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I'm looking for a web browser to include in an LFS system (<= no GNOME or KDE, and don't plan to install either... just Enlightenment and X). Mozilla requires an unbelievable number of supporting libraries, and I know half of that junk is for stuff I don't want.
I tried Mozilla-firebird, but I couldn't get it to run. The script they provided never could find the executable, and I didn't feel like hacking up the already author-proclaimed "hack"ed script.
If you search for "web browser" on freshmeat.net, you get a ton of useless results that would take forever to wade through.
So, any suggestions? It doesn't have to be the fastest, prettiest, or the swiss-army-knife of the internet... just a browser.
Thanks guys. I think I'll give Dillo a shot first.
Opera was lurking in the back of my mind. I don't know exactly what their licensing scheme is (pay-only, free for personal use, etc), but that can be remedied by a trip to their website I'm sure. I'm not opposed to paying for closed source software, but if I am going to buy it, it's got to beat the open source alternatives.
I've used Galeon before and thought it was nice, but isn't it for GNOME only? Again, a trip to their website ought to answer that question. Things are getting complicated because I'm now seeing Gnome apps that are supposed to run under KDE and vice versa. I don't know enough about GNOME or KDE to know what services they provide that X and a window manager don't. Which then leaves me even more in the dark about whether they would run under my setup.
Mostly, you don't need Gnome or KDE for anything. You just need their libraries to run their apps. Opera is adware - you can buy it or use it for free with banners flashing in your face. I hate the concept.
For text, w3m - much more powerful and coherent than lynx, and just as good where not better. I think it maye require a library or two but no big deal.
Of course, there was that seg faulting issue but I'm sure that was my fault.
When I read this thread and heard about this dillo browser I thought to myself how fast could it be. Well, its worth installing just to see. It really is amazingly fast. Oh yeah...try to go to a microsoft site like www.hotmail.com . Of course, it doesn't work.