[maemo-users] OS2008 on n800 - Nice Job

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Wed Nov 28 11:34:03 EET 2007
Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2007 10:18 AM, nick loeve <trickie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Great work... the changes to make the GUI fit the form factor are very
>> very nice...

Agreed on the pros and won't repeat them, well done, but there are cons 

> The mozilla-based browser works very well.

Microb is currently slower, buggier (my favourite annoying bugs related 
to navigation are #1839 and #1817) and more bloated than Opera but it 
will hopefully improve. It also doesn't support page up down 
customization anymore see http://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1811
and current maintainer have quite strong opinions on everything :-)
Also from comments in most browser bug reports it looks like mozilla 
code is quite a mess and even stuff that looks simple is hard to fix.
To sum browser up - I will miss Opera engine, for pages I visit microb 
is overkill and cannot replace Opera right now.

Also lot of scrolling in launch menu will need getting used to. Is there 
some secret gconf setting to bring old stylus optimized menu layout with 
small items back?

And the last thing that is getting worse is brightness control but let's 
hope this one is also easy to fix (despite rotting in bugzilla for 
almost 2 years).

But OS2008 is still great, thanks :-)


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