Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

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Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-06-06, 00:50

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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-06-06, 00:59

So you might be wondering what Borealis looks like.. Well here is your answer!
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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by ron_1 » 2019-06-06, 02:07

I've been wondering why you call it a "Navigator" instead of a browser.

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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by Moonchild » 2019-06-06, 02:12

I think it has something to do with the fact that we've gone from navigating to carefree surfing, but in 2019 we're back to having to carefully navigate the web.
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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by therube » 2019-06-06, 04:15

Navigator, is the name of the web browsing portion of the SeaMonkey (browser) "suite" (the suite, also encompassing; mail, news, chat, html editor...).
(Now, if that is the reason why... ?)

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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-06-06, 04:32

Well.. SeaMonkey stopped calling it the component "Navigator" at 2.0 likely fearing trademark issues. I checked it out though and there is no trademark for "Navigator" describing a web browser, only "Netscape Navigator".. Other than that? I just love the Navigator name.

We once Navigated the ocean of the internet.. Now we can Navigate the solar winds as they interact with the atmosphere of that ubiquitous Global Network with Borealis!

Or some such bullshit ;)
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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by Terryphi » 2019-06-06, 07:01

The obvious question is what are the distinctive features of Borealis?
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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-06-06, 07:32

Traditional UI almost to a fault. That is the bulk of it. Simpler (or is that more primitive) implementation of constructs, expansive preferences, menus, windows and dialogs to access things. A web client that would benefit greatly from extensions.

In Phoenix-based browsers like Pale Moon and Basilisk (ok not as much in Basilisk or more properly not entirely in the same way) you get lots of inbox stuff that makes it customizable even without extensions which is why both are better for more general or casual users.

Borealis, while having almost all the essentials, lends its self to deeper customization through extensibility because while featured it is also quite bare bones. There is less to get in the way of extensions. This makes it great for power users and those who want to expand the feature set from only one level up, in most cases, from the base platform.

As far as UI level, besides the stuff Mozilla deemed non-essential to have in Firefox when they first created it, consider the main window to be roughly analogous to somewhere between Firefox 2 and 3.x but with a Netscape Navigator bent to its design. That is my vision.
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Re: Borealis Navigator Pre-Release Thread

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2019-06-09, 22:25

Here is a screenshot I took a while back showing various built in windows and a few from extensions.
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