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Author Topic: NANY 2018 Release: Gowser, a Gopher browser  (Read 242 times)


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NANY 2018 Release: Gowser, a Gopher browser
« on: November 04, 2017, 04:57 PM »
NANY 2018 Entry Information

Application Name Gowser
Short Description A simple Gopher browser
Supported OSes Compiled for Windows, would probably compile on *ix though
Web Page https://bitbucket.org/tux_/gowser (currently, source only)
System Requirements
  • Binary: Windows.
  • Source: Probably, Linux/Unix with GTK+ and Windows.
Version History
  • 20171104: init. DC build, may or may not break.

'member Gopher? I 'member.
Why is Gopher Still Relevant?

  • Gowser will browse Gopher.
  • Can make me procrastinate working on ymarks.

Planned Features
  • Support for image and sound files.
  • Support for Gopher's killer feature: searches.
  • Bookmarks.

TMAVeTk.pngNANY 2018 Release: Gowser, a Gopher browser

Unrar. Open the .exe. Enjoy.

Using the Application
Enter a Gopher URL.

Remove the extracted .exe file.

Known Issues
  • Most of plain Gopher works, media files (images and sound files) don't (yet). As they rarely occur, I decided to postpone their implementation.
  • The one big advantage of Gopher towards HTTP is that you can easily search it. Maybe some day Gowser will support that, but it currently does not.
  • This build creates a debug log. If you experience crashes, you can send it to me or something.
  • There are crashes. Sorry.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 01:34 PM by Tuxman »