Minimo 0.1 Released: Mozilla for Small Devices

Thursday February 19th, 2004

Simon Paquet wrote in to tell us that version 0.1 of Minimo, a Mozilla browser for small devices, has been released. As well as creating a slimmed-down version of Mozilla for PDAs and the like, the Minimo project also aims to allow developers to embed Mozilla in any system with limited resources.

Much of the Minimo effort has focussed on reducing code size and memory footprint, work that can benefit anyone embedding Mozilla in environments where memory and storage is tight. In addition, several optimisations have been made specifically for small devices, including a small screen rendering mode (an extension to enable small screen rendering in the Mozilla Application Suite and Mozilla Firefox is available) and a slimmed down user interface (though this is not final). Some (fairly old) screenshots of Minimo show these two features in action.

Minimo 0.1 is available for ARM devices running Linux with the GTK toolkit. The release has been tested on Familiar Linux 0.7.2 running GPE on the iPAQ 5555 and iPAQ 38xx.

#2 Re: Great start...

by sremick

Thursday February 19th, 2004 6:19 PM

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I agree. There really isn't any good web browser for the Palm right now. I've used Palm Web Pro and it doesn't render well at all. Once I get a bluetooth phone I'll be really wanting to use my Palm for this... hopefully I'll be able to use some flavor of Mozilla on my Palm soon.

(BTW, I own a T3 as well, so it'll definitely need to support the slider and landscape as well)