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Slimjet web browser
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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep 2015, 04:52    Post subject:  

New SlimJet versions are released frequently.
Change log includes its own Ad Blocker and a Turbo Downloader.

I will continue to upload some experimental packages.
Set up to run as root in various recent Pups
https://yadi.sk/d/fd8rBM0WoF9sB
Now hosted at Yandex Disk

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greengeek


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep 2015, 15:08    Post subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
I will continue to upload some experimental packages.
I am trialling the slack14 spot pet version and it is working well for me. Using this package (and also the previous version) i still experience a problem when using Google streetview for lengthy periods - the browser reports a crash but allows me to click a reload button to continue from where I was. The error messages imply that it is an out-of-memory condition of some kind.

I am asuming this may be specific to my Puppy as it is modified to run only in ram, and using a personalised sfs rather than a savefile. Maybe my basic system is not set up right to give slimjet whatever processing headroom it needs.

Google streetview does seem much faster with this browser than my normal firefox. Even in full page mode.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2015, 07:16    Post subject:  

Hi Greengeek,

I sometimes take a look at things on streetview but I do so via Google Earth and I can tell you that it stores large amounts of data in cache as you move around. This fills up the savefile/RAM quite quickly. I expect this will be the same if you are on streetview via a browser. If I keep an eye on my freememapplet_tray indicator and take action before ram runs out there is a facility in the preferences of Google Earth which enables me to clear disk cache and memory cache. This brings back most of the free space and allows me to continue so it is similar to what you are describing with your SlimJet tests.

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greengeek


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2015, 14:40    Post subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
If I keep an eye on my freememapplet_tray indicator and take action before ram runs out there is a facility in the preferences of Google Earth which enables me to clear disk cache and memory cache. This brings back most of the free space and allows me to continue .
That may be where my problem is - I have no savefile so my freememapplet doesn't help me see when I have run out of memory (or cache). I shall have a look and see if there is a way to force it to use swap or move its cache. Might slow it down though.
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dalderton

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2015, 04:24    Post subject:  

I have a bug in Slimjet and am unable to remove-uninstall the program. It goes through the motions on the package uninstall but does not go away.I installed the latest one shown in this thread and it got all the speed dials etc off the old one after I had attempted to uninstall it.
Any ideas?
Regards Dennis.
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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2015, 05:06    Post subject:  

Hello Dennis,

Not sure what you mean. Can you let us know your Puppy version and exactly which packages you are uninstalling and installing and are they .pet or .sfs?

Are you saying that the whole program did not uninstall? If you are saying you upgraded versions but your profile/configuration settings remained then this is normal behaviour to allow upgrades without the user having to set up all the preferences again. If you want to reset things (including the speed dials) and start again you should delete the directory and contents /root/.config/slimjet or /root/spot/.config/slimjet (depending on whether you are running it as root or spot).

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2015, 10:55    Post subject:  

I was a bit slow to notice it but there is a handy download button for youtube watchers:
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Nov 2015, 22:06    Post subject:  

Updates to SlimJet are coming through quite frequently.

The http://appear.in webRTC video conferencing did not seem to work properly for me in version 5 but it does in the version 6 beta.

I try to keep updating the experimental packages
(Yandex Disk storage)
https://yadi.sk/d/fd8rBM0WoF9sB
If in Russian use the language button and refresh the page.

Although I recommend setting browsers up as portables under /mnt/home and from there just unpack the new tarball whenever an update comes out and Bob's your uncle.

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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2015, 00:58    Post subject:  

Thank you, Oscar. Can you tell me what the difference is between the Tahrpet and just the regular pet?

Thanks,

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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Nov 2015, 10:52    Post subject:  

Hello Slavvo67,

The tahr package places the main directory under /opt and the wrapper launcher script does NOT disable sandbox features. The browser appears to start and run without errors in TahrPup, maybe because of the more recent library and kernel versions.

The non-specific package places the main directory under /usr/lib (just by choice really) and the script disables some sandbox features because the browser will not run at all without doing this in pre-tahr Pups. This package will run in Precise and even in Wheezy but you will see errors in console which relate mostly to the sandbox situation. It won't work at all in earlier Pups than these as far as I know.

The packages are all set up to run as root because that is the standard Puppy way. You can alter them to run as spot and in some cases activate the SUID sandbox but you end up with some processes running as spot (dbus and possibly gconf) even after the browser has been closed.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov 2015, 04:11    Post subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
I try to keep updating the experimental packages
Thanks for this. Much appreciated. I just tried v6 for Slacko and all seems well so far (haven't used the webrtc thing yet as I am basically paranoid and don't like letting remote servers take control of my mike and cam, but slimjet looks like a nice way to access that functionality when I eventually need it. I will have to bite the bullet one day and come into the modern world to find skype alternatives Smile )
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov 2015, 18:02    Post subject:  

Neither version is working in Quirky Unicorn. I didn't see a dependency issue but when I open the browser, it opens up but doesn't work.
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Puppus Dogfellow


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Nov 2015, 01:45    Post subject:  

working very well in precise 571-2 and in unicornpup. thanks yet again, Oscar. it's faster and lighter and just as capable as chromium/chrome from what i'm seeing. really nice (but still heavier than palemoon or firefox).

here's the lot mirrored:

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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jan 2016, 00:10    Post subject: Moving slimjet's config & cache file out of SaveFile  

Hi all,

I really do like slimjet. It appears to run faster than opera 12.16 --my previous favorite-- and, being "current" doesn't suffer as old opera's non-acceptance as a supported browser on some website.

In setting it up, I had saved opera's bookmarks as an html file and loaded that into slimjet. Easy, even though I subsequently had to "re-order" folders and their contents by title. Again, easy. Just open Bookmark Manager, select a folder and Left-click the Organize at the top of the Right panel.

But I discovered slimjet wasn't keeping the new wepages I bookmarked. Then I remembered. I run all my Pups without an Automatic Save, and never Save on Exit unless I've installed something new, as I did after first loading the Slimjet SFS, installing bookmarks and addons. But hadn't done so since then.

As I wasn't about to change my way of running Pups just because a nice browser, it occurred to me that like firefox, seamonkey and palemoon, even though I was running slimjet as an SFS, may have written its config file to somewhere in my SaveFile.

Unlike firefox, seamonkey or palemoon, slimjet's config folder doesn't become obvious when you browse to /root and "show hidden files". You'll find it, however, in /root/.config. [Note the dot]. Then, as I had with firefox, seamonkey and palemoon, it was a simple matter of dragging the slimjet folder to a folder on /mnt/home --I call it "browser-cache", without the quotes-- selecting Move, dragging it back to /root/.config and selecting Link(relative).

You'll also find another slimjet folder worth moving-symlinking. It's in /root/.cache -- note the dot. Frankly, even though I set all my webbrowsers to clear cache on exit, I've moved the entire .cache folder out of my SaveFile. I'll see if that creates problems

mikesLr.
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2016, 10:58    Post subject:  

SlimJet now at version 7.0.1.0
Based on Chromium 47.0.2526.73
Pepper Flash 20.0.0.267
Support for Java and Silverlight has been added.
This has been removed from recent Google Chromes
http://www.slimjet.com/en/lp/java-silverlight-support-in-chrome.php
A bit puzzling though, not sure if this applies to the Linux version.

EDIT:-
Reports are suggesting that the source code has been changed so much now that java can not be made to work after all.

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