Projects / AvantSlash


AvantSlash cleans up the presentation of so it can be comfortably read on any mobile device or tablet which has a modern Web browser. The output can be skinned depending on the reading device, you can use it to reply to comments via the regular Slashdot website, and external links to certain sites (including YouTube, Wikipedia, and xkcd) will be automatically redirected to the mobile version.

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Recent releases

  •  15 Nov 2011 22:05

    Release Notes: A small item of functionality was added to allow you to view extra thread and reply links for each comment.

    •  11 Jul 2011 21:37

      Release Notes: A bug which meant that the CSS cookie didn't work properly in later versions of Perl was fixed. The icons were updated and an "Apply and return" button was added to the preferences page.

      •  13 Jun 2011 21:47

        Release Notes: This release resolves a number of bugs and cleans up some of the formatting. In addition, the code was updated to support better error handling, time zone translations, and date formatting, new artwork, a better credits page, blocking of Web robots, a demo mode, a black colour scheme for reading in the dark, and better reading of truncated comments.

        •  10 Apr 2011 11:55

          Release Notes: The code was updated to move many of the configuration options away from text files and onto the "Credits/Preferences" page. Additional preferences were added to control the way the pages look. A number of bugs were fixed relating to the way the comments and stories were rendered.

          •  06 Mar 2011 18:09

            Release Notes: The code was completely overhauled to support the new Slashdot comment system. Stylesheets can now be applied on the fly to support different devices. Comments 1 below the threshold can be expanded with a new AJAX user interface. There is a new look and feel.

            Recent comments

            15 Jun 2005 12:31 artpopp

            Makes /. over GPRS painless
            I've used AvantSlash for a couple months now from my Treo 650 and it makes surfing /. fun again. Even with a /. login and your preferences set to "light," you won't get nearly the performance or readability that you do using this .cgi.

            Below are the lengths of wgets on the /. home page (index.html) standard, same page with prefs set at "light" (, and via avantify.

            Thank you Mr. Lawrence.


            -rw-rw-r-- 1 apopp apopp 49466 Jun 15 12:19 index.html

            -rw-rw-r-- 1 apopp apopp 37441 Jun 15 12:24

            rw-rw-r-- 1 apopp apopp 14075 Jun 15 12:23 avantify.cgi


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