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HELP porting firefox or other browser to ps3
HELP porting firefox or other browser to ps3 –
Ok well we all know the ps3 browser sucks.. and i know firefox works on ppc so it should be able to be ported. can anybody helpme get started in porting it? maybe we could make this a team effort
I like this idea a lot but I don't see it happening at the moment. Alot of us developers are busy working on making the eboots and backup managers work correctly.
I don't need another project on my hands or I'd help >.< You could just make, from scratch, an internet browser. There are a million tutorials online to do it. Or you can start getting acquainted with the PS3 SDK. (I don't know if PSL1GHT has support for network access) and start trying to port it. I think making a framework for a browser and going from there would be more simple.
ok im setting up psl1ight right now. pretty sure it has network support . how would i go about making a framework for a browser? im not a total noob i actually know alot about this stuff just need a little guidance
Originally Posted by Slynk
Start by pinging a website successfully. If you get a response, you have access to the inter webs. Then you can work on parsing html files and displaying them. (You can grab the code from another parser and edit it). The parsers will take a good amount of time. You'll have to tell the ps3 how to handle them. Background color needs to be written, then text. Images need to be grabbed, placed in temp folder, loaded, and displayed. You'll have to work with relative screen space (as html objects are based of of pixel padding or screen size percentages).
etc etc etc. Start small, think of "What does a web browser do" and do it. Make all your goals into smaller, more manageable chunks. Ex: Don't worry about parsing all of the html file at first. Just look for text to be displayed, and print it to the screen. No need to worry about placement at first or background color etc etc.
That help any?
EDIT: If you successfully start this project, I'll help. But I want something to work with first. At least show me a successful ping or something and I'll see what I can do. ^^
Okay got PSL1IGHT all setup. here I go. this is going to take me awhile
Originally Posted by Slynk
It's not just going to be a matter of porting the code for firefox... you're going to need to port or rewrite parts to use existing ps3 libraries.
The better idea might be to port the gecko html engine to the ps3 and write a native ps3 UI to use it.
But wtf do i know.
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Let's say you have ported Firefox. What now? Well FLASH support would be nice(i think thats the whole point). But there is a problem. How are you going to port Adobe Flash plugin? You know that there is no source for that? And that's just this one plugin. There are many others that are only available by binaries, so the whole idea goes down the crapper.
Except there are open source flash players <.< Just because you couldn't get official adobe support, doesn't mean you couldn't make-shift something yourself. It's a very large scale project. For it to work would require a lot of developers working on different elements.
I take it you haven't made any progress? The ping is pretty simple. I combined a sconsole sample online with the psl1ght net sample and successfully connected to google. (Had to hard code the ip and port) I'm not sure how to convert http addresses to ip addresses from a programming perspective, any clue? Any way, If you can show me something similar, I'll help you out. But I want to know I'm working with someone who can keep up with a large scale project like this.No offense intended if you can't. I've never done socket programming or anything but the samples were pretty easy to combine and alter.