Daniel Nechtan

Daniel Nechtan

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NCSA Mosaic 2.7 on OpenBSD

A classic web browser, now available on OpenBSD

Added OpenBSD support and upgraded the archaic libpng code so you too can enjoy this historic web browser. NCSA’s site causes a coredump, so run the binary with another URL as an argument. It’s not great as a browser on the modern web, but it does make a great gopher client!

Now using Cameron Kaiser’s patches and alternative (‘modern’) renderer. This needs a serious code audit before even considering submitting to ports.

$ git clone https://github.com/danielnechtan/mosaic-CK-openbsd
$ doas pkg_add motif
$ cd mosaic-CK-openbsd && make openbsd
$ src/Mosaic gopher://gopher.club

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