Subject: Re: making firefox LP64 clean
To: Michael Kukat <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 11/26/2004 18:31:34
[ On Friday, November 26, 2004 at 06:19:53 (+0100), Michael Kukat wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: making firefox LP64 clean
> Mozilla runs "fine" here on NetBSD/alpha 2.0RC4. But it's extremely sloooow
> (besides the fact that if often crashes).
Hmmm.... that's weird.
Mozilla-1.6 ran fine on my NetBSD/alpha 1.6.2_STABLE and it was _FAST_!
(or at least as fast as one could expect such a monster to be when
running on a dual 400MHz AS4000 with just 1.5GB RAM ;-) (faster than it
ran on my P-II 300MHz, that's for certain, and not a whole lot slower
than it ran on a beefy P-III 700Mhz....)
(and it ran fine only so long as I never opened a mail composer window
-- that would crash it within seconds or at least minutes, even if the
mail was composed and sent successfully -- and running any significant
I never did get around to building an older Firefox on my alpha, though
I assume it would have run as well and obviously it would not have
suffered the mail composer crash. :-)
However I've been unable to get any Mozilla derivative to install
successfully since pkgsrc went to MOS_VER=1.7*.
They all die with a core dump from "regxpcom".
Greg A. Woods
+1 416 218-0098 VE3TCP RoboHack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Planix, Inc. <email@example.com> Secrets of the Weird <firstname.lastname@example.org>