Re: [dev] Article about suckless on

From: Joerg Jung <>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:26:54 +0100

Am 21.02.2014 um 08:41 schrieb koneu <>:

> Anselm R Garbe wrote:
>> On 20 February 2014 18:27, koneu <> wrote:
>>> Nick wrote:
>>>> Yes, but the web-viewer could suck less, internally. GTK & glib
>>>> being rather obvious examples. With that in mind I thought I'd take
>>>> another look at webkitnix today, and found that they're not planning
>>>> to maintain it anymore. Which sucks.
>>> Sad... I had hoped for uzbl to switch to it so I'd have a reason to
>>> leave behind dwb.
>>> Then again, Webkit itself sucks so badly that using GTK & glib won't
>>> really hurt surf. One could say that surf is a suckless interface to
>>> sucky GTK and sucky glib, which interface with C++ WebKit, which in turn
>>> interfaces with the World Wide Web of Suck.
>> I'd say surf should be blink[0] based in the midterm future. I spend
>> some effort on checking how it can be statically linked.
>> Granted, it might suck a whole lot more than webkitgtk, but I see the
>> days come, when webkitgtk(+) will fall behind.
>> The web game isn't suckless. It is suckmore.
> I'd love to see surf become a suckless, keyboard-controlled,
> compile-time-configured frontend to Hubbub[0]. It is written in C, MIT
> licensed, statically linkable, small (compared to the WebKit family),
> and, presumably, faster than any other layout engine. It sucks less.
> (0)

In general, I totally agree here. Unfortunately netsurf engine seems
not be ready yet, for upcoming websites with html5/css3.
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