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Re: Uzbl browser

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 05:13:42PM -0700, Martin Fick wrote:
> I thought that I would mention the very new Uzbl browser 
> here since it might be a very good candidate for a simple 
> anonymous browsing tool.  I thought that due to the 
> simplicity of the design, it might be a lot simpler and 
> more reliable to create an anonymous "profile" with this 
> browser than other approaches.  It seems like a good
> match for tor.
> From the main Uzbl page: http://www.uzbl.org/
>    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."
>     * very minimal graphical interface. You only see 
>       what you need
>     * what is not browsing, is not in uzbl. Things 
>       like url changing, loading/saving of bookmarks, 
>       saving history, downloads, ... are handled through 
>       external scripts that you write
>     * controllable through various means such as fifo 
>       and socket files, stdin, keyboard and more
>     * advanced, customizable keyboard interface with 
>       support for modes, modkeys, multichars, variables 
>       (keywords) etc. (eg you can tweak the interface 
>       to be vim-like, emacs-like or any-other-program-like)
>     * focus on plaintext storage for your data and 
>       configs in simple, parseable formats
>     * Uzbl keeps it simple, and puts you in charge.
> This project is still in its infancy, started in April.
> But since it is built on webkit, the core is already
> written.  It seems that there is a large group of very
> interested developers working on this and making large
> rapid strides.  I look forward to their progress and
> hope that perhaps someone with an anonymity bend will
> see what they can do with it and tor!
> Cheers,
> -Martin

I've been using uzbl for a couple of months now, and so far it's worked fine
with tor and polipo.

Jake Todd
// If it isn't broke, tweak it!

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