[svlug] Can anyone recommend a good browser for linux based appliance?

William R Ward bill at wards.net
Sun Mar 23 16:13:35 PST 2003

David N. Welton writes:
>Gary Lin <glin at employees.org> writes:
>>     For faster development, we are thinking about implementing the
>> UI for our applicance using the web-technologies, such as
>> HTML/DHTML/Javascript.  But, of course, I do not want the user to
>> know the UI is actually running within a browser.  This means, I
>> need to have the browser running in full-screen mode/without showing
>> any menu/toolbar.  Also, it would be nice if the browser is
>> light-enough so that it can be launched very quickly.  I notice
>> Mozilla takes a fair amount of time to launch on a 900 MHZ appliance
>> machine (around 10-15 sec).  Can anyone recommend a browser?
>If you want rapid UI development, and don't *need* to use a browser,
>why not use Tcl with Tk?

Or Perl+Tk, which has all the same advantages, plus being a lot easier
for most programmers to work with... tcl having a rather odd syntax,
and Perl being a bit more like the C/C++/Java most people know.


William R Ward            bill at wards.net          http://www.wards.net/~bill/
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