Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

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Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:58 pm

Hi All,

Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon is available for Linux PPC. :-)

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Arctic Fox is a forked and rebranded Pale Moon 27.9.4. The goal here is to implement specific security updates and bug fixes to keep this browser as up to date as possible for aging systems. Examples would be Mac OSX 10.6-10.8, PowerPC's running Linux, etc.

Arctic Fox will build for Mac OS X 10.6 and up, i386/x86_64/PowerPC Linux, and more than likely any other unix/bsd varient. Ideally, we'd like to get it working on PowerPC 10.5 as well.


Downloads: https://github.com/wicknix/Arctic-Fox/wiki/Downloads

Link to the test thread: forums.macrumors.com

Screenshot of Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon on Fienix:

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Screenshot of Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon on ubuntu MATE 16.04.5 LTS PowerPC:

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Further information about Pale Moon: https://www.palemoon.org

Please test it.

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby Hypex » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:14 am

So I've had a read about it and still trying to figure out how it would benefit over a PPC optimised port of FireFox? Such as the one the PPC laptop people worked on. It looks to be of benefit for older OSX versions. But it's strange you would be using an old OSX version on x86 based hardware for people with a Mac. Apart from Apple purposely not supporting old Macs and making Linux a superior choice to use. But obviously you don't usually have a Mac to run Linux.

At this point it could be best to use the newest OS, such as Linux, with a modern browser. Yes I'm selling out on that statement but this is still possible with our PPC Linux.

Could be good for OS4 but that would need too much work. :-)
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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:41 am

Hi All,

A new Arctic-Fox version is available.

Wicknix wrote:I forgot to change the build version to 27.9.13 in our tree. All of these are new builds dated 12/12 & 12/13 2018. Doh! If you downloaded before these dates, please update to these builds, and happy holidays from us to you.


Downloads: https://github.com/wicknix/Arctic-Fox/wiki/Downloads

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:49 pm

Arctic Fox 27.9.13:

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:59 pm

Hi All,

Great news! :-)

Wicknix has released the latest version of the Arctic Fox web browser, version 27.9.14, which includes many bug fixes. He compiled it on his 1.5GHz G4 Mac Mini 7 hours yesterday!


I successfully tested it on the following Linux PowerPC distributions today (see screenshots):


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It works fantastic and it is really fast! Many thanks to Wicknix for his great work!

Please test it.

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:33 pm

Hi All,

I was able to build Arctic Fox 27.9.14 PowerPC64 on Fedora 27 PPC64 today.

The first compiling wasn't successfull. I had to downgrade the GCC from version 7.3.1 to 6.4.1 with the command 'sudo dnf downgrade gcc gcc-c++ --releasever=25'. Additionally I integrated some parts of the AMD64 .mozconfig to my Non-AltiVec .mozconfig. After that I was able to compile it without any problems. Unfortunately I wasn't able to start it. I got the following error: '<jemalloc>: (malloc) Error in munmap();'. I added 'ac_add_options --disable-jemalloc' to the .mozconfig. After a new compiling it works without any problems.

.mozconfig

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# This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
# License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
# file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/.

export CC="gcc -flax-vector-conversions -O3 -falign-loops=16 -falign-functions=16 -falign-labels=16 -falign-jumps=16"
export CXX="g++ -flax-vector-conversions -fpermissive -O3 -falign-loops=16 -falign-functions=16 -falign-labels=16 -falign-jumps=16"
export LDFLAGS="-latomic"

mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/obj-ff-dbg

ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter
ac_add_options --disable-tests
ac_add_options --disable-debug
ac_add_options --disable-updater
ac_add_options --enable-mozril-geoloc
ac_add_options --disable-webrtc
ac_add_options --disable-safe-browsing
ac_add_options --disable-parental-controls
ac_add_options --enable-release
ac_add_options --disable-necko-wifi
ac_add_options --disable-eme
ac_add_options --disable-gamepad
ac_add_options --enable-dbus
ac_add_options --disable-gio
ac_add_options --disable-pulseaudio
ac_add_options --enable-strip
ac_add_options --enable-install-strip
ac_add_options --enable-application=browser
ac_add_options --with-branding=browser/branding/arcticfox
ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2 -fno-schedule-insns2 -fno-lifetime-dse -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks"
ac_add_options --disable-jemalloc


I used these commands to build, test, and package:

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./mach build
(starts the configuration and build process)
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./mach run
(tests completed build with scratch profile)
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./mach package
(creates the self contained archive which you'll find in <Arctic Fox src directory>/obj-ff-dbg/dist)

Download: arcticfox-27.9.14.linux-powerpc64.tar.bz2

It is important to compile a 64-bit PowerPC version of Arctic Fox because Firefox doesn't work reliable on Fedora PPC64. Midori also isn't a good option because it crashes very often on Fedora PPC64. The same problems on openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 so Arctic Fox is the solution. :-) Arctic Fox is the best browser we have on Linux PPC currently. Many thanks to Riccardo Mottola for his help with the compiling of a PPC64 version.

Screenshots of Arctic Fox 27.9.14 on Fedora 27 Server PPC64 (A-EON AmigaOne X5000):

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Screenshot of Arctic Fox 27.9.14 on openSUSE Tumbleweed PPC64 (A-EON AmigaOne X1000):

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:01 pm

Hi All,

I compiled Arctic Fox 27.9.15 for Linux PPC64 today.

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Download: arcticfox-27.9.15.linux-powerpc64.tar.bz2

Screenshots:

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:03 am

Hi All,

I am compiling a 32-bit Linux PowerPC version of Arctic Fox 27.9.15 in a virtual 32-bit QEMU PowerPC machine (QEMU with KVM-PR support) with Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. It takes a very long time despite KVM-PR acceleration. But I can’t promise that I am successful. If I was successful then it will support older Linux distributions like Ubuntu 14.04.

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Hi All,

There wasn't enough space available for compiling Arctic Fox on the QEMU HD img. I added a new big img for Arctic Fox and moved all virtual machine files to my PC (i7 4.5GHz). The compiling is faster in the virtual PowerMac G4 machine on my PC.

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Re: Arctic Fox 27.9.12 (Firefox 63.0) a fork of Pale Moon

Postby xeno74 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:14 am

xeno74 wrote:Hi All,

There wasn't enough space available for compiling Arctic Fox on the QEMU HD img. I added a new big img for Arctic Fox and moved all virtual machine files to my PC (i7 4.5GHz). The compiling is faster in the virtual PowerMac G4 machine on my PC.

Cheers,
Christian


Successful! :-) A 32-bit Non-AltiVec version of Arctic Fox 27.9.15 for old Linux distributions like Lubuntu 14.04 LTS PowerPC:

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Download: arcticfox-27.9.15.linux-non-altivec-powerpc.tar.bz2

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