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xombrero 1.4.0
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666philb


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PostPosted: Tue 07 May 2013, 15:19    Post subject:  xombrero 1.4.0
Subject description: browser (keyboard centric)
 

xombrero is a minimalist web browser with sophisticated security features designed-in, rather than through an add-on after-the-fact. In particular, it provides both persistent and per-session controls for scripts and cookies, making it easy to thwart tracking and scripting attacks.

In additional to providing a familiar mouse-based interface like other web browsers, it offers a set of vi-like keyboard commands for users who prefer to keep their hands on their keyboard.

The default settings provide a secure environment. With simple keyboard commands, the user can "whitelist" specific sites, allowing cookies and scripts from those sites.

It is ISC licensed.

website https://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/xombrero
check out the tutorial and the navigation commands

only tested on precise
pet here http://wuala.com/666philb/Documents/xombrero-1.4.0.pet/ 15.1mb
MD5 8d9c1e44a54d53862317e515df630da0

enjoy

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Aug 2014, 15:21    Post subject:  

Hi philb

It is probably one of the most interessting browsers!

but:

a. difficult to add start page (best would be the page :fav !)
b. difficult to add links to HTML-pages on the own HD
c. ebay breaks (in my case)
d. difficult to activate the full and most actual libflashplayer
e. difficult to adtivate java (official town maps! impossible to ask the town don't to use java!)

and the size of the package, 15 Mb, is not really light.

but I use Xombrero daily because I am sad from browser with commercial impulses like mozilla'a, chrome, opera etc. and I sm sad that mozilla registry a lot of informations on me without good possibility to remove of them I don't like to be recorded...
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 17:50    Post subject: problem using xombrero in tahr pup 6.0 build in Oct. 2014  

I did add the missing dependencies an get following error message

(the actual Debian rel. in jessie / sid would be 1.6.3)
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jan 2015, 19:00    Post subject:  

Xombrero wiki: https://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/xombrero
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Feb 2015, 16:27    Post subject:  

new message from 666philb conc. xombrero:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=829849#829849
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Mar 2015, 10:58    Post subject: Pet not more available ?
Subject description: Could it be that xombrero is better than Links, ha ?
 

Links (defender Medor) vs Xombrero (defender OUI, and myself) . That would have been the day of the final debate, but i don't succeed in loading the pet (with links)
666philb, puppy browser fails too, wuala seems unreacheable

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Sep 2015, 11:18    Post subject:  

Médor wrote:
@ Oui :

Comme déjà mentionné :
http://vpnactu.com/regarder-tour-d-espagne/ :
Quote:
Voici des chaines TV internationales pour regarder Tour d’Espagne en direct sur Internet.
...
La plupart de ces chaines nécessitent de se trouver dans le même pays que la chaine TV, ou de posséder une adresse IP dans ce même pays. Si c’est le cas et que voulez voir la chaine TV il suffit d’utiliser un service VPN qui permet de choisir son adresse IP très facilement.
...

http://tv5.ca/ ne semble pas avoir de limitation territorial puisque ça fonctionne depuis la France (capture précédente de Thalassa sous Slaxen avec Chromium équipé du pepper flash).
À voir ce que donne : http://tv5.ca/journal-de-france-2.

Quant à xombrero, une fois toutes ses dépendances satisfaites (webkit entre autres) l'ensemble devient aussi lourd que les navigateurs haut de gamme ...
Je l'ai testé et abandonné quasiment dans la foulé car merci les raccourcis claviers à moins d'être maso ou de le devenir Wink

Pour revenir à l'objet de ce fil :
Si vous tenez à utiliser freetuxtv et vlc voir les paquets et dépendances éventuelles sur ce fil de robwoj44
HAL n'est pas nécessaire (ni QT...) et les paquets fonctionnent à partir de Racy-5.5.
Voir aussi le lien vers les sources de freetuxtv dont les derniers commentaires concernant sa compilation.


Cordialement,
Médor.


why is xombrero as heavy in Puppy and so light in Slitaz, that would be the question... in SliTaz funz xombrero perfectly (is only an extension in the size of about 200 kB for SliTaz or SliTaz64; SliTaz64 is NOT a full 64-version at all but a mainly only-64-bit-linux-kernel with 32 bit app's so that slitaz64 is absolutely as complete as the simple x86 release; this was also possible in the initial fatdog64: it was possible to add about each x86-pet... today, you have great difficulties to complete our 64 bit releases with extra applications being easy to find for 32 bit puplets as kde app's, qt app's like marble, rosegarden, etc., py app's like gramps, etc...).

Yes, I know that SliTaz includes in it's 40-MB-Size already webkit, why not (each Puppy- or SliTaz-like distribution includes a reasonable browser!) als well as TazWeb and Midori?

But it can not be a reasonable explication:

40-MB+ab.20 kB (for xombrero) are not the end size of xombrero (médor dixit: «Quant à xombrero, une fois toutes ses dépendances satisfaites») but the complete size of SliTaz...
...including 3 browsers and all the SliTaz core stuff and tools and the complete things for 4 languages as SliTaz did be born in 4 languages as it came from Switzerland Idea so I think that xombrero can't be as big in a really minimized implementation (SliTaz is NOT completely minimized as it always offers for the most app's 4 complete language needing NO dotpet to use one of them Rolling Eyes ; that happens really only in Puppy...)!

The problem of Puppy is to minimize only the core part and not deeply any more; in Arabic, we would probably give today at Puppy better the name El Efanty Mad ...

In SliTaz xombrero works using

- toolbar
- flashplayer.so
- hunspell dictionaries (use please the /root/.xombrero.conf ! Is NOT included in the installations but can be easily added!)
- okular, gvim, viewer as you like (I prefer mplayer2, or, in Puppy, Smplayer from the KDE suite from Jejjy; thank you again Jejjy for this pretty dotsfs! Sorry, that it does not exist in 64 bit) and other external app's for a comfortable use of different data formats
- remembers some entries (esp. the user names for ex. for this forum)
- has good favorites
- can manage html-files being on the own harddisk using the pre installed extended localhost (add link to some directories containing html files into the subdir /var/web Wink it is all was is to do Rolling Eyes )

- or can work without toolbar according to Vi-code (useful in videoapp's; you can also command some start parameters of the xombrero window in
/root/.xombrero.conf !)

and xombrero will be extremely fast and secure, more secure as all other browsers as the state "secure" is the default value (without any add) and has not to be reached by artifices (plugins etc.)

and you can look the html code etc. about as in Seamonkey. sites accepting Seamonkey accept Xombrero generally without any difference or restriction!

I am sorry dear Médor, I don't understand your argumentation...

note: I am actually writing out my Xombrero installation in my own minimal full install from Debian Jessie. All that is also possible except one, the opening of html doc's beeing on my HD as Debian as not such a well developed and ready to use for the user pre installed localhost as SliTaz. No surprise: SliTaz need that for it really wonderful web oriented TazPanel where all the settings are centralized in marvellous kind: That is a real development compared with an only-remastered puplet Wink exchanging seamonkey against firefox or back Rolling Eyes !
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