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.
I heavily doubt that it will be feasible to port Mozilla to PalmOS 3.5 that the Treo 270 is running. Moreover, it only provides a Dragonball CPU with 33 MHz -- I don't think that will be enough.
PalmOS 5/6 would be a more sensible target, especially because they run on Arm CPUs.