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Re: [gopher] Gopher for Android?

> > > > And this is likely a stupid question that was answered several times,
> > > > but what gopher clients are there for android?
> > > 
> > > I know of only one: Overbite http://gopher.floodgap.com/overbite/
> > > Sadly it seems development stopped 3 years ago at v0.2, but still - it 
> > > works.
> > 
> > I just haven't gotten around to writing more for it. I do have a bug with
> > Android 4.0+ that I need to fix and I'm pretty sure what the cause is.
> This is a *very* late reply, but I finally installed Overbite on my
> phone (Android 4.1), seems to be working.

No, it works mostly fine. It has an intermittent crash bug which seems to be
related to a change in how the progress bar is implemented. However,
upgrading the Android SDK on my Mac seems to have busted my build and I'm
trying to untangle that.

> As I don't have an android development toolchain installed, I can't
> really play with the code right now, but a couple things I am curious
> about:
> - How are you dealing with the encoding? It seems to be expecting
>   iso8859-encoded text (or something other than utf8). Maybe this is
>   hard to change?

It uses an internal webview, ironically, and converts everything to
basic HTML. There's probably a way to alter it, but I haven't done so.

> - Are you planning any feature to change the interface colors? Or am I
>   just missing some android setting that lets me pick something other
>   than black text on a white background?

I wasn't planning to do this, but I'm open to suggestions about improving
the interface. One simple way is just to have the generated HTML set the
colours off a palette.

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