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#1 2013-08-27 18:24:35

#! Die Hard
From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083

webkit ubdate broke uzbl... lightweight browser will be...

so, pretty sure that last update has screwed my uzbl... 

thnx webkit.  X|

... no doubt i'll get things back in working order eventually (only happened once before, and worse than this, and easily remedied), but for now, this seems like an opportunity to quickly jump into another lightweight browser.

i've had a little nosey at them all*, and here's a quick capsule review of my own take on them (sorry if you're offended by my words regarding your fave browser)

pleasant, simple, conventional, uninspiring.  often times buggy.

surprisingly pleasant, clean, expedient, conventional.  qt.    still on first impressions tho.

smile smile smile hey!  it's like one of the cool gang from bellow, but it's in an accessible conventional form!

havnt used since becoming an emacsian... never seemed a point.  until now?

this one, i fell in love with when first using.  guh guh guh gorgeous!  if i wasnt using uzbl already when i found this one, i would have started using this one.  dwb is the strongest contender here right now... and here's my main question: is there anything in any of the other browsers, that ought lure me away from wanting to make dwb my next new browser?  which other browser(s) are even better**?

i confess, i know little of this one... used only for the briefest aquantance with some rudimentary keybinds long ago.

another strong contender.  (a lot of the scripts for uzbl are easy, because it's all unix-philosopy pipeable, there's loads of bash, python, javascript... it's not the fastest stuff around... not that uzbl feels like a slouch.... it runs rings around my firefox.  ... still, it makes me wonder), maybe a little lua would do me good.  seems a lil scary to the outsider.

minimal suckless perfection

convention go boik

convention go back in time

... er... that list feels very short... i must be forgetting several...
or maybe just seems short because i've not mentioned the text web browsers.

anyhoo, thanks for reading, and if you've any suggestions for the next uzbl & dwb beating browser, i would love to see them mentioned in this thread, even with a little line about it if you like to sum up your experience with it, if you want.  smile

thnx. smile

*please inform of lightweight web browsers i dont know about. (or forgot to mention)

**configurability is obviously important to me.
lightweightness is too. 
of slightly lesser importance is ease of use/configurability (however, i dont want to be tripping over controls for weeks, nor having to learn c and compile it, just to configure a bookmark keybind)

ps, i use vimperator in my iceweasel/firefox now, so life's not so bad... i can wait and see what wisdom or cheek i get from the community before i go changing my default browser from uzbl to ...

Last edited by Digit (2013-08-27 18:26:32)


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#2 2013-08-27 19:24:14

Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 2,412

Re: webkit ubdate broke uzbl... lightweight browser will be...

You can get a surprising amount done with lynx and it's quite fun to read the classics via Project Gutenberg with lynx on an x-less box.


#3 2013-08-27 19:26:53

#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 1,007

Re: webkit ubdate broke uzbl... lightweight browser will be...

have you tried luakit or dwb since the webkit update "broke" uzbl? they are both webkit browsers, so it's possible the same update broke them too.

i don't know what "convention go boik" is supposed to mean, but i like netsurf.

it's not so much what netsurf has, but what it doesn't have.

% apt-cache depends netsurf
  Depends: netsurf-gtk

% apt-cache depends dwb
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
  Depends: libglib2.0-0
  Depends: libgnutls26
  Depends: libgtk-3-0
  Depends: libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0
  Depends: libpango1.0-0
  Depends: libsoup2.4-1
  Depends: libwebkitgtk-3.0-0
  Recommends: wget
  Recommends: xterm

% apt-cache depends uzbl  
  Depends: libatk1.0-0
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: libcairo2
  Depends: libfontconfig1
  Depends: libfreetype6
  Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
  Depends: libglib2.0-0
  Depends: libgtk2.0-0
  Depends: libjavascriptcoregtk-1.0-0
  Depends: libpango1.0-0
  Depends: libsoup2.4-1
  Depends: libwebkitgtk-1.0-0
  Depends: libx11-6
  Depends: python
  Depends: python-support
  Depends: python-gtk2
  Depends: python-gobject
 |Recommends: <dwm-tools>
  Recommends: suckless-tools
  Recommends: zenity
  Recommends: socat
  Recommends: xclip
  Recommends: python-simplejson

Last edited by porkpiehat (2013-08-27 19:50:05)


#4 2013-09-02 19:34:14

#! Die Hard
From: the internet
Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 1,083

Re: webkit ubdate broke uzbl... lightweight browser will be...

well... uzbl is working happily again.  when i tried dwb, it just crashed a lot.

back to uzbl, phew.  wink

wondering if it really was broken, or if i had just neglected to restart the event manager, and that had caused the problem.

Last edited by Digit (2013-09-02 19:35:20)


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