(selling a browser)
"MANaOS is an open source alternative Web Browser for some proprietary ones still shipped with the Nokia 770 device". It embeds mozilla and khtml (partially).
I'd say that a differencial feature between it and other similar Mozilla-based (or not) embedded open source web browsers is that MANaOS implements BIA (Browser Interface Agent). What a f... is that ?! Shortly, BIA is a not too complicated abstraction (software layer) for Rendering Engine independence at compile time. In other words, it enables you just adding a --with-engine=mozilla/khtml and it's done !
the MANaOS guys keep their focus on testing the Mozilla Embedded Project libs and the GtkMozEmbed set of widgets, measuring footprint and paying special attention on the performance of Minimo/Mozilla build on Nokia' 77'device, everything as an open source initiative. It uses a almost default Minimo build, except for the disabling XUL (--disable-xul specified on the mozconfig file (mozilla/minimo/config/mozconfig/linux_x86) and a simple extension for zoomming based on the colorzilla algorithm (this component is built in JS and suchs on a real device).
With regardings to the KHTML Engine' support, just some basic functionalities are provided so far, like go-stop-back-forward.
Some propaganda can be found here (from dougt's blog) ;)
GOOD-FOR-NOTHING -> repercussion of MANaOS after the annoucement of its first release is here on the maemo-developers mailing list.
ps1: I'll be releasing MANaOS 0.2 soon with some bugfixes and interesting improvements, like spatial-naviation and zooming support.
ps2: how to get it installed on the Nokia 770
tonikitoo at gmail dot com