Web browsers for Linux (was: Re: Netscape Bus Error)
On Aug 16 2000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Mozilla should improve much of this, but the default build is far
> too complex for a basic browser.
Not to mention that this implies that Mozilla is *slow* (since
it doesn't fit in core), depending on what it is doing (for
basic navigation, it is ok; opening a new window makes it
slow; navigating through the Preferences menus is even
> Gzilla and/or Gnutella look like far more promising projects. Both
> are based on the Gecko rendering engine, but strip out much of the
> bloat being pumped into Mozilla.
I don't know why the rationale of such a complex application
is. Not even making considerations from a usability
standpoint, the Mozilla coordination must have nightmares
every single night for maintaining such a huge project. One of
the basic laws of engineering is the KISS principle, of
Anyway, back on the alternatives, Gzilla indeed looks like a
promising project. It is nowadays called Armadillo and, last I
checked, its homepage was http://www.gzilla.com/. Another free
web-browser is Mnemonic, which even has packages for Debian.
Its site is http://www.mnemonic.org/.
BTW, it would be nice if people started using these browsers
and giving feedback to their developers. In the mean time, we
may continue to use w3m or links or lynx as our nice text
browsers. All three are packaged in potato. :-)
Rogerio Brito - email@example.com - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/
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