JuvenalUrbino Actually, midori has been stable for me. The only issue with it are the random cpu spikes, but those have been fixed upstream, the main dev. has been nice to me ?
The only problem with midori on NetBSD is that, for some reason (read MakeFile?), the binary its not pulling all runtime dependencies, but I know what those are and just fetch them manually, https://www.unitedbsd.com/d/64-midori-as-primary-web-browser-on-netbsd
Now, the problem with binary builds is rust, breaking over 300 packages and xorg-modular breaking nearly 60 packages, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/reports/2019Q2/NetBSD-8.0-x86_64/20190630.2005/meta/report.html
I don't really know why rust breaks midori or abiword, as these do not depend on rust. Although, I haven't gone through the full dependency chain and it may simply be an indirect dependency on it.
Firefox, on the other hand has a direct dependency on rust ?
Anyway, once rust builds most things will be fine. Just need to be carefull and explicity point my /usr/pkg/etc/pkgin/repositories.conf to 2019Q1 to avoid breaking the system through an update. Inconvenient and most probably scaring away potential new users? Yes! But, not that hard to keep track of, if one follows the builds after every new pkgsrc release.
As you once said, NetBSD might be perceived has a rather hostile system to new users. As for me, I'm here to stay, as long as one keeps an eye on the builds, its a stable system.