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I made this post in the last iteration of the forms, and I am making it again here.

First of all, this is a thread to share things to put into the site specific browser which aren't already in it.

https://kiwiirc.com/
eliminates the need for a native irc client

http://www.zbigz.com/
This is a website that lets you torrent files no larger than 1 GB (may be wrong on that number) as if it was a regular download from a webpage.

https://c9.io/

An online IDE that lets you program in several languages.

www.spotify.com  www.pandora.com

These are web players which allow people to steam music through thier web browsers.

Post your ideas for site specific browsers below.

I'd also like to talk about the implications of Ice and where it could possibly go. Since Ice stores very small files which just contain links and a few other bits of metadata, it would be really easy to host a small "repo" where one can go and see site specific browsers other people have posted. This would advance the functionality of ice because rather than the user having to find their own web applications, they could search through web apps other users have found.

A good example of this kind of functionality would be in flash games. There are thousands of free flash games available on the internet that can run on just about any netbook with flash these days. There could be a section of "games" where people have submitted SSB's for flash games and other web based games.

What do you guys think about these ideas?

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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 09:46:52 pm »
More than happy for people to post their ideas for Ice SSB webapps here, but I'm unsure how it could be implemented as a "repo" ?

Or am I misunderstanding you ?
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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 11:05:38 pm »
Imagine if you had something like the ubuntu software center only instead of containing links to packages, it contained links to websites. People could upload their own links, vote on them, and leave comments, just like in the software center. You'd go into this "repo" of links, and sort through SSBs that people have already put together, and install them onto your computer (which would literally take a fraction of a second). It would basically be a way to share SSBs.

A good example of how this could be useful is that if I was interested in gaming, I could look at links to things like flash games that other people have added. You could potentially have hundreds if not thousands of user submitted games which would all work in a web browser.

You could set it up so each "package" contained only a very small text file. I'd have the SSB link, the description, info about what kind of voting had gone on, and another link to an image of the software in question (which could also be user submitted). Similarly to how all the information on the pirate bay can be mirrored in a few hundred megabytes, all of the "packages" would fit in a very small file and could be hosted and mirrored very easily.

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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 03:01:25 pm »
A ratings and reviews site for sites and how well they function in SSBs sounds like an interesting idea, however there really wouldn't be any need to move any significant amount of data around as links are quite easily copied.

@eles: All of the functionality for this sort of site should be available in Drupal 7 with just a few additional modules ("views" being the obvious one). If you want to build something like this, by all means go ahead, just make sure that you note that it's not officially associated with Peppermint.
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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 05:43:23 pm »
A ratings and reviews site for sites and how well they function in SSBs sounds like an interesting idea, however there really wouldn't be any need to move any significant amount of data around as links are quite easily copied.

@eles: All of the functionality for this sort of site should be available in Drupal 7 with just a few additional modules ("views" being the obvious one). If you want to build something like this, by all means go ahead, just make sure that you note that it's not officially associated with Peppermint.

Of course I won't infringe on any licenses or trademarks of peppermint OS. If I make ICE available in the AUR (which is like PPA's for arch linux), may I keep the name of it as "ice" or should I change it to somethign else. Obviously if I create my own version down the road it will have a different name. And the version in the AUR will be noted as not having anything to do with the official peppermint os.

Drupal sounds nice, but it's a little more complex than what I have in mind. If I go through with this I'm going to use an appache server with mod_autoindex similar to debian mirros: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/

It will literally just copy the pathways of a filesystem and put it into html. Then I'll have something like the ubuntu software center forked so that rather than using a package manager it reads the appache server and download text files which contain everything needed. The software center already had everything I need for ranking and everything coded in.


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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 07:25:50 pm »
Of course I won't infringe on any licenses or trademarks of peppermint OS. If I make ICE available in the AUR (which is like PPA's for arch linux), may I keep the name of it as "ice" or should I change it to somethign else. Obviously if I create my own version down the road it will have a different name. And the version in the AUR will be noted as not having anything to do with the official peppermint os.

Ice is the official name of the open source software so you're more than welcome to keep the name.

