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17 Jul 2003 23:22 walles

Re: What makes this project different?

> The FM description must be rather short.
> For a more extensive overview, please
> have a look at the features list at
> http://retawq.sourceforge.net/docu/feature.html.

Read that, still don't get it. I'm not sure about multiple windows, but all the rest of the points seem to be covered at least by Links.

But of course you can write whatever you want, so good luck with your project :-).

17 Jul 2003 22:56 arneth

Re: What makes this project different?

> Just out of curiosity, how is this
> project different from links, lynx, w3
> and others? At least from what I coluld
> glean from the FM project description it
> sounds about the same as the others.


The FM description must be rather short. For a more extensive overview, please have a look at the features list at http://retawq.sourceforge.net/docu/feature.html.

16 Jul 2003 03:02 walles

What makes this project different?
Just out of curiosity, how is this project different from links, lynx, w3 and others? At least from what I coluld glean from the FM project description it sounds about the same as the others.

19 Oct 2001 18:21 antrik

Re: not even similar (was: Re: identical project)


> Have a look at the smiley after "good joke"...

Ok, then sorry. Seems that I have misinterpreted your reply... It looked to me like you regarded the comparision as a misrepresentation...

> The emphasis of netrik seems to be on (X)HTML parsing, while retawq
> concentrates on the user interface and networking tuff; that's why I said
> they're "not even similar".

That's exactly what I mean... Netrik and retawk started in two different directions, but later retawq will get a better layout engine I guess, just as netrik will get a UI and networking stuff...

> Seriously, I couldn't register it earlier because it just wasn't yet ready
> for release. It still has some bugs, but at least it seems to be usable now.
> If the gurus didn't always say "release early, release often",
> retawq probably still wouldn't be released at all.

ESR (yes, that guru you are talking about ;-) ) says that the right time to release a project is as soon as it can be, compiled, run, and does something... That was exectly where I released netrik...

I have *registered* the project (not at Freshmeat, but at SourceForge) shortly after I started hacking.

19 Oct 2001 09:22 arneth

Re: not even similar (was: Re: identical project)

> Hey, what's the matter with you?

Have a look at the smiley after "good joke"...

> I didn't claim that netrik looks like
> retawk!
> It's very early alpha -- just like
> retawq is. (Though retawk is much
> further in
> most regards, of course.)
>
> I meant the *intentions* of both
> projects are extremely similar. Did you
> look at our website at all?

I even looked at the source code before saying anything. The emphasis of netrik seems to be on (X)HTML parsing, while retawq concentrates on the user interface and networking stuff; that's why I said they're "not even similar".

> It's too sad you haven't registered
> your project on SourceForge earlier --
> we
> could have made something together,
> instead of doubling our efforts...

The usual problem with Open Source. ;-) Seriously, I couldn't register it earlier because it just wasn't yet ready for release. It still has some bugs, but at least it seems to be usable now. If the gurus didn't always say "release early, release often", retawq probably still wouldn't be released at all.

17 Oct 2001 02:40 antrik

Re: not even similar (was: Re: identical project)

> Good joke! :-) retawq is a quite complete web browser supporting HTTP/1.1,
> FTP etc., while your project reads a local HTML file, parses it, and writes
> results to stdout. Both projects are somehow related to HTML, sure, but...


Hey, what's the matter with you? I didn't claim that netrik looks like retawk!
It's very early alpha -- just like retawq is. (Though retawk is much further in
most regards, of course.)

I meant the *intentions* of both projects are extremely similar. Did you look
at our website at all?

It's too sad you haven't registered your project on SourceForge earlier -- we
could have made something together, instead of doubling our efforts...

16 Oct 2001 11:10 arneth

not even similar (was: Re: identical project)

> Well, when I read your project
> description, it could have been one for
> our project :-) Really, everything you
> wrote here and on the project homepage
> applies to netrik as well...


Good joke! :-) retawq is a quite complete web browser supporting HTTP/1.1, FTP etc., while your project reads a local HTML file, parses it, and writes results to stdout. Both projects are somehow related to HTML, sure, but...

09 Oct 2001 23:43 antrik

identical project
Well, when I read your project description, it could have been one for our project (http://netrik.sourceforge.net/) :-) Really, everything you wrote here and on the project homepage applies to netrik (http://freshmeat.net/projects/netrik/) as well... The *only* difference I realized is that I do not intend to use real threads for several reasons.

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