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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
03.12.2016, 13:30
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out (Users)

Hi,

new release of links graphical browser for dos can be download from:

http://links.twibright.com/download/binaries/dos/

changelog

=== RELEASE 2.14 ===

Thu Nov 3 19:45:34 CET 2016 mikulas:

Enable DECC$EFS_CHARSET on OpenVMS, so that we can browser files and
directories with extended names

Wed Nov 2 20:35:31 CET 2016 mikulas:

Limit keepalive of ciphers with 64-bit block size to mitigate
the SWEET32 attack

Wed Nov 2 19:14:33 CET 2016 mikulas:

Disable SSL compression to avoid the CRIME attack

Fri Oct 28 22:52:49 CEST 2016 mikulas:

On Windows, add an entry to programs in control panel, that allows
uninstalling Links

Fri Oct 28 21:25:28 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Report home directory in the "Version" window

Sat Oct 22 13:17:04 CEST 2016 mikulas:

On Windows, preload font data in a background thread, to minimize a
stall when viewing SVG image for the first time.

Sat Oct 8 17:14:59 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Improved tor hardening - when the user toggles the "Only Proxies" option
(i.e. when connecting to tor), we reset certain other options to their
default values, so that it is not possible to identify user behind tor
based on the selected options.

Thu Oct 6 14:39:26 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Use keys 'P' and 'L' to scroll up and down

Thu Sep 29 23:40:34 CEST 2016 Juhani Haverinen <juhani.haverinen@gmail.com>:

Fix a memory leak when copying the current url to clipboard
(the bug was introduced in Links 2.13)

Sat Sep 3 20:02:26 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Fix crash when the user pressed Ctrl-G on a form field
(the bug was introduced in Links 2.13)

Fri Aug 19 22:35:54 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Workaround for a bug in librsvg that makes mathematics on Wikipedia
unreadable

Fri Aug 19 19:05:55 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Support fourth and fifth mouse button in gpm and framebuffer

Thu Aug 18 19:34:47 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Fixed bugs when downgrading SSL connection while https proxy or socks
proxy is used

Tue Aug 16 18:53:53 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Security bug fixed: Don't load or render the content of
"407 Proxy Authentication Required" reply when using https proxy.
This avoids the FalseCONNECT attack.

Also, don't allow 401 and 407 responses to set cookies.

Wed Jul 27 21:38:37 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Pop openssl error stack on every error - make sure that SSL errors on
one connection do not affect other connections

Sun Jul 17 21:10:12 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Use libc tree functions from <search.h> for searching the cache

Thu Jul 7 19:39:15 CEST 2016 mikulas:

Set the GD_NOAUTO flag for the directfb driver, so that this driver is
never selected automatically. The directfb subsystem is buggy, it can
corrupt graphics or even cause system crash, so select this driver only
if the user explicitly requests it with '-driver directfb'

Repert for dos version as usual to Mikulas

Roberto iw2evk

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Australia,
03.12.2016, 21:05

@ iw2evk
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

> new release of links graphical browser for dos can be download from:
> http://links.twibright.com/download/binaries/dos/
> === RELEASE 2.14 ===

Up and running in MS-DOS 6.20.

> Report for dos version as usual to Mikulas

Will do.

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
03.12.2016, 21:31

@ ron
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

> > new release of links graphical browser for dos can be download from:
> > http://links.twibright.com/download/binaries/dos/
> > === RELEASE 2.14 ===
>
> Up and running in MS-DOS 6.20.
>
> > Report for dos version as usual to Mikulas
>
> Will do.

Up-n-running here on OpenDos v7.01

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david(R)

12.12.2016, 16:32

@ glennmcc
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

I think that is a little bit faster with opening www than older version, but NO JavaScript !!
You can test
http://roberto-perotti.atwebpages.com/

ron(R)

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Australia,
12.12.2016, 20:26

@ david
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

> I think that is a little bit faster with opening www than older version,
> but NO JavaScript !!

The absence of javascr*** is one of the main reasons I use it so much.
I hope it is NEVER included in Links, not in the DOS version nor the Linux version.

With NO javascr*** Links will do what I want it to do, not what snooping websites want it to do !

