Scourge
Scourge 1.1.5 Alpha
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Scourge helps you search the Web via a lightweight, non-bloated compact browser! Application is less than 1MB!Features:
  • Option to only load Text
  • Configurable Homepage
  • JavaScript Support
  • JavaScript Can be Enabled and Disabled
  • Pop-ups blocked
  • Load Status
  • History
  • View Page Source
  • Live Google Search
  • Adblocking
  • Private Browsing
  • Less than 1MB!
What's New
Version 1.1.5 Alpha:
  • https:// in address bar no longer appends http:// in error
  • file:// in address bar no longer appends http:// in error
  • Fixed Printing Issues
  • Generic Error Page
  • Fixed some GUI bugs I accidently released with
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • WebKit (Included with Safari)





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Dajonel commented on 27 Dec 2007
Developer: We love your browser! Don't stop developing it! Of course, if you do, please make the source of version 1.1.5a available so people can bring this great browser to life again.
[Version 1.1.5a]

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mswfujowdffyc (developer) replied on 05 Jan 2008
I no longer have a dev box that I can use so this is an unmaintained project.

You can get the source code here http://scourge.swifthost.net/index.php?page=scourge

or more specifically http://scourge.swifthost.net/Scourge.tar.bz2
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Dajonel replied on 05 Jan 2008
Yes, but that source is of version 1.1.2a. If your project is dead, please let one/some/all of use have the current source! I'm sure someone would be happy to pick up where you left off.

By the way, this browser is very competitive among small browsers. Why did you stop developing it?
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Dajonel replied on 05 Jan 2008
Oh. Sorry. You just said... What exactly is a "dev box"? Can't you just use Xcode 2.4.1, 2.5, or 3.0?
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mswfujowdffyc (developer) replied on 12 Jan 2008
What I mean by a "Dev box" is I no longer have any mac's that I can use to develop on. (unless I can do it from a amd64 linux box somehow)

Also, I'm pretty sure that's the latest source code (with lots of garbage in it because I just tarred the whole thing), because otherwise I don't have it. The box that I had it on died along time ago.
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Dajonel replied on 12 Jan 2008
Oh. That seriously is a disappointment. I really did like your browser. Is there any way you could resume where you left off? There's more to this browser than 5 others I've used have combined! They're all based on Apple's sample code... It seems that yours is too, but that can easily be ignored considering how much you've done beyond it.

Great job. I love your work.
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mswfujowdffyc (developer) replied on 12 Jan 2008
There's a small chance I could continue development. I may still have one of my old ancient powerbooks laying around, maybe I can put OS X on it and XCode...

I haven't programmed in ObjectiveC/Cocoa in ages thou.. so only time will tell. (I only wish I had used a version control back then)

I am suprised to know it even runs anymore, and that someone uses it. I pretty much thought no one cared about it anymore.
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Dajonel replied on 12 Jan 2008
By now, the interface is old and ugly, but I'm looking beyond it, and it works very well.

The source code is not of 1.1.5a, it is of version 1.1.2a. I just checked. Unfortunately, if you haven't coded in awhile and you don't have the source code, it may be hard to resume.

I may be the only one, but I am serious. This program has/had potential.
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thmtrxmn commented on 21 Aug 2006
Please people grow up... stop pointlessly bashing peoples software... I would like to see half of you make anything like this... and the too many browsers thing... last I counted there are only like five good browsers for mac and some of those could use a lot of improvement the developer of this could be on to something so just lay off
[Version 1.1.5a]

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Dajonel replied on 29 Nov 2007
I agree. People come on and be nice. This browser is great!
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DP-G4-450Guy reviewed on 06 Aug 2006
Nice "school project" but there is absolutely NO guarantee of security with this - which makes it very dangerous to use except for simply reading pages - and even then it could be broadcasting information you don't want sent.

This would probably push all of Securnia's buttons at once.
[Version 1.1.4a]


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widgetman reviewed on 06 Aug 2006
When making comments on an ALPHA program, don't say ignorant things like "lacks features" and "useless". The reason that the developer has taken the effort to label it as alpha is because he knows that it isn't close to done yet and does not yet have a full feature set. LOUDSCREAMER, you sir, are an idiot.

The browser is fine, you never know, it come become the next firefox in a year or two, so please people, don't be so dumb.

Have a good day.
[Version 1.1.4a]

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Mikuro replied on 06 Aug 2006
I'm a developer myself, so I respect the effort put into making products, and I'm glad you do, too. But when I'm looking at products on MacUpdate, I want to know what they do, and if they're worth using. So I find honest criticism, however harsh, more helpful than a "we're all winners" 5-star rating.
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Mu5ti replied on 06 Aug 2006
"The browser is fine, you never know, it come become the next firefox in a year or two, so please people, don't be so dumb."

Now tell me "come" is a mistype for "can", and I will roll on the floor bursting my gut laughing.

Who's "so dumb" now?

Firefox...this school project...he actually compared this to Firefox...MUHAHAAAAAAA
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Sam Rae replied on 07 Aug 2006
mu5ti: Perhaps you should have a read of the Wikipedia entry on Linux:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux#History

It has this interesting snippet: "Meanwhile, in 1991, another kernel was begun as a hobby by Finnish university student Linus Torvalds while attending the University of Helsinki."

