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{{Applicationbox|image=firefox39x38.png|caption=Firefox icon|name=Firefox|maintainer=[[User:Pnaulls|Peter Naulls]]|os=Not RISC PC or earlier|desc=This is a port of the [http://www.getfirefox.com/ Firefox] web browser for RISC OS.|languages=English|url=http://www.riscos.info/unix/firefox/|alt=[[NetSurf]], [[Oregano]]}}
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{{Applicationbox|image=firefox39x38.png|caption=Firefox icon|name=Firefox|maintainer=[[User:Pnaulls|Peter Naulls]]|os=Not RiscPC or earlier|desc=This is a port of the [http://www.getfirefox.com/ Firefox] web browser for RISC OS.|languages=English|url=http://www.riscos.info/index.php/Firefox|alt=[[NetSurf]], [[Oregano]]}}
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== About ==
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Development of Firefox represents part of a long term effort to bring new applications to RISC OS and has involved significant time and effort to date.  Your [[Donations|contribution]] is greatly appreciated.
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== Mozilla Firefox 2 Downloads ==
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For [[IYONIX pc]], [[A9home]], [[Omega]]. and [[VirtualRPC]].  This will '''not''' work on [[RiscPC|RiscPCs]].
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Release 3 for RISC OS (upstream 2.0.0.12):
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== Versions ==
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* Via RiscPkg - http://www.riscos.info/packages/
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Currently, versions 1.5 and 2 have been released – further development is dependent on ongoing [[Donations|financial contributions]].
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Firefox can be downloaded from [http://www.riscos.info/unix/firefox/ the Firefox port page].
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* Directly - [http://www.riscos.info/packages/BrowserDetails.html#firefox2 Firefox 2 for RISC OS Release 3].
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== Mozilla Firefox 2 Downloads ==
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This is a bug fix release only. Ensure you read the included !Help for full documentation and specific details of changes and history.
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* [http://www.riscos.info/unix/downloads/browser/firefox/firefox-2-r2.zip Firefox 2 for RISC OS Release 2]. For [[IYONIX pc]], [[A9home]], [[Omega]]. This will '''not''' work on [[RiscPC|RiscPCs]]. It may work on [[VirtualRPC]].
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* [http://www.riscos.info/unix/downloads/browser/firefox/firefox-2-iyonix-r1.zip Firefox 2 for RISC OS Release 1]. For [[IYONIX pc]] only.
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=== Previous releases ===
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Older releases have been deprecated, since they offer no benefit over this version.
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Version 1.5 releases for all RISC OS machines (RISC OS 4 onwards) are [http://www.riscos.info/unix/downloads/browser/firefox/ still available], however there may be stability issues on some machines. Most users will find performance unacceptably slow on sub-300MHz machines.
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== Installing and using Firefox 2 ==
== Installing and using Firefox 2 ==
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Some users may experience difficulty in running Firefox for the first time, so here is a quick guide to get you going.
 
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First make sure you have downloaded all the necessary parts. As well as the Firefox application you will also need:
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Download all the necessary parts. As well as the Firefox application you will also need:
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* [[Tinct]] – A module for high speed sprite plotting and image enhancement
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* [[SharedUnixLibrary]] – UnixLib C library support module
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* [[Tinct]] – A module that provides applications with support for high speed sprite plotting and image enhancement
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ELFLoader and UnixHome are not required for this release.
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* [[SharedUnixLibrary]] – A library of files required by many applications originating on the Unix platform
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* [[ELFLoader]] – An object loader for elves
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=== Setting up Choices ===
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== Building Firefox 2 from source ==
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After checking you have all the necessary modules in the right place (ELFLoader can be put in <Choices$Write>.Boot.Predesk) you'll need to set up the Choices file for Firefox, as the current application fails to do this correctly (version 2r2):
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# Press CTRL+F12 to bring up a [[taskwindow]].
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# Enter the following: <code>Filer_OpenDir <Choices$Write></code>
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# In the window that appears, look for a directory called ''Mozilla''. If it isn't there, create it.
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# Open the Mozilla directory.
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# Create a sub-directory called ''Default'' in the ''Mozilla'' directory.
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# Load your favourite [[Text Editor]].
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# Enter the following text '''exactly as shown''':<br><code>[General]<br>StartWithLastProfile=1<br>[Profile0]<br>Name=default<br>IsRelative=1<br>Path=Default</code>
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# Save the file as ''profiles/ini'' inside the ''Mozilla'' directory.
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# Run Firefox2 for the first time!
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== Building Firefox from source ==
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Firefox 2 can be built from source with patches in the [[GCCSDK autobuilder]]. Follow the [[Using GCCSDK]] tutorial for details.
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The best place to start is building Firefox 1.5, whose patches are already integrated in the GCCSDK autobuilder.  The differences between Firefox 1.5 and Firefox 2 are mostly upstream changes.  You'll need access to a Unix machine (or possibly Windows, though this is less well tested) since the build process makes use of tools which aren't available on RISC OS.
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== Firefox 1.5 ==
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To begin, follow the [[Using GCCSDK]] tutorial.
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Version 1.5 releases for all RISC OS machines (RISC OS 4 onwards) are [http://www.riscos.info/downloads/firefox-1.5/ still available], however there may be stability issues on some machines. Most users will find performance unacceptably slow on sub-300MHz machines.

Revision as of 05:50, 22 February 2008

Firefox
Icon:
Firefox icon
Maintained by: Peter Naulls
Description: This is a port of the Firefox web browser for RISC OS.
OS Restrictions: Not RiscPC or earlier
Languages: English
Alternatives: NetSurf, Oregano
Website: http://www.riscos.info/index.php/Firefox


Contents

About

Development of Firefox represents part of a long term effort to bring new applications to RISC OS and has involved significant time and effort to date. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.

Mozilla Firefox 2 Downloads

For IYONIX pc, A9home, Omega. and VirtualRPC. This will not work on RiscPCs.

Release 3 for RISC OS (upstream 2.0.0.12):

This is a bug fix release only. Ensure you read the included !Help for full documentation and specific details of changes and history.

Older releases have been deprecated, since they offer no benefit over this version.

Installing and using Firefox 2

Download all the necessary parts. As well as the Firefox application you will also need:

  • Tinct – A module for high speed sprite plotting and image enhancement
  • SharedUnixLibrary – UnixLib C library support module

ELFLoader and UnixHome are not required for this release.

Building Firefox 2 from source

Firefox 2 can be built from source with patches in the GCCSDK autobuilder. Follow the Using GCCSDK tutorial for details.

Firefox 1.5

Version 1.5 releases for all RISC OS machines (RISC OS 4 onwards) are still available, however there may be stability issues on some machines. Most users will find performance unacceptably slow on sub-300MHz machines.

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