[maemo-developers] Opera, MiniMo, Epiphany?

From: André Pedralho apedralho at gmail.com
Date: Mon Feb 26 15:48:45 EET 2007
Hi all,

as you said the browsing experience using the Opera browser is not as good
as all of we want, however, as you mentioned Nokia guys know that (Ari
Jaaksi said that in that link Quim Gil sent) which it is a very good news!
However, even with an improved and lets suppose a "full working" Opera
browser we would have a second choice. Some other guys have already
complained about the Maemo open source ideologies and the Opera closed
browser (paradox), so why do not have an open source solution for both
You mentioned Webkit. What is that webkit? Please, do not worry explaining
me this, actually I know what the Webkit is. What I mean here is its
functionality. It is used in Nokia S60 (Is it?) but we are complaining about
a Web 2.0 compliant browser and the Webkit seems to be in a initial stage
now and seems that have been like this for years. BUT, with some
improvements could become a lighter and faster browser. Webkit needs of a
good developer (or a team of developers) working on its improvement. It has
all the requirements to become the Opera substitute.
IMHO, the most complete solution you mentioned is the Minimo browser. It is
not as heavy as Opera, it is more completed than Webkit and it is Mozilla
based. Minimo just need some updates on its internal GtkMozEmbed which is
not full compliant with Firefox engine. BTW, there is a guy working on its
port to Maemo [1] (You should try it!).

[1] http://tonikitoo.blogspot.com/


André Pedralho

On 2/26/07, Iñigo Illán Aranburu <kodeport at terra.es> wrote:
> I'm sorry you get annoyed, it wasn't my intention.
> Webkit is Safari's (the browser used in MacOS) browsing engine, which is
> Open Source and it was being ported to gtk by Nokia as seen on
> http://gtk-webcore.sourceforge.net
> On dom, 2007-02-25 at 23:57 -0600, Paul Klapperich wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 2/25/07, Iñigo Illán Aranburu <kodeport at terra.es> wrote:
> >         Please, Nokia people. I will admit the Internet Tablet is not
> >         a PDA and
> >         thus there isn't any PIM software instaled by default, but if
> >         many
> >         peoble are just frustrated about the browsing experience, it
> >         seems to me
> >         there is something really wrong with it.
> >
> > I think there was a post earlier that said the next maemo for the n800
> > would have an updated Opera with updated Flash, but I could be
> > wrong...
> >
> >         I admit Minimo is not the solution because it consumes a lot
> >         of resources
> >         but please, please, please push that webkit port to gtk
> >         definetely and
> >         nobody will cry anymore about this.
> >
> > I'm sorry. I'm not a Nokia person, but what's webkit? And please,
> > please, please don't say please so much, it's really annoying
> >
> > --Paul
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