CERN LINE MODE BROWSER 2.0pre1 AVAILABLE
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The CERN Line Mode Browser is a character based World-Wide Web Browser.
It is developed for use on dumb terminals and as a test tool for the
CERN Common Code Library. It can be run in interactive mode, non-
interactive mode and as a proxy client. Furthermore it gives a variety
of possibilities for data format conversion, filtering etc. It is
primarily intended as a test-tool for quick access to the Web or
used in batch jobs.
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This release is only distributed to WWW developers which are in
contact with CERN. It is not to be considered as an official release,
as modifications and additions will be needed.
The plan is to keep up with these modifications and steadily release
improved versions of the Library continuously until a desired level of
stability is reached.
This release is also the first release of source code which is covered
by the new CERN copyright statement. The statement is published in the
file COPYRIGH - truncated to 8 bytes :-( and is a part of the
distribution file. It can also be read in hypertext format from
We encourage everybody to study this statement - questions are welcome!
CERN Line Mode Browser 3.0pre1 is available, source code:
Its is known to compile on Sun4, Solaris 2, HP Snake, NeXT, NeXT-386,
Decstation Ultrix, DEC OSF/1, SGI and AIX, but look also at the page
of supported platforms at:
Documentation is available at
The addresses to send email about CERN Line Mode Browser are:
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CERN Line Mode Browser Release Notes
Most of the code is reorganized in order to adapt the application to
the multithreaded version of the Library. This means that the browser
now has the following new features:
* Interruptable I/O - hit 'z RETURN' and the current load terminates
* You can at any time initiate a new load or any other command by
simply start typing.
Try it - it is really fun!
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen H&kon W. Lie
+ 41 22 767 8265 + 41 22 767 8583
Frederick Roeber Phill Hallam-Baker
+ 41 22 767 3755 + 41 22 767 8072
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