RSSOwl/2.1.4 on Win 7 x64 can't use external browser Cygwin Lynx

  • bullspit

    bullspit - 2013-01-28
    1. RSSOwl works fine with other browsers (e.g. Chrome, QTWeb Browser, etc.).
    2. C:\cygwin\bin\lynx.exe can run on its own, also from within Cygwin.
    3. When above line is entered in "Use the following external browser", feeds can't be opened in browser. Simply nothing happens - the log is empty and there's no any reaction to Open in Browser or double-click on URLs, etc.

    !SESSION 2013-01-29 00:41:03.144 -----------------------------------------------
    java.vendor=Oracle Corporation
    BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86, WS=win32, NL=en_US
    Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86

    !ENTRY org.rssowl.ui 1 0 2013-01-29 00:41:03.628
    !MESSAGE RSSOwl Starting Up (RSSOwl/ (Windows; U; en))

    !ENTRY org.rssowl.core 1 0 2013-01-29 00:41:26.641
    !MESSAGE RSSOwl Shutting Down (normal)

  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2013-01-28

    How are the command line switches for lynx.exe? you should be able to get them with executing [code]lynx.exe --help[/code] or [code]lynx.exe /?[/code]



    Code: code

  • bullspit

    bullspit - 2013-01-29

    $ lynx --version
    Lynx Version 2.8.7rel.1 (05 Jul 2009)
    libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1c, ncurses 5.7.20091227(wide)
    Built on cygwin May 8 2012 12:21:50

    Man page:

    Last edit: bullspit 2013-01-29
  • genodeftest

    genodeftest - 2013-01-29

    Does lynx start its own terminal when running from cmd.exe or another terminal? If not you need to start it from "Edit | Preferences | Browser" with a command starting the browser within the terminal. On my Linux/Gnome desktop I need to run [code]gnome-terminal -e lynx %s[/code]
    I am not sure if you need that %s, just try.



    Code: code

  • bullspit

    bullspit - 2013-01-29

    I can run lynx by simply going to Start > Run > c:\cygwin\bin\lynx.exe.
    I can also run it by running "c:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -c /bin/lynx.exe".
    The both of these work fine and open the terminal OK.

    The problem with RSSOwl is that there's no reaction from it whatsoever, I don't think it actually executes what I put in there. I put "c:\cygwin\cygwin.bat" (that should open the terminal or at least flash it), but there's zero reaction from RSSOwl (and the log is empty too) so I don't think it's about the way I run the executable.


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