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Re: lynx-dev Lynx Windows 4.0? when? - PS

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx Windows 4.0? when? - PS
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 08:37:21 +0000 (GMT)

> Dear Sir or Madam:
> When are we going to drop Lynx 2.8.tweak.fudge.jumper and get lynx-windows 
> 4.0 or so?!

When you submit reliable, supportable, changes to the code.  As you can't
even make your mail program create compliant (~70 character) lines,
I think that might take some time.

Note that the code should not greatly increase the size of the executable.

My guess is that most Lynx developers think that there is a point where
people who want non-commercial browsers for Windows are better off using
browsers designed as GUI browsers, like Amaya or Mozilla.

> I mean, DECSystem20 had PTYCON, and that was more than 2 decades ago in the 
> mid'70's! PTYCON was "pseudo-teletype-controller" which operated like an 
> advanced windows3.1<control-escape>task-window: it inserted message-alerts 
> from the other tasks, and popped-up its connection-controller on ^X (that's 
> control-X) and showed you the status of pseudo-terminal 
> task/job/connection-numbers. Where's lynx-windows 4.0? Simple javascript (no 
> text-dimming, but, etc., yes), and https-secure links, and 
> multi-tasks, (split-frames would be interesting if available, but not the 
> necessity), copy-paste-insert-lines of selected text into textarea/input 
> boxes, status-bar alerts [or pop-up box alerts] ... all the simple features 
> we've come to expect in a 4.0 browser. [Lynx-Gold 4.0 anyone?]

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