NetSurf Changelog

New in version 2.8

October 18th, 2011
  • This release adds support for frames and iframes on all platforms, MIME type sniffing, and a new image cache.
  • Image decoding can now be deferred until images are required for more optimal resource use and faster page load times.
  • The release also incorporates many other new features, optimizations, improvements, and bugfixes.

New in version 2.0 (April 28th, 2009)

  • Core / All:
  • Completely new HTML parser (Hubbub).
  • SVG support. (Can be used as normal images and background images.)
  • PDF export support.
  • Many improvements to page layout and rendering.
  • More CSS properties supported.
  • Improved text selection behaviour.
  • Charset fixes.
  • Portability improvements.
  • Configurable multi-platform build system.
  • Tabbed browsing awareness.
  • Corrected behaviour of backgrounds on root element.
  • Many fixes related to floated content.
  • More lenient meta refresh delay handling.
  • Improvements to cut, copy and paste behaviour.
  • Better cookie handling.
  • Improved form functionality.
  • Improved form control display.
  • Stability fixes for handling nonsense data.
  • Better handling of HTML attributes.
  • Fix broken layout on systems which don't use '.' as the decimal separator.
  • Fix inline height not affecting line height.
  • Handle whitespace in URL bar.
  • New throbber animation.
  • Fixed occasional white flicker of page area during layout.
  • New default homepage.
  • GTK-specific:
  • Tabbed browsing.
  • Global history.
  • Download manager.
  • Enhanced interface.
  • Text selection.
  • Print support.
  • Improved context menu.
  • Handle desktop DPI setting.
  • Can support RISC OS Sprite bitmap format via librosprite.
  • View source.
  • Content language selection option.