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I have LFS 7.1. I just successfully installed X/Fluxbox. I now would like a light weight web browser, as well as a file browser. I like the idea of Konqueror, but don't like the idea of installing dozens of KDE packages. What would you recommend?
I am still trying to decide, but will probably go with Midori or Netsurf as my web browsers. I am still trying to decide on a file-manager, Rox is in BLFS which is nice, but I have never used it, guess I won't know how it works until I try it.
Another entry in the file manager race is Xfe. To me, it sort of has the look and feel of Thunar, but I like it better than Thunar. Xfe will install Xfw (X File Writer, a simple but effective text editor), Xfi (X File Image, an image viewer similar to Eye of Gnome), and Xfv (merely a text file viewer which I rarely use). Xfe requires the Fox toolkit. I have installed both of those, Xfe and Fox, many times for BLFS systems.
I second Opera mentioned above for the browser, but I mostly use Firefox (the precompiled linux-i686 version). I don't know if those qualify for light weight or not. I use Lynx during the installation of BLFS to read the book, but you'd have to be a hardcore purist to use Lynx for a daily Internet browser. I tried Arora and liked it generally, but the way it handled certificates was maddening (lots of pop-ups for every new page). I never installed it again.
SunflowerFM is what we are using in AntiX 12 testing. It works pretty good. RoxFM also comes in AntiX also. It has unique features also like drag and drop plus symlinking between 2 open rox file manager windows. I like them both.
Edit: We also use Midnight Comander file manager, Links2 Browser, moc music player, vim or nano text editor, scrot, for cli type applications also that also work in init 3 boot up when needed.
Rox has been my choice for about a decade. Very easy to write scripts to customize actions and on halfway decent hardware (unless you have very very large directories) its operation is almost instantaneous.
I just compile Midori and it is working great, in fact, I am posting this from LFS/FLUXBOX/MIDORI right now. Wow, what a pain in the butt getting webkitgtk, there were a ton of dependenices. I'm going to try Rox shortly, I will report back.