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Minimo on the iLiad: Part 2

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It seems that compiling Minimo for the iLiad wasn’t necessary. In early firmware versions, you could use the standard Minimo installation to browse the web. Although, you didn’t have your own address bar or navigation buttons. Further on, iRex patched their code to prevent this. I was digging around in the firmware today when I found the launch mozilla script. After setting Minimo to use the modified libX11 and replacing the included chrome templates with that of another Minimo release, I was able to get a working web browser.

There are still a few things that need to be done before I can release it. I have to test whether or not it can function in a non-standard directory (so that it can run from the compact flash card). I also need to work out screen refreshes. Right now it does a full refresh every time the page loads. This can get annoying. I should be able to get it to work with a partial update. It’s very cool to have a full featured browser on the iLiad. I can now check Gmail on the go.

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