Xombrero browser replacement

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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Troll

      Re: Xombrero browser replacement

      Luakit?

    2. AMBxx Silver badge
      Joke

      didn't have any weird and wacky, 'add-ons', 'plug-ins', binary components, etc.

      Sounds like you need Edge.

    3. Uncle Slacky Silver badge
      Linux

      Re: Xombrero browser replacement

      Arachne? Yes, it's still around!

      http://www.glennmcc.org/aralinux/

      It's a little basic, but the source code is here: http://www.glennmcc.org/aralinux/arachne-src-1.97.tgz

      1. wx666z

        Re: Xombrero browser replacement

        Ran Arachne on DOS 5 box around 2000, great browser. You might want to look at Lynx, Links, or Links2, as suggested previously. Quick look into Synaptic showed .debs available for Mint, not sure what OS you're using. None of my business. If you find something, would you please post results?

    4. Whiskers

      Re: Xombrero browser replacement

      qutebrowser

      qutebrowser is a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python, PyQt5 and QtWebKit and free software, licensed under the GPL.

      It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

      <http://www.qutebrowser.org/>

      It's my usual browser now that dwb seems to have fallen behind. I'm using it right now.

      1. Achilleas

        Re: Xombrero browser replacement

        +1 for qutebrowser. Though I don't use it exclusively (I mostly use Chromium+Cvim), it's as close to xombrero as I need it to be.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    troll troll troll

    Konqueror lol? Its pretty lean (standards compliance umm yeah) except for that gig of KDE bloat you need to download first.

    Edit: Oh look there is a Konqueror Embedded not requiring a full DE download for a web browser. Looks a bit like Netscape on Unix in the late 90s though. Not sure how great a daily driver that would be.

  3. Flocke Kroes Silver badge

    Half joking

    lynx, links or w3m.

    1. Mark Wilson

      Re: Half joking

      I still make regular use of Links, lovely little browser when you just want text information quickly, with the added advantage of no ads.

  4. Allaun Silverfox

    ELinks?

    http://elinks.or.cz/screenshots/index.html

  5. Paul Woodhouse

    must be able to find a copy of AOL Explorer somewhere, bet my parents still have a CD lying about...

    or maybe Comodo Dragon?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comodo_Dragon

    hmmm, maybe not... suppose you could get the source of chromium and hack it to whatever you want....

    1. asdf

      also

      SRWare Iron supposedly fixes many of the privacy issues of chromium and it looks like they finally offer source code like they should but the md5s or sigs don't seem to be posted along with it. Pale Moon being a fork of an older version fixes many of the privacy issues of FF (removes telemetry, etc) but he seems to not want to have anything to do with FF. Wonder if that includes SeaMonkey as well. Assuming it does.

    2. AMBxx Silver badge
      Thumb Up

      AOL Explorer

      Local allotment is normally a good place to find them - hung on string to scare away birds.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Color me surprised

    That noone has mentioned vimb [1]. Like xombrero it is a keyboard driven browser, it uses the webkitgtk as xombrero. Furthermore, it is actively maintained, works in Linux and all the BSDs and the author is already transitioning to webkitgtk4, which with the next release of webkitgtk (v 2.12) will be almost on par with the olgtkd single-process webkit as far as the development blogs suggest [2,3].

    In fact, vimb's author is so enthralled with vim, the editor(TM), that vimb's configuration language is viml (yuck!). The browser has no built-in ad blocking, but that's what polipo, Dan's guardian, e2guardian (my recommendation), and other filtering proxies are for.

    I use it in Arch Linux so, I prefer to use git snapshots (which is trivial with the AUR). No cryptographic checksums nor PGP signatures, but you get your sourcecode from the developer's mouth and git repository files *have* crypto hashes.

    [1] http://fanglingsu.github.io/vimb

    [2] http://planet.webkitgtk.org/

    [3] http://blogs.igalia.com/carlosgc/category/free-software/webkit/

  7. fskmh
    Linux

    Somewhat ironic but how about this:

    lynx -dump https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/midori | grep sha256sums

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    1. Anonymous Coward
      Troll

      Surprising response

      Reg mainlined you!

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  10. Chris Evans

    NetSurf?

    NetSurf http://www.netsurf-browser.org/ it's small, open source and actively being developed!

    Otter https://otter-browser.org/ not so small but also open source and actively being developed!

  11. rockworldmi

    Good

    well xombrero is ISC licensed so you can easily fork and maintain and use it...it was basically focused for use on OpenBSD and is good browser. Hope to see someone pick it up from there.

  12. jordandevin

    Xombrero browser replacement

    dragonfly

    freebsd

    linux

    netbsd

    osx

    .gitignore

    Makefile

    README.md

    about.c

    ascii2txt.pl

    autoscroll.js

    buildver.sh

    completion.c

    config-checker.pl

    cookie.c

    externaleditor.c

    favicon.ico

    favorites

    hinting.js

    history.c

    hsts-preload

    http-accept-headers

    input-focus.js

    inputfocus.c

    inspector.c

    js-merge-helper.pl

    marco.c

    playflash.sh

    release.sh

    settings.c

    style.css

    tld-rules

    tldlist.c

    tordisabled.ico

    And etc.....................

  13. johnywhy

    Xombrero Was a Modern Browser

    What people are not realizing is that, unlike most of the suggestions here, xombrero supported modern web technologies, and on some benchmarks it even beat Chrome and Midori:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16hba3tHgnQcgYd0wGBKOxQfPp7Njzft0JOILoBfJ0sA/pubhtml

    So the suggestions of text-only browsers and other old-school browsers would not be adequate xombrero replacements.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Xombrero Was a Modern Browser

      Agreed. There are several new entries in the race this year: the suckless surf project is actively porting to webkit2gtk and there are several small browser projects in github, such as vimb ---that I mentioned last year--- lariza and surfer. The latest vimb release uses webkit2gtk by default.

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