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posted by janrinok on Friday March 01, @12:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the Browser-freedom dept.

There's a new browser in town: Nyxt. It is free software. It is intended to be modified by the user, perhaps even rewritten. From https://nyxt.atlas.engineer/:

Built-in programmability.

Use the built-in REPL to program Nyxt. Run short scripts, and try out new workflows. Everything in Nyxt is fully extensible and modifiable.

It is written in Common Lisp.

Is this the browser we programmers have been waiting for? The one we can modify to our wildest dreams?

[Ed's comment: The linked source is obviously intended to show a potential user how it will work, and in this role it does a reasonable job. But there is not a great deal to explain why they think it is a game changer, or why it will appeal to many users. If it is necessary to use Lisp to extend the browser then perhaps it will not have the impact that they seem to believe it will have. But what do you think? Will it gain a foothold, or simply fade away to be forgotten except perhaps for a few enthusiasts?]


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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Mojibake Tengu on Friday March 01, @07:19AM

    by Mojibake Tengu (8598) on Friday March 01, @07:19AM (#1346932) Journal

    Since the orthodox web industry client browsers made by corporations are systematically taking away freedoms from users, and of these, freedom of information in the first place, locking them in advertising feed cage and political control platforms at the same time, I appreciate every attempt to restore power to the user.

    In digital paradigm, ability to program a thing provides freedom and looses outer control bond.

    I praise and bless this project. We need more of such. We need web browsers become a commodity.

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