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Re: LYNX-DEV updating

From: Wayne Buttles
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV updating
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 1997 15:55:11 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 9 Mar 1997, Al Gilman wrote:

>   From: Wayne Buttles <address@hidden>
>   IMHO, the Win32 port is as good as the worst unix port.  I just want to
>   make it as good as the best port ;-)
>   The DJGPP (DOS 386) port is coming along pretty well too.  It is as true a
>   port as the Win32 version so I don't think "... a DOS derivative exists"
>   really covers it correctly.
> Upside: Great!  I have probably been over-reacting to your
> modesty-inspired remarks about "still definitely alpha..."
> I was trying to increase the visibility to your work on this
> page (consider the prior state).

Did I say the 2.7 ports of Lynx were alpha?  DJ said his 2.6 port was.

> Downside: I thought DJGPP was currently hostage to the fact that
> you can't get answers from DJ.

Hynek Med inquired about a DJGPP chartrans version.  We had some quick
emails back and forth and he came up with trying to compile without
optimization.  It works and I am going to roll with it for now.  (This was
last night) 

> IMHO mail and ftp are must items.  How easy is it for someone to get a
> Lynx that does ftp and mail up and running in any Intel environment? 

Mail may be working already via a hack of some work John Lewis is doing
for Bobcat.  That is one advantage to doing all these projects.  They all
contribute to each other.

FTP is unresolved, but only because I started compiling again last night.
I am optimistic.

I realize that my ports are on the cutting edge at the moment and compared
to VMS/Un*x Lynx that is pretty wild, but in the Windoze world companies
like Netscape tell users they NEED to run alpha and beta code to be hip so
it isn't anything new to us.  My only beef is the word "derivitive." 
Bobcat is a derivitive.  DJGPP, Lynx2.7 for DOS 386+, is a port in

> Net:  Tell me what short sentence should replace the "principally
> runs on ..." sentence on this home page and I probably won't argue
> with you.

How about:

Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web.  Released versions run
on VMS and various versions of Un*x.  Ports are in progress for Win32 and 
DOS 386+.  See the ports page for additional information.


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