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OESF Portables Forum _ Off Topic forum _ Opera Browser Available For Debian, (zaurus Version) ?

Posted by: Jon_J Mar 29 2008, 08:50 AM

I didn't want to clutter up the "Debian" subforum with a seemingly simple question.
Is there a "New" version of Opera browser that works on a Zaurus running any of the Debian "flavors"?
I have a desktop PC that is currently running Puppy Linux 3.01, and there are several Opera 9.x versions available for this distro.
I really prefer Opera on that old PC because it just launches and runs much quicker than Firefox or Seamonkey in the Puppy distro.

I don't know anything about development.
There is a development kit available here for Opera 9x for devices, including Arm architecture.
http://www.opera.com/products/devices/evalkit/

Posted by: Dromede Mar 29 2008, 09:26 AM

Opera doesn't provide ARM builds. And the evaluation kit isn't free and you have to sign somekind of a contract i think. sad.gif

Posted by: stupkid Mar 29 2008, 10:14 AM

Have you tried Ice Hamster? It is suppose to be a lite browser for Debian.

Posted by: Jon_J Mar 30 2008, 01:58 PM

I see someone has gotten Opera 7.55 multimodal version running in OZ and using sharp-compat-libs.
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=14311
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=15885&hl=
https://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=10612&st=0

Has anyone tried this in pdaXrom or Debian?
Will the sharp-compat-libs work in pdaXrom or Debian?

I find myself using my Cacko Zaurus most of the time to surf the net or read offline html pages, because there isn't a good fast browser for pdaXrom that actually works nearly as good as Opera in sharp/Cacko.

Firefox/epiphany, too slow to load. (epiphany is also buggy)
Dillo is fine until you want to read a page with illustrations.

I am also going to try to get Opera 801 running on my pdaxii13 Zaurus by using qemu-i386
I installed the 801 version on my 2.4.29 kernel Puppy linux machine and am going to copy the directories over.
Then see if it will run in qemu-i386.

I haven't tried Debian yet because the installation seems too complex for me. This is why I asked if Opera worked in Debian. If it did, I would be more inclined to set up Debian.

Posted by: speculatrix Mar 31 2008, 01:07 PM

is there no recent up to date konqueror around?

Posted by: adf Mar 31 2008, 02:05 PM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Mar 31 2008, 01:07 PM) *
is there no recent up to date konqueror around?

I've used the real Konq from kde in my Z--kde is a bit heavy,and a lot of it gets loaded to run konq. It is a nice file/net/share browser, though and load times are no worse than Firefox

Konq-e doesn't seem to be making progress, I'm afraid. Possibly apple's webkit stuff has eclipsed interest?

Posted by: speculatrix Apr 1 2008, 02:01 PM

QUOTE(adf @ Mar 31 2008, 11:05 PM) *
Konq-e doesn't seem to be making progress, I'm afraid. Possibly apple's webkit stuff has eclipsed interest?


hmm. well, the Micro-B web browser on the nokia n800 seems pretty good and that's webkit based AIUI.

Posted by: Capn_Fish Apr 1 2008, 05:09 PM

Micro-B works well, even with the N810's slightly slower CPU. A Z build would be a killer app.

Posted by: koen Apr 2 2008, 01:27 AM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 1 2008, 11:01 PM) *
QUOTE(adf @ Mar 31 2008, 11:05 PM) *
Konq-e doesn't seem to be making progress, I'm afraid. Possibly apple's webkit stuff has eclipsed interest?


hmm. well, the Micro-B web browser on the nokia n800 seems pretty good and that's webkit based AIUI.


microB uses mozilla as backend at the moment

Posted by: speculatrix Apr 2 2008, 04:00 AM

QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Apr 2 2008, 02:09 AM) *
Micro-B works well, even with the N810's slightly slower CPU. A Z build would be a killer app.


just because the nokias have a slower clock speed doesn't mean to say they're less powerful - the omap processor is, AIUI, more efficient, the 770 was more somewhat powerful than the xx00 zauruses, and the 800 significantly more so.

Posted by: speculatrix Apr 2 2008, 04:01 AM

QUOTE(koen @ Apr 2 2008, 10:27 AM) *
microB uses mozilla as backend at the moment


thanks for that clarification

Posted by: Capn_Fish Apr 2 2008, 05:54 PM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 2 2008, 07:00 AM) *
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Apr 2 2008, 02:09 AM) *
Micro-B works well, even with the N810's slightly slower CPU. A Z build would be a killer app.


just because the nokias have a slower clock speed doesn't mean to say they're less powerful - the omap processor is, AIUI, more efficient, the 770 was more somewhat powerful than the xx00 zauruses, and the 800 significantly more so.

I should have thought before posting (I really did know that, honest!).

Thanks for the reminder, though smile.gif

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