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Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 02:38:46 +0100
From: John Spencer <>
Subject: Re: lightweight web browsers (was: [ANN] sabotage 0.9.7 milestone
 (x86[_64]) release)

On 11/07/2012 07:04 AM, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:34:38 +0100
> John Spencer<>  wrote:
>> still missing:
>> - a desktop browser that comes with minimal dependencies (currently only
>> lynx can be used to browse the interwebs)
> So you don't have Links2 yet?
> Dependencies:
> CLI:
> Minimal:
>   openssl | gnutls
>   ncurses
> Enhancements:
>   libz, liblzma, bzip2 (transparent decompression)
>   -libz, while optional, should be enabled or some sites won't work.
> GUI:
> Minimal:
>   libpng (1.2, NOT 1.5!)

oh, that's bad. i rather not have to have 2 different library versions 
>   gpm
> At least one of:
>   linux-headers (for fbdev) | SDL | X11 headers | svgalib |directfb
> Extra:
>   libjpeg, libtiff (more image formats)
> You'll need to specify
> /configure --enable-graphics --with-gpm --with-x --with-fb \
> --x-includes=... --x-libraries=... --with-ssl
> to get it to build with GUI. I didn't need patches.
> If I recall correctly, Dillo3 can be built if you have fltk1.3.
> It gives you partial CSS support.
does it only depend on fltk or are there more deps ?

> Netsurf would be the other browser to try compiling, IMHO.
this one seems indeed promising, it only lacks JS.

> And it's unfortunate that OWB seems to be gone; it was a WebKit/SDL browser
hmm i vaguely remember that compiling webkit has lots of dependencies, 
at least the last time i tried it.

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