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Post Posted September 9th, 2003, 3:27 pm

... is available on http://pryan.org/firebird/daihard for download. Requires PIII or newer processor w/ SSE support.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2003, 12:58 pm

Oh wow I don't have to update my exceptions list manually any more! Good show!

Now why is the safariMilk theme no longer on your "updated themes" web page??

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Post Posted September 10th, 2003, 1:10 pm

Schizoid wrote:Oh wow I don't have to update my exceptions list manually any more! Good show!

Now why is the safariMilk theme no longer on your "updated themes" web page??

Thank you for using my build. :)

I pulled out the safariMilk theme per the request of the co-author. He is going to GPL all his themes and make them available through his Web site (and probably the official Themes site). I can contact him for more information if you'd like me to.
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Post Posted September 10th, 2003, 1:15 pm

Well I still have it on my hard disk and continue to use it. I thought perhaps you thought it no longer worked with the current builds.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2003, 1:21 pm

Schizoid wrote:Well I still have it on my hard disk and continue to use it. I thought perhaps you thought it no longer worked with the current builds.

Thanks for your concern. I haven't tested it with the latest nightlies, although my hunch is that the scroll bar will be missing if it's installed on a recent build. If that's the case and you'd like me to fix it, please let me know.
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Post Posted September 10th, 2003, 7:46 pm

Yuo? ;)
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Post Posted September 11th, 2003, 3:17 pm

Only a month to Linux - Mandrake 9.1. I installed the official Firebird 0.6.1 and works fine. I want to try your builds,...but don"t know exactly what "XFT+GTK2" is...any help pls?

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Post Posted September 11th, 2003, 3:24 pm

XFT is pretty fonts and gtk is the gnu tool kit, some of the tools you need to use to build this beast, n'est pas?

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Post Posted September 11th, 2003, 3:29 pm

XFT is a font render library, you need to install this library and load it up along with XFree to get antialiased fonts in Mozilla apps.

GTK is GIMP toolkit, it's the most widely used toolkit (that is, toolkit to make GUI apps) in Linux. Another well-known toolkit is QT (which is used by KDE). GTK2 is the improved version of GTK1 which supports font anti-aliasing and many pretty goodies.
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Post Posted September 11th, 2003, 7:42 pm

Persist wrote:XFT is pretty fonts and gtk is the gnu tool kit, some of the tools you need to use to build this beast, n'est pas?

Oui, monsieur. :)

Whether you have native XFT and GTK2 depends upon your distro. For instance, Red Hat 8 and on includes both by default. Older versions, such as 7.3, includes neither. Typically, the distro that includes one of them includes the other, too, but it may vary.

The surest way to find out is to run one of the XFT/GTK2 builds and see how it goes. If it runs, then your Linux distro have both.
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Post Posted September 12th, 2003, 2:29 pm

Thanks!
Just installed it and seems ok... :)
What about Anti-Aliased fonts? Do i have to edit unix.js in /defaults/pref/ directory?

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Post Posted September 12th, 2003, 3:25 pm

VILLA21 wrote:Thanks!
Just installed it and seems ok... :)
What about Anti-Aliased fonts? Do i have to edit unix.js in /defaults/pref/ directory?

If Xft is installed, you should not have to do anything to get font anti-aliasing working. I could be wrong, though.
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Post Posted September 12th, 2003, 4:47 pm

daihard wrote:
VILLA21 wrote:Thanks!
Just installed it and seems ok... :)
What about Anti-Aliased fonts? Do i have to edit unix.js in /defaults/pref/ directory?

If Xft is installed, you should not have to do anything to get font anti-aliasing working. I could be wrong, though.


I have Xfree86-4.3.5 installed, think has built in Xtf support.

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Post Posted September 13th, 2003, 3:54 am

is it possible to make builds for QT also then?

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