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Re: News about Firefox for PowerPC

On 10 December 2018 at 6:23PM, Riccardo Mottola wrote:

swamprock wrote:
Meanwhile, there is a fork of Pale Moon 27.x called Arctic Fox that can be used on 32-bit PowerPC-https://github.com/wicknix/Arctic-Fox/

More info:https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/arctic-fox-web-browser-for-10-6-32-64-bit.2133051/

I need to chime in, being one of the main contributors behind ArcticFox, although it is not directly my idea.

I had it working on Linux/PPC too and compiling with gcc 6.5 on Debian (you can check my fork on github in case, but it gets pulled in regularly). It could even play videos off you-tube although ad a ridiculous frame rate

If someone can help me with getting gcc7 and gcc8 working, welcome!!

Don't hold your breath on JS though: no JIT for PPC and stability is (still) dubious. Some other PPC enthusiasts got it compiling then also on PPC 64, although there were some endianness issues which did not happen in 32bit, there were also some stbaility issues. I did some progress by packporting numerous fixes, but I lack currently the PPC machine to test it on and am working on Intel. Right now on Intel I can use major sites: github, facebook, youtube... even web mail. It keeps me motivated!


PS: Adrian, I hope you get out a new ISO soon, so I try reinstalling the iBook and test again :) I got the machine exactly for working on ArcticFox

Hi Riccardo,

Many thanks for ArcticFox! I successfully tested it on my AmigaOne X1000 today. (64-bit 1.8 GHz dual-core PWRficient PA6T-1682M PowerPC with AltiVec)

Screenshot of ArcticFox on Fienix (32-bit Debian based distribution with a 64-bit kernel): https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/115515624056477014971/6633402818128594658

Screenshot of ArcticFox on ubuntu MATE 16.04.5 LTS 32-bit PowerPC with a 64-bit kernel: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/115515624056477014971/6633406944852828306

Unfortunately it doesn't work on our AmigaOne X5000. (Freescale P5020 CPU 2GHz, 64-bit e5500 dual-core PowerPC SoC without AltiVec)

Did you compile it with G4/AltiVec compiler flags?


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