[webkit-dev] Curses port?

Shea Levy shea at shealevy.com
Sun Jan 19 10:51:19 PST 2014

Hi Alp,

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 06:43:10PM +0000, Alp Toker wrote:
> On 19/01/2014 18:34, Shea Levy wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I'd like to have a browser that can be used from the terminal but
> >actually supports modern HTML, js, etc. to the extent that is reasonable
> >for a console. It seems no such browser currently exists, so I was
> >thinking about trying to port webkit to use a curses backend. Is such a
> >thing a reasonable project? Ideally I'd just be able to plug some
> >rendering logic on top of an unmodified webkit core...
> HI Shea,
> It is possible as a full-blown port, but moreover would be straightforward
> to get done using just the standard API and DOM binding of any existing port
> that supports operation without an on-screen view.

Ah, great! Can you give me a pointer to how to get started with such
existing ports? Particularly interested in running on Linux, ideally
without bringing in dependencies on gtk or qt.

> Alp.


> >
> >Cheers,
> >Shea Levy
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