Servo & Blink

The world, back in late march, knew 3-4 popular browser engines: WebKit, the engine that once was created by Apple (based on KDEs1 KHTML&KJS) and picked up by Google for their own Chrome browser2, Mozillas’ Gecko3, and Microsofts engine for (mobile) IE104. The fourth one, for the curious ones, would be Opera Softwares ‘Presto’, which Opera is replacing by WebKit in order to achieve better rendering, especially of mobile Webpages, where Apples mobile Safari alone has a huge market share.
Now, as of April 6th, there are 2 more entries to the list.
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  1. the Linux Desktop K Desktop Environment. []
  2. and Chrome OS plus the open source development projects dubbed Chromium & Chromium OS []
  3. developed based on open sourced Netscape Code, and used for Firefox and Mozillas new mobile OS Firefox OS []
  4. Microsoft Internet Explorer, often confused with ‘the internet’. []

A910 firmware: Number of features to integrate is proportional to number of problems

Sometime ago I wrote about cross-compiling VPNC – it wasn´t too hard. But it does not seem to work as it cannot use the WiFi Connection – like wget, if i start it from my terminal.

Apparently, if I can believe the WiFi-icon, there is some power-saving mechanism, which kills the connection every time when there is no transfer – applications which are allowed to transfer data are the browserdaemon, the voip-application, opera and Java apps.

This means that I´ll have to find out, how to get browserdaemon (i think that this might be the way opera and java use) to set up a connection (at it´s best permanently) or use a script (like tried before A910i was announced) to achieve a permanent WiFi connection.

And all this due to my university. Bad stuff. (BTW: I do not understand, why they do not have a web interface for mobile devices…). I´ll send them a mail ;)

After all it isn´t that bad. If I want to create a document viewer, i will have to find a way to start opera manually anyway. As always I will start becoming mad due to that work, and hope for free software on A910 – this MontaVista/Trolltech/Motorola stuff is just horrible as there is no documentation (i think, if i am wrong PLEASE correct me /i will check motodev today).