NewMobileComputing: Interview with Doug Turner and Chris Hofmann of the Minimo Project
Mar 11, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"1. What is the status of Minimo? Which parts are done,
which parts require still quite some hacking?
"We have completed lots of footprint work. Currently our memory
usage (RSS) is quite stable and close to zero growth. Compared to
similar browsers in this market, we are doing quite well.
"Some work went in to making the Mozilla code base very
configurable. We have pull the most important stuff out of the
Mozilla code base, and leaving things behind that don't make sense
for small devices. This has two important outcomes. First, it
allows you to get the bare-bones application that supports a wide
range of internet standards. Secondly, we have the ablity to add
back functionality that may be important to a given target market.
We have been working with some vendors to target the right set of
features and functionallity. We think we can start to look at
adding a few things back like (maybe) xul support, and web
services. The great thing about it is that you pay-as-you-go. If
you want xul, it will cost you x, y, and z. If you want
webservices, it will cost you x, i, and j. It is as easy as
rebuilding with different options and, or course, testing..."