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[FX] bangbang023: 2007-01-30 [Trunk/Win32/VC8] (O2/GAL/SSE2)

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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 7:48 am

This thread is for the nightly builds of Firefox that I compile. You need two things to be able to use this:

1) An understanding that any nightly build is an unofficial beta, of sorts, and may have bugs to varying degrees of severity
2) A processor that supports SSE2 instructions

This build contains a patch that places "Print" in the context menu. The developers refuse to listen to the needs of the users, so I will be using this small bit of unofficial code until they do.

- My .mozconfig is as follows:
. $topsrcdir/browser/config/mozconfig

GLIB_PREFIX=J:/mozilla/w32build/vc8
LIBIDL_PREFIX=J:/mozilla/w32build/vc8

ac_add_options --enable-default-toolkit=windows
ac_add_options --enable-canvas
ac_add_options --enable-single-profile
ac_add_options --enable-static
ac_add_options --enable-strip
ac_add_options --enable-svg
ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2 -GAL -arch:SSE2"

ac_add_options --disable-activex
ac_add_options --disable-activex-scripting
ac_add_options --disable-tests
ac_add_options --disable-debug
ac_add_options --disable-mailnews
ac_add_options --disable-composer
ac_add_options --disable-ldap
ac_add_options --disable-profilesharing
ac_add_options --disable-shared
ac_add_options --disable-accessibility
ac_add_options --disable-installer
ac_add_options --disable-updater

Download today's build (6.1MB, 7z sfx)

If you appreciate my builds, please take a second to stop by my homepage and just say "hi" in the shoutbox or read over some of my pieces.
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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 8:54 am

bang - Did you by chance happen to include the patch for Bug 204519in this build? We discussed it in this thread.

If this build doesn't include it, could you remember for the next build? The patch is here.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 9:46 am

I will try it for next build. This was my first released build using .Net so I want to make sure I did everything else right. While the bug is labeled as WONTFIX, I strongly disagree with the decision and will include it as long as no other users complain about it.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 9:52 am

i dont understand why any one would complain about it. I'm just gonna hide the option using userchrome since i dont need it :p

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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 10:23 am

Pertaining to your Firefox SSE2 O2 20040317 build.

Excellent browser bangbang023

Just did a clean install of everything, as I personally believe that is the only way to see if everything works as I reinstall.
Time consuming maybe, but allows for more accurate results.

Extensions functioning fine (20)
Themes look and work well. (2)
User tweaks working fine.
Downloads are working fine as are Plug-in and File type associations.

Fast and stable so far.

On to the above mentioned bug 204519.

This is my take on it.

I also gut my context menu as like sboulemas does.
I do not like a lot of non-used items taking up menu space.

As long as anyone can remove context menu items they do not use I see no problems adding other features like the one mentioned above by SwampFan.

Only if the ability is lost to remove what one does not want or need only then do I see a problem as it looks like things you do not want or need are being pushed upon the user and that is the reason I at least switched to Firefox to get rid of IE with it's set user rules and bloat.

Thanks again for a fine build.

WinXP SP1, Athlon 2200+, 512mb ram.
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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 10:30 am

Thank you for your kind words GrailKnight. I won't be including anything else most likely, I just feel that having the Print Option there is nice and should have been there all along, but, of course, it will be completely removeable.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 10:49 am

Your welcome bangbang023.

It is of course up to the builders and general voting on what people want or do not want included in their browser.
That is what makes OpenSource so great.

I am sure that feature will come in handy to many and after reading various posts, I see that it has been a feature sitting on the back burner for a long time along with some other features that make you wonder what were they thinking when it was left out.

Have a good one.
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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 4:49 pm

Because many of testers use a clean directory when installing a nightly build, it would be helpful when FireX is built with .NET, the correct DLL(s) should be included in the archive. For example, with todays build I receive the following error:

"This application has failed to start because MSVCR71.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

Otherwise, I am looking forward to running this new build!

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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 7:06 pm

Yes, you should distribute MSVCR71.dll with the apps you make ;)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -us;326922
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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 8:21 pm

woops sorry guys, this was my first .net build.

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Post Posted March 17th, 2004, 11:58 pm

nevermind, print built into firefox fine. you will see it tomorrow morning. I am off to bed now.

Also, the program icon bug is fixed. There is now a blue globe and not the document icon for the firefox.exe file.

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Post Posted March 18th, 2004, 9:02 am

3/18 build is up. I have included the patch that adds "Print" to the context menu.

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Post Posted March 18th, 2004, 9:10 am

It could just be me, but it seems faster than mmoy's 03/14 build... nice one :)

Oh, why does my user-agent read Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040318 Firefox/0.8.0+ (mmoy-B)? Note the last part...

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Post Posted March 18th, 2004, 9:20 am

whoa it definitely should not read as that. Try clearing out your directory and installing fresh if it's important to you. That is the oddest thing. This whole build has been odd for me. Last build I tried to use scragz artwork and it didn't show and this time I just said screw it and it dsoes show up.

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Post Posted March 18th, 2004, 10:38 am

I can not even get the 3-18-04 build to start.
Tried new install as usual.
Cleaned my registry.
Tried to make a new profile and got nothing.
Switched back to your 3-17 build.
That one works fine.
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