Roccat
Roccat 1.0
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Roccat is a blazing fast Web browser with a nice and easy to use interface.

What is nice about Roccat is that it offers you two tab viewing options: one is the default one (that you can find in any browser) and the other is the, so-called, VisiTabs.

Both let you reorder tabs around and quicky switch between them.

The default tabs gives you more viewing space to see the website that you are currently on.

VisiTabs however allows you to see a miniture version of the website on each tabs so finding the website is easier than ever before.
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Hurrikenux reviewed on 10 Feb 2011
Not a bad start, but there are a few things I'd note after using this for a bit:

I'll start off by saying I have experience here, I worked on the Demeter project for a while which was a fork off of the Shiira sources. As soon as I saw the "Visitabs" for this browser, I knew where they were from (Shiira 2.x). I then saw the "Cinnamon" updater and recognized Sparkle. Screenshots of the plugin pane showed a Fluid-like look. So after downloading and running this, I wasn't surprised to notice there were many things from those components put together here.

I'll admit, I downloaded this originally because I recognized all of those items and didn't see where here or on your website you credited your sources. I also do not see where the source is available as is required for these items as far as I know. I did catch the credits in the About panel, which did give proper credit to these items. However, if you make any changes to original sources, most items require you make the source available. I always did this for Demeter as it was what was set by the license in use by Shiira (I believe it was FreeBSD). Fluid uses the Apache License (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html) which requires you to even notate the changes you made to the original sources. I won't go any further on this, only to recommend you correctly follow the license guidelines set forth by all sources you used and make your source available (unless you have permission). To be polite, you should also credit on your website so users don't have to search - although that typically isn't a requirement.

As far as implementation goes, everything seemed to load fine. The Visitab bar is gray on the left and white on the right, I am not sure if that is intended. The browser also crashes when closing a Visitab when it is the only one. Bookmarks seemed to work right, in fact pretty much everything from its respective source (Fluid, Shiira, Sparkle) works as it did in its source. I wasn't able to test gesture support as I do not have a touchpad, so I'm curious to how that is working. The load bar is aesthetically displeasing though, you should stick with some sort of gradient for this and not a texture (HIG). Items like that are relatively minor.

Well, I'd say good luck in this. I lost touch with my Demeter roots as I moved on in code, and as Chrome and Flock and other browsers came along that accomplished everything I was already working on. A native Cocoa browser with each tab running in its own process is really needed, especially with how bad Flash Player leaks in OSX. This is why I switched to Chrome, and Stainless is a good example of implementation.
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Downloads:318
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Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:10 Feb 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Roccat is a blazing fast Web browser with a nice and easy to use interface.

What is nice about Roccat is that it offers you two tab viewing options: one is the default one (that you can find in any browser) and the other is the, so-called, VisiTabs.

Both let you reorder tabs around and quicky switch between them.

The default tabs gives you more viewing space to see the website that you are currently on.

VisiTabs however allows you to see a miniture version of the website on each tabs so finding the website is easier than ever before.

Roccat also lets you assign words or characters to forward to a webpage, these are called "Navigate launchers".

For example you can set the letter "g" to go to google.com, so when you type "g" into the address bar it will load google.com.


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