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Web browser for Linux

Post by robertem » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:17 pm

Hi all,

I am looking at porting an app to Linux but it seems that the revBrowser control is not available on the platform. Is this correct? if so, are there any 3rd party options that would allow me to embed a browser control in kiosk mode into a Livecode app?

Thanks for any help,
Rob

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Re: Web browser for Linux

Post by mylcfrank » Wed May 13, 2015 11:52 pm

I'm also looking for this too ! I'm currently running livecode version 7.0.4 in opensuse 13.2. I cannot use the revBrowserInstances at all. I thought it should be Web browser object/function should be available by now since you brought it up two years old in 2013. Does anyone know when this feature will be available for linux and Andriod platform for mobile devices ??

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Re: Web browser for Linux

Post by richmond62 » Thu May 14, 2015 7:10 pm

It states quite explicitly in the Documentation that revBrowser only works on Macintosh and Windows.

Trying to be clever, I made a simple stack with one field "Wab" and one button containing this script:

on mouseUp
put URL "http://andregarzia.on-rev.com/richmond/home.html" into fld "wab"
end mouseUp

but, on hitting the button I got this in my field:
WabGrab.png
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which was pretty annoying.

using this in my button:

on mouseUp
put URL "http://www.distrowatch.org" into fld "wab"
end mouseUp

I got something slightly more satisfying:
wabgrab2.png
although nobody could describe that as webBrowser-like unless they have been using Lynx all their life.

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Re: Web browser for Linux

Post by richmond62 » Thu May 14, 2015 7:33 pm

The "word on the street" is that revBrowser, or something very much like it, will be available for
Linux in LiveCode 8.

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Re: Web browser for Linux

Post by MaxV » Mon May 18, 2015 12:01 pm

revopenBrowserCEF is chrome based, so it's strange that isn't supported on linux
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