w3c > Netsurf Browser

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deja69
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w3c > Netsurf Browser

Post by deja69 » 3. Jun 2012, 15:36

Just wondered what your opinion of the following browsers were.

http://www.netsurf-browser.org/about/
http://w3m.sourceforge.net/

Netsurf,a fork of w3m's text-based format,very lightweight,GTK builds only needing very few libraries,quite modular.
And has boundless potential.
My only concern is its GPLv2 license?

PS.the only mention i had noticed on the Salix forums was for a Html-converter on the Deutsches forums
http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... +Konverter
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Re: w3c > Netsurf Browser

Post by gapan » 5. Jun 2012, 11:18

Really now... why is this in the "Suggestions" subforum? What is the suggestion that I'm missing?
deja69 wrote:My only concern is its GPLv2 license?
Seriously? If that's a concern for you, you're definitely using the wrong operating system.
deja69 wrote:PS.the only mention i had noticed on the Salix forums was for a Html-converter on the Deutsches forums
http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... +Konverter
And that is relevant to anything else in your post, how exactly?
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Re: w3c > Netsurf Browser

Post by deja69 » 5. Jun 2012, 16:48

Apologies Gapan.. :oops:

I am still trying to understand the relevance of GPLv1,GPLv2 and GPLv3 with each release,there seems to be a storm of outrage and FUD from certain individuals,and making sense of it,is difficult.

With regards to the GTK browser,Salix comes with Midori installed,an excellent lightweight browser.
Reviewers complain that Midori does not have the plugins/extensions that Firefox offers,but i would prefer a smaller selection of well designed add-ons than a gamut of mostly unsupported selections.
The only thing that Mozilla seems to have that others do not is DNSSEC?

I was simply offering Netsurf as an alternative,it has similarities with Midori,but by no means as developed..but for those interested to experiment with.The w3c was in relation to LibDOM.(with a bit of confusion w3c/w3m)

Am I using the wrong operating system?
I am interested in all aspects and all operating systems,and i have been trying to find a distribution that gives reasonable reach to investigate other aspects,but with ease of use and stability...and SalixOS fits that criteria very well.
Indeed,i would like to see a Slackware implementation with maybe a DragonflyBSD kernel,but i am not aware of such a thing,and the trade offs may not make it worthwhile either,the Linux kernel offers flexibility the others can not match,though i would like to see a successful integration of Tux2 or Tux3 which has not not occured.

I am not trying to be annoying,neither am i trying to tell you how to present your distro,this is the dream of the Salix developers,and i hope you all feel a sense of pride from your achievements,it is deserved.
If I had any criticisms,slinging mud from the sidelines of the forums is not the way to do it,i would open a mirror and offer my own distro,then I can have half-hearted reviewers slating my OS,as they run it though a VM and complain that they are too lazy to change the windows manager or even alter the display background ;)

However,I would prefer to support something that already has value.
Please be patient and be tolerant of my faux pas.

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Re: w3c > Netsurf Browser

Post by Akuna » 7. Jun 2012, 05:55

Hi deja69,

I don't mean to be harsh, but in all your posts you only seem to want to make conversation or share your own thoughts and comments about diverse topics or alternatively post links you came across in your Web surfing. This is all well and good on sites like facebook, Google+, Reddit and the likes. But it is just not what this forum is meant to be.

This is Salix users forum. This is a board whose sole purpose is to enable users asking for help regarding their use of Salix and other users giving it. Of course, we all also share development, news, ideas and suggestions in a very concrete way to make Salix progress.

But when a user's posts (such as yours) are made solely of superficial content with no tangible indication that he is even using Salix on a regular fashion, and when furthermore, that user posts regularly, and volubly, it is akin to spamming and therefore illegible to banning.

Again that may seem harsh but is is sadly the only way to reduce the unnecessary noise that prevents genuine users to find quality info that they need when they need it.
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Re: w3c > Netsurf Browser

Post by mimosa » 9. Jun 2012, 13:18

It's perhaps worth pointing out the board has an "off topic" section (with a couple of subsections) where such posts might fit better. Obviously though, if there are a *lot* of posts, they still do come up in active topics, new posts or however you look at the board as a whole.

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Re: w3c > Netsurf Browser

Post by deja69 » 9. Jun 2012, 16:22

23 April ~ 09 June = 77 posts = 1.6 posts per day :oops:

http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/S ... rtup_Guide
http://www.slackbook.org/

Maybe i just need to ease off,especially when people have worked hard at creating well written guides ;)

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