Guess that school project was a waste of time, hey?
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Llscotts replied on 07 Aug 2006
Some people just like to put other developers down.
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Mu5ti replied on 09 Aug 2006
Sam: Moot argument. This school project *requires* WebKit. In other words, it is a frontend. Linux is not a frontend. (And another point, Linux was, is, and will never be something new or groundbreaking, but UNIX was).
Actually I liked the comparison to Firefox better. It was a bit more possible, though improbable. Now you stepped it up: comparing this to Linux. Oh no.

As for the "some people..." comment: I have all the respect in the world for programmers, as I have close friends who code to put bread on the table, and as I don't know how to code myself. And creating something out of nothing is cool, to say the least. My main problem is people with dumbass remarks and calling others "fools", whereby making illogical comparisons to tried, tested, 200M times-downloaded software to school projects.
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Sam Rae replied on 10 Aug 2006
Mu5ti: It was not a moot argument at all. Your original comment criticised the software by saying it was a "school project". I responded by saying that just because it is a school project does not mean it is or will be poor software, and I cited the example of Linux to support my argument.

As for your last comment, you are correct in saying that this browser requires WebKit. That does not mean it is bad software. OmniWeb (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/) also requires Apple's WebCore, and it has many innovative features. The same with Flock (http://www.flock.com/)-it's built off Mozilla, but it has many new and useful features. I actually use it as my main web browser at work now. Camino (http://www.caminobrowser.org/) also uses the Gecko rendering engine, and it is now my preferred browser for home.

So I have cited examples to refute the arguments: a) that "school project" software is necessarily poor quality; and b) that software built off another framework is inherently poor software.

I would appreciate some counter-examples if you have some.
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Mu5ti replied on 10 Aug 2006
Sam, before hijacking the reviews further (I think we've done it already, but...), let's argue in private. I value your comments and would like you to see my point as well, which I think I've failed to make clear. (Your two points on my view, for example...)
Anyways, should you care to continue the discussion, you can reach me at mustiman at gmail.
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Sam Rae replied on 10 Aug 2006
mu5ti: Agreed. Apologies to MU readers for going on a rant in the comments!
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Sanjinko tipped on 02 Jul 2006
It works quite well under Panther (10.3.9).
Loads "www.apple.com".
One suggestion: make toolbar buttons configurable.
[Version 1.1.2a]

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Kenneth69267 (developer) replied on 03 Jul 2006
I implemented a ToolBar and it's customizable now :)
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Gaoshan commented on 30 Jun 2006
At last! Something I can browse the web with. Now if I could only find applications that would let me take notes, browse fonts and something to convert currency.

In all seriousness creating a simple browser with web kit is a great way to learn some of the basics of programming for the Mac. There are simple tutorials for this at Apple's developer website. However, if you want to release an app for the public to use why not spend your energy creating something people need or something that is not in an already crowded, well-served field?

Some good examples? Witch, Quicksilver, AppZapper, Brickhouse, Smultron, Xyle Scope, ManOpen, JellyfiSSH, Cyberduck, MacBarfX ;) , etc., etc.
[Version 1.1.2a]

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Mu5ti replied on 06 Aug 2006
Well said. One of the 5% reviews/comments that make sense in whole MacUpdate, or whole Mac sites for that matter. Thank you.
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loudscreamer reviewed on 24 Jun 2006
Pointless, lack of features. Everyone can easily make its own browser based on webkit. Safari is a lot better. If your looking for an alternative browser, use Camino / Firefox instead. Opera is also good but the UI is pretty uglie.
[Version 1.0 Alpha]


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Darrel commented on 24 Jun 2006
Why not develop new browsers based on WebKit? After all, there are some nifty features that have been added to browsers such as SunriseBrowser and Shiira, both based on WebKit. Have a look for yourselves.

If you are happy with Safari and Firefox, then stick with them and don't download others to try out. And if the developer's goal is to create a light-weight, but configurable browser (i.e. loading text only), why not applaud diversity rather than just criticize the fact that there are so many browsers?

My Mac Web Browsers list now has 98 entries for browsers available for Mac OS 9/X and I encourage others to develop new browsers with features not seen in other ones! Go for it, Ken!
[Version 1.0 Alpha]


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maclover1.1 commented on 24 Jun 2006
OH PLEASE, stop with all these browsers. There re way too many and that is why after trying them all I stick at 90% with Safari, and if I encounter a problem with a page for some reason (dmg downloads sometimes mess up) Ilaunch Camino and that's pretty much where I'm at. Aren't there other things to develop than this saturated market ?!!!?
[Version 1.0 Alpha]


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Tomis commented on 23 Jun 2006
I don't mean to be a downer but, we already have enough browsers. The major two browsers, Safari and Firefox, are open source. A better use of the developer's energy would be to help out on one of those projects instead of re-inventing the wheel, it offers nothing new.
[Version 1.0 Alpha]


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Date:09 Aug 2006
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Scourge helps you search the Web via a lightweight, non-bloated compact browser! Application is less than 1MB!Features:
  • Option to only load Text
  • Configurable Homepage
  • JavaScript Support
  • JavaScript Can be Enabled and Disabled
  • Pop-ups blocked
  • Load Status
  • History
  • View Page Source
  • Live Google Search
  • Adblocking
  • Private Browsing
  • Less than 1MB!


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