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Name:owb pukapuka
Title:Origyn Web Browser, webkit, CSS capable
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URL:http://www.sand-labs.org/owb
Created:20080831 19:05 by orgin
 Issue details
Type:SuggestionSeverity:Major
Status:NewStatus Comment:
Title:Make DNS requests non-blocking
Version:All
Description:Someone had to say it.

The curl backend should run in a thread that doesn't block or freeze OWB.

On 90% (at least, not an exaggeration) of sites I visit, the progress bar will load a fifth the way through, then freeze for 20 seconds and load another two fifths, then freeze for another 20 seconds, then the site finishes loading.

The main cause of the freeze is DNS timeouts. A lot of sites have links to images on other sites that doesn't exist anymore, or are timing out, or taking a long time to respond.

Without this fixed up (I perhaps should list this as a bug instead), OWB is quite a mediocre experience for me, and quite an annoying browser to use, albeit the only truly decent one; NetSurf having no Javascript.

Of course, we'd all like some sort of progress bar for downloads too, I thought i'd just throw that it in. It's the most commonly suggested feature, and comparing OS4's OWB to MorphOS's, it's quite embarassing.
Created:20100504 16:11 by MickJT
Assigned:19700101 01:00 to
Fixed:19700101 01:00 by
Closed:19700101 01:00 by
Comments:4
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