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Links2, Text Mode & Graphics Mode Web Browser

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links2-2.21-r4-mac-ppc.zip (11.66 MB)
MD5: e5dd68bf6eec2fda7a932a9f03ebf344
For Mac OS X
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links2-2.21-r4-mac-ppc-src.zip (45.22 MB)
MD5: 0b635adc49e2567f05baa7930072c6db
For Mac OS X
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Links2 2.21 For PowerPC Panther ported by Alex Free
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About
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Links2 (homepage is at http://links.twibright.com/ ) is a web browser capable of both a command line and graphical user interfaces. This release is up to date as of 12/23/2020, and supports all PowerPC Macs (604/G3/G4/G5) running Mac OS X 10.3.9 and above. Rosetta is required for Intel Macs to run this build.

Links2 does not support javascript, but it is extremely fast and because this build is 100% up to date TLS 1.3 is supported as well.

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Setup
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Download and unzip the latest release (r4). Double click the Links2.app. Select either graphics mode or text mode.

The graphics mode requires /Applications/Utilities/X11.app to be installed. The text mode does not. X11 is an optional install in the OS installation of Mac OS X 10.3 and Mac OS X 10.4. On Mac OS X 10.3, it was also provided as an additional separate download. I have uploaded this version to the Macintosh Garden ( http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/x11-panther ). On Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 X11 is installed in the default OS installation.

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Advanced Usage
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You may want to use this release from the command line. For example, you can use MacSSH ( https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/macssh-21 ) on Mac OS 9 (with Zlib compression disabled in MacSSH to allow it to connect to newer OpenSSH versions) and run the Links2 text mode remotely.

Since this is a portable release that can run anywhere, the commands to run in graphics mode or text mode change depending on where Links2.app is. In the below example commands, Links2.app is at '/Applications/Links2.app'. Change '/Applications/Links2.app' in the commands if Links2.app is somewhere else.

Text Mode:
/Applications/Links2.app/bin/links -ssl.certificates 1 -ssl.builtin-certificates 1 -ssl.client-cert-crt /Applications/Links2.app/cacert.pem
Graphics Mode:
/Applications/Links2.app/bin/linksx -g -ssl.certificates 1 -ssl.builtin-certificates 1 -ssl.client-cert-crt /Applications/Links2.app/cacert.pem

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In This This Release (All up to date as of 12/23/2020)
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Links2 version 2.21 http://links.twibright.com
Zlib version 1.2.11 https://zlib.net
LibTiff version 4.1.0 http://libtiff.maptools.org/v4.1.0.html
XZ version 5.2.5 https://tukaani.org/xz
OpenSSL version 1.1.1i https://openssl.org
LibPNG version 1.6.37 https://libpng.sourceforge.io
JPEG version 9d https://www.ijg.org
CA certificates extracted from Mozilla version 2020-12-08 https://curl.se/docs/caextract.html

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Changelog
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12/23/2020 - Links2 R4
- Links2.app is now a portable application, it can be ran from any directory/volume on your Mac. You no longer need to copy it to /Applications, just double click and select your preferred mode.
- Updated Links2 to version 2.21.
- Updated OpenSSL to version 1.1.1i.
- Updated CA cert to 12/8/2020 extraction.

7/15/2020 - Links2 R3
- Updated CA cert to 6/24/2020 Mozilla extraction.

4/24/2020 - Links2 R2
- OpenSSL updated to latest version, 1.1.1g.
- Added an App icon.
- Fixed Mac OS X 10.3.9 compatibility.
- Now compiled on Mac OS X 10.3.9, with GCC 3.3 & X11 SDK.

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Compiling
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Required:
- X11 SDK.
- Mac OS X 10.5.7 or 10.5.8
- Xcode 3.1.4.
- Build Select https://macintoshgarden.org/apps/build-select .

cd into the source directory, and execute 'sudo ./build-all'.

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Licences
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Links is (c) 1999-2002 Mikulas Patocka, (c) 2000-2002 Karel Kulhavy, Petr Kulhavy, Martin Pergel. Links is a free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify under the terms of the GNU general public license as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

See the 'licenses' directory of each release for all documentation.
Authors
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Mgr. Mikulas Patocka
Mgr. Karel Kulhavy (Clock)
Mgr. Petr Kulhavy (Brain)
Mgr. Martin Pergel (PerM)

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

PowerPC 604/G3/G4/G5 w/ Mac OS X 10.3.9-10.6.8 (Intel requires Rosetta)

Comments

z970's picture
by z970 - 2021, January 16 - 1:41am

Press 'g' to enter a URL (like a search engine), and 's' to bring up the bookmarks menu. You can then go back or forward a page with the left and right arrow keys, respectively.

snes1423's picture
by snes1423 - 2021, January 16 - 12:50am

how do i even type in a url yet search for anything using graphics mode??????

Europa's picture
by Europa - 2020, April 20 - 1:48am

Awesome work! I look forward to trying it out once I get some down time! Laughing out loud

OpenSourceMac's picture
by OpenSourceMac - 2020, April 19 - 7:38pm

REALLY COOL. I love TenFourFox, but sometimes it is just too slow when all you want is to look up some info in text format.

z970's picture
by z970 - 2020, April 17 - 6:33pm

Excellent work. Smile

Antonin29's picture
by Antonin29 - 2020, April 17 - 2:36pm

Absolutely marvelous!

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2020, April 17 - 10:59am

Wow, cool one! Thumbs up! With ever more bloat added to websites, this will soon be the primary browser on anything lower than a G5 Laughing out loud

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, April 17 - 9:39am

Pretty cool. Smile Love how this is the latest 2020 release, and it's PPC. Seems like a great option for "lower-end" Macs running OS X.