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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: [mozilla overlay] Firefox 6,7 and 8 Reply with quote

Hey guys,

Firefox 6 Beta is available, but there are no ebuilds. :(

Firefox 7 Aurora is available, but the same as above.

Firefox 8 Nightly is available, but ...

Could you please bump these ebuilds in the mentioned overlay? (mozilla-overlay)

Firefox 8 is going to be awesome on 64 Bit systems, it is fast as hell. :-D

Greetings,

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we have a live ebuild which's in one of the overlays.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dE_logics wrote:
I think we have a live ebuild which's in one of the overlays.


Hey,

As far as I can see, there is no live ebuild. See - http://gpo.zugaina.org/www-client/firefox

But a live ebuild of Firefox (Alpha) would be awesome! :-)

Cya,

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

take a look at https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-884670-start-0.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering about the same thing for Thundebird 6 beta ebuilds. On OS X I'm already getting TB6 beta 3 today. Anyone we could ask on IRC about this?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rtomek wrote:
take a look at https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-884670-start-0.html


I was talking about the sardemff77 overlay, however I dont think I can get Firefox >4 there.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any word on ebulds for 7 or 8?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anon-E-moose wrote:
Any word on ebuilds for 7 or 8?

Writing this from a local firefox 7 beta 1 build, hacked quickly together in local overlay...

  • Copy firefox-6.0.ebuild to firefox-7.0_beta1.ebuild
  • Rename
    Code:
    PATCH="${PN}-6.0-patches-0.1"

    to
    Code:
    PATCH="${PN}-7.0-patches-0.1"

    (or any other favorite patch file name)
  • If you desire to use a language pack (also available for beta 1 on Mozilla FTP server), also remove the beta clause in this line
    Code:
     if ! [[ ${PV} =~ alpha|beta ]]; then

  • Copy firefox-6.0-patches-0.1.tar.bz2 to firefox-7.0-patches-0.1.tar.bz2, removing patches 5001+5003 which did not apply.

No clean solution, but something for first testing and I still prefer this local build hack to any external binary builds.

First impression of 7.0 beta: Really much improved memory handling.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gendoo wrote:
[*] Copy firefox-6.0-patches-0.1.tar.bz2 to firefox-7.0-patches-0.1.tar.bz2, removing patches 5001+5003 which did not apply.

I had to remove patch 2003 as well to get it to work.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got 7 to build, but I'm back to running 5.0.

They have changed something in 6 and 7 ( don't know about 8 ) where some sites
I would go to would never display a link when clicked on.
It would say either "connecting" or "transferring data..." and would sit forever.

In looking online it seems that others started having the same problems when they upgraded to 6.
(I happened to have old backups of all the files I needed)


Just a little heads up
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best way to have firefox is to download it from firefox.com and put it in a chmod 666 -R directory
Select your channal (stable, beta or nightly) then let firefox update itself everyday.

The default compilations are -Os with some -O2 flags and it -is- profiled, something even our most aggressive flags can't beat. I gave up on emerge for chromium and firefox and I am happier than I was with the outdated and/or unstable stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elv13 wrote:
The best way to have firefox is to download it from firefox.com and put it in a chmod 666 -R directory
Select your channal (stable, beta or nightly) then let firefox update itself everyday.

The default compilations are -Os with some -O2 flags and it -is- profiled, something even our most aggressive flags can't beat. I gave up on emerge for chromium and firefox and I am happier than I was with the outdated and/or unstable stuff.

The firefox-6 ebuild in the mozilla overlay also compiles with profile-guided-optimization, if you set the 'pgo' useflag, so you could have the best of both-worlds (heavy optimizations + pgo).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elv13 wrote:
The best way to have firefox is to download it from firefox.com and put it in a chmod 666 -R directory
Select your channal (stable, beta or nightly) then let firefox update itself everyday.
You can also use Firefox UX if you want to preview some experimental UI features
https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-ux/
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw today my firefox updated itself to version 10.0a1
rapid-release schedule :roll:
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elv13 wrote:
The best way to have firefox is to download it from firefox.com and put it in a chmod 666 -R directory
Select your channal (stable, beta or nightly) then let firefox update itself everyday.

The default compilations are -Os with some -O2 flags and it -is- profiled, something even our most aggressive flags can't beat. I gave up on emerge for chromium and firefox and I am happier than I was with the outdated and/or unstable stuff.

Could you describe more on how you did this? I tried putting firefox in my home directory, but it somehow started my portage-installed firefox-bin.
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