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Hello! I am a brand new Linux user... and very excited with this new challenge. So, here is it. I have to create my OWN web browser for Linux, Ubuntu ...
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    Exclamation Hello! Need some help here... pls. ;-)


    Hello!
    I am a brand new Linux user... and very excited with this new challenge.
    So, here is it.
    I have to create my OWN web browser for Linux, Ubuntu 8.

    I know how to create it using VC++ for windows. But now i need to develop my own version of a Web Browser for Ubuntu.

    Need to know wich programming language would be the best, and wich editor.
    And if there is any examples on the web.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    Cheers,
    Leo.

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    Surely this has already been done?

    Anyway, decoding html is not a trivial task - if you have already done it in C++ for another platform, then you only need to re-write the display interface and the bits that handle the input. If you know how to do that either using MFC or the Win32API framework, then it should be straightforward to convert your knowledge to QT.
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    Roxoff,
    Thanks a lot for ur reply!
    I still have some doubts about it...
    How different or difficult would be to make it in Qt? And what is Qt?
    I did, a while ago, my own web browser using MFC as u said. But is MFC NOT compatible or "adaptable" to Linux?

    Thanks and sorry for the stupid questions, just trying to learn...

    Cheers,
    Leo75

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    Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.

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    Mr GNU-Fan!
    Thanks so much for ur reply too...
    just one last question, would that run in Ubuntu too?

    Cheers.
    Leo.

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    Sure.
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    thanks so much!
    Cheers!
    Gonna start working on it!


    Thanks again.
    Leo.

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    there are a lot of programming apps for linux so you have quite a few choices
    and welcome to the world of linux

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    GNUuser,
    Thanks for ur reply!
    So, lots of options? Could u list me some of them, pls?
    My goal is to develop a web browser for Linux...
    But i dont have a clue how to start or where to start from...
    I got a link from GNU-fan with a tutorial about it... but thats all.

    Thanks again,
    cheers.
    Leo.

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    Here is a link to some developer distros you might find interesting

    Linux Links - The Linux Portal: Distributions/LiveCD/Development

    the home page
    Linux Links - The Linux Portal

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