The simplest way to install the WML Browser is using the rpms. Download the wapstack and wml-browser rpms (for your architecture) and execute the following command:
$ rpm -Uhv wapstack-*.rpm wml-browser-*.rpm

If you are missing any of the dependencies, rpm will tell you and you will need to download them to proceed.

If you do not use (or like) rpm, you can download the wapstack and wml-browser tarballs and install from source. To install them, just do a standard ./configure; make; make install on both packages. The wapstack package must be compiled and installed before the wml-browser.


Once you have the packages installed, run the wml-browser from the command-line like this:
$ wml-browser

where is the address of a WAP gateway you have access to (see for more information about WAP). If you omit the gateway address, you will only be able to browse text WML files on your hard drive.


After the gateway is running, you will be presented with a window where you can type a URL of a WML page and pressing enter will fetch the page. Make sure your URL is prefixed with http://. You can also browse text WML files on your local hard drive. Just prefix the path to the file with file:// and press enter. The forward and back buttons behave as you would expect, as in any web browser.


The WML Browser is still in heavy development and many features are missing/incomplete. Please send all bugs reports and feauture requests to