retawq is a multi-threaded Web browser for text terminals on computers with Unix-like operating systems. It is fast, small, nicely configurable, and comfortable; e.g. the low-level network communications are performed in a non-blocking way, and you can keep open as many "virtual windows" as you want and work simultaneously in two of them in a split-screen mode.
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.
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
> 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 --
> 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.