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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 3:48 am

Back in business!

Because there are no official OSX-nighties lately, I decided to build from AVIARY-branch again. (which the official nighties where actually built from, although they said "trunk")

I use the same mozconfig as is used for the official nighties, so it really should work everywhere the official ones do. I also included the MacOS 10.2.x-SDK.

here you go:
latest AVIARY_BRANCH builds

Greetings . . . Martin
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Post Posted June 4th, 2004, 1:41 pm

Does the Aviary version create a folder
/Users/ ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox, to create a new profile?

Your June 4th Trunk build created its new profile in a folder
/Users/ ~/Library/Firefox folder,

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040604 Firefox/0.8.0+ (MMx)

(which runs FINE, now that I'm using the hacked Adblock v37.)

But with Aviary, utter confusion again.

Aviary seemed to be creating a Firefox folder - one layer deeper in the directory, inside /Users/ ~/Library/Application Support/

I got strange results trying to use Aviary, seems it also created a second Profile folder alongside the one in ~/Library/Firefox on one try, then I wasn't sure where to copy in bookmarks, cookies, etc.


I can -- and will --remove ALL the 'Firefox' folders from Users and let Aviary create what it wants where it wants, start from scratch.

But once I do -- Can I copy forward these files that work with the Trunk 0604 build, after the Aviary build creates a Profile from scratch?

bookmarks cookies key3.db signons.txt?

Are there other files I can/should copy forward?
Other directories I need to hunt for? Like 'Mozilla' and 'Firebird' and 'Phoenix' directories -- still around, whether active or relicts I don't know.

Sign me ... braver than smart .... still testing.

I am so grateful to have an OSX thread to ask these questions -- the advice from people familiar with Windows or Linux was always well-intended but they didn't know how OSX places Firefox files!

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Post Posted June 9th, 2004, 11:54 pm

OK, I didn't succeed at first -- just copying the old Profile into the /Application Support/ directory wasn't recognized. But letting this build:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040607 Firefox/0.8.0+ (MMx)

create its own Profile folder, letting it create a new Profile and name it, setting a cookie pref, quitting, dragging in the components from my older Profile --- worked so far. And with a bit of fumbling around I was able to get

http://www.eschew.org/misc/firefox/adbl ... aged01.xpi

to be accepted (opened the Tools/Extensions menu the first time and then clicked on the URL for the patched adblock and it was installed).

Aviary build seems definitely faster.

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Post Posted June 10th, 2004, 12:08 am

I'm always a few leaps behind -- I see today at the official site this is available --


[CMP] Firefox-mac.dmg.gz 09-Jun-2004 21:26 8.7M


anyone using it with OSX yet? Have you improved this one yet, MMx2000?

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Post Posted June 10th, 2004, 7:59 am

ok, I found your Aviary June 9th.

Works so far for me. G3, OSX 10.3.4, patched adblock

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Post Posted June 13th, 2004, 10:39 pm

Still No Problems with

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040609 Firefox/0.8.0+ (MMx)

One oddity, one time -- during a long large download, I couldn't open a new window, the File menu just hilighted but nothing else happened; the only menu that worked was Help; once Help opened, everything else worked, and I couldn't get it to repeat.

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Post Posted June 24th, 2004, 3:20 pm

Back from vacation, moving to

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.8.0+ (MMx)

Still delighted. Never quite understood what "Aviary" means, but to me it means significantly faster response time on the screen in doing anything, compared to the other builds.

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Post Posted June 27th, 2004, 7:20 am

Jesse Ruderman (burningedge) confirmed for me, Aviary = 0.9

I've been using:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9 (MMx)

I see you've a new build:
firefox-mac-0_9_1_BRANCH-2004-06-27.dmg.bz2 27-Jun-2004 09:48 7.1M

in your directory at:
http://firefox.kicks-ass.org/download/u ... _1_BRANCH/

Thanks again and again!

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Post Posted June 28th, 2004, 12:36 am

you are welcome.

I already announced my FIREFOX_0_9_1_BRANCH builds here:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=90996

Today, Fx 0.9.1 is supposed to be released. Lets see :)

Greetings . . . Martin
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