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Pyra without decent web browser?

Discussion in 'Pyra OS (Debian GNU/Linux)' started by SneHebNor, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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    I am using a fork of Firefox called "Light" because Pale Moon is damn out of dated but IDK if there's a big difference between Firefox, Light and Pale Moon (have no time to make performance tests).
     
  2. ClockworkCoder

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    I started using OneTab. Nice principle.
     
  3. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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  4. ptitSeb

    ptitSeb Serial Porter

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  5. elvissteinjr

    elvissteinjr Very Active Member

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    Outdated in what way? I'm using Pale Moon as a secondary browser and it works fine for me. There was some good progress recently so if you're referring to things like videos on Twitter or accessing all resolutions on Youtube (Dash support), that stuff works now.
     
  6. ckblackm

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    Is there a "best" browser for the Pandora right now?
     
  7. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Moderator Staff Member

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    In my opinion it's pale moon.
     
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  8. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Advanced Member

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    I miss Jumanji.
     
  9. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi @ptitSeb :)
    I don't know, I'm just glad work on JS is under way, and that NetSurf picked up Duktape for the job, as it looks like an interesting project.

    EDIT: @ptitSeb : you're obviously right about Duktape, it's already part of NetSurf :) I saw a branch named Duktape and assumed it to be in separate development, and not merged yet.

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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  10. FBnil

    FBnil ¡sɥʇuoɯ oʍʇ uı ɐɹʎԀ

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    duktape is fantastic. Sure, it has no JIT, but because of that it is small, and can start running javascript earlier... and it uses so much less RAM when doing so. (also, the API is well defined and well documented and adding JS support to your C program is not too hard... doing an hello world in under a minute ... but just because you just copy paste the example :) )
     
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  11. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi all :)
    I'm using the "Holy Trinity" (depending on my needs): 1 - NetSurf 2 - Otter browser 3 - QupZilla.

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
  12. FBnil

    FBnil ¡sɥʇuoɯ oʍʇ uı ɐɹʎԀ

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    I use palemoon, for normal browsing. Arora for my apps and links for getting rss and news.

    If you are like me, turning off everything just to have more uptime, you open up many tabs, then disable wifi and read leisurely.

    So what do I use links for?

    1. Create a home directory on your SD. For example 'home'.
    2. Symbolic link this home directory from your Nand's homedirectory
    2.1 Open a terminal, type in "ln -s /media/mysdcardname/home"
    3. Inside this home directory, create a script
    3.1 cd ~/home
    3.2 mkdir ~/home/tmp
    3.3 mousepad alterslash.sh

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    cd ~/home/temp
    
    wget http://alterslash.org
    if [ $? -gt 0 ];then
      echo "error downloading"
      exit 1
    fi
    
    cd -
    
    rm ~/home/temp/index.html
    F=`ls -tr ~/home/temp/index.html*|tail -1`
    ln -s "$F" ~/home/temp/index.html
    links -g ~/home/temp/index.html
    
    3.4 Save and close mousepad, return to the xterm prompt
    3.5 chmod +x ~/home/alterslash.sh
    4 Now we are able to run it like so:

    Code:
    ~/home/alterslash.sh

    So... when you run this, it will download the frontpage from alterslash (the Slashdot digest) and display it graphically with links (note the -g). It will also hold a history of downloaded files,
     
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  13. Silent-Hunter

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    Can this work for other websites too?
     
  14. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Looks like it should do, but beware sites that don't work unless you load half a dozen random javascript libraries before they'll do anything useful, and also those that aren't really operable in a text mode browser.

    I assume links -g works much like a text mode browser in a terminal. I only really use links when my laptop is down, when I'm forced to use my build server which doesn't do graphics so much, so I've never used its graphical mode.
     
  15. sm0kew0n

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    Doh! I just searched the repo for Holy Trinity browser. Face, meet palm.
     
  16. FBnil

    FBnil ¡sɥʇuoɯ oʍʇ uı ɐɹʎԀ

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    If you mean that the wget can download everything including javascript and images... then yes.
    If you mean if links can render stuff... Levi already answered that... no... no JS support so limited useability...
     
  17. Djhg2000

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    Anyone remember Konqueror? Apparently it's still using KHTML and is somewhat actively maintained, being the default web browser of KDE4.
     
  18. FBnil

    FBnil ¡sɥʇuoɯ oʍʇ uı ɐɹʎԀ

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    Well yes. I run Debian with KDE. And indeed, it starts fast, but for browsing... scrolling is choppier than $firefox, so I use that by default.
    It has its ups: easy menu to pick if it should support cookies and javascript, java, etc.
     

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