Port upgrade: www/firefox. Added GUI selection support

Erich Dollansky oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Thu Jun 9 07:37:10 GMT 2005


jannisan at t-online.de wrote:
>>Huh? This is ridiculous. Why would our user base want the ability to
>>disable XUL? And why would the majority of our users want the ability
>>build against GTK1? We're trying to get people as far away from GTK1
>>possible. And IIRC, firefox won't build against Xlib anyway and will
>>ignore such a request and build against GTK2 anyway.
> It doesn't ignore that request and was built just fine with Xlib-support
> without having GTK2 installed on my system. I have an Athlon 500 and
> applications using GTK2 are generally too slow to be really usable,
> especially Firefox. Using Xlib instead of GTK2 and disabling XUL made
> Firefox quite fast and usable again on my system.
it is as Jan said. There are many older machines out there which still 
are used for certain things and even using older Netscape browsers to 
connect to the Internet.

If the support for older hardware is there, why not use it?


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