A minimal WebKit based browser
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README.md

This is a minimal WebKit based browser. It's intended use is to display a single web resource non-interactively, while being highly portable, especially to the arm11 architecture (used for the Raspberry Pi), and supporting Javascript and HTML5 Websockets for dynamic content updates.

COMPILING

apt-get install libwebkit-dev
# OR: yum install webkitgtk-devel
make

INSTALLING

No special steps are required for installation. Just execute browser. This program was designed to be started via inittab on boot like this:

1:2345:respawn:/usr/bin/startx -e /usr/bin/browser http://10.0.0.5/zfs/monitor tty1 </dev/tty1 >/dev/tty1 2>&1

USAGE

browser <URL>

This will launch the browser in fullscreen mode and load the resource at URL. URL can be anything that WebKit supports, including file://-URLs for local webpages and documents. Omitting URL shows the default page, this README.

The following keybindings exist:

  • F5 for reloading the current page
  • F11 for toggling fullscreen

These actions are also implemented as signal handlers:

  • HUP for reload
  • USR1 for fullscreen toggle