In this section, the configuration file and the application files of w3browse are presented. The files that are used by other components of the application are mentioned in the documentation of those components.
All settings that have been made within w3browse can be
saved on demand to the file
w3browse.rdf, which is located in the
home directory of the current user. This
file is an RDF/XML file and may be modified with any text editor. The
configuration file is read on startup of the application if it exists. In
case the file cannot be created or written to, the (modified) settings of
w3browse cannot be remembered (obviously). Note that this
file may contain sensitive information, so it is recommended to protect it
In the following, the files that are included in the distribution of w3browse are described briefly, separate for each platform. All files are located within the installation directory and are never modified by the application, so it is save to put them on a read-only filesystem.
gzip-1.2.4with a small patch applied just in order to compile it for the target platform. This program is licensed under the GPL, see also the files
gpl.txtof the distribution for further information.
This platform imposes certain severe restrictions for no apparent reason, although the hardware by itself is rather powerful. The important missing features are given in the following list:
Because of this, the (now useless) utility programs
gzip.exe are not included in the distribution. The
gethost.exe has been incorporated into
w3browse, but with the restriction that only one DNS lookup
can be performed at the same time. For the rest, no replacement is currently
implemented with the result that the affected features are unfortunately not