Lynx 2.0.12 now available!

Rob Harper Rob.Harper at csc.fi
Mon Nov 8 03:51:30 EST 1993


I suppose many people are becoming interested in WWW/Xmosaic
For those of you who do not have Xwindows capabilities and
would like to experiment with the World Wide Web then Lynx
will highlight options within a hypertext document and allow
you to select them by moving through the text with the tab key.

Get it if you wont give up your VT100 terminal;-)

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Lynx Ver. 2.0.12 is now available for anonymous ftp from
 FTP2.cc.ukans.edu    as   /pub/lynx/lynx2-0-12.tar.Z

( ftp://ftp2.cc.ukans.edu/pub/lynx/lynx2-0-12.tar.Z )

Lynx is a distributed hypertext browser with full World Wide Web
and Gopher capibilities.  For an explanation of features and a demo, 
telnet to "kufacts.cc.ukans.edu" and login as "www".

This release of Lynx has been compiled by me on the following platforms:

 o  IBM (AIX 3.2)
 o  DEC Ultrix
 o  DEC Alpha OSF/1
 o  Sun 4
 o  NeXT (Mine is an older version of NeXTStep, but it should work 
          with newer ones too.)
 o  VMS (Multinet)

This release is rumored to compile on the following platforms:
 o  HP-UX (snake)
 o  Solaris 2
 o  SVR4
 o  VMS (UCX)
 o  LINUX
 o  SGI 
 o  SUN 3
 o  AIX 3.1
 o  NeXTStep 3.x

Binaries for the following platforms are available:

 o  IBM (AIX 3.2, will work with 3.1 as well)
 o  Ultrix
 o  Alpha OSF/1
 o  Sun 4
 o  VMS (Multinet)
 
A listserv list has been created for the distribution of
Lynx related information and updates.
  o  Lynx-Dev at ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
 
Send a subscribe request to listserv at ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu to
be added to the list.  All new releases will be anounced on this
list.  Please do not send subscribe requests to the the Lynx-Dev
list directly.

    The following new features have been added:

* added preliminary level 1 forms support.
  (Parsing and user display works, but nothing else)
  I'm looking for input on the forms interface!
* interuptable I/O added.  Hit the 'a' key for "abort" during
  transfers.  Its a little flakey right now during connections,
  but it works most of the time :)  
* local HTML documents ending in .html can now be referenced with
  just a filename and/or path from the command line.
* Added preloaded searches to gopher URL's.  They previously
  didn't work.  This is readily apparent as preloaded CSO
  searches, which alot of people wanted. (bug?)
* added descriptive subject lines to files mailed from lynx
* added "X-within-URL" mail header line to specify which
  URL from which files, comments, and mailto links are sent from.
* The user's specified editor is now spawned for mail messages.
  If no editor is defined or if the user is anonymous, the built-in 
  lynx mail sender is used.
* added progress messages to all transfers.
* added -cache=# command line option to specify the number
  of WWW documents cached in memory.
* added VMS port fixes from Foteos Macrides.  Lynx now
  compiles and works on VMS! (bug?)
* Moved many configuration options including printer setup to 
  lynx.cfg file.  The default placement of the lynx.cfg file
  will be /usr/local/lib & sys$public.  Printers can now be
  configured without recompiling!
* Removed STARTDIR variable from userdefs.h  STARTDIR is now inferred
  from the STARTFILE. (doesn't effect HTML files)
* Ported to SVR4 courtesy of Nickolay Saukh (from Russia, Wow this is
  really getting around!) 
* Uneditable documents don't get refetched. (Nickolay Saukh)
* National language support through LOCALE
  (instead of ISOLATIN1), protected by #ifdef LOCALE (Nickolay Saukh)


   A partial list of bugs that have been fixed

* disabled FTP connection caching to help fix multiple FTP problems
* fixed a bunch of gopher holes
* gopher lists are turned into URL's now instead of lynx
  internal format document links
* removed old hytelnet compatibility code which looked in
  multiple directories to find the correct file.  If you still
  need this capibility talk to me.
* changed all static data structures to be dynamic
  This was a pretty major change of code which may add several
  bugs. :)
* rewrote parse_links routine to make it more efficient and to
  work with dynamic structures.
* added VMS port fixes from Foteos Macrides.  Lynx now
  compiles and works on VMS!
* fixed ftp bug in WWWlib that didn't de-escape URL's before
  sending request to FTP server.
* fixed coredump bug for some files with no links.
* Fixed bug with only one link selectable out of many on the last line
  of the display.




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