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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2013, 02:37    Post_subject:  

Version 1.1.24 is out.
The gstreamer libs package on the downloads page is just an empty file at the moment. Maybe they are updating that.

Anyway I downloaded the Debian Wheezy gstreamer libs and included them and have packaged SlimBoat as a .PET which seems to work in Dpup Wheezy. Haven't tried other Puppies yet (though I know it won't work in Racy).

Flash Player is working (in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins).

With datafilehost you want the smaller "download" button.
The larger "download now" thing is an ad.

SlimBoat 1.1.24 Wheezy .pet
download = FILE REMOVED
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zenn

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2013, 09:50    Post_subject:  

Nicely done, OscarTalks. Installed your pet, using Slimboat as I type, on Precise 5.4.3. I was looking for a lightweight alternative to Seamonkey as I'm running on only 256MB of ram.

Youtube works but with frequent stuttering of both video and audio. Using Htop to check the usage shows regular spikes to 100%.

However, using Seamonkey to view the same video yielded a smoother experience, with only occasional lags in video, none for audio.

Strangely when using SlimBoat, the Murga Linux forum is displayed in rather small font size but when I click on a thread, individual posts have the usual (acceptable) font size.
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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2013, 13:27    Post_subject:  

Hello zenn,

Thanks for testing and reporting. Tried a few YouTube videos here in Wheezy and seems all OK. If RAM is low I hope you have some swap. I think fonts can be changed in preferences but it is a new browser for me so only just started looking myself.

Anyway I have made another version using the official Ubuntu Precise gstreamer libs so this one may work better in Precise Puppy.

With datafilehost use the smaller "download" button.
The larger "download now" thing is an ad.

SlimBoat 1.1.24 Precise .pet
download = FILE REMOVED
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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Feb 2013, 20:33    Post_subject:  Slimboat Comment...  

I'm using UpUp Precise and Slimboat certainly lightened the load a little. Works very good except not so good with Youtube streaming video. One other comment, the Google Search link uses a customized Google Search and not the direct Google.com. Not an issue if you don't use it but it worries me that there may be some other monitoring going on behind the scenes.

That said... I like it. Nice, lightweight, clean and almost as fast as Dillo. THIS IS DEFINITELY WORTH A LOOK AS A DEFAULT BROWSER FOR DISTRO MAKERS!
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stvjhson

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Mar 2013, 02:50    Post_subject:  

It looks like they have fixed the gstreamer libs download link now. It now points to a xz package of about 400KB.
OscarTalks wrote:
Version 1.1.24 is out.
The gstreamer libs package on the downloads page is just an empty file at the moment. Maybe they are updating that.

Anyway I downloaded the Debian Wheezy gstreamer libs and included them and have packaged SlimBoat as a .PET which seems to work in Dpup Wheezy. Haven't tried other Puppies yet (though I know it won't work in Racy).

Flash Player is working (in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins).

With datafilehost you want the smaller "download" button.
The larger "download now" thing is an ad.

SlimBoat 1.1.24 Wheezy .pet
download = http://www.datafilehost.com/download-f6fe5296.html
md5sum = 826e8bd7325e5583fb79cd22ef91c2b5
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stvjhson

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Mar 2013, 03:08    Post_subject: Re: Slimboat Comment...  

I believe the developers use the customized version to Google to earn a little cash for themselves to get things going. I believe you are tracked to some degree via cookies even with the vanila Google.com. Google changes search result ranking orders based on your past search history nowadays.

With that said, you can easily create a search engine pointing to the original google.com. First, go to google.com and position the caret inside the search box on the page. Then click the drop down arrow on the right side of icon on the left side of the search box to get a menu showing the list of engines. From the menu, select "Create your own search engine" to build your own google.com search engine. After it's created, you can set it as default from the same menu.

slavvo67 wrote:
I'm using UpUp Precise and Slimboat certainly lightened the load a little. Works very good except not so good with Youtube streaming video. One other comment, the Google Search link uses a customized Google Search and not the direct Google.com. Not an issue if you don't use it but it worries me that there may be some other monitoring going on behind the scenes.

That said... I like it. Nice, lightweight, clean and almost as fast as Dillo. THIS IS DEFINITELY WORTH A LOOK AS A DEFAULT BROWSER FOR DISTRO MAKERS!
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Apr 2013, 21:11    Post_subject:  

Here is version 1.1.28 as .PET and .SFS packages
Released 04th April 2013
http://www.slimboat.com

This won't work in Wary/Racy as the libs are too old.
In Slacko, Flash Player doesn't work. Anyone figure out why?

It all seems to work OK in Wheezy, Precise and Exprimo but is posted here just for people to try it out.

If you go to download these, make sure you use the correct "download" button on the datafilehost page.

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Apr 2013, 22:05    Post_subject:  

Both arrived fine, thanks!

Will see about testing tomorrow ...

"Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise!"

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Apr 2013, 21:19    Post_subject:  

Version 1.1.29 as .SFS and .PET packages
Released 22nd April 2013

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr 2013, 03:43    Post_subject:    

Thanks for these updates OscarTalks as I, for one, really do enjoy using SlimBoat. Cool Of all the Qt-based web browsers out there this has become my most-favourite of all to use!

Two thumbs up and a "Keep up the great work!" my fellow Puppian Friend. We sure do appreciate it, those of us who are unable to do so...

Cheers/Amicalement,

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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Sat 04 May 2013, 06:22    Post_subject:  

Version 1.1.33 as .SFS and .PET packages
Released 04 June 2013
http://www.slimboat.com

This post was edited on 07 June 2013
Packages upgraded from 1.1.32 to 1.1.33

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Bert


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jun 2013, 16:34    Post_subject:  

Slimboat really is a nice and fast browser.
It does everything a browser should do and speedily. I like it more and more.

Slimboat imported my crazy (giant) list of Firefox bookmarks flawlessly, where Opera missed part of them.

A few questions:

* Is it open source?

* Does anyone know how to change the 'skin'? I don't like the windows95-ish grey-brown and downloaded a fresher skin, but could not find a way to install it.
The online help leads to a non existing page 'skins usage and design'

Thank you OscarTalks!

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jun 2013, 03:21    Post_subject:  

hi bert

slimboat browser is QT based and the colours and fonts can be changed using qtconfig, type qtconfig into a terminal

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Jasper


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jun 2013, 08:26    Post_subject:  

Hi 666philb,

I have used your qtconfig tip.

My regards and thanks
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jul 2013, 12:51    Post_subject:  

Version 1.1.35 as .SFS and .PET packages
Released 04 July 2013
http://www.slimboat.com

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