[iyonix-support] Re: Problem installing Firefox-2-r2

  • From: Peter Naulls <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: iyonix-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2007 09:30:54 -0800

In message <821c60be4e.markee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          mark.stephens@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> In message <84f14abe4e.druck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>           "David J. Ruck" <druck@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > See this guide by Paul Vigay http://www.riscos.org/software/firefox/
> Deserves much more publicity!
> It has all the details in 1 place - I had copied the config file 
> across but it did not have all the values so I was gettig the endless 
> loop. Now I have a working installation.

[Strictly speaking, off topic for this list]

Unforunately, Paul hasn't contacted me in regards to this, and it
contains a number of errors.   Perhaps what I'm most disappointed in is
that while I don't disapprove of the enthusiasm, it smacks of typical
RISC OS "problem solving" attitude.  That is, there is a very real
problem with start up on some machines, but instructions listed here are
just a superficial fix, which don't address the real problem - like so
much that happens with RISC OS.   Yes, I appreicate that it will allow
some people who previously couldn't make it work have it run, but my
point remains.

For such an apparently important application, there's been desperately
few people wanting to be involved in actual development, and what
development there has been has been the brunt of endless critisism and
lack of funding.

As it happens under the current status quo, the real fix will have to
wait until I find sufficient enthusiasm and time to address it.  This
particular thing has probably only contributed to my apathy.

In message <84f14abe4e.druck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          "David J. Ruck" <druck@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Follow ups to the Unix Porting Project mailing list, as this is not an Iyonix
> specific issue.

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