Please indicate the revision number (from AboutSystem) and HaikuWebKit version (from Web+ about box).
What happens exactly? Does it say something in the status bar? Have you tried running it from Terminal to see if there is something to see there (Web+ sends debug to the standard output, not to syslog). Is your network access otherwise working?
Not sure there’s a IDE around besides “Paladin”. There may be some Qt based IDEs around…
Haiku comes with gcc pre-installed. You’ll have to switch to gcc5 with “setarch x86”. WebKit is available at https://github.com/haiku/webkit, you may want to build with HaikuPorter or at least look at the recipe on how it’s built.
As a newcomer here, I installed -hrev50953-x86.gcc2 yesterday 14 February, and have just tested out webpositive after reading your post - i went to DuckDuckGo and then the BBC news so no problem with this February build on surfing the net - Haiku is very quick to install (or re-install) and that is one way of overcoming that problem - just install the next build (a lazy way, I know, but sometimes quicker than tracking down an issue in an older build).
But half the fun may be overcoming a problem, I guess.
I just used YouTube and Google Drive on my tower yesterday, and while they admittedly can end with a debug prompt at times, they do work fairly well. Well – minus the video ads. Not sure why yet, but I’ve noticed they will cause Web+ to stutter and inevitably crash. It’s not perfect, and definitely not as good as Safari, for instance, but Web+ does work for me.