Function gpe-mini-browser is a small web browser with a low memory and flash footprint. It is designed to be used on devices with small screens and limited resources. Apart from plain HTML it supports Java Script and stylesheets. The application supports both plain GTK and the Maemo software environments. .png" border="0" alt="Screenshot">
Features gpe-mini-browser has:
  • javascript and css support
  • bookmarks and history
  • several screen modes (normal mode, fullscreen with toolbar, fullscreen)
  • a big screen and small screen interface
  • settings management
  • zooming (only text however)
  • url entry completion to avoid re-typing non-bookmarked urls
Coordinator(s) The coordinator for this sub-project is Philippe De Swert ( If you want to contribute to this project, please contact the coordinator.

gpe-mini-browser is quite stable and ready to use but sufferes from some bugs in the rendering libraries it uses.

The source code can be found in SVN, module base/.

Distributions known to ship are:

is distributed under the GPL.


gpe-mini-browser makes use of the GtkWebcore project libraries. This is a port of the Apple Webcore (based on KHTML) to GTK. There are corrently some known open issues with these libraries like broken cookies and missing SSL support. The major advantage of these libraries are their very low footprint and good rendering quality. They are easy to use in GTK applications and can be used for multiple purposes in GPE.

Project History
  • 2005 Project started by Philippe de Swert