Stop everything! An xaw-based browser!

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

I would have posted this about five minutes ago, but it took me that long to pick myself up off the floor.

That’s Chimera, an xaw-based browser dating all the way back to 1993. Just typing that makes my jaw drop again. I had it in my head that there were no browsers between GTK1.2 and the console, and then, wouldn’t you know it, some wicked Archer comes up with a browser that needs only the X widget set to display Web pages.

Even better, there’s now a page on Wikipedia for it, along with a brief set of installation instructions for Arch Linux. Fantastico!

I’ll have to spend a few hours seeing if it will glob together in Ubuntu, and then possibly see about putting together a strictly X-based desktop. Oooh! Yes! This is what I call fun … ! :roll:

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4 Responses to “Stop everything! An xaw-based browser!”

  1. 1 firmit 2008/10/14 at 1:19 AM

    Gotta love your enthusiasm!

  2. 2 Cosay Nold 2008/10/14 at 2:41 AM

    It is too bad this has not been maintained. Firefox is the only application that I use that requires GTK and it annoys me to add all those dependencies for just one application.

  3. 3 Mikko 2008/10/14 at 7:06 PM

    Reminds me of mosaic, the first web browser I remember having used around 14 years ago. Before that it was console only. But most of the interesting stuff was in gopher, anyway :)

  4. 4 thealphanerd 2009/03/21 at 9:24 PM

    Mosaic and ancient Netscape should do.

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May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
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May 14, 2011
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