[ANN] Moonlander: The fanciest Gemini client in the entire solar system

Ecmel Berk Canlıer me at ecmelberk.com
Tue May 19 13:43:00 BST 2020


Hey all!

I was working on this for the last weekend or so, and I believe it's
now ready enough to share.

Announcing: Moonlander[1], the fanciest graphical Gemini client in the
entire solar system [citation needed].

[1]: https://sr.ht/~admicos/moonlander

A screenshot: https://files.ecmelberk.com/img/1589891854.png

Please note that it's still under development, and there are a lot of
known bugs. Still, why not take it for a spin?


The rest of this mail will be an excerpt from the readme file:
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## Features

- Custom, themeable rendering engine via Cairo & Pango
- Tries to follow Gnome HIG

### Known Bugs

- TLS Certificates aren't verified
- Somewhat high resource usage (for a Gemini client)
- No cross-protocol linking (yet)
- Cannot navigate backwards through redirections
- Renderer doesn't behave "native"
  - Cannot select/copy text
  - No interaction other than mouse clicks on links and scrolling

### Planned Features

- Tabs
- Render more than just text/gemini and plaintext.
  - Planned: Markdown & images

- Possibly support other protocols
  - Gopher, etc.
  - Definitely not HTTP, unless excluding HTML

- Syntax highlighting (?)
  - Waiting on text/gemini preformatting annotations to be somewhat
  standardized


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