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New Version Of The Browser Switchboard Has Been Released!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009 09:11

Written by Apocalypso.

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n900_mozillaI hope you will excuse my absence and lack of blogging last couple of days, you see, as the Christmas season starts life is getting pretty hectic here, my office is extremely busy with various different activities but I believe everything's gonna be alright from now on because... .. ...holidays are coming ;)

Also I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best, by avoiding any religious differences, Merry Christmas for all MF and SF members or whatever you celebrating at this time of year, and even if you don't, have a great and long holidays and a very happy, healthy and successful 2010! I hope this year has been a good one for everyone and if it hasn't let’s hope that next year will brings better tidings. This going to be freakin’ year I'm pretty sure about ;)

Anyway, Steven Luo announced yesterday that new version of the Browser Switchboard has been released! Browser Switchboard (formerly browser-proxy) is a program which allows you to choose which browser to use as the default browser on Maemo devices. It supports MicroB, Tear, Fennec/Mobile Firefox, and Midori out of the box, and can also be used to launch MicroB without having browserd running.

The biggest change from the previous stable release (2.2) is the addition of a control panel applet for configuring the default browser -- there's no longer a need to create or edit a config file from the shell. There are no user-visible changes from the 3.0rc1 release.

Current Release

Version 3.0 (2009/12/23) (Diablo one-click install, EXPERIMENTAL Fremantle package)

  • Add a control panel applet to help configure the UI
  • Reimplement the core D-Bus proxy in C to improve speed and memory footprint
  • Default to launching MicroB as the default browser if unconfigured -- if you were using Browser Switchboard to launch Tear, you need to explicitly set Tear as the default browser using the UI (or by configuring by hand)
  • EXPERIMENTAL Fremantle support (see download page for source and packages). BACK UP before installing, and let me know how it goes!


Source: The Org

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