[maemo-developers] Opera, MiniMo, Epiphany?

From: Antonio Gomes tonikitoo at gmail.com
Date: Mon Feb 26 16:30:10 EET 2007
On 2/26/07, André Pedralho <apedralho at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> issues?
> 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/

In matter of facts, ue to lack of time, minimo port is actually in a
freeze mode :( . I got write access to extra.maemo.garage , and I also
have a new release ready, but time is really not a friend at the

Also, minimo does not rely on gtkmozembed anymore.

Anyways, stay tuned ;)

--Antonio Gomes

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