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Atlantis

Atlantis is a native Web browser for the GNOME desktop.

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  •  22 Oct 2004 13:14

    Release Notes: This release now uses GTK-WebCore instead of Gtkhtml2 and Gnome-VFS, and also features KHTML rendering quality on Gnome as well as an improved Konqueror/Galeon bookmark system.

    •  24 Jun 2003 02:27

      Release Notes: A lot of changes have been made in this version. The bookmark system was reworked and allows unlimited depth of bookmarks. Status of bookmarks traversed is shown in the status line. History management has been implemented (going forward, back, and up), along with reloading of Web pages, jumping to Web pages, and GConf handling of settings. There is drag and drop inside the bookmark tree for the upcoming bookmark manager.

      •  12 Jun 2003 14:49

        Release Notes: A labeling problem in the toolbar and menu entries was fixed. A segmentation fault which occurred when submitting values in forms was fixed (e.g. search in Google or submitting comments works now). The URL parser in location bar has been fixed so that elements are no longer concatenated. Graphic elements were enhanced with new and better icons. The program now registers with GNOME's MIME system and therefore integrates better in the overall system. Various enhancements were made in the overall program.

        •  09 May 2003 14:20

          Release Notes: A major memory corruption crash in GtkHTML2 has been fixed; please consult the ChangeLog and ReadMe and upgrade to a new version of GtkHTML2 from CVS. Aesthetic issues have been fixed, more bookmarks have been added, and the default startup page has been redesigned.

          •  02 May 2003 04:22

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            29 Jan 2007 08:51 tsg1zzn

            Can't run it...
            After I got Gtk-Webcore in place it still gives this error:

            atlantis: symbol lookup error: atlantis: undefined symbol: gtk_khtml_new

            23 Oct 2004 22:32 risinghigh

            Re: Why no source?


            > I decided to take a look at atlantis. It simply doesn't work: ldd atlantis tells me that

            > libnrcit.so.0, libnrcore.so.0, and libjscore.so.0 can not be found. Looking for those on

            > http://packages.debian.org/ doesn't tell me what packages those libraries might be in,

            > nor does the README file tell me anything about requirements other than "gnome 2.x" which

            > is not helpful at all.

            Straight from the atlantis-0.1.3.tar.bz2 README file:

            Installation:

            -------------

            Please before you do anything, you need to make sure that you have the GTK-WebCore package which you must get and install first. You can get that stuff from their project page.

            ;--- cut here ---

            http://gtk-webcore.sourceforge.net/

            ;--- cut here ---

            > As long as there is no source code release and as long atlantis is put under restrictive

            > terms (which seem a bit harsh for a hobby programming project to me), it won't be taken

            > very seriously.

            My apologizes. If you don't like my licensing or the way how I provide my work then please simply don't use it. I have very good reasons to not blindly jump on licenses that only invite companies to outsource volunteer (hobbyist) projects - or dealing with unthankful people afterwards who are only flaming, defaming and trolling. Dealt with all of that before. Even if it's a hobbiest project it's still my time, my energy, my code, my work.

            But here a little help:

            a) Get the GTK-WebCore tarball from the URL above,

            b) Compile jscore, ncore, nrcit and install it,

            c) Untar atlantis-0.1.3.tar.bz2 into the prefix where the other GNOME stuff is located - this has to be in /usr,

            d) Run the gconftool-2 lines mentioned in the README.

            ;--- cut here ---

            gconftool-2 --install-schema-file=atlantis.schemas

            gconftool-2 --shutdown

            ;--- cut here ---

            23 Oct 2004 16:43 hillu

            Why no source?
            After this program had been mentioned on debian-devel by someone who wanted to package it, I decided to take a look at atlantis. It simply doesn't work: ldd atlantis tells me that libnrcit.so.0, libnrcore.so.0, and libjscore.so.0 can not b found. Looking for those on http://packages.debian.org/ doesn't tell me what packages those libraries might be in, nor does the README file tell me anything about requirements other than "gnome 2.x" which is not helpful at all.


            As long as there is no source code release and as long atlantis is put under restrictive terms (which seem a bit harsh for a hobby programming project to me), it won't be taken very seriously.

