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mDolphin Core


mDolphin is a WebKit-based browser for MiniGUI 3.0 or later. This is the core library of mDolphin.


  • MiniGUI V3.0.12
  • c-ares V1.0.4
  • curl V7.21.0
  • libxml2 V2.7.6
  • libxslt V1.1.26
  • openssl V0.9.8k
    • On Ubuntu Linux 16.04, use 'sudo apt install libcurl4-dev' command to install the dev package.
  • Cairo on MiniGUI V1.8.6
    • If you want to enable SVG support.

You can download all source code tarballs of above software from the following page:

Configure and install on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 with MiniGUI 3.2.3

  1. Download ubuntu-16.04.6-desktop-i386.iso from:

  2. Install Ubuntu 16.04.6, or setup your virtual machine and install;

  3. In Ubuntu 16.04, install the packages after you set root password:

    $ sudo passwd root
    $ sudo apt-get install vim openssh-server autoconf cmake libpciaccess-dev libjpeg-dev libpng12-dev libfreetype6-dev libsqlite3-dev libxml2-dev chipmunk-dev libgtk2.0-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev libxslt-dev libc-ares-dev libbison-dev build-essential libtool
    $ sudo apt-get install -y gcc-4.8 g++-4.8
    $ cd /usr/bin
    $ sudo rm gcc
    $ sudo ln -s gcc-4.8.5 gcc
    $ sudo rm g++
    $ sudo ln -s g++-4.8.5 g++
  1. Download MiniGUI software package 3.2.3 from, and build them according to the menual;

  2. In the older version of Ubuntu, libicu-dev was not in the distribution, but in Ubuntu 16.04, it was installed by default. In the compiling process, the compiler will use libicu-dev package, but not the code in the icu directory. So remove it first:

    $ sudo apt-get autoremove libicu-dev
        Reading package lists... Done
        Building dependency tree
        Reading state information... Done
        The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
        Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
        The following packages will be REMOVED:
          libicu-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev
        0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 299 not upgraded.
        After this operation, 45.3 MB disk space will be freed.
        Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
Then answers: "Y".
  1. Download libxml2-dev and libxslt1-dev from, compile and install them with:
    $ tar zxf libxxxxxxx
    $ cd libxxxxxxx
    $ ./configure
    $ sudo make install
  1. Get mdolphine-core and mdolphin-sample from git:
    $ git clone
    $ git clone
  1. Compile mdolpine library:
    $ cd mdolphin-core
    $ ./
    $ ./configure
    $ make
    $ sudo make install
  1. Compile
    $ cd mdolphin-samples
    $ ./
    $ configure
    $ cd pc
    $ make

Then you get the app: mdolphin_app

  1. After develop mdolphin, do not forget installing libicu-dev:
    $ sudo apt-get install libicu-dev

Cross compliation

Please see the sample scripts in 'CrossBuild/' directory.


The core library of mDolphin, which is a WebKit-based WWW browser for MiniGUI 3.0 or later.







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