Posted by Deliverator on June 14th, 2006
Minimo, the port of Mozilla Firefox to small devices, has been making steady progress of late. Version .16, which is much improved over .15 in terms of its user interface for VGA class device, was just released and is available here. I have been running the nightly builds of Minimo on my Netbook Pro and have been providing Doug Turner with frequent bug reports via email. Doug really seems to listen to user feedback and several of my feature requests/bug fix requests have made it into the release builds, usually only a few days after the report was submitted. I get the sense that Doug doesn’t get enough feedback. Minimo, imo, has surpassed Netfront, Opera and Pocket IE as the leading browser for portable devices, but can get better and more consistent across the plethora of devices on which it now runs, if users help test the nightly builds and provide feedback. The source and compilation instructions are available for Linux (including for the Nokia 770 mini-tablet) and precompiled .cab installers are available (so you don’t have to bother with that activesync nonsense) for Windows CE derived devices.