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Not all webbrowsers are usable on a phone without hardware keyboard, here's an overview of browsers that are packaged in Alpine Linux and thus can be used with postmarketOS

browser armv7 aarch64 x86_64 engine library notes
firefox not packaged works works (firefox-esr) gecko Alpine Linux has packaged only x86_64 and aarch64 versions.
chromium works works with sandbox disabled works blink
midori works works works webkit webkit2gtk
qutebrowser dependency error dependency error works blink qtwebengine keyboard controlled browser
falkon runs, but takes forever crashes works blink qtwebengine
epiphany works works pages not loading webkit webkit2gtk
luakit works crashes pages not loading webkit webkit2gtk keyboard controlled browser
surf works not in xwayland works webkit webkit2gtk keyboard controlled browser
dillo works ? works dillo not HTML5, no SSL support
netsurf works ? works netsurf not HTML5

the ARMv7 column has been updated on 2019-07-15 with the Nokia N900 as test device. Falkon might work on devices with more memory.


Add the MOZ_USE_XINPUT2=1 environment variable to make firefox handle touchscreen events properly.