New package: links

Sami Tikka
Tue Dec 31 07:35:00 GMT 2002

[I'm sorry this announcement is so late. My ISP has been blackholed and 
I was waiting for that to be fixed but apparently it's not going to 
happen anytime soon...]

The 'links' package is now available via setup.exe

Links is a text-based browser with support for HTML tables and frames.

Links provides:

        * a light and stable alternative to the big GUI browsers;
        * a colour terminal (X11/GUI or console);
        * lightning-fast loading and rendering of pages;
        * is ideal for users who prefer to read page content without the
	distraction and load of images.
        * bookmarks, rebindable keys, multi-language support, multiple
	character sets;
        * background downloads (with multiple simultaneous connections);
        * support for FTP (not passive FTP) and LOCALFILE protocols, HTTP
	and FTP proxies;
        * SSL support
        * Partial support for HTML4.0
        * Configurable MIME types using file extensions and associations

This is the first Cygwin release.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'libxslt' from the 'Doc' or 'Lib' categories.  You may need to click
the "Full" button if it doesn't show up.

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, is already

In DK, is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

Please  send questions or comments to the Cygwin mailing list at: .  If you want to subscribe go to: I would appreciate if you would use
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ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing
list is the appropriate place.

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