Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

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Re: Firefox and iceweasel for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:14 am

Srtest wrote:I have it right now on my Ubuntu 16.10 LXQt and there is a major bug that collapses the browser, or, if you use the trick I provided which forces threaded tabs then only the "bad" tab collapses while the browser stays open. I think it might be something to do with java although I don't have the personal tools to asses it. Of course the issue of PowerBE as a cause of bugs is always there and the trouble in compiling it over the last few versions suggest that. Another direction could be me using SI and FF pushing reliance on hardware acceleration or an addon which relies on something like that (although it still behaves like that after disabling addons). Lastly, it doesn't happen on all of the pages.


Hi Srtest,

Thanks a lot for your explanation.

Could you please test the 4.9 test kernels too? It's important because there are cross compiled.

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Re: Firefox and iceweasel for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:50 am

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Re: Firefox and iceweasel for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:43 pm

Screenshot of Debian Sid PowerPC with the new Firefox 49.0-4.

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Unfortunately Firefox 49.0-4 isn't really stable. I would recommend you to use Firefox 45.4.0esr-2 on Debian instead. You can install Firefox 45.4.0esr-2 with apt-get install iceweasel
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Re: Firefox and iceweasel for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:06 pm

Firefox 50 is available for Debian Sid/experimental PowerPC.

The good news is, that Firefox 50 is more stable than Firefox 49. :-) You need Debian Sid with the configured experimental repository in the sources.list.

Installation:

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# apt-get update

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# apt-get install -t experimental firefox


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Re: Firefox and iceweasel for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:53 pm

The new SeaMonkey 2.40 is available for openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64:

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Re: Firefox and iceweasel for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:10 pm

The new Firefox 50.0.2 is available for Debian Sid/experimental PowerPC.

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Re: Firefox and iceweasel for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:04 pm

Bye-bye Icedove. Welcome Thunderbird 45.6.0! The new Thunderbird is available for Debian Sid/experimental PowerPC.

icedove (1:45.6.0-1) experimental; urgency=medium

The Icedove packages are de-branded back to the official Mozilla branding.
With the removing of the Debian branding the packages are also renamed
back to the official names used by Mozilla.

The Thunderbird package is using a different default profile folder, the
default profile folder is now '$(HOME)/.thunderbird'.
The users profile folder, that was used in Icedove. will get migrated to the
new profile folder on the first start, that can take a little bit more time.

Please read README.Debian for getting more information about the changes, and
possible needed trouble solving.
Note also #816679 containing some legal facts.

-- Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@t-online.de> Sun, 4 Sep 2016 18:50:00 +0200


Installation:

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# apt-get update

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# apt-get install -t experimental thunderbird


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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:16 am

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:32 am

Hi All,

I installed Firefox 51.0.1-1 with apt-get install -t experimental firefox on Debian Sid/experimental PowerPC (PPC32) yesterday. Unfortunately it doesn't start.

I posted the problem on the Debian PowerPC mailing list yesterday.

Link: Firefox 51.0.1-1 on Debian Sid/experimental PowerPC (PPC32): Segmentation fault

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:17 am

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