I blinked and I missed it.
Isn’t it just typical that something particularly notable would happen during the period in which I was less able to devote any time to RISCOSitory?
I would be grateful if any interested users could test this build.
All the usual caveats of using a CI build apply, additionally, this is the first successful experimental build with these libraries. I have been personally unable to test on RISC OS. It might fail in all sorts of interesting (Chinese proverb style) ways and I cannot offer support if it does.
NSPR is the Netscape Portable Runtime, and “provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities” – including threads, thread synchronization, normal file and network I/O, interval timing and calendar time, basic memory management (malloc and free) and shared library linking.
Given the heritage of Spidermonkey and NSPR, and the software in which they are used on other platforms, they could ultimately lead to the already excellent NetSurf becoming a very capable browser – although it’s still very early days at the moment, which is why we are warned by Vincent that the support in the browser “is still very limited and the performance is unlikely to be awe inspiring.”