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retawq

retawq is a multi-threaded Web browser for text terminals on computers with Unix-like operating systems. It is fast, small, nicely configurable, and comfortable; e.g. the low-level network communications are performed in a non-blocking way, and you can keep open as many "virtual windows" as you want and work simultaneously in two of them in a split-screen mode.

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  •  19 Mar 2005 14:46

Release Notes: A few problems were solved.

  •  21 Feb 2005 14:40

Release Notes: This release updates the documentation and the Brazilian Portuguese translation. A few problems have been solved.

  •  11 Feb 2005 17:51

Release Notes: This release generalizes the handling of "virtual windows", implements an "information window" type in addition to the existing "browser windows", implements console run mode and custom connections (a mode resembling old shell-like FTP clients), implements a "built-in" variant of run-time configuration, and overhauls many internals.

  •  15 Jul 2004 11:43

Release Notes: This release solves a few problems which were found in version 0.2.5.

  •  03 May 2004 14:08

Release Notes: This release uses HTTP/1.0 by default, as too many HTTP/1.1 servers are buggy. A "built-in curses" mode has been implemented as a library substitution. The xcurses mode has been improved. All IP addresses returned by DNS lookup are tried one after the other, not just the first. This release will optionally set the window title in xterm-like and GNU screen terminals. Portability has been improved.

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17 Jul 2003 23:22 walles

Re: What makes this project different?

> The FM description must be rather short.
> For a more extensive overview, please
> have a look at the features list at
> retawq.sourceforge.net....

Read that, still don't get it. I'm not sure about multiple windows, but all the rest of the points seem to be covered at least by Links.

But of course you can write whatever you want, so good luck with your project :-).

17 Jul 2003 22:56 arneth

Re: What makes this project different?

> Just out of curiosity, how is this
> project different from links, lynx, w3
> and others? At least from what I coluld
> glean from the FM project description it
> sounds about the same as the others.

The FM description must be rather short. For a more extensive overview, please have a look at the features list at retawq.sourceforge.net....

16 Jul 2003 03:02 walles

What makes this project different?
Just out of curiosity, how is this project different from links, lynx, w3 and others? At least from what I coluld glean from the FM project description it sounds about the same as the others.

19 Oct 2001 18:21 antrik

Re: not even similar (was: Re: identical project)

> Have a look at the smiley after "good joke"...

Ok, then sorry. Seems that I have misinterpreted your reply... It looked to me like you regarded the comparision as a misrepresentation...

> The emphasis of netrik seems to be on (X)HTML parsing, while retawq
> concentrates on the user interface and networking tuff; that's why I said
> they're "not even similar".

That's exactly what I mean... Netrik and retawk started in two different directions, but later retawq will get a better layout engine I guess, just as netrik will get a UI and networking stuff...

> Seriously, I couldn't register it earlier because it just wasn't yet ready
> for release. It still has some bugs, but at least it seems to be usable now.
> If the gurus didn't always say "release early, release often",
> retawq probably still wouldn't be released at all.

ESR (yes, that guru you are talking about ;-) ) says that the right time to release a project is as soon as it can be, compiled, run, and does something... That was exectly where I released netrik...

I have *registered* the project (not at Freshmeat, but at SourceForge) shortly after I started hacking.

19 Oct 2001 09:22 arneth

Re: not even similar (was: Re: identical project)

> Hey, what's the matter with you?

Have a look at the smiley after "good joke"...

> I didn't claim that netrik looks like
> retawk!
> It's very early alpha -- just like
> retawq is. (Though retawk is much
> further in
> most regards, of course.)
>
> I meant the *intentions* of both
> projects are extremely similar. Did you
> look at our website at all?

I even looked at the source code before saying anything. The emphasis of netrik seems to be on (X)HTML parsing, while retawq concentrates on the user interface and networking stuff; that's why I said they're "not even similar".

> It's too sad you haven't registered
> your project on SourceForge earlier --
> we
> could have made something together,
> instead of doubling our efforts...

The usual problem with Open Source. ;-) Seriously, I couldn't register it earlier because it just wasn't yet ready for release. It still has some bugs, but at least it seems to be usable now. If the gurus didn't always say "release early, release often", retawq probably still wouldn't be released at all.

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