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david(R)

13.12.2016, 17:15

@ ron
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

> The absence of javascr*** is one of the main reasons I use it so much.
> I hope it is NEVER included in Links, not in the DOS version nor the Linux
> version.
>
> With NO javascr*** Links will do what I want it to do, not what snooping
> websites want it to do !

The applicable browser for Today`s Web is WebKit or Gecko ....
The Links ? I think that not :)

iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
13.12.2016, 20:44

@ ron
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

> > I think that is a little bit faster with opening www than older version,
> > but NO JavaScript !!
>
> The absence of javascr*** is one of the main reasons I use it so much.
> I hope it is NEVER included in Links, not in the DOS version nor the Linux
> version.
>
> With NO javascr*** Links will do what I want it to do, not what snooping
> websites want it to do !

Unfortunly this limited much the use of links in the most parts of standard websites.
Actually most pages DON'T WORKING if js it's disabled or not present..
So a browser without s capabilty it's not full usable and remain a " gadget" :(
And if you have tears regarding privacy i suggest not to eliminate JS , but use special browser like TOR..

Roberto iw2evk

ron(R)

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Australia,
13.12.2016, 23:04

@ iw2evk
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

> Unfortunly this limited much the use of links in the most parts of standard
> websites.

I have not found it so.

> Actually most pages DON'T WORKING if js it's disabled or not present..

I must go to different websites then. My own domains do not require js.
Nearly all websites I frequent work fine without js.

> So a browser without s capabilty it's not full usable and remain a "
> gadget" :(

I like gadgets. :)

> And if you have tears regarding privacy i suggest not to eliminate JS , but
> use special browser like TOR..

In DOS ? I don't think so.

Arachne and Links in DOS, and Links in Linux.

But each to his own. :)

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bocke(R)

13.12.2016, 23:46

@ iw2evk
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

> Unfortunly this limited much the use of links in the most parts of standard
> websites.
> Actually most pages DON'T WORKING if js it's disabled or not present..
> So a browser without s capabilty it's not full usable and remain a "
> gadget" :(

Most sites have a "mobile" version which is more lightweight and usually contains much less javascr***. For example, Facebook's got one.

Links is great. It works very well in a low memory Linux environments. DJGPP version has some overhead, but if you have enough memory it will work fine.

Although, it might not work in extremly low memory environments (1-4 MiB).

bocke(R)

13.12.2016, 23:48

@ bocke
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

Lol. It seems there is a filter on "Javascr1pt" on this board. :-D

KormaX(R)

24.10.2017, 08:18

@ bocke
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

For the honour of DOS!

Actually I would prefer a javascr*** support. No need to have it enabled, but if it can be compiled with optional js I would like to have it that way. And it can be. If I knew how to compile it to DOS I tried, but I don't know. I already sent an e-mail to Mikulas Patocka and I hope there will be a js enabled binary, because it's a very good browser for DOS, but without js I just cannot say that it's fully capable. It's almost, most of the sites work somehow, more with some workarounds (I can even watch Youtube videos using Keepvid and RAM-disk download), but not everything and not everything with full functionality. Facebook, for example, only works as m.facebook.com. It's still better than any other DOS browser does, and it works normally as it is a "javascr***less" Facebook, but mbasic Facebook lacks some posts (eg. videos) which are present on the js versions. If I could temporarily turn on js I would be glad. And this is what Links provides when compiled with --enable-javascr***. That would be a new milestone in the history of modern DOS-usage. (The current verson is also a milestone but not as far away).

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
25.10.2017, 21:00

@ KormaX
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

Hi,

you can download source and executable for dos for LINKS with SOME JS FUNCTIONALITY ENABLE from here

https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/net/links/old/2.8.js/links-2.8.js.tar.7z

NOTE : not all requested JS functions for surfing "Firefox-like" are enabled.

I hope Mikulas compile for dos with js enabled, but it's hard :(

Roberto

KormaX(R)

25.10.2017, 23:40

@ iw2evk
 

Links 2.14 for dos it's out

Thank you!

I am trying to use it. I'm now from that version. I see it recognizes javascr***, but except for the automatic redirections I couldn't find much of them working. I still cannot upload a video on Faceboo, I need to transfer it to my phone, loading the desktop version on that, and use it, or reboot to Windows. However I start to experiment with it now, I'm shure I will find some use of it in the future. Thanks :)

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