Subject: Re: Notes on IRIX build of firefox, thunderbird and gimp2
To: Georg Schwarz <email@example.com>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Staffan_Thom=E9n?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/17/2004 20:06:07
Georg Schwarz wrote:
>>>Can't think of anything else that would break for now... Maybe someone
>>>else using irix has some use for this. pkgsrc is getting to the point
>>>that I would recommend it instead of sgi's freeware system. We still
>>>have fewer dependencies ;-)
> I'm now for a few weeks trying build firefox, mozilla, and thunderbird on
> IRIX 5.3. So far progress is amazingly good (read: given the amount of
> code there are relatively few issues), but due to the speed (or lack thereof)
> my machine it does take at least a while before I have a chance to finish.
> The libz issue right now costs me some time rebuilding stuff...
> Anyway, do you happen to know of anyone running the mozilla apps on IRIX5?
No, I don't know anyone not running 6.5, except for perhaps one
enthusiast, do you really think it would be sane to try to use firefox
and friends on such a machine? This considering how slow they are on my
300MHz R12k Octane.