Starting tomorrow, 2004.10.25, I will no longer be posting updates pertaining to my builds at mozillazine.org, pryan.org, or firefox-browser.de. I have worn these forums out with some rather long threads and I figure I might as well step up and begin hosting my own forum to discuss my builds and related issues at moox.ws. The direct link is http://moox.ws/forum
Please head over there, register and watch those forums for announcements relating to my builds. I will watch here for the next week or so and remind people posting here to take the conversation over to the MOOX forums, but after that, I will not be here that often (other than lurking).
My builds are pulled directly from CVS (both TRUNK and BRANCH/AVIARY) and built using the free Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit. The builds are permanently hosted at MOOX.WS. I design my builds for stability and speed and am currently making two verions based upon included code optimizations for particular CPU architectural instruction sets. Because of the differences in instruction sets, I am have refined my old build naming scheme and adopted the following one instead:
M3 builds are highly optimized builds that also contain code optimized for the SSE2 instruction set. Given the nature of M3 builds, they are designed only for the following processors that support SSE2:
- AMD Opteron
- AMD Athlon FX
- AMD Athlon 64
- AMD Sempron (3100+)
- Intel Xeon
- Intel Pentium M
- Intel Pentium 4
- Intel Celeron (1.7GHz - 2.8GHz)
M2 builds are highly optimized builds that also contain code optimized for the SSE instruction set. Given the nature M2 builds, they are designed only for the following processors that support SSE:
- AMD Athlon XP
- AMD Athlon MP
- AMD Sempron (2200+ - 2800+)
- AMD Duron (1.0GHz - 1.8GHz)
- Intel Pentium 3
- Intel Celeron (533MHz - 1.4GHz
M1 builds are generally optimized builds that also contain code optimized for the MMX instruction set. M1 builds are targeted for the following processors:
- AMD Athlon
- AMD K6-2
- Intel Pentium 2
- Intel Pentium Pro
- Intel Pentium
If you are uncertain what type of processor you have or what instructsion set(s) your processor supports, you can use the following utility to identify your CPU: CPU-Z. Download this utility, unzip it into a temporary folder, and run the .exe file. In the resulting window that pops up, check the output for 'Instructions' to confirm your processors capabilities.
The builds you download from MOOX.WS are not installers. They are self-extracting zip files (compressed with 7z) that will extract to the folder \Firefox or the folder \Thunderbird (unless otherwise specified).
As always, if you download one of these builds, please let me know what you think about its performance, problems, missing features, etc!
Also, if you have custom build requests, please PM me!