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

From: Eduardo Chappa L.
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx Windows 4.0? when? - PS
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 15:02:16 -0800 (PST)

*** David Combs wrote in the Lynx list today:

:) All this other junk (well, I don't use it) like news-reading, email,
:) etc -- to me, at least, those are just nice little conveniences,
:) quick-and-dirty HACKS for when I (or the user) is too lazy or the
:) matter at hand is too short, or unimportant, to go use a REAL
:) emailer or newsreader, etc.

The fact is that lynx has support for those features. What I would be
interested in seeing someday is that lynx gives you the option of opening
your prefered mail program, news reader, etc through a configuration
option. The fact is that if lynx won't do it right, let the work be done
by others and let lynx be the connection.

Yes it is a browser, but it should not interfere with other utilities, if
you want to open a picture you can use your mailcap file to open it, if
you want to send a mail you can use your mailer. Nothing wrong with that.

:) OK, M$ and Netscrape -- they make more MONEY if more people
:) use their software.  Uh, who HERE makes any more $ if we (there's
:) that "we" again!) add features, outlook, MICE, etc to lynx?

Money has never been an issue here, people have needs and they would like
to have those needs filled in by the product of their choice. It's great
that in a world where you can have the choice of looking at beautiful
pictures, people still decide to use lynx  and read the text instead. I am
really surprised of the amount of things that a browser (like
netscape) can do these days, they almost look like an operative system but
for the internet. Even if lynx will never be comparable to these products
that still leaves a lot of room for improvement. An believe me, lynx will
still be a browser.


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