Build of Mozilla failed
Bram at moolenaar.net
Sat Jan 24 04:11:10 PST 2004
Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > Slow loading of pages, some parts of pages are not displayed. Would
> > have to look into the page sources to find out why (perhaps it's
> > preferences mess up how the toolbar looks.
> I haven't noticed any problems like that. Do you have some example
> pages? Since I don't use KDE, I don't have a suggestion on that.
> Perhaps kde@ could offer more insight.
I now found a way to run Mozilla next to Netscape (skip the shell script
and start the executable directly). This requires creating a new user
profile. Surprisingly this solved the problems I had with the color
settings! Slow loading still exists, especially making the first
connection to a site is very slow.
> > > > - What are the -gtk2 and -bonobo versions?
> > >
> > > The gtk2 version is needed for building gtk2-based browsers like galeon2
> > > and epiphany which require Mozilla as a base. mozilla-bonobo is a
> > > Mozilla plug-in that enables one to embed bonobo controls into Mozilla
> > > (e.g. ggv, gpdf, gnumeric, etc.).
> > And, eh, do I need it?
> If you have a lot of GNOME apps installed, and you like to view things
> like PDF documents, spreadsheets, word processor documents, etc.
> directly in your browser, then you'll want it.
> > I was hoping for an answer like "it runs faster
> > but requires installing GTK2" or "uses more memory and doesn't offer
> > more features".
> The -gtk2 version is prettier, but it is the same basic browser. If you
> don't need gtk2 support, don't install it.
That's more like the kind of answers I would like to see on that web
page. Will help quite a few people to decide what version to install.
> > Considering how much effort it has been to make all these ports,
> > explaining people what the differences are can't be that much work.
> > Unless the porters don't want anyone to know about their efforts...
> Finding the right place for this is the hard part. We could add another
> project section (i.e. www.freebsd.org/mozilla), but that will take
> approval from doc@, and someone to build the content. However, it's
> something we should do.
I have the impression that FreeBSD is currently a small group of clever
and hard working engineers, with the marketing department missing. Thus
they make a lot of nice things, but hardly anyone knows where to get it
or what it actually does. No surprise FreeBSD is mostly used for servers.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke
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