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Alligator Browser/0.25 (Alpha)

The Alligator Browser is at the beginning of a very long journey from me and is therefore still very immature in its application, structure and source code. In each version there may be fundamental changes that do not yet allow users* to work with this script collection proiductively in everyday life. The idea originated from the programmer's own needs and this will also be the central theme in this project. Nevertheless, the software should be designed in such a way that almost everything can be managed by users* inside themselves. People should be encouraged not only to consume software but also to playfully deal with the source code. Modding, changing the claims and structure, the dissolution of the complex is expressly desired.

Download and News

For those in a hurry who don't have time to read the News, here is the sourcecode download for the Alligator Browser/0.25 (Alpha) or use wget[1] wget https://voidnill.gitlab.io/cosmic_voidspace/download/Alligator_0_25.tar.gz This version was developed on Manjaro[2]. So far no Apple or Windows ports have been developed. By downloading you agree to the license. The original software is only offered on this website. If Alligator is downloaded from another website, the developer cannot be held liable for any damage resulting from the use of the software.

Install Alligator

Open a terminal, create with mkdir Alligator the Folder and change with cd Alligator into it. Download with wget the current version from this page. Use Ark[3] to extract the zip file and open the file with ark Alligator_0_XX.tar.gz In the next step, we install the python packets and toolkits with sudo pacman -S python2-pyqt5 qt5 dt5-webkit. If there was no further error during the installation, we can start the Alligator software with python2 alligator.py

Note

Up to now, the Alligator Browser has only very simple features. These will be further expandedand optimized in the next versions. If you have good ideas or want to get involved in the project in another way, you found my mail on my Twitter profile @R0B_B0SS. If you have a question about the software, please check the this page first and read the article How to ask Questions the smart way[4]. This saves everyone time and unnecessary trouble. Please also note that I have a lot of work to do and really only reply to an e-mail in very rare exceptional cases. There is no right to a reply.

Security Note

The Alligator Browser is in no way secure, nor should it be used for private work that requires privacy or for important projects at work. This browser is intended for people who know what to do with a computer and what not to do with it.

Alligator Browser Keys

Launching Alligator through a terminal emulator will result in a prompt through which you can run JS by default (see below), or with a few keystrokes, run searches, open urls, and eventually do many other tasks. if a search term e.g. Alligator is entered into the textbox, Alligator redirects to the duckduckgo search, where the search result is displayed. Pressing ctrl brings your userchrome onto the screen

Javascript

If you want to execute Javascript via the promt, you have to enter Javascript: + the Javascript sourcecode. This allows you to temporarily manipulate web pages. For example, it is possible to change the color of the links to green. Please note that executing Javascript code only works if setJavascript is set True in the config.py file. It is up to your own creativity (and JS skills) to decide what kind of ideas you can implement. Happy hacking! Please note that Javascript must be set to True (l15) in config.py to use this function.

Changelog

In the Changelog you can find all changes of the last versions. These are entered with "Alligator/0.XX". At the moment the project is in alpha phase 0.0-99. Starting with version 0.99 the transition to the beta phase will take place, which will probably last until version 1.99. After that the number one will be released. All versions have internal project titles consisting of names for hoverflies inspired by Fredrik Sjörberg's book the flytrap.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2019 voidnill

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Reference:

  • [1] gnu.org/software/wget/ (fetched: 03/19/2019)
  • [2] manjaro.org/ (fetched: 03/19/2019)
  • [3] utils.kde.org/projects/ark/ (fetched: 03/19/2019)
  • [4] catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html (fetched: 03/19/2019)