How to add netsurf-fb browser on yocto bsp?

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How to add netsurf-fb browser on yocto bsp?

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I'm using a imx6slevk board with yocto bsp and display driver is linuxfb, as chromium and firefox are unsupported on linuxfb platform I'm trying to install netsurf-fb but no luck in finding recipes

I've found this on git

openembedded/recipes/netsurf at master · openembedded/openembedded · GitHub 

but I'm not sure how to integrate it to the rootfs

Also when I run netsurf on my Ubuntu machine using netsurf_fb I get a new window where the website is opened.

If I integrate it into yocto will this tab be displayed on lcd? 

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NXP TechSupport
NXP TechSupport

Hello Sujay S,

The netsurf recipe you pointed to seems not to be supported on the newer branches of the Open Embedded project. Looks like it’s no longer being worked on.

You could try adding this recipe to your BSP setup but you are most likely going to find compatibility problems unless you use one of the older BSPs or branches.

The official website for the NetSurf project is below, you could create your own recipe that fetches and compile the code for NetSurf, although it’s not a trivial task.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

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