06 Feb 2023 10:24
|Gunnar von Boehn wrote:|
Also we need to mind that modern browser are huge beasts and their developer are used to use gigabytes of memory so they are bloated and demanding in resources. So porting such beast will result and something very slow and big. ... I think they will run not fast on any Amiga.
Personally (though on Amiga x1000, not on Vampire) my experience is that they are really bloated - but the bloat is mostly starting them up. Once (ages later ^^^) the browser actually started up it runs quite decent (at least Odyssey, did you check if maybe an Odyssey port might be an option for your platform ?)
Still, if possible for the webpage I want to browse, and I want to browse it on my Amiga I usually prefer AWeb - that thing is so damned fast. But as you said of course it lacks a lot and is limited as to the pages supported. If something does not run there either I run it on my PC or I launch Odyssey on the Amiga (yawn, ages later...).
I guess the big problem is these "modern browsers" include SO MUCH optional stuff which has to be started (which also bloats the filesize of the executables).