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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2020, 04:02:25 pm »
The firefox readme would make a good web page for the product.

The MozTurbo installation should be handled with care. Depending on the version of ArcaOS, there may already be one in \sys\apps\anturbo
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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2020, 04:09:44 pm »
If there is, it also means you already have FF45 installed.
To update, run Programs-->Installed Software-->Firefox-->FFTurbo uninstall. Move the existing Firefox program directory out of the way, unzip new one in its place and run FFturbo install.

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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2020, 04:11:27 pm »
Any chance you might do an updated build of my fave??? (Phenom II - '-march=amdfam10 -O2')  8)

Sure, I could after I finish with rebuilding Thunderbird.

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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2020, 04:39:25 pm »
I've also optimized it more, using SSE for math functions and tuning for a Core2, which might help for multicore machines and shouldn't hurt.

Any chance to see AVX build sometime ?

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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2020, 09:02:31 pm »
Any chance to see AVX build sometime ?

Same answer, except I lost that configuration so it would help if you open about:buildconfig and post the optimization I used. IIRC, it was -march=sandybridge.

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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2020, 09:17:22 pm »
Any chance to see AVX build sometime ?

Same answer, except I lost that configuration so it would help if you open about:buildconfig and post the optimization I used. IIRC, it was -march=sandybridge.

I do not have AVX equipment and never had   AVX FF.

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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2020, 09:26:21 pm »
OK, still have the problem that I lost the configuration after a crash.

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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2020, 09:40:51 pm »
RPM_REQUIREMENTS is incomplete.

I can run Firefox afterward, but not Thunderbird. I had to also use ANPM to install libvpx-legacy-2 and libvpx-legacy-4
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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2020, 10:00:53 pm »
RPM_REQUIREMENTS is incomplete.

I can run Firefox afterward, but not Thunderbird. I had to also use ANPM to install libvpx-legacy-2 and libvpx-legacy-4

OK, the Thunderbird I'll upload later should use libvpx-legacy-4.
The problem is the RPM requirements are a moving target as new incompatible builds come out and older libraries move to legacy versions. Next are the FFmpeg libs where for Mozilla the legacy version will need installing.

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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2020, 10:31:13 pm »
Any chance to see AVX build sometime ?

Same answer, except I lost that configuration so it would help if you open about:buildconfig and post the optimization I used. IIRC, it was -march=sandybridge.

Build platform
target
i386-pc-os2-emx
Build tools
Compiler    Version    Compiler flags

gcc.exe    5.5.0    -Wall -Wempty-body -Wpointer-to-int-cast -Wsign-compare -Wtype-limits -Wno-unused -Wcast-align -Zomf -std=gnu99 -fgnu89-inline -fno-strict-aliasing -Zomf -fno-math-errno -pthread

c++    5.5.0    -idirafter g:/OS2TK45/h -Wall -Wempty-body -Woverloaded-virtual -Wsign-compare -Wwrite-strings -Wno-invalid-offsetof -Wcast-align -fno-exceptions -fno-strict-aliasing -Zomf -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -fno-math-errno -std=gnu++0x -pthread -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -g -march=sandybridge -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer

Configure arguments

--enable-application=browser '--enable-optimize=-march=sandybridge -O2' --disable-debug --enable-debug-symbols --disable-tests --enable-os2-high-mem --without-x --enable-system-cairo --enable-system-pixman --with-intl-api --with-system-icu --with-system-zlib --with-system-nss --with-system-nspr --with-system-libvpx --disable-startupcache


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Re: How to install Firefox
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2020, 11:18:40 pm »
OK, thanks. Forgot that I had to disable the startup cache to succeed at make package. Xpcshell was crashing with a sigill IIRC.