Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:23 pm

FYI:

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:Hi!

Just as a warning in advance: Mozilla upstream has decided to make the Rust
programming language mandatory for Firefox 54 onwards [1].

Unfortunately, Mozilla currently has little interest to support Rust non-x86
platforms in a stable manner which is why the Rust compiler rustc is currently
really usable on i386, amd64 and with some luck on arm64 [2].

Thus, it can be expected that Firefox 54 and newer will no longer run on
any PowerPC platforms, especially 32-bit variants.

It's a sad state but Mozilla upstream has decided to make this cut which
will also eventually see the removal of XUL support and hence the support
for most of the popular Addons that exist in Firefox like Vimperator.

Adrian

[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1284816
[2] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermai ... 00758.html
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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:38 am

Bug report for the Firefox problem: Link
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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:24 pm

Hi All,

Firefox 52.0b9 is available for Debian Sid/experimental PowerPC for testing. You can install it with apt-get install -t experimental firefox. You need the experimental main repository.

For example my sources.list (/etc/apt/sources.list):

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian experimental main
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free


I modified a bit Firefox 52.0b9 and now it runs on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC as well. I uploaded this modified version to my web space today.

Download: firefox-52.0b9-32-bit-powerpc.tar.gz

You can start it with ./firefox_ubuntu_start.sh. If you like to create a launcher on the desktop, please use the script firefox_ubuntu_desktop_start.sh instead.

Screenshot of Firefox 52.0b9 on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC:

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:03 pm

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:00 pm

Firefox ESR 45.7.0 is available for Debian Sid.

Mozilla wrote:What is Mozilla Firefox ESR?

Mozilla will offer an Extended Support Release (ESR) based on an official release of Firefox for desktop for use by organizations including schools, universities, businesses and others who need extended support for mass deployments.


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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:49 pm

Hi All,

Firefox 52.0 is available for Debian Sid PowerPC. It works on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC as well.
I uploaded it for ubuntu MATE 17.04.

Download: firefox-52.0-1-32-bit-powerpc.tar.bz2

Screenshot of ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC with the new Firefox 52.0-1:

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:28 pm

Hi All,

Mozilla updated Firefox two days ago. The new version 52.0.1 is available for Debian Sid PowerPC. It works on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC as well.
I uploaded it for ubuntu MATE 17.04.

Download: firefox-52.0.1-1-32-bit-powerpc.tar.gz

Screenshot of ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC with the new Firefox 52.0.1-1:

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:27 am

Hi All,

Thunderbird 45.8.0-2 is available for Debian Sid PowerPC. It works on ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC as well.
I uploaded it for ubuntu MATE 17.04.

Download: thunderbird-45.8.0-2-32-bit-powerpc.tar.gz

Screenshot of ubuntu MATE 17.04 PowerPC with the new Thunderbird 45.8.0-2:

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:18 pm

Hi All,

The new Firefox 52.0.2 is available for Debian Sid PowerPC. It works on the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 as well.
I uploaded it for the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017.

Download: firefox-52.0.2-1-32-bit-powerpc.tar.gz

Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 with the new Firefox 52.0.2-1:

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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird for Linux PPC

Postby xeno74 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:31 am

Hi All,

Thunderbird 45.8.0-3 is available for Debian Sid PowerPC. It works on the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 as well.
I uploaded it for the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017.

Download: thunderbird-45.8.0-3-32-bit-powerpc.tar.gz

Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 with the new Thunderbird 45.8.0-3:

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