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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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 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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