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Donation Challenge Aims to Get Mozilla Ported to Pocket PC

Tuesday September 9th, 2003

ParkerPS writes: "A new donation challenge has been made over at SourceSupport.org to port Mozilla over to the Pocket PC PDA platform. The requirement is just to port over the browser component and add some PDA specific features." A similar donation effort was launched a few months ago to get Mozilla ported to the Amiga.


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by Racer

Wednesday September 10th, 2003 6:35 AM

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Not to mention the fact that most Pocket PCs only come with around 32 MB of RAM (although they can be upgraded to as much as 256 MB) and some of this is already used by the OS. Also, most Pocket PC programs, even heavy ones, are expected to use less than 20 MB of RAM.

I suppose the port could be targetted at people with Pocket PCs with 64 MB of RAM or more, but even that is sometimes is a squeeze in Mozilla and would limit the Pocket PC owners who could use it. Firebird, being an attempt at a more streamlined client, sounds like a better idea. Also, eventually Thunderbird could be ported as well.