[gccsdk] Are you happy for me to package Firefox?

John-Mark Bell jmb202 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Mar 21 10:44:21 GMT 2007


On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 21:36 -0700, Peter Naulls wrote:

[Packaging Firefox]

> The specific problems are:
> 
>  - I don't think that manual packaing of the existing binary is a
>    solution.  It needs to be an automated, scalable part of the
>    existing autobuilder process.

Agreed.

>  - The same applies to the other components.  Yes, some of those are
>    packaged on the NetSurf site, but these need to be hosted on
>    riscos.info as a complete solution.

For the SUL and DigitalRenderer; certainly. For the others, I'm not
convinced at present. 

> Also you mentioned on the Wiki coversion to an AOF.  This is all very
> well, but pretty soon, everyone will need ELFLoader anyway, like they
> needed the 32-bit SCL.  Any further development of Firefox will also
> mean use of shared libraries, so will demaned ELF.

I would rather that the current ELFLoader was _not_ packaged. It is a
dead end in development terms (and will be entirely replaced by Lee's
efforts in due course).


John.





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