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Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:51 am

Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser! :D

Early stages still… just got the tabbed interface mostly sorted.

Plugins like Flash are next… at the same time a “add favorites” mechanism and like 5 dozen other things need to get sorted!

I think we’re in for another difficult project… :?

Have I bitten off more than I can chew Soto? :? :lol:

We shall soon find out! :wink:

At the very least it’s an interesting exercise… :)

I'll keep you posted... btw, I may need some help with some PHP (HTTP requests etc) :?

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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Sotos » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:37 am

:lol: Make something fun out of it. Like to parse the source code of any website loaded in *your* browser and replace a list of specified words. E.g. whenever the word "Obama" appears on a page to be replaced with "fucking Obama"... or "Sotos" to be replaced with "Sotos The Great" :lol: You could do the same with a plugin... and frankly if you want to do anything that other people might actually use thats a better route ;) And how is php related with this?
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Postby Sotos » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:47 am

I just checked and apparently there is already such a plugin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... helkjdpbfh
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:56 am

:lol: Hey I’m serious! :?

I need to retrieve some basic info of the website when a tab opens and loads it like the *name* of the site and I guess one can easily check for the presence of a favicon in the root or some other location. I definitely can’t get the site’s name with javascript because it’s a different domain.

Some other "backend" stuff also will be necessary later.

You should join me in handling the back-end while I deal with the front-end.

If we’re successful we’re gonna pull off Cyprus’ FIRST ever browser… now *that* would be pretty cool! :D

We don’t have to match *everything* that Chrome does… just the important stuff. After all, speed, small size and minimal memory consumption would be one of our features.

At a glance so far we've got...

1. Chromium v49
2. Node.js < at our disposal
3. Unlimited tabbed interface
4. Scalable interface to adjust to any sceen size.
5. A nice and easy (fully automated) user setup program triggered if browser.cfg is not found in the directory.
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Sotos » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:07 pm

GR, what is the point of this? The popular browsers are made by huge companies such as Google and Apple... why even try to make a browser based on Chromium that nobody will ever use? There are already niche browsers that focus on speed, security etc. I think you should find a different project to play with which maybe would have some chance of being used by others. Like a plugin that does something useful of limited scope.
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:38 am

Sotos wrote:GR, what is the point of this? The popular browsers are made by huge companies such as Google and Apple... why even try to make a browser based on Chromium that nobody will ever use? There are already niche browsers that focus on speed, security etc. I think you should find a different project to play with which maybe would have some chance of being used by others. Like a plugin that does something useful of limited scope.

Sorry you feel this way Sotos… as for me, the show must go on! :)
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:44 am

Ok, for those who like to follow the story of the making of a full-blown Internet browser right here in Nicosia… today has been a day of great progress I’m happy to inform. :)

First, I perfected dynamic, robust, unbreakable HTML5 Sandboxed iframes to tame every website out there. We fool them with a fake window-top and some other parameters thanks to the power of node.js and HTML5. In your face Twitter… you twit! :lol:

Second, for the first time in the history of the Internet we now have a unique browser USER-AGENT called… “Bequer-Cyprus”! :D

Cyprus will soon enter the browser market with a pop instead of a bang! :lol:

As official USER-AGENTS we can now report to website queries (sites viewed via our browser), with whatever we like such as… (ie)

Website query: User Agent?
Browser’s answer: Bequer-Cyprus

Website query: Operating System?
Browser’s answer: Cyprus-Windows v2000

Website query: Location?
Browser’s answer: Aphrodite’s Rock!


Hmm… maybe we should have these as options to users so they can fill out the answers to all such queries but I’ll bet some will start using swearwords and get me in trouble! :?

Finally, the modest Options page is evolving very nicely…
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Comparison images of USER-AGENT info between us and Chrome (did this early stages today) just so you can get an idea...
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That's all for now...
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Sotos » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:47 am

Changing things like the User Agent is something that can be easily done with a plugin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... nhmmbodake . Why bother to fake things to make it work and try to design a UI when you can just take Chrome and add any functionality you need with a plugin? And if you want to change the look of Chrome a bit you can make a theme for it.
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Postby Get Real! » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:06 am

Sotos wrote:Changing things like the User Agent is something that can be easily done with a plugin: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... nhmmbodake . Why bother to fake things to make it work and try to design a UI when you can just take Chrome and add any functionality you need with a plugin? And if you want to change the look of Chrome a bit you can make a theme for it.

Yeah, why bother building another car when you can take the trusty Moskovitch add some after-market parts and just give it a new paint job!

I wonder if you also have a “plugin” that reduces Chrome’s memory and disk consumption…

Or one that stops Chrome from reporting… “Oh snap it crashed!”

Or one that refrains from threatening…“XP users will no longer receive updates...”

Or one that stops the annoying “Privacy reminders from Google…”

Or one that stops Google from violating your privacy by sending your details and surf habits to US government agencies…

Or a plugin that inserts a “Do NOT fucking save history” button to the interface and works…

Or one that gives you honest and useful search results instead of Google’s commercial gimmicks…

Or one that… err how many plugins did we need so far to bring it up to scratch and how big did all this shit get so far? :?

Deep down you’re a visionless communist sheep Sotos… [shakes head]
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Re: Posting from *my* browser… the Bequer Browser!

Postby Sotos » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:50 am

GR, you are using Chromium which is made by Google so you can't really do much in terms of performance and prevent it from crashing. Its like you take the engine of a BMW and you add it to your own car body, electronics etc. The result could be good only if you are about as good or better than the Google engineers... and you are clearly not ;) So why would anybody bother with a crappier version of Chrome? You can do most of what you listed above with plugins. If this is for your own personal use then you can write just one plugin that does everything that you need. Some things don't even need a plugin ... like changing the default search engine can be done with a setting in Chrome.
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