Port upgrade: www/firefox. Added GUI selection support

Michael Johnson ahze at freebsd.org
Thu Jun 9 17:49:16 GMT 2005

On Jun 9, 2005, at 1:42 PM, Adam Weinberger wrote:

> 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.

totally agree about not wanting gtk1.

> # Adam
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