Firefox and Browse and xulrunner on 8.2.0
rihoward1 at gmail.com
rihoward1 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 02:24:20 EDT 2008
On Sep 21, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Robert Howard wrote:
> On Sep 21, 2008, at 12:57 AM, S Page wrote:
>> Using 8.2-760 with the Firefox-6 and Browse 96 that Software update
>> installed, I noticed some things. No show-stoppers.
>> * Firefox-6 doesn't use the gnash and totem plug-ins that are
>> pre-installed in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. I filed
>> <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8593> with a workaround, maybe that
>> or a
>> better workaround could go in Release_notes/8.2.0.
>> * Firefox-6 includes many libraries that are already in
>> /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9 , seems there is an opportunity to save
>> memory/disk by building it to use the system xulrunner. I filed
>> enhancement <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8583>
>> * I noticed the lib*.so's in the Firefox-6 activity are much smaller
>> than the ones in /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9, I wonder how it was
>> to produce smaller files.
>> * /usr/lib/xulrunner and thus Browse is at version 1.9 but mozilla
>> 188.8.131.52 is released with security fixes, that's what the Firefox-6
>> activity uses. I filed <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8594> , an
>> * After starting and stopping Firefox several times I've got two gray
>> circles (the generic 'X' application icon?) stuck in the Frame.
>> Choosing Resume or Stop from their menus does nothing. Is this a
>> bug? Is there a way to get rid of them?
>> * From the thread "build 8.2-760, Read activity and ebook mode",
> Unfortunately that thread went a bit off a bit ff topic. I am
> planning on entering
> a bug after I do more characterization of the problem with Read, etc.
>>> you must first put focus on the document (clicking on the
>>> page, or hitting tab a couple of times will do it). Hmmm, maybe this
>>> is worth a trac ticket as it's going to catch folks out.
Trac 8602 for Read-activity - "Read should automatically change
focus to read tab when XO opened in ebook mode"
Probably need similar tickets for other activities that work in ebook
mode including Browse/Firefox.
>> Did anyone file a bug? The Help and Browse activities also suffer
>> * Out of curiosity I tried running chatzilla (a simple "Powered by
>> mozilla" application) using the system xulrunner.
>> (download http://chatzilla.rdmsoft.com/xulrunner/
>> cd /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9
>> xulrunner -app path/to/chatzilla/application.ini )
>> Good news: despite some errors in the console about timemodule.so, it
>> worked. The benefit is the memory and disk sharing.
>> * I assume the Help-6.xo application also shares code, since it's
>> Hulahop that Browse uses. But top shows
>> VIRT RES SHR
>> 132m 37m 11m Browse
>> 121m 36m 11m xulrunner (i.e. chatzilla)
>> 130m 30m 7096 Help
>> Should Help be sharing more memory, or am I just clueless on top[*] ?
>> =S Page
>> [*] "Clueless on Top", yet another independent documentary movie
>> soon :)
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