[gopher] Re: offline gophers
On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:58:01 -0700 (PDT)
Cameron Kaiser <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Not gopher servers that went offline (though there are too many of
> those), but gopher clients that can browse offline content. Have
> people considered this?
> I'm toying with enabling Overbite AIR and maybe even OverbiteFF to
> handle gopher menus on disk, but I have to think through the security
> implications. Meanwhile, what are people's thoughts on 1) downloading
> offline content and 2) browsing it?
That is How I generally use BWGOR when using that on the Zaurus.
If you remeber BWGOR is a web and gopher reader which fetches, wgets or
lynx -dumps content and then removes the html and displays in Xmessege
the raw text and numerical link url's, movies or images handled through
other programs... extremely simple, for the Zaurus I added a "batch"
button and this then batches down content, since the content is held in
txt files, as I walk out the door to work I click batch and by the time
I get to my vehicle this is all batched and finished (wireless) then at
work where I have no connectivity I then look at the things my
"batch" collected which I of course had designed to get what I want,
like weather and news etc... the depth of fetch, lynx -dump or wget I
predetermine. Since BWGOR is a script and not a program I change it as
I need.. I have added a button to edit the script itself as well so
this is quite handy.
Also note as to another thread here , yes curl was broken in 2005 when
I was playing with BWGOR.
Further playing with BWGOR led me to make BWM a "windows manager" which
is really nothing more than a background and buttons to click, there
want any managment for geometry or placements, however it had its uses
none the less.. (public use, near impossible to do anything but exactly
what each button press allows)and its the lowest resource "pseudo-WM"
that there is.