[Inx] command line and console based software

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Sun Mar 3 16:21:46 PST 2013

On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:50:03 -0300
Alejandro Lieber <alejandro at lieber.com.ar> wrote:

> Laura:
> ELinks  browser
> Links2  browser
> SLRN  newsreader
> MUTT email client
> It would be nice that the distribution could be used from the hard drive, 
> imposible with INX.

Not so. There are several install options, including "inxtaller",
"netinxtaller" and "inxusb" - on inx-1.17, all of those are included.
In earlier versions only inxtaller is included, and is not accessible
from menus. On 1.17 install options are available from the Tools menu.

Mind you, INX is getting pretty old, and I'm doubtful that a new version
will happen, sadly.

> Alejandro Lieber
> http://1fcr.com.ar
> LM wrote:
> > Checked the mailing list archives for INX and was happy to see some
> > recent activity.  I'm working on a project somewhat similar to INX and
> > was hoping to possibly share some resources.  (I do program by the
> > way, if you need some programming help.)
> >
> > I'm trying to put together a collection of lightweight cross-platform
> > applications that I can run across the various systems I use
> > (including Debian Squeeze and FreeBSD).  I'm building the applications
> > from source and have a build script system to help automate the builds
> > and handle package management.
> >
> > INX is a nice resource for finding lightweight command line software
> > and I've checked what programs have made it into the distribution more
> > than once to get some ideas on useful tools.  Would be interested in
> > sharing finds of good lightweight programs.  Has anyone run across any
> > other programs that would be useful in a distribution like INX?
> >
> > If it's helpful, I've done some work on an alternative to dialog that
> > uses standard HTML to create screens.  There's a console version and a
> > GUI version.  I've basically gone in and modified a couple of browsers
> > including lynx to handle the functionality.  Plan on using it as a
> > front-end to some applications in conjunction with shell scripts and
> > C/C++ programs.  I've also been looking at various screen libraries to
> > see what might work in console mode or outside of X.  SDL looks like
> > it will work via Directfb (and Framebuffer), possibly nano-x and I've
> > heard some reports of it running with Wayland.  PDCurses works on top
> > of SDL or one could just use ncurses.  FLTK 1.3 works with nano-x.
> > Was also looking at other somewhat lightweight libraries such as
> > WxWidgets embedded and Fox Toolkit, but not much luck there yet.  I'd
> > really like to find enough programs to handle all the basic
> > functionality I'd need on my computer using just lightweight
> > applications.
> >
> > Any lightweight program suggestions greatly appreciated and if anyone
> > wants to talk about available lightweight software further, would
> > really like to find other interested users to discuss the subject
> > with.  Thanks.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Laura
> > http://www.distasis.com/cpp
> >
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