Re: [dev] [off-topic] Vimprobable

From: Roger <>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:58:03 -0800

On Sun, 2009-10-25 at 10:08 +0100, Hannes Schüller wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope you don't mind me announcing this here, but since webbrowsers
> are discussed quite a bit here...
> Vimprobable is my attempt to create a browser using Vimperator-like
> keybindings. It is based on the abandoned Vimpression project. I
> already fixed many things which simply stopped working over time due to
> WebKit API changes and I've begun to enhance the browser feature-wise

I have been using DWM + Dillo ( with great success
for the past couple of months. All the webkit browsers seem to also
suck as much CPU as Firefox and the binary only Opera.

I've tried vimprobable several times and haven't been able to form much
of an opinion yet. Since I'm rebuilding the software system here, might
be inflicting on the stability with vimprobable right now. :-/

I should hop in and look at the code while it's young ... vi/vim is my
editor of choice here unlike the @#$@# confusing emacs.

For the person inquiring about the ":" mode on vi/vim, it's used as an
escape key into a different mode to escape text editing mode. Don't
really know if it's needed except to enter form data.

Elinks is another fine example of a minimal CLI browser. I find having
both Elinks & Dillo constantly open on my desktop still uses far less
resources then Firefox and Opera.

Received on Sun Oct 25 2009 - 21:58:03 UTC

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