textmode web browsers and their setup.hint descriptions

Harold L Hunt II huntharo@msu.edu
Sun Dec 28 05:53:00 GMT 2003


I don't see the point in discussing it.  Just propose a set of new 
sdesc's and ldesc's.  If they are fine, I'll put them in the packages 
that I maintain.  Honestly, it isn't easy to come up with good 
descriptions since the home page of each project has roughly the same 
descriptive sentence.


Lapo Luchini wrote:
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> Harold L Hunt II wrote:
> | I would like to contribute and maintain elinks
> when we will have "lynx", "links" and "elinks" I think it culd be very
> useful to differentiate descriptions a bit.
> lynx = "Text-mode WWW Browser"
> "Lynx is a terminal based WWW browser. While it does not make any attempt
> at displaying graphics, it has good support for HTML text formatting,
> forms, and tables.  This version includes support for SSL encryption."
> links = "Text mode web browser"
> "Links is a very capable text-mode web browser. It obeys
> keyboard commands similar to lynx but unlike lynx, links supports
> the HTML TABLE tag. Links also allows you to download files in the
> background."
> elinks = "Text mode web browser"
> "ELinks is a program for browsing the web in text mode."
> At least "links" tries to be "better" than "lynx" in the ldesc, but
> ldescs are not yet used by setup.exe, imho they should be different in
> the sdesc also.
> The ldesc of elinks is way too underscriptive IMHO.
> The differences in the sdesc od "lynx" and "links" are also quite
> ridicolous: if we really want to use that description then let's use the
> *very* same for both, not a sligthly modified version of the same
> description.
> BTW: lynx's ldesc talks about support for tables, links's ldesc negates
> that... where is the truth?
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