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fjleal

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Post Posted March 20th, 2004, 8:20 am

Greetings!

I've compiled Mozilla 1.7b for Linux with support for XFT fonts and GTK.
The binary is available at http://www.ingeniumatica.com/downloads/ ... k2.tar.bz2

Hope it may be useful... ;)
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Post Posted March 21st, 2004, 6:35 pm

It would be nice to make a tarball from the *directory*, not the files... I just unpacked it in /opt, and instead of a mozilla directory I got all the files unpacked in /opt, what a mess!

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Post Posted March 22nd, 2004, 2:17 am

I always create a new directory for extracting, so there's no need to include the first directory in the tarball... Sorry about that.

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Post Posted March 22nd, 2004, 4:26 pm

Thank you! I downloaded the official build, forgetting that it wasn't XFT+GTK2 and I was MAD when I remembered (after I was done downloading it of course). Will there be an official one?

Oh well, either way, I can now use it happily, fonts look so much nicer!
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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 8:30 am

steeler fan for life wrote:Thank you! I downloaded the official build, forgetting that it wasn't XFT+GTK2 and I was MAD when I remembered (after I was done downloading it of course). Will there be an official one?

Oh well, either way, I can now use it happily, fonts look so much nicer!


I allways install the contributed RPM, I think it's not neither XFT nor GTK enhanced. What am I missng? Fonts look antialiased anyway.

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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 10:14 am

fedetxf wrote:I allways install the contributed RPM, I think it's not neither XFT nor GTK enhanced. What am I missng? Fonts look antialiased anyway.

Ummm... I never installed the 'contributed' build... I really don't know if it's XFT enabled... But once you alreday have it, why don't you try copying the XTF+GTK version to another directory and running if from there? This way, you can check for differences between each build by entering 'about:buildconfig' on the URL.

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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 10:17 am

Good idea. I'll download it when it gets to 1.7 and try...

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Post Posted March 29th, 2004, 2:39 pm

fjleal wrote:Greetings!

I've compiled Mozilla 1.7b for Linux with support for XFT fonts and GTK.
The binary is available at http://www.ingeniumatica.com/mozilla-i6 ... k2.tar.bz2

Hope it may be useful... ;)


Great job, indeed!

But... I only want the navigator. How to get rid of the rest? Is it possible?

Paul

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Post Posted March 29th, 2004, 3:34 pm

paulus wrote:But... I only want the navigator. How to get rid of the rest? Is it possible?

Mozilla is a suite of programs (several programs that share a common code base). If you only want the browser, you probably should get Firefox (check http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox ). Give it a try. ;)

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Post Posted March 30th, 2004, 4:16 am

paulus wrote:But... I only want the navigator. How to get rid of the rest? Is it possible?

If you're using the installer, do a Custom install and deselect all components except Navigator.

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Post Posted March 30th, 2004, 12:45 pm

fjleal wrote:
paulus wrote:But... I only want the navigator. How to get rid of the rest? Is it possible?

Mozilla is a suite of programs (several programs that share a common code base). If you only want the browser, you probably should get Firefox (check http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox ). Give it a try. ;)


No! I am quite happy with the version provide by you. It looks great on the screen!

Paul

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Post Posted March 30th, 2004, 1:02 pm

paulus wrote:No! I am quite happy with the version provide by you. It looks great on the screen

Screenshot? Let me seeeeee!!!!!

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Post Posted March 31st, 2004, 5:50 am

Hey I extracted the tar.bz2 and recompressed it with 7-zip on windows. I got a 9.737.602 bytes file. The original bz2 was 12.763.075 bytes.
I took about 10 minutes and during compression 300MB of ram where in use. But totally worth it if somebody is on dial up. I think we need a linux port for 7-zip soon!!!

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Post Posted March 31st, 2004, 9:17 am

fedetxf wrote:Hey I extracted the tar.bz2 and recompressed it with 7-zip on windows. I got a 9.737.602 bytes file. The original bz2 was 12.763.075 bytes.
I took about 10 minutes and during compression 300MB of ram where in use. But totally worth it if somebody is on dial up. I think we need a linux port for 7-zip soon!!!

Somthing like http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/ ? ;)

Oops!, sorry! It's a Windows-only application. Because it was on SourceForge, I assumed it would run on *nixes... :(
I'll check the source code, see if it can be easily ported... :-k

EDIT: It can't. At least, not easily. It's a lot of C++ code... :(

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Post Posted March 31st, 2004, 7:30 pm

In the forum there's a guy trying to port it, but from his comments, I think the 7-zip developper has great knowledge of compression algorithms but is not specially interested in code quality. Even now his main focus is adding functionality so the file format is still unstable.

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