NeXTSTEP 3.3 Web Browser

Toby Thain toby at
Thu Nov 12 11:38:03 CST 2015

On 2015-11-11 11:49 PM, Kyle Owen wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 8:50 PM, Tapley, Mark <mtapley at> wrote:
>> You know about the Lighthouse Design suite of applications, right?
>> Presentation, spreadsheet, word processor, drawing program, etc.
>> Don’t forget the license strings.
> No, but thanks! Looks like good stuff. I've got NeXTTeX installed on here,
> but without a lot of the LaTeX extensions, I'm feeling a little
> underwhelmed with its capabilities. :)

A complete TeX distribution should be well within the reach of NeXT (and 
there are no real obstacles to a port). I ran it on much smaller 
hardware even before NEXTSTEP 3.3 was current.

> I was able to get it online here at the house. ...
> Also trying to get SSL working better with OmniWeb. I still can't go to
> Gmail from it as it's complaining about cookie issues, and other sites,
> like, fail to load altogether. :(

Gmail is a bit optimistic, or are you only aiming at "basic HTML"?[1] 
Many sites no longer support browsers that are only a few years old 
(e.g. GitHub, which says it only supports "current versions" of even 
very modern browsers).

I expect you'll have a lot of problems with public SSL, as ciphers, key 
sizes, trust chain are all rapidly moving targets.

Cube/slab owner

[1] "In general, Gmail supports the current and prior major release of 
Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari."

> This has been one of the best resources so far for new software to play
> with:
> Thanks again for the tips, and I look forward to getting
> running soon!
> Kyle

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