Port upgrade: www/firefox. Added GUI selection support

Adam Weinberger adamw at magnesium.net
Thu Jun 9 17:42:11 GMT 2005

Michael Johnson wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2005, at 2:50 AM, 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
>>> to
>>> build against GTK1? We're trying to get people as far away from GTK1
>>> as
>>> 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.
>> I didn't test GTK1 support.
> I'm not really for adding gtk1/Xlib w/o gtk support to firefox, but I  
> understand why someone
> would want it. I've missed the first emails on this thread so I  haven't 
> seen the patch, but
> if this is going to be added (I'm not saying that it ever will be  
> added) it should work with firefox 1.1 also,
> I'm not sure if firefox 1.1 supports gtk1 anymore? Please check out  
> firefox from marcuscom and check.
> See http://www.marcuscom.com:8080/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ for details.

I'm willing to consider an Xlib switch, but not as part of OPTIONS. I'm 
definitely not willing to consider a GTK1 switch.

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
adamw at magnesium.net || adamw at FreeBSD.org
adamw at vectors.cx    ||   adamw at gnome.org

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