[maemo-users] Fennec vs MicroB

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Oct 20 21:42:44 EEST 2008
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:07 PM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Gary <gary at eyetraxx.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone installed Fennec yet?
>> http://www.mozilla.org/projects/fennec/1.0a1/releasenotes/
>> http://osnews.com/print/20411/Fennec_Mobile_Browser_from_Mozilla
> Thanks for the pointer...
> I'm not surprised AT ALL to see them mention the N810 only. I wonder
> if there's ANYTHING that makes it NOT RUN on a N800.

Yes, you have to have a hardware keyboard to us Fennec. It doesn't
support the on-screen keyboard, so you're out of luck for entering
anything on your N800. If all you need to do is click on links, it
might be okay.

> Or perhaps the Mozilla team is clueless about the platform?
> That doesn't surprise me either as the team that started Mozilla
> Minimo made the ugly choice of selecting Windows Mobile as their first
> target.
> FC

I can't recommend installing Fennec on *any* device. It will screw
with other things. I can't recall the details, but I had to re-flash
my N800 after installing Fennec, because not only was it useless
without a hardware keyboard, it changed the behavior of MicroB and
made it useless as well.

There is no GUI access whatsoever to settings in Fennec, and the
defaults are not optimal. You *might* be able to access about:config,
but I can't verify.

Do yourself a favor and wait until the full Firefox Mobile is available.


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