Lamont, I’m having the big one

Imagine my complete and utter surprise after accidentally clicking on the Dillo home page link, and seeing this:

After a very slow 2006, and a project stop in year 2007, the new 2008 came with a renewed work force that kept working steadily behind the scenes. The fruits of this effort are a new and stable dillo based on FLTK2 (aka dillo2), that has more features, bug fixes, goodies and half the memory footprint of the GTK1-based dillo!

This new branch of dillo is scheduled for release in late September or early October 2008.

Oh, I think I may be having a heart attack. Dillo2? Egads, I’ve been looking at the same Dillo version since I started using Linux. A new version might signal the apocalypse. Sell your dual core, it’s the end of the world. A new Dillo is in the works. :shock:

It’s really a great thing to think that there might be a revision though. I love Dillo for its speed but there are enough quirks and anomalies to keep me from using it 24-7.

Now if only someone would pick up ObMenu and smooth it out for the newest versions of Openbox … hint-hint-hint. :roll:

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3 Responses to “Lamont, I’m having the big one”

  1. 1 James 2008/08/29 at 3:46 AM

    Wow. I’d given up on Dillo eons ago. Since then I’ve used either NetSurf or Opera on older machines.

  2. 2 johnraff 2008/08/29 at 2:18 PM

    Dillo’s great for a quick look through a huge folder of html documents, or a simple google search. The main reason its page rendering can be a bit weird on fancier pages is, I think, its lack of support for style sheets. If they added that, I wonder if it might slow it down- css probably gives the browser quite a lot more work to do than simple html.
    Currently, I’m using this patched version:
    which fixes a lot of issues already, like multibyte support, ssl support (no more crashes when visiting the Ubuntu wiki :) ),…

    Looking forward to Dillo2!

  1. 1 Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance « Motho ke motho ka botho Trackback on 2008/08/30 at 9:04 PM

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