[maemo-users] OS2008 on n800 - Nice Job

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Nov 28 12:06:41 EET 2007

ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> 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 
> too.
>> 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 

If you want microb to use less memory (but require reloading more pages
when you use back) modify this file:

Change the number on this line to much smaller one:
	pref("browser.sessionhistory.max_entries", 11);

Microb is slower to start than Opera (it's much larger) and uses
more memory than Opera initially, but it would seem to be slightly
more stable and increase its memory usage less besides supporting
more of the web standards.  All this is very page specific, Opera
is faster with some pages, microb with others and same can apply
to memory usage too. (and the pages change all the time too,
so it's hard to quantify)

> 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?

AFAIK no. The good side is that you can use it with thumb.

If you have a lot of stuff installed, I'd recommend to reorganize
the applications menu structure with the controlpanel panels applet.

> 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 :-)

	- Eero

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