[slackintosh-users] Updated Firefox build

Hello list,

I thought I'd share a toy I'd originally put together for myself.
Here's a build of the new Firefox.  This is "Aurora", as per
Mozilla's naming rules, but built from the Firefox 6 (mozilla-release)
tarball using mostly the same options and procedure as x86.

http://www.splack.org/~jason/projects/slackintosh/firefox6-for-current-2010.10/

To run Aurora, you'll need at minimum upgrades to cairo and pixman.  These are
included alongside the aurora tgz.

To rebuild, you'll additionally need wireless-tools, libnotify, and
dbus-glib.  You
will need to be running a 2.6.x kernel due to a funky version number detection
bug in the Firefox NSS library.

My build uses the -mcpu=750 switch, since my reference machine is an
OldWorld Beige G3,
and it needs all the help it can get.  If you're on a newer machine,
it's no problem for
you since your processor can run 750 code.  If you're on an older
machine, well, you already know how to recompile. ;-)

Subjectively, this build feels very good.  In-page navigation speed feels
on-par with Slackintosh's build of 2.0.0.14.  However, the new 6.0
code dramatically
improves on Javascript performance, making AJAX heavy sites usable again.
Page rendering and layout is also better, so article text won't overlap
sidebars in Wikipedia, for example.

Cheers!
Jason


SHA1 sums:
62415106f26bbe41c5f75f328bef5d1ed1d17871  aurora-6.0-powerpc750-1jd.tgz
bd98bdb18b0d4adb835d7ba73f61c34096215a05  cairo-1.10.2-powerpc-2.tgz
1c1c02f1dc1c9e18252ed78a848128a656c7b14a  dbus-glib-0.80-powerpc-1.tgz
21b84673fe159323518929cd5d5761e564285290  libnotify-0.4.5-powerpc-2.tgz
aef54874913bdbc03ac7a5f9964455452eb8afd4  pixman-0.20.2-powerpc-1.tgz
3f1f0d295161076e36d0e3a32fd48f01caa3e177  wireless-tools-29-powerpc-6.tgz

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