Mozilla based browser for maemo
Mozilla engine integrated into N800 user interface
After many years of work, we're happy to announce a developer release of this
The N800 shipped with Opera 8.5 which is a web browser from 2005. It was
already out of date in mid 2006. The Mozilla based browser for maemo (microb)
is a current (well, one month old) build of Gecko. This is slightly bleeding
edge, as Firefox 2.0 is based on a nearly 2 year old Gecko, and Firefox 3.0
will not be available for many months.
What's new in the UI?
The user interface will now show an RSS button occasionally, and the lock icon
in the toolbar is now a button. [Both of these features are only supported for
microb.] There should be a menu item at the bottom of the application menu that
enables you to switch between engines.
What does Gecko offer?
- Support for web applications built after 2005.
- Google Maps
- Google Docs and Spreadsheets
- Google Reader
- Support for RSS
- Support for XSLT
- Third party addons
MicroB is configured without XUL and SVG. Cairo is included for use with
How can I play with these things?
- /usr/bin/browser --url www.google.com will let you run the
browser and start with a specific page.
- /usr/bin/browser --engine=opera will let you switch to opera.
- /usr/bin/browser --engine=microb will let you switch to microb.
Why can't I simply write browser in the command-line?
That's actually a bug/feature of maemo-summoner/maemo-invoker. You can
patch them if you like.
How can I help?
- Detailed bug reports are appreciated. Please use the
to report bugs.
- Help triage bugs, search through our bug reports, suggest
with other browsers.
- Check to see if the problem is reported