NetSurf 1.2 released

John-Mark Bell jmb at
Sat Mar 22 14:17:08 GMT 2008


The NetSurf developers are happy to announce the immediate availability of
NetSurf 1.2. This is a bug fix and security release to NetSurf 1.1. It is
available for download from

Here is a change log detailing the important changes in this release:

        Core / All

        * Overhaul documentation in line with new website
        * Many improvements to cookie handling
        * Minimum font size option is now obeyed by form elements
        * Add support for periodic reflow during fetching
        * Fixes for positioning of floated elements -- NetSurf now passes
        * Bring support for <center> and align= in line with specification
        * Updated SSL root certificate bundle
        * Various fixes for form element default styling and interaction
        * Rewritten, more tolerant, HTTP redirect handling
        * Fix crash when tabbing into hidden form fields
        * Fix background handling on <body> and <html>
        * Permit <style> in <body>
        * Relax restriction on location of @import rules
        * Improve CSS colour handling
        * Fix positioning of horizontal scrollbars within page
        * Fixes for inline-block boxes
        * Minor fixes to CSS parsing
        * NetBSD support
        * Fix GIF decoding to work correctly on big-endian processors
        * New build system and many compiler warnings fixed

        RISC OS-specific

        * Fix crashes on
        * Fix intermittent crashing when clicking in URL-completion menu
        * Fix search when input is '*'
        * Fix Shift+Adjust clicks
        * Permit disabling of interactive help


        * Improve form widget support
        * Improve support for core configuration options (memory cache
          proxy, etc)
        * Fix unsightly flickering to white
        * Fix non-ASCII text input handling
        * Fix for caret positioning when clicking after the end of text in
          form inputs

        Also included are many and various smaller bug fixes, documentation
        enhancements and updated translations.

Thanks to everybody who has contributed to this release!

About NetSurf

NetSurf is an Open Source web browser for RISC OS and Unix-like platforms
including Linux. For further information, please see the website at

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