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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx on a mainframe

From: Hynek Med
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx on a mainframe
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 02:01:12 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Jonathan Sergent wrote:

> Lynx is licensed under the GNU Public License.
> Lynx is free software, and is supported and developed by volunteers
> on the Internet.  Chances of it running under most IBM mainframe OSes
> are probably slim without some porting effort to the source code (which is, 
> of course, freely available).  If you have anything resembling a POSIX 
> environment and a curses library of some sort (which is, from what I
> hear, available on IBM big iron these days), it probably won't be too 
> horribly difficult for someone with good C programming skills.  However,
> I don't think you'd have much luck in getting it running without a
> POSIX environment or without a curses-like library without rewriting 
> significant portions of the code.

I'm afraid the IBM's form based terminals will be a problem too - I can't
imagine a curses-like library for them..

> I do believe there are some other text-based web browsers for IBM
> mainframe environments out there (I think there's one called Charlotte), 

I recall one called Albert..


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