            25 Jun 2003 20:16 risinghigh

            Re: Complete Dis-satisfaction
            Hello,


            Thank you for your comment. Indeed not releasing the sources has the disadvantages of limiting the program to only one System on the otherhand I am free to decide what license to use, how I want to release my software, if I want to release my software and when I like to work on it - It's not you who decide. If you heavily disagree with my terms of conditions then it's your freedom to NOT use the software.


            The installer thingy is of course a valid comment and I am thinking about this for quite some time now but I do this work in my free time, to educate myself with the advantages and disadvantages of the GTK+ and GNOME libraries and at the end just for fun. I am not getting paid for my work and there aren't many people who loose one good word on it either and only come up with rantings. I am working on the installer stuff but right now I have other things to solve inside the program which has higher priority. I do assume that the majority of distributions (nearly all) install GNOME in /usr and it has been tested on various Debian and Redhat systems and the people who gave me feedback had no issues. If you want RPM's of Atlantis then someone thankfully spent some time creating them and the files can be found here:


            DAG RPM repository (http://dag.wieers.com/packages/atlantis/)


            For the crashes that may occour every now and then I do agree with you but this software is marked as 'alpha' release it's no final version, nor a stable version. It's in a buildup situation where I add new features to it, test it, play around with it, educate myself more with the new things I've learned. It still takes some while until things clear up. This includes better installation, more plattforms, better error dialogs (instead letting the app crash because of no check functions). I am already working on a new version where I covered most of these issues e.g. crashing if the schemas files are not installed properly and so on (I bet this was the issue you got trapped on. It was written in the ReadMe file.) It describes why Atlantis crash if you use e.g. an older GtkHTML2 library which has a memory corruption bug inside which thankfully got solved with GtkHTML2 (2.2.4 Stable) and (2.3.3 Development). And it describes the 2 commands you need to enter to install the schemas files correctly. That the configuration System requires additional registration for the Schemas files is no limitation of Atlantis, it's a limitation of GConf to require this (but I may be wrong so I assume this).


            Atlantis used to have a Webpage but since I left my university the account got closed as well and I am right now thinking about getting a vServer somewhere to stuff all the things online again. Meanwhile some friendly person started to give Atlantis a little webspace which you can find here:


            Technical-Itch (http://www.technical-itch.de/)


            But due his limited time the Atlantis page is outdated and I have no influence about that. For contacting reasons you should have read the ReadMe or ChangeLog files at least one of them is plastered with my name and eMail address.


            So as a final note, be patient, give it some more time. Things will show up a lot better soon.

            25 Jun 2003 18:29 chillin

            Complete Dis-satisfaction
            There are tons of things wrong with Atlantis:

            1) I'm assuming that the reason for not releasing the source is paranoia about people copying the code, but this isn't Windows. There are too many binary incompatible versions of Linux to just simply include the program. Atlantis wouldn't even run on my SuSE 8.2 machine - it crashes on startup. 2.95 is incompatible with 3.x alltogether. 3.2 has it's conflicts with 3.1, and 3.3 prerelease has it's conflicts with 3.3 final - and that's not even taking into consideration conflicts between different distrobutions of Linux. He'd have to provide about 8-10 versions of the program just to get it to work. Come to think of it, he didn't even specify what version of GCC atlantis was compiled with, or what distro of Linux it was compiled on.

            2) Atlantis doesn't even come with an installer, and since it's not open source, you have to copy all the files manually. As far as the auto installation instructions, they lack flexibility. Some distros (as well as build scripts for building from source) place GNOME and it's libraries under '/opt', and beginners to Linux wouldn't know that the instructions are assuming that you have GNOME installed under '/usr'. Assuming the darn program would work, atlantis needs an instaler, or a somewhat flexible install script written in perl.

            3) After atlantis crashed on me, I was going to file a bug report, but I couldn't even find an email or working homepage for the project. It was seemingly impossible to even contact the author, and I find that very strange. Taking a shot at Galeon and Mozilla is a very gutsy move (even if what you said is somewhat true). If you are going to make comments aimed in their direction, you damn sure better have your things in order.

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