Re: [dev] surf rewrite for WebKit2GTK

From: Brandon Mulcahy <>
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:10:32 -0400

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 04:29:58PM -0200, Daniel Camolês wrote:
> When the choice you have is between 500k or 2 million lines of code,
> it hurts to call anything suckless. I think the web needs a serious
> reboot. It started out as a markup language for presentation-only, and
> then it was morphed through a convoluted series of additions into an
> application distribution plataform. The browser is the dumb terminal
> of our days. Today the web browser is the most awful piece of software
> I need to use. I dream with the day when the Internet will be built
> around a model simple and generic enough that a reasonable programmer
> will be able to code a complete "browser" in a month of work or so.
> Am I alone? Is there any hope out there?

I remember reading something Russ Cox said about plan9port being created
because it would be easier to port all the Plan 9 userland to Unix than to
port a full-featured web browser to Plan 9.
Received on Sat Oct 25 2014 - 21:10:32 CEST

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