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Author Topic: Netsurf Browser  (Read 3838 times)
Pita
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« on: August 13, 2008, 08:42:28 pm »

Installed Netsurf in VL-5.8.

Just not as fast as Dillo or HV3. To open VL Forum it takes 6+ sec for netsurf and less than 4 sec for dillo or HV3. Missing as well bookmarks.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 07:25:44 am »

Can someone package this?... I'd like to try it, but I keep getting a build error
or letme borrow your package Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 08:05:07 am »

I'm packaging it.  I just need some time.  Should be done by tomorrow.

What is HV3?
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 06:25:31 pm »

Can someone package this?... I'd like to try it, but I keep getting a build error
or letme borrow your package Wink

/sbin/installpkg  http://repository.slacky.eu/slackware-12.1/network/netsurf/1.2/netsurf-1.2-i486-1an.tgz

First opening it looked for a library so I just made symlink to the lower numbered one I have.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 06:30:47 pm »

I'm packaging it.  I just need some time.  Should be done by tomorrow.

What is HV3?

Html Viewer 3 (hv3) is a powerful yet minimalist web browser that uses Tkhtml3 as a rendering engine and SEE (Simple ECMAScript Engine) to interpret scripts. The application itself is written in Tcl. Currently it is at alpha stage

http://tkhtml.tcl.tk/hv3.html

I like it a lot and use it mainly for opening websites showing in my emails of exmh or sylpheed. About as fast as dillo with added usage.

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 09:13:57 pm »

Can someone package this?... I'd like to try it, but I keep getting a build error
or letme borrow your package Wink

The problem building this you ran into is probably because compilation required both re2c and lemon, neither of which is included in or packages for VL.  I'm in the process of building re2c for VL5.9 (compilation in progress right now) and I'll do lemon and netsurf after that.  I'll also do VL6.0 packages for all three.

I'm going to build a total of four lightweight browsers for evaluation (Netsurf, Edillo, HV3, and Skipstone).  I always liked Dillo but with no development in quite a while and none likely to happen it seems to me that it's time to move on.

Pita:  Yes, Netsurf is a bit slower than Dillo but it can correctly render pages that Dillo can't.  It's also way faster than Opera.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008, 02:22:20 pm »

netsurf 1.2 and two dependency packages for VL 5.9 are in my contrib folder. I'm working on 6.0 packages now and when they're done I'll post to the Packagers' Board to get them moved into testing.

Comments:  Yep, it's nowhere near as fast as dillo.  Functionality seems to be somewhere between Dillo and Opera. Interesting little browser but not a replacement for Dillo.  Oh, and it is a royal pain to package.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008, 06:40:30 am »

I tried the binary and compiling from source .......I got it to work but its using 70-90% cpu almost all the time opera runs better on my slow machine.
operamini runs faster through an emulator than netsurf did for me.

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2008, 10:59:58 am »

I was using Netsurf last night and it was really fast on my old system -- as in quite a bit faster than Opera.  CPU utilization wasn't bad either.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 08:19:58 am »

I should also mention that I did package hv3 and it's in the testing repository.  I find it faster than netsurf.
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