Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 23:02:52 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: lightweight web browsers (was: [ANN] sabotage 0.9.7 milestone (x86[_64]) release) On Thu, Nov 08, 2012 at 07:57:12PM -0800, idunham@...abit.com wrote: > > On 11/07/2012 07:04 AM, Isaac Dunham wrote: > >> On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:34:38 +0100 > >> John Spencer<maillist-musl@...fooze.de> 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 > > around. > In my tests, libpng 1.5 is a little bit new for a good bit of software. > And Debian and Gentoo are both still defaulting to 1.2.x. > (libpng 1.2 & 1.4 are "stable" but ABI incompatible; 1.5 is "development") > My own inclination would be to just use libpng 1.2, but...sabotage is your > project, not mine. libpng is a really, REALLY badly designed library. It's no surprise the ABI keeps getting broken, but I wish they'd go ahead and fix the API when they break the ABI... > >> 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. > > > They ported WebKit to SDL. If I remember right, they somehow took care of > most of the dependencies. Interesting. Rich
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