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Re: Bug#492376: ITP: libwwwbrowser-perl -- Platform independent means to start a WWW browser

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:29:48PM -0500, Carlo Segre wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Carlo Segre <segre@debian.org>
> * Package name    : libwwwbrowser-perl
>   Version         : 2.23
>   Upstream Author : Slaven Rezic <slaven@rezic.de>
> * URL             : http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~eserte/src/perl/WWWBrowser/
> * License         : GPL or Artistic
>   Programming Lang: Perl
>   Description     : Platform independent means to start a WWW browser
>  Perl module which starts a web browser, in the background for X11, with a
>  specified URL.  Options exist to use a user-specified browser, including
>  text browsers, which are started in a terminal window.

Is this better than fork & exec("sensible-browser <url>")? Does it
refer to existing methods used to select a browser on Debian eg MIME,
the GNOME preferences etc?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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