tablet-browser-view-test source now available, for embedding Maemo 5 browser in apps
Editor: Andrew Olmsted
Jonathan Wilson has created some open source code to allow developers to add a browser to their application. If you want to embed a browser widget in your app, tablet-browser-view takes care of a lot of the work (including scrolling and zooming) This requires the open source browserd replacement also covered in this issue.
Open source Maemo 5 browserd
Editor: Ryan Abel
The Gecko-based Maemo 5 browser's browser daemon has been replaced by Jonathan Wilson with an open source version he has developed: I have taken the old browserd source code [...] and come up with a set of code that is functionally identical to the N900 browserd. With this browserd source code, there is nothing (other than time/interest from people with the right skills) stopping someone (e.g. CSSU) porting a more recent Gecko version to Maemo 5. Given that Maemo 5's browser, which is based on an absolutely ancient Gecko release, still manages to outclass Harmattan's browser it's time for someone to get hacking on a Gecko upgrade.
Testing IPv6 networks with Nokia N9
For anyone who has dug into the developer tools available on the N9 and N950 they will have noticed an IPV6 tool in recent firmware, and Teemu Savolainen blogs about this. Enabling this will allow users and network operators to take advantage of IPv6 support in the Nokia N9, in order to test applications as well as network deployments. The IPv6 enabler package can be installed on the device by going to "Settings->Security->Developer mode"-view and selecting "Install" for IPv6 at the bottom of the view. The article goes on to describe the testing procedure for IPV6, though it may not currently work on all cellular providers.