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I need a browser that is fast, not bloated, stores my data (bookmarks, history, account settings, preferences, ...) in simple text files that I can keep under version control, something that does not reinvent the wheel, something that I can control.
Well, I could not find it.
So I started the uzbl browser project.
The project is just a few days old, but already some developers joined me and we're having a lot of fun hacking. One of them (Mike) was even creazy enough to register a domain for it with a website and all.
So there you have it: uzbl.org.
It is stil very early in the process, but some things already work.
Here are some of the ideals (not all implemented yet):
Uzbl follows the UNIX philosophy:
Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.
Maybe you could provide IRC channel address? Couldn't find anything like that :(
Posted by vti on Tue Apr 28 01:48:06 2009
It's on the front page of uzbl.org.
Posted by Dieter_be on Tue Apr 28 03:45:35 2009
Just curious, but what stands "uzbl" for? Or is it simply a fantasy name?
Posted by Daniel Hofstetter on Tue Apr 28 11:56:03 2009
"usable", in lolcat pronounciation ;-)
Posted by Dieter_be on Tue Apr 28 11:58:57 2009
Hopefully this approach means that the whole shit won't crash when one site is.
Posted by Anonymous on Wed Apr 29 10:59:54 2009
This was the missing thing on my box! Thanx and keep it rolling! =)
Posted by tent on Fri Jul 17 15:57:38 2009
Thanks so much, I have been looking for a browser like uzbl for years!
Posted by Anonymous on Sun Jul 19 10:57:21 2009