Peter Harrison four.harrisons at
Wed Jan 4 21:54:51 UTC 2012

On 4 Jan 2012, at 21:26, Chad Perrin wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 08:48:35PM +0000, Peter Harrison wrote:
>> Chad,
>> xxxterm is in ports - at least I have it installed on my netbook and
>> although I can't remember how it got there, I never (ever) install
>> stuff that's not in ports.
> Thanks for correcting that.  I did not find it last time I looked, though
> I may have relied on a nonstandard ports tree search tool that sometimes
> (unexpectedly) fails to update its search database.  It's good to hear
> xxxterm is available in ports.
>> I installed for exactly the same reasons you're looking at it - fast
>> lean browser with good (vi-like) keybindings.
> I'm playing with it now.  I find I need to rebind a lot of functionality
> to make it feel really vi-like, and some of the bindings I would like to
> use are not possible with the keybinding configuration capabilities of
> xxxterm as they are currently implemented.  The maintainer has invited me
> to submit a patch; whether I do so will definitely depend on how much
> time I have to figure it all out.  In the meantime, I'm checking to see
> how well I can get by using it as my primary browser for a while.
>> Firefox runs like a dog on my atom processor, but I do still keep it
>> around for some stuff although compiling to keep their release schedule
>> is gradually turning me off.
> I don't blame you.
>> First impressions of xxxterm are that it's very good. The keybinding is
>> quite as good as uzbl or vimperator on firefox, but it's live-able
>> with, and it seems to have fewer performance or configuration
>> downsides.
> I find the keybindings of Uzbl and Pentadactyl better than those of
> xxxterm so far; I stopped using Vimperator in favor of Pentadactyl a
> while back, so I'm probably not qualified to comment on its current
> state.
> Did you mean to say "The keybinding is *not* quite as good . . ." or did
> you mean it is, as you wrote it here?


Perils of typing too fast.

Yes, I meant "the keybinding is /not/ quite as good"

Peter Harrison.

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