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We are happy to announce a pre-release for Nyxt version 2! This is not a stable release!

Cool new features:

  • New “auto-mode”, automatically enables and disables modes depending on the website. Example: automatically turn on your proxy whenever visiting travel websites.

  • New “data profiles” help you customize and separate your data. Example: a “work” instance of Nyxt may use different cookies but the same bookmarks as the “personal” instance.

  • Built-in Lisp REPL

CHECK out our article on our website (https://nyxt.atlas.engineer/article/release-2-pre-release-1.org) for more details.

DOWNLOAD: https://nyxt.atlas.engineer/download SOURCE: https://github.com/atlas-engineer/nyxt

Thanks for reading :-)


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    Why is Atlas creating/maintaining this browser? There’s a lot of trust that a user imparts on a web browser when they choose to use it, and I’m cautious of companies with no clear source of revenue deciding to release free (as in beer and freedom) browsers.

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      They are working on a grant from NLnet, see https://nlnet.nl/project/NyxtBrowser :

      This project was funded through the NGI0 Discovery Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825322. Applications are still open, you can apply today.

      It used to be called Next, but was renamed a few months ago: https://lobste.rs/s/ijgvlq/next_browser_is_now_nyxt

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        Indeed, that has been a very valuable grant for us and has kept us going. We are very grateful and thankful for NLnet!

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        Why is Atlas creating/maintaining this browser?: It started because we wanted Emacs as a browser, from there on, I kept working on it and it kept growing. Why is it open source? Because I have been using open source software for a long time, and it is the only software that you can really trust.

        Revenue model: We plan on creating some applications using Nyxt that will hopefully be appealing to users. For example, we want to build an email client, IRC client, etc. These will be also open source, but for sale (available for free for those who cannot afford it). Before that, we were doing consulting work to support the development of Nyxt.

        As per can you trust us? You don’t have to trust us, the source is all there for your scrutiny (and always will be)!

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          Agreed. I was under the impression that ‘atlas’ was just the name given to the group of people developing the browser. Now, looking more closely, it looks to be an actual company. Moreover, they claim to be ‘Open by Design’ and to have been around for over a decade; despite this, their github only contains nyxt (and a couple of associated libs). Would appreciate if @jmercouris could clear this up.

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            We have not been around as a company for more than two years. The statement refers to our experience as engineers. For more information about our revenue model, see my post response to “craftyguy”.

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          Seems to be based on Webkit, if anyone is wondering like I was

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            It is actually web-renderer agnostic with support for WebKit and WebEngine (and possibly others).

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            Has anyone been using this browser? I’ve been thinking about trying it out, but would be curious how the experience has been for others.

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              I just gave it a try in a VM. I wasn’t able to get the VI bindings to work and gave up. Not sure if there’s a bug or their docs are out of date..

              Edit: yeah, docs are out of date. The init file goes in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/nyxt, not next like the docs says. But even with that, it fails to enable VI mode with: Could not load the init file: The name "NEXT-USER" does not designate any package. Using nyxt-user doesn’t help. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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                That’s disappointing. Hopefully will get fixed soon.

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                  That’s not too surprising, considering the size of the project, and that it was promoted as the “Emacs of the Web browsers”.