Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sun Aug 26 20:00:29 UTC 2007

On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 08:01:05 -0700 (PDT)
hong zhang <henryzhang62 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I also want to have dillo installed to my arm board
> which does not have apt-get and dpkg.
> 1.Would you please tell me how to do it?

I have only used i386 and ppc architectures - sometimes I find that i can
compile a program on my ppc iBook when it is not available from the
repositories, or has a bug of some kind. ( I did this with mplayer on my
iBook for example).

This was not hard though, since I was able to get all the build
requirements through the packaging system. Compiling is only a pain when
you are missing necessary build dependencies, by and large.

> 2. dillo can run in my i386 laptop but format is not 
>    look good as firefox when I access to www.yahoo.com
>    or any other website. Do you have same problem? 

It isn't really a "problem" as such. Dillo makes no claim to be anything
other than a "niche" browser. For example, it does not understand css or
frames, and has no "plug-ins" for the usual multimedia you find everywhere
these days. It is , however, lightning fast, light on resources, and quick
to start up. I use it mostly for quick Google searches and local documents.

One of the problems with full-featured browsers is that they will suddenly
start to use 60% CPU for no apparent reason - then you notice that one of
your twenty tabs is running some lame flash advertisement  :-) 

For a full-featured browser you really need Firefox, Galeon, or Epiphany -
or Konqueror, which is an excellent browser, but just doesn't seem to suit
the way I like to work.


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