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Jon_J

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Opera Browser Available For Debian, (zaurus Version) ?
« on: March 29, 2008, 12:50:10 pm »
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/
« Last Edit: March 29, 2008, 12:57:59 pm by Jon_J »
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 01:26:01 pm »
Opera doesn't provide ARM builds. And the evaluation kit isn't free and you have to sign somekind of a contract i think.  

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 02:14:46 pm »
Have you tried Ice Hamster?  It is suppose to be a lite browser for Debian.

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 05:58:11 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?showto...=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.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 05:07:35 pm »
is there no recent up to date konqueror around?
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 06:05:37 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
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?
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 06:01:41 pm »
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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.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 09:09:28 pm »
Micro-B works well, even with the N810's slightly slower CPU. A Z build would be a killer app.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 05:27:27 am »
Quote from: speculatrix
Quote from: adf
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
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 08:00:50 am »
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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.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 08:01:15 am »
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microB uses mozilla as backend at the moment

thanks for that clarification
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008, 09:54:43 pm »
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Quote from: Capn_Fish
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
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