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linux: browser - what part of mozilla is needed? [message #461164] Mon, 19 September 2005 10:10 Go to next message
arne anka is currently offline arne ankaFriend
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hi,
i figured out in linux the mozilla is needed as browser but i don't like
it and never use it -- so
a) is there a way to use another browser instead?
b) if not, which part of mozilla is used? only a lib or a whole bunch of
files? is it possible to create a small distribution of the files
necessary and prevent the installation of a fullblown, fat mozilla?

regards
Re: linux: browser - what part of mozilla is needed? [message #461190 is a reply to message #461164] Mon, 19 September 2005 12:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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arne anka wrote:
> hi,
> i figured out in linux the mozilla is needed as browser but i don't
> like it and never use it -- so
> a) is there a way to use another browser instead?
> b) if not, which part of mozilla is used? only a lib or a whole bunch
> of files? is it possible to create a small distribution of the files
> necessary and prevent the installation of a fullblown, fat mozilla?
>
> regards

I recently used firefox 1.0.6 ... I followed the steps for mozilla,
where the HOME was /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.6

Later,
PW


Re: linux: browser - what part of mozilla is needed? [message #461200 is a reply to message #461164] Mon, 19 September 2005 13:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Billy Biggs is currently offline Billy BiggsFriend
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arne anka wrote:
> hi,
> i figured out in linux the mozilla is needed as browser but i don't
> like it and never use it -- so
> a) is there a way to use another browser instead?
> b) if not, which part of mozilla is used? only a lib or a whole bunch
> of files? is it possible to create a small distribution of the files
> necessary and prevent the installation of a fullblown, fat mozilla?

You need to have any Gecko based browser engine with support for
embedding (Mozilla or Firefox or whatever). Note that Firefox from
mozilla.org is not built with embedding support (to keep the download
small) but many distributions build their versions of firefox with
embedding support.

You could probably build just the GRE/Gecko libraries but I'm not
sure how difficult that would be.

-Billy
Re: linux: browser - what part of mozilla is needed? [message #461217 is a reply to message #461190] Mon, 19 September 2005 15:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
arne anka is currently offline arne ankaFriend
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> I recently used firefox 1.0.6 ... I followed the steps for mozilla,
> where the HOME was /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.6

the officially downloadable version of mozilla.org or a special one?
old faqs mention one should not use the default mozilla-download because
some embedding-functionality is missing.
i tried the firefox 1.0.6 from debian/unstable and it does not work
(probably not at least because the needed libstdc++'s versions are 5 and 6
respectively).

regards
Re: linux: browser - what part of mozilla is needed? [message #461255 is a reply to message #461217] Mon, 19 September 2005 16:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul WebsterFriend
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arne anka wrote:
>> I recently used firefox 1.0.6 ... I followed the steps for mozilla,
>> where the HOME was /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.6
>
>
> the officially downloadable version of mozilla.org or a special one?
> old faqs mention one should not use the default mozilla-download
> because some embedding-functionality is missing.

I think like Billy mentioned, the embedded support is not compiled in be
default but can be added if you compile yourself.

> i tried the firefox 1.0.6 from debian/unstable and it does not work
> (probably not at least because the needed libstdc++'s versions are 5 and
> 6 respectively).

I'm using a pre-compiled RPM for Fedora Core 4, it does seem to have
embedded support compiled in.

Later,
PW


Re: linux: browser - what part of mozilla is needed? [message #461269 is a reply to message #461255] Tue, 20 September 2005 08:24 Go to previous message
arne anka is currently offline arne ankaFriend
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> I think like Billy mentioned, the embedded support is not compiled in be
> default but can be added if you compile yourself.

strange. if swt depends so heavily on 3dparty software with features not
commonly included it should provide the needed libraries by itself.
already posted an enhancement request.

> I'm using a pre-compiled RPM for Fedora Core 4, it does seem to have
> embedded support compiled in.

i always get
org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [NS_InitEmbedding /opt/firefox/
error -2147221164]
is it a sign that embedding support is missing?
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