PARD: Browser


Amaya is the name of W3C's own test-bed browser/authoring tool and is used to demonstrate and test many of the new developments in Web protocols and data formats. Given the very fast moving nature of Web technology, Amaya has a central role to play. It is versatile and extensible - new features can be easily added - and is available on both Unix and Windows '95/NT platforms.
Current version
Copyleft W3C
Modified24 December 1998 00:43



Express is (yet another) web browser using GTK, and is intended for general Gnome consumption. It uses the gtk-XmHTML widget, so make sure that is installed before trying to use it.

Express aims to be a full-featured web browser; however it will do this with extensive plugin support, so it is basically as lightweight as you need. I am now working on the plugin design - basically all major functions will be accessible as plugins: viewers for various mime-types, scripting languages, and handlers for socket layers and protocols. This will help curb bloat and encourage parallel development, and allow existing code to be easily incorporated (eg. open source image loaders, Java VM and VRML displayer).

Current version0.0.5
Author Conrad Parker <>
Copyleft GPL
Modified08 July 1998 01:39


Gzilla is a new web browser based on the GTK toolkit. This is still pretty alpha code, although it is definitely usable to browse the Web.
Current version0.1.7
Author Raph Levien <>
Modified30 December 1998 22:45


Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) client for users running cursor-addressable, character-cell display devices (e.g., vt100 terminals, vt100 emulators running on PCs or Macs, or any other character-cell display). It will display Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) documents containing links to files on the local system, as well as files on remote systems running http, gopher, ftp, wais, nntp, finger, or cso/ph/qi servers, and services accessible via logins to telnet, tn3270 or rlogin accounts.
Current version
Copyleft GPL
Resources Extremely Lynx
Modified31 May 1999 23:02


MMM is a WWW browser implemented in Objective Caml using its CamlTk41 interface to Tcl/Tk.
Current version0.41
Author François Rouaix
Modified21 December 1997 22:54


Current version3.2.3
Author <>
Modified26 March 1998 21:27


Mnemonic has been designed to be a multilithic, non-dependent, extensible, modular, objective, network-aware internet client.

The Mnemonic browser is designed to allow dynamic loading and downloading of browser components, or modules. Browser components, such as an image format, transfer protocol, or plug-in, are loaded only when they are needed. This provides a small binary (about 100Kb) and an equally small memory footprint. Mnemonic is also fully multi-threaded allowing multiple tasks to be completed in parallel.

Mnemonic's modular design not only allows for easy development and expansion, but also allows for the use of mnemonic objects in other applications such as a word processor (WURD) or a groupware framework (Mediator).

Though primarily developed on the Linux operating system, Mnemonic has also been successfully built on Solaris and FreeBSD systems. Mnemonic requires threaded X11 libraries on Linux, POSIX threads and GTK libraries. Any system meeting these requirements should be able to run Mnemonic with minimal modification.

Current version0.1alpha
Copyleft GPL
Modified01 March 1998 17:43


Netscape Communicator is the all-in-one browser and communications suite that makes it easy to send Internet email, read newsgroups, create web pages, and browse the World Wide Web with Netscape Navigator, the world's most popular browser.
Current version
Modified16 July 1998 12:45


Requires Qt
Copyleft Netscape Public License
Modified19 April 1998 01:09


Runtime Plug-in for Linux

The Runtime Plug-in for Linux allows web page authors to direct Java applets or JavaBeans components on their web pages to run using Sun's Java Runtime Environment (JRE), instead of the browsers default Java virtual machine.

More specifically, web pages modified to support Project Java Activator allow users to run 100% Pure, JDK 1.1-based applets in Internet Explorer or Navigator, taking full advantage of all of the features and capabilities of JDK 1.1 (such as JavaBeans, RMI, and so on), and have confidence that they will run as expected.

Maintainer <>
Modified21 April 1998 19:59

Tcl Plugin

Current version2.0
Authors Laurent Demailly <> Jim Ingham <> Ray Johnson <> Jacob Levy <>
Copyleft free for any use
Modified06 October 1998 05:37



FreeWRL is a free VRML browser for Linux. It aims to be fully VRML97 compliant, complete with scripting (currently in Perl, Java and Javascript, but still preliminary) and EAI (not implemented yet). It is written mostly in Perl, with some C for library interfaces & rendering and uses OpenGL (e.g. Mesa) for graphics.
Current version
Author Tuomas J. Lukka <>
Copyleft GPL
Modified10 August 1998 13:12

© 1999 by Stefan Hornburg <>
Last modified 03. June 1999