Browser Switchboard - use any browser as the default
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2010-02-02 , 11:52
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For Fremantle users, there is now a 3.1-1fremantle2 release available on
and in Fremantle extras-devel.
The only change in this release is a partial fix for launching MicroB on Fremantle. MicroB should start when the Web menu entry is used, and when it's configured as the default browser (emphasis on should -- I've been able to test in a properly configured SDK, but I don't have a device), but there are a couple of caveats:
Opening the Web menu entry (or any other way of opening MicroB without passing it a URL) causes a blank browser window to come up instead of the bookmarks window.
Browser Switchboard will kill MicroB after the last browser window closes, even if a bookmarks window is still open.
If you're interested in how this works and why the strange behavior comes up, see the
commit message and patch
A better, more complete solution for launching and closing MicroB may or may not be possible; I'll look into this sometime later. If you have a better solution, please do let me know!
Also, I'd like answers to a few questions from those of you running Fremantle:
With Browser Switchboard 3.1-1fremantle2 installed on your device, are there any processes named "browser" running immediately after you restart? (Run "pidof browser" at the shell; if you get a list of numbers, there are browser processes running.) If so, how many?
Once you start MicroB, how many processes named "browser" are running?
After you close MicroB, are there any "browser" processes running, and if so, how many?
Diablo users: you're not missing out on anything -- all the changes in this release are Fremantle-specific.
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