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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
09.07.2013, 21:48
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf (DOSX)

Hi at all.

i've testing Netsurf , a web browser based on sdl.
I've download win executable from here :

http://ci.netsurf-browser.org/builds/windows/

I delete the content of /TEmp directory (seggested from Japheth -hx bug) start doslfn and drivers for my orinoco card , then invoke Dpmild32 -g netsurf.exe.
The mouse coursor's appear on grey fied, then i receive " Configure via DHCP" and the program stuck.

I don't understand how " working around " to this problem ..
Someone know how patch the executable (or winsock.dll hx) or , maybe ,compiling
the source using djgpp?

Thanks

Roberto

RayeR(R)

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CZ,
10.07.2013, 02:02

@ iw2evk
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

> or , maybe ,compiling
> the source using djgpp?

Why not to use DOS Dillo browser instead messing with win32 app? :-D

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ron(R)

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Australia,
10.07.2013, 07:23

@ RayeR
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

> Why not to use DOS Dillo browser instead messing with win32 app? :-D

Or Arachne, or Links graphical ?

All three run in DOS, are fully graphical and do not need HX.

RayeR(R)

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10.07.2013, 10:52

@ ron
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

> Or Arachne, or Links graphical ?
> All three run in DOS, are fully graphical and do not need HX.

Can you give a link to Links graphical? How old is the latest version? I didn't tried it yet.

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ron(R)

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Australia,
10.07.2013, 14:32

@ RayeR
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

> > Or Arachne, or Links graphical ?
> > All three run in DOS, are fully graphical and do not need HX.
>
> Can you give a link to Links graphical?

Yes. http://www.ausreg.com/dos_ports/links21b.7z

Glenn McCorkle also has it on his domain.
http://glennmcc.dyndns.org/download/mik/links21b.zip

Use it by calling "links -g" for graphical, and just "links" for text only.

> How old is the latest version?

2008. From Mik.

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RayeR(R)

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CZ,
11.07.2013, 01:32
(edited by RayeR, 11.07.2013, 02:11)

@ ron
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

> Use it by calling "links -g" for graphical, and just "links" for text only.

Works nice, small, compact, can handle also complex websites very fast, CZ font included...
Unfortunatelly I cannot set vmode higher than 1024x768 @32bpp (in allegro.cfg), maybe it was compiled with some old allegro...

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
11.07.2013, 08:10

@ ron
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

Hi Guys,

I explain my point of view regarding dos graphic browser..

Actually the most important sites uses intensivly HTTPS and JS.

Arachne it' faster but don't support both, so i dont'use it.

Dillo it's quite good, but it's slow if encounter a site with many images (it's impossible to scroll page during download) and don't have JS.

Links seem intersting but dos version have some trouble on https (try to connect to Gmail page receive error message)and js don't work.

So i hope in a patch for dillo..may be this?

http://lists.auriga.wearlab.de/pipermail/dillo-dev/2009-May/006434.html

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/stevegigijoe/article?mid=145&prev=-1&next=138

Roberto

ron(R)

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Australia,
12.07.2013, 03:12

@ iw2evk
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

> I explain my point of view regarding dos graphic browser..
> Actually the most important sites uses intensivly HTTPS and JS.

There are no DOS browsers that have JS, and I doubt there ever will.
But it is possible to get around _some_ JS with several Arachne plug-ins.
There are a few DOS browsers that handle HTTPS fairly well: Links, Elinks, Lynx.

> Links seem intersting but dos version have some trouble on https (try to
> connect to Gmail page receive error message)and js don't work.

The problem with the Gmail page is JS not HTTPS.

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Germany (South),
10.07.2013, 13:02

@ iw2evk
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

> i've testing Netsurf , a web browser based on sdl.
> I've download win executable from here :

Ok, I downloaded it. However, it "doesn't work" in Windows; all I get is an empty Window and when I enter an URL, I get a MessageBox, saying "CSSBase".

Since it didn't work in Windows, I didn't even try with HX.

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
10.07.2013, 13:47

@ Japheth
 

Failure on DHCP testing Netsurf

Hi,

remove the css info and tipe directly a valid url in top space ..

Roberto

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