Sunday, May 18, 2008

Latest looks of Fennec (Mobile Firefox)

The plan of Mobile Firefox was published in the last year October and the Mozilla community is now very busy to develope Mobile Firefox.

Mobile Fireofx has the code name of Fennec. That means the desert fox. You may have seen a fennec in TV animation. The size of fennec is smaller than normal fox and it has big ear. So I think the name of Fennec seems to be well for Mobile Firefox.

The Mozilla Community opened the source code of Fennec and a guide of how to build it. It is a little bit intricate to build it because it is not merged into the Mozilla trunk.

After build and run, you can see the following appearance.

Fennec (Mobile Firefox) on N810

Flock: Editing Bookmark

The basic features of browser are now implmented such as navigation and bookmark. But, panning is a little bit slow and zooming is not working in the latest code. But it may be only my case.

Fennec can be built in Maemo Scratchbox and run through XULRunner. But, I failed to build Fennec in X86. If anyone build it in X86, please leave a message.

I'll post a way of how to build and run in N810 later. It would be helpful if you give any feedback to the Mozilla community after testing Fennec.


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