No plans for fennec on the FR
thomas at gstaedtner.net
Fri Dec 3 13:32:01 CET 2010
On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 13:17, Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/12/3 Delian <delian2 at gmail.com>:
>> Seems there's no hope of seeing a native FR version of fennec right now. 
>> Well, we already have nice browsers so, it's not a real big problem (IMHO).
>>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=450929#c4
> Well, Mozilla is not very famous of having much interest themselves in
> building end-user binaries for Linux platforms. Distributions do that
> for them, and similarly if Fennec will get mature at some point to the
> point it's feasible to package it into distributions, we'll get them
> through distributions that support FreeRunner's ARMv4, like Debian.
Please read the comments in the bug report.
The issue is not the lack of builds for armv4, the issue is that the
code seems to have armv4 incompatible assembly code, so you can't
"just build it for armv4".
Anyway, I don't think mozilla would object to a 3rd party patch that
implements said code (if it indeed exists, haven't looked into it yet)
in a reasonable way for armv4 aditionally. Otherwise distributions
could patch their sources to provide a package if someone comes up
with that patch.
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