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Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Fri May 02, 2014 12:35 pm

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Hi All,

Mozilla released Firefox 29. Ubuntu built Firefox packages in the last week. Unfortunately the compiling of Firefox for PowerPC doesn't work at the moment.

Firefox 29 build status for the A-EON Live Remix distribution/Lubuntu 12.04.4: launchpad.net
Firefox 29 build status for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS: launchpad.net
Package build log for the A-EON Live Remix distribution/Lubuntu 12.04.4: launchpad.net
Package build log for Lubuntu 14.04 LTS: launchpad.net
Cameron Kaiser has built TenFourFox 29 (Firefox 29 for Mac OS X PowerPC) successfully: oh-you-big-lug-have-some-australis-you and tenfourfox-29-its-almost-here.html.

Quotes by Cameron about Firefox bugs on Linux PPC:

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Firefox 29 on other big-endian platforms; bug 961488 is still plaguing Firefox on 32-bit Linux/PPC and the various BSDs, as well as 32-bit SPARC. I'm trying to assist them in the bug, but as you can see, it's not reproducible on OS X and I don't have a Linux setup to build and test on. Hopefully they can pull it together or there won't be a Firefox 29 on your favourite alternative operating system.


Sadly, Linux/PPC isn't likely to fix these first because they're still out of commission due to bug 961488, and the Moz2D code is changing so dramatically that I'm just going to start over with a 31 aurora and try to fix that rather than fix something (29) that's just going to change again. Since 24 doesn't end support until 31.2, I have 31a, 31b, 31.0 and 31.1 to get it right.


Bug report 961488: bugzilla.mozilla.org

Sorry about the bad news of Firefox 29 on PowerPC Linux.

Rgds,

Christian
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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Wed May 14, 2014 9:46 am

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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Sat May 24, 2014 10:42 pm

Iceweasel 30 is available :) :) :) :)

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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Fri May 30, 2014 2:15 pm

Status:

status-firefox29: wontfix
status-firefox30: fixed
status-firefox31: fixed
status-firefox32: fixed
status-iceweasel 30: released


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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:57 pm

Firefox 30 is available for the A-EON Live Remix Distribution, for Lubuntu 12.04.4, and for Lubuntu 14.04. :)

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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:28 pm

Firefox 31 and Thunderbird 31 are available for our A1-X1000. :-)

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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:12 pm

Iceweasel 32.0 and Icedove 31.0 are available. :)

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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:15 am

If Iceweasel (Firefox) and Icedove (Thunderbird) have another font in the menus and dialogue boxes than the desktop environment, then you have to create the file .fonts.conf in the home directory.

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
   <const>rgb</const>
  </edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hinting" >
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
   <const>hintfull</const>
  </edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
</match>
</fontconfig>


If this file exist, then the Firefox use the font configuration from the desktop environment.
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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:09 pm

Firefox 37.0.2 was released for Ubuntu 12.04.5 and higher. I tested it on Lubuntu 12.04.5 and on ubuntu MATE 15.04 today. Unfortunately I found some problems. The search bar beside the URL field doesn't work. The search field on the New Tab page doesn't work either. I have to use a search engine directly. I can't copy a link with the right-click context menu.

Could you test the new Firefox, please?
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Re: Firefox 29 for PowerPC Linux

Postby xeno74 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:49 pm

xeno74 wrote:Firefox 37.0.2 was released for Ubuntu 12.04.5 and higher. I tested it on Lubuntu 12.04.5 and on ubuntu MATE 15.04 today. Unfortunately I found some problems. The search bar beside the URL field doesn't work. The search field on the New Tab page doesn't work either. I have to use a search engine directly. I can't copy a link with the right-click context menu.

Could you test the new Firefox, please?


The Power Mac users have the same problems with the new Firefox: ubuntuforums.org. :-(
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