Joined: Mar. 2004
||Posted: Sep. 09 2005,11:17
I'm sure I'm the only retro retard who instantly fell in love with Sergey Karpov's Hacked-Links project, but that's neither here nor there. I've upgraded my system a couple of times and hacked-links stopped working.
Well, first the GUI went, not that big of a deal. I used it from terminal.app, or putty remotely most of the time anyway. It finally gave up the ghost about two kernel upgrades ago.
I've tried to migrate to other text-mode browsers, w3m, elinks and even lynx. Nothing has really come close to Karpov's efforts. I tried to go back and download the source from his site (yeah, I backed up the tarball, but I can't find it. My backup procedure can wait for another day) but his site is password protected now, so no love there.
I've finally found the source again (I plan to back it up to my site, so nyah, nyah) but it doesn't work with some of the newer libs.
Does anyone happen to know why Sergey quit development on hacked-links? I mean, if he started contributing his code to another project, great. I'll just switch to that browser.
If not, anybody know how I could get in touch with him so I could offer him a case or two of beer to pick up development again? I really liked that browser.
No good deed goes unpunished...