPi...
Maybe just adding Epiphany to the STOS will do? http://blog.barisione.org/2014-09/rpi-browser/

Is it possible to test this yet on the bleeding edge builds ?

If so, where can we find it ?

Actually Movian uses OS browser. It just calls it when needed. So maybe in 5.0 launching browser from homescreen page menu can be implemented (I very hope as well as you all do :) )

Could you guys make it alteast so, that you can manually add it to the bookmarks (like a code "web:browser" or something).
I'm sure code is already there, because in the translation announcment, a web browser popped out, when you clicked on it. Atleast on ps3. Why not just that, but in a form of bookmark ?

Install web browser popup plugin (Other category in Apps) and enjoy :)

#25 Updated by Andreas Smas over 5 years ago

  • Related to deleted (Bug #2736: Add ralink drivers to STOS)

#26 Updated by Andreas Smas over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from 5.0 to 5.2

#27 Updated by Andreas Smas almost 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from High to Low

#28 Updated by Andreas Smas over 4 years ago

  • Target version deleted (5.2)

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