borderline OT fireox question

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Jul 14 15:22:27 UTC 2016

On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:15:42 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:23:54 -0453.75, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>I'm not using FreeBSD at the moment. A few days ago 2.0.1 was released,
>the predecessor is 1.8.9, so you could use it. When upgrading to 2.0.1
>a few minutes are required to get back the old history and speed dial,
>but usually updates don't cause issues.
>What version you should use, Qt4 or Qt5 belongs on how good Qt5 is
>supported for FreeBSD. If you are using no desktop environment, but
>just a window manager, than you might need qtconfig-qt4 for the Qt4
>version and for Qt5 you likely need qt5ct to set up font sizes and
>things like this.
>For Linux it's possible to download an IceCat tarball from and
>to extract it to /opt, IOW there's no need to compile it against
>installed libs. I don't know if this works without issues on FreeBSD.
>If you don't run any software that connects to the Internet, excepted
>of Firefox, you could use Wireshark to monitor Internet traffic.

PS: IIRC Pale Moon also provides to download a bin, that does not need
to be compiled against existing libs.

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