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Re: A good web browser for OpenBSD?
Sean Barraclough <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Has anyone got any fav browsers for OBSD that they can recommend, non X
I'm aware of four curses-based WWW browsers:
- lynx, which is part of the OpenBSD base system.
- Emacs w3 mode. If you run emacs, you probably know it already,
and if you don't run emacs you won't care about w3 anyway.
- ports/www/w3m, which is my favorite.
w3m properly formats tables, can break frames down into tables,
does SSL and cookies.
There are some downsides. It's developed in Japan. If you can't
read Japanese mailing lists (I can't), you're out of the loop.
Currently there appears to be a profusion of patch versions, and
I'm not clear on which one will end up as the next official release.
There are various things I don't like about the code base, in
particular it's reliance on passing around untyped pointers and
depending solely on program correctness that the right functions
are called with the right data. Also, it depends on the boehm-gc
library, which isn't avilable on all platforms, and porting of
which requires major understanding of the bowels of the execution
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber email@example.com