[maemo-developers] Webkit based browser on N800

From: Oliver Dole odole at sand-labs.org
Date: Thu Jul 26 18:54:04 EEST 2007

It's my pleasure to announce that we just released OWB, a webkit-based
browser which aim is to present an abstraction layer for different
parts of the browser architecture, making porting effort smoother and
For instance, we have an abstraction for network part (currently curl
based) or for graphics part (currently sdl based).
This project is known to compile and run fine for N800... The drawback
is that the current port is SDL based. This implementation raises some
troubles like text input inside the browser which are for now
impossible since the keyboard does not show up.
If you want to have a look to OWB, you can check http://www.sand-labs.org/owb/
To checkout the sources: svn checkout http://www.sand-labs.org/svn/trunk/
Further information on how to compile OWB for N800 can be found at
this location: http://www.sand-labs.org/owb/wiki/OwbN800

We also  plan to start a GTK port in order to get OWB running on
GTK/Hildon but I don't really have a timeframe about that, so if some
people are willing to see webkit on N800 / GTK, please show up, any
help is greatly encouraged :)

Best regards,

Olivier DOLE
Software Engineer

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