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posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 22.04.2014, 17:06

> > Roberto knows ftp user, passwd .... /perotti and perotti/ :-)
> > You can download via
> > It must work for all from everywhere
> Thanks :-)

I didn't look at that .ZIP too closely. The .EXE looks fairly big (12 MB?), must still have debug info. Though in order to mirror it properly it needs all the other files. But I realize this isn't an official release.


Looks decent.

> The editor is broken (CTL-C, arrows, etc ...)

What editor? What is it supposed to do? You mean input in general, dialog box, etc.?

> but otherwise it worxx
> perfectly. No crash after 20 min, upload seems to work (no progress
> indicator, but Fire-Fox has the same BUG too), referer tuning, agent
> tuning, I can post in some forums, ...

I know you always like to upload stuff, and sometimes I guess filling out forms is necessary. But I think it's a given that most people (esp. the few DOS browser devs) don't care for testing such functionality. :-( In other words, things like that I just always assume won't work. Maybe I'm too pessimistic.

> The download box seems to show only active downloads, not the succesfully
> completed ones.

Presumably having the actual file is proof enough! :-P

> + text and graphical browser in one (see shots)

This isn't new, the last 2.8 release from a few months ago already had this, but you had to specify "-g 800 600" (or whatever) else it defaulted to text only.

> + worxx in DOS (see shot)

Which is the whole point. And yes, I know, you always rag on me for wasting time on NTVDM, DOSEMU, etc. Though I only have a working packet driver under VirtualBox, and I hardly ever use it.

> + one single standalone executable

Mostly good, might be harder to update though.

> + supports UTFG-8 and can display many faulty char's (see shot)

I didn't look, I assume this is just fonts borrowed from GRX. Though I don't remember that supporting Latin-3 (E-o). EDIT: Wikipedia says the fonts are inline grayscale .png files.

> + unsupported char's display a HUGE BUG (see shot)

Irish looks unsupported, of all things. Probably can't be hard to fix. But I don't grok it, so ....

> + free and open source (C, one CPP file, comments partially in Czech
> language???)

Are you sure? I don't see any mention of GPP*.ZIP in Mikulas' DJGPP packages mirror (all-packages/). In other words, I don't think C++ is required here at all, but I haven't tried.

> + has had a Wipkipedia page since 2001

Hmmm, I thought it was an old (heavily modified) fork of Lynx, but here doesn't seem to mention that. Though it does say Elinks spun off from it.

> # uses WatTCP

> # 1'000'000'000'000 silly languages all built-in into one executable
> (Fire-Fox provides 1'000'000'000'000 separate installers per 30 MiB of
> bloat)

You mean NLS / i18n or just fonts?

> - keyboard acts strangely, very broken CTL-C (???)


> - rat wheel not supported

I don't see how that would be transparent. I'm not aware of a lot of libs having such support. Obviously this isn't FBC. Though Blair did port GPM a while back (I think).

> - desperately broken OpenSSL 1.0.1e (but doesn't really matter in this
> case)

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:36:21 +0200
From: Juan Manuel Guerrero <>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: DJGPP port of OpenSSL 1.0.1g uploaded.


> - download sometimes fails due to bad filename, still manual editing
> possible

You mean due to (lack of) LFNs or something else?

> ? CSS
> ? HTML5
> ? Jawa-Shit

All the ultra modern bloat probably won't work.

> ? Uploading of huge files

Probably depends on libc (2.04?) or DOS (EDR?).

> ? There seem to be 2 branches: 1.xx and 2.xx (???)

Is 1.x still maintained? Doubt it.


A while back, I did mirror these binaries to iBiblio. It also still has M.K.'s old 2.1 from 2008.


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