Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Dec 2012 10:20 UTC
Internet & Networking Uzbl is a collection of tools that form a browser (based on WebKit) which adhere to 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."
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Names these days
by pysiak on Mon 31st Dec 2012 12:17 UTC
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Cool idea, nice effort, philosophically kind of reminds me of qmail and all the fun and "fun" I've had with it over the years.

One question, please, where do people take these names from? I mean, Uzbl? Who's supposed to pronounce that? ;-)

Happy New Year!

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RE: Names these days
by Licaon_Kter on Mon 31st Dec 2012 12:44 UTC in reply to "Names these days"
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It's pronounced as 'usable' ?

Anyway, somehow i did not find it that usable ( pun intended ), needing a fast browser for my RaspberryPi I tested them all: uzbl, arora, surf, netsurf (no javascript meh), midori, chrome/ium, xxxterm (soon to be renamed xombrero) and I settled in with dwb ( ) although xxxterm is pretty good too.

And since talking about alternatives ( mainly vi-like keyboard driven ones), on my Pi I'm using i3 ( ) for window management, zathura ( ) for PDF/PS/DjVU viewing and sxiv ( ) as an image viewer. These are all git/hg compiled since they're updated pretty often. The zathura creators also work on another lightweight WebKit based browser jumanji ( )

Edited 2012-12-31 12:59 UTC

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RE[2]: Names these days
by gan17 on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Names these days"
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I settled on xombrero/xxxterm myself (I'm a big fan of conformal projects). It does have issues (mostly libsoup related) but seems to fit into my usage patterns/idiosyncrasies rather well, though dwb and jumanji are both pretty good browsers in their own right.

Uzbl's great as well. Probably the first "lightweight" browser I experimented (not counting the cli variants) with. Was a bit tedious at first, having to write a bunch of scripts and tweaking configs, but it put me in good steed for all the ones that I tried after.

I still pronounce it "oooze-buhl" in my head, even though I know it's supposed to be "useable". Think it just sounds cooler that way. =P

Edited 2013-01-02 12:35 UTC

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by fengshaun on Tue 1st Jan 2013 07:21 UTC
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I also second dwb. I have used it for some time and it looks promising. I have used Uzbl browser too and I *love* it. Creating scripts to work nicely with it (in any language) is so easy it's not even funny. But uzbl-tabbed is not so great at keeping stuff tabbed.

I've been meaning to try i3wm which has a tabbed mode which I assume should work great with uzbl. Maybe someone has already tried that?

Anyway, I absolutely love Uzbl. Although I'm too attached to my Firefox addons right now ;)

Edited 2013-01-01 07:22 UTC

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RE: dwb
by Licaon_Kter on Tue 1st Jan 2013 21:45 UTC in reply to "dwb"
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dwb has tabs by default and not as a wrapper ;)

but yeah, i3 has a tabbed mode if that strikes your fancy

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