A web browser on MIster

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A web browser on MIster

Postby Glaurung » Sat May 18, 2019 4:32 am

It is possible some kind of web browser on mister f12 core menu?
I understand that mister softyware is some kind of LINUX, so maybe its posible,or some kind of puppy linux inside?
Will be nice to have in the f12 core option a "web browser", so we dont have to switch to PC to chek mail or check atariforum..
I donty have skills to to this, just wondering if it s posible

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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby Newsdee » Sat May 18, 2019 5:52 am

I think that can be done with the Amiga core?

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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby Sorgelig » Sat May 18, 2019 5:55 am

there is already LXDE linux available where you have browser

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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby kolla » Fri May 31, 2019 7:50 am

Newsdee wrote:I think that can be done with the Amiga core?


Indeed :)

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I recently brought the mister to work (chaos at home due to moving), and now I have it running more or less as I want it, with a couple of extra filesystem images loopback mounted - gentoo.img for the software I want, and home.img for home directory. On bootup, these are mounted and an init-script fires up telnetd, sshd, tinyproxy and a few other useful daemons chrooted inside the gentoo filesystem, accessible from Amiga on the Minimig core.
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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby thelatestmodel » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:52 pm

I mean that's fine if you don't need encryption anywhere (which you do). Getting a browser working on an Amiga is kind of pointless in 2019, almost everything is HTTPS.

Ugh, sorry for the thread bump, didn't see the post date.

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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby zomgugoff » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:46 pm

thelatestmodel wrote:I mean that's fine if you don't need encryption anywhere (which you do). Getting a browser working on an Amiga is kind of pointless in 2019, almost everything is HTTPS.

Ugh, sorry for the thread bump, didn't see the post date.


I never understood the negative attitudes around necro-posting. If it's relevant and constructive, I don't see why a new topic is necessary. That just clutters up the board.

Anyway...

This post describes a method to reach HTTPS pages with an Amiga:
https://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=95784

I suppose this could be run in Linux on the MiSTer. Otherwise, a Linux machine running elsewhere on your network would be fine.

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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby Sorgelig » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:50 pm

It's not hard to load LXDE and get a modern web browser with full internet connection speed. You even can watch Youtube in low quality.
There is no point to use very limited Amiga browser with serial line speed.

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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby zomgugoff » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:19 am

Sorgelig wrote:It's not hard to load LXDE and get a modern web browser with full internet connection speed. You even can watch Youtube in low quality.
There is no point to use very limited Amiga browser with serial line speed.


I guess if you want to avoid several steps in getting software from aminet onto your disk image, accessing it directly with the web browser in the emulator would be about the best use-case for it.

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Re: A web browser on MIster

Postby Sorgelig » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:39 am

Original question was about browser in general. Nothing to do with aminet.


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