We may be able to port Browservice to run on NeXT , test on Previous ?

Started by Rob Blessin Black Hole, November 27, 2023, 09:08:33 PM

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Concept:
Speaking of Raspberry Pi, this might just work for us , loading a Raspberry Pi  running Linux or Pi os12 on a cube. Pi housed in a Cube expansion port , look what it can do lol
  . High speed wireless internet , as another thread is talking about Raspberry pie

In theory we would run an old web browser in NeXTSTEP . I was talking with someone that used to run Explorer or Netscape under something like X Window  on NeXT hardware.  The software in the link is hosted on the Raspberry Pi connected to the web , then Browservice listens for your web browser via static IP 192.168.1.5 subnetmask 255.255.255.0 and port 80:80 , so when you click a link on the NeXT Browser in theory , it pings it on the linux running chrome browservice connects to the page then RP then sends the compressed files as in rendered web page images back to your NeXT giving the illusion of modern web browsing and it appears to be fairly quick.

It works on Windows going back to 3.11  lol  There is also a version that does a similar strategy via WRP , This is exciting because having access to the full contents of the modern web on an original NeXT box would be cool lol



Browservice:


Source :
https://github.com/ttalvitie/browservice/




Look at this they actually have Mac OS System 7.5.5 runing Mosaic 2.0 in a browser wtf https://oldweb.today/?browser=nm2-mac#19960101/http://geocities.com/ ahem We may be able to do this with NeXTSTEP, how cool would that be as you launch a webpage ad now the entire world actually can see and play with NeXTSTEP :) Let's Go!
How to with Source https://github.com/oldweb-today/oldweb-today
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don_apple


Rob Blessin Black Hole

Quote from: don_apple on November 28, 2023, 02:57:05 AMSomething like this is already available if you use a PiSCSI: https://github.com/PiSCSI/piscsi/wiki/Vintage-Web-Proxy

P.S.: Its called "Raspberry Pi" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi) and not "Raspberry pie" ;)
Thank you for the link ! Spell check auto correct be damned , I corrected it lol :)
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