Drupal sounds nice, but it's a little more complex than what I have in mind. If I go through with this I'm going to use an appache server with mod_autoindex similar to debian mirros: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/

It will literally just copy the pathways of a filesystem and put it into html. Then I'll have something like the ubuntu software center forked so that rather than using a package manager it reads the appache server and download text files which contain everything needed. The software center already had everything I need for ranking and everything coded in.

Sounds like a fun project. Let us know if you build/launch it.

Also, I'm moving this topic to the general discussion board as it's not really a support inquiry.
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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 09:57:23 pm »
Games:

Games
The Midas Touch: http://www.notdoppler.com/midas.php

Play as king midas who turns everything he touches to gold. Nice platformer.

Ogame: http://us.ogame.gameforge.com/

A MMORPG set in a futuristic world. Played entirely in the browser.

Neopets: http://www.neopets.com/

A mmorpg made for children played entirely in the browser. It has tons of flash games which are really fun (even as an adult I would go back and play some if I had time). Both of these mmos are free because they can survive on ad revinue.

Ign's list of best flash games: http://www.squidoo.com/best-free-browser-flash-games

I've tried a couple of these and not all of them work on linux sadly.

Minecraft: https://minecraft.net/demo

Minecraft can run directly from the browser. Keep in mind you'll need java, and the files save to your computer (that means it will take up space on sm aller hard drives).

Fancy Pants adventure 1 AND 2: http://armorgames.com/play/301/fancy-pants-adventures  ----     http://www.miniclip.com/games/fancy-pants-adventure-2/en/

 A pretty fun platformer

N: http://www.addictinggames.com/action-games/vex-game.jsp

Another platformer.

Tetris: http://www.fugly.com/flash/819/flash-tetris.html

Frogger: http://www.thepcmanwebsite.com/media/frogger/frogger.shtml

Pong: http://www.gamegum.com/game/663/pong/

Flash version of super smash bros: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/333995

Pacman: http://www.thepcmanwebsite.com/media/pacman_flash/

bejeweled: http://www.popcap.com/games/bejeweled2/online

Zuma: http://www.popcap.com/zuma

A game similar to bejewelled (kind of).

Hoshi Saga: http://www.gamaniak.com/lien-1930-hoshi-saga.html

a platformer

Flash portal: http://uploads.ungrounded.net/404000/404612_Portal.swf

Zelda flash game: http://www.funny-games.ws/zelda_flash_game.html

Run elephant run: http://armorgames.com/play/3102/run-elephant-run

probably one of the best flash game I've ever played. You play as an elephant and it's kind of like flappy bird only not bad.

Every day the same dream: http://www.molleindustria.org/everydaythesamedream/everydaythesamedream.html

A very dark thought filled flash game.

I'm going to update this list over time rather than posting new lists, so you can come back and see more stuff if I'm still updating it.
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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 11:23:38 pm »
Some interesting looking games there .. I'll be checking them out tomorrow, thanks :)
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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 03:18:37 am »
Hi guys

I built a PC for my 6 year old Grand-Daughter running Peppermint 4 she likes to use some web based childrens sites such as uptoten & istorybook etc but I didn't want her having full internet access so I removed any references to Chrommium from her desktop and used ice to give her access to her favourite websites that way we can control what websites she can go on and prevent her inadvertently opening inappropriate content which isn't all that difficult these days, Ice is perfect for that





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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 05:47:51 am »
That's a feature that was mentioned in the previous forum as well.

You should consider showing your young relative neopets. It has lots of games and other content which is appropriate for small children.

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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 09:31:50 am »
@ emegra

That's a great use for Ice SSB's  :)
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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2014, 08:50:44 am »
If I may go back to original idea of SSB marketplace, could it be something like SSB version of Chrome Webstore's WebApp section? :D

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2014, 08:54:30 am »
Hi cicindel, and welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Site Specific Browser Applications and possible future for ice
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 08:24:04 pm »
If I may go back to original idea of SSB marketplace, could it be something like SSB version of Chrome Webstore's WebApp section? :D

That's kind of how my goal is.