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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby Trippynet » Tue May 12, 2015 4:31 am

diegel wrote:When I remember the 90th with Internet backbone capacities of 2 mbit or less and dialin modems with 33,6kbit/s, compared with that even a ff3 running on an old R10000 is fast. With today's technology everything is much faster of course, but is it also better? Some days ago I used the web without noscript and adblocker with a current system and I was shocked about poor performance and the amount of advertising, I love entering a time capsule by using my old computers.


Yep, I remember those days as well. Netscape on an Indigo2 at work or web browsing under Windows 98 at home were quite acceptable back then. I didn't find the speeds too bad as most the pages were very basic of course. And although they took a good few seconds to load, the OS and browser would stay nice and responsive as the most taxing thing you had to worry about was the odd animated GIF.

I suppose the main difference I noticed more recently was using my O2 back in the early 2000s to browse the web. Although a bit slow, Firebird (from SGI freeware) could render pages fine, and the performance was overall acceptable. Then a couple of years ago when I dug my O2 out of storage and fired it up, Firebird couldn't even render a basic phpBB forum and it ground to a halt when trying. And yet, I don't seem to recall modern versions of phpBB containing tons of additional useful functionality, it's all just bloat.
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby hamei » Tue May 12, 2015 4:35 am

diegel wrote: Some days ago I used the web without noscript and adblocker with a current system and I was shocked about poor performance and the amount of advertising ...

Try it when 60% of that crap is never going to load because it's blocked by your ISP. There is supposed to be a switch in about:config to change that but at least here, it makes no difference. Flopsy just sits there waiting by the phone ... Sad, really, but also annoying.
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby mapesdhs » Tue May 12, 2015 5:16 am

Recently some guy on a tomshardware forum who looked at my site asked with amazement how come my site loads
on his phone so 'goddam fast'. I said it's because it's hand-coded and not full of junk. Blows my mind when I check the
contents of a modern web page just how stuffed with rubbish it is, sometimes a font/colour definition for every word
or even every character. Nuts...

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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue May 12, 2015 6:54 am

Meanwhile, I have an acquaintance who can't fathom that I preferentially write unstyled plain text without CSS because I don't see the reason to sex up a page purely for informational purposes. "It loads fast enough on a modern Mac/PC, who cares?"
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby mapesdhs » Tue May 12, 2015 8:35 am

Feel for ya dude, bling is the curse of the modern web, or 'bells & whistles' as my uni HCI lecturer used to call it.

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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby hamei » Tue May 12, 2015 5:24 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:Meanwhile, I have an acquaintance who can't fathom ...

He also drives a crew-cab dually with a v-10 Cummins to go to the grocery store for a quart of milk and can't understand why there is a problem with that.

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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby opcode » Wed May 13, 2015 10:52 am

I am not a tree hugger by any stretch, but that is just insane lol. It would burn more than a quart of gas to get that quart of milk! I just DL'd the files, I am going to test it out. I am hoping that a retro web bug hits and people go back to building pages that look like the late 90s without a bunch of junk code.
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby ajw99uk » Wed May 13, 2015 2:02 pm

mapesdhs wrote:Recently some guy on a tomshardware forum who looked at my site asked with amazement how come my site loads
on his phone so 'goddam fast'.

Ian, that reminds me to let you know that a few times over the last couple of months I've had trouble fetching some of your pages - some arrivie swiftly but the other day, for example, I could not get the spares/parts page (though the Octane page had been fetched/rendered fine). No real diagnostics, sorry, just a normal timeout message from the browser.
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby mapesdhs » Fri May 15, 2015 3:35 am

I think the DailyUK site host has had a few problems at times, as indeed on occasion I've not been able to access my site at all.
It normally doesn't last long, but certainly kinda bad for what's supposed to be a reliable setup.

I pondered the idea of having a mirror of the for-sale site, but that would be costly, and I can't do that on the existing mirrors
as they're not my sites.

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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby hamei » Sat May 16, 2015 7:32 pm

Well, hmmmm .... I'm rebuilding the boot disk from the bottom, got all the prereqs installed and fireflop installed without complaint but when I try to start it,

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grumpy 3% firefox3
 5076:/usr/nekoware/lib/firefox-3.0.19pre/firefox-bin: rld: Fatal Error: Cannot Successfully map soname
 'libz.so.1.2.8' under any of the filenames /usr/nekoware/lib/firefox-3.0.19pre/libz.so.1.2.8:/usr/nekoware
 /lib/libz.so.1.2.8:/usr/lib32/libz.so.1.2.8:/usr/lib/libz.so.1.2.8:/work/pango-1.28.4/pango/.libs/libz.so.1.2.8:
 /usr/nekoware//lib/libz.so.1.2.8:/usr/people/jodys/src/netsurf/pango-1.20.5/pango/.libs/libz.so.1.2.8:
 /usr/local/lib/libz.so.1.2.8:/work/glib/glib-2.28.8/glib/.libs/libz.so.1.2.8:/usr/nekoware/lib/firefox-3.0.19pre
 /plugins/libz.so.1.2.8:/usr/lib32/internal/libz.so.1.2.8:/lib32/libz.so.1.2.8:/opt/lib32/libz.so.1.2.8:
 

So okay, missed a prereq, went to get it and no 1.2.8 in /beta. Nor in /current. There's a 1.2.5 in /current and a 1.2.5-r1 in /beta on nekochan but not in the dustytech mirror, so installed that but still get this message.

It must be somewhere cuz I had to have it before, been using the flop3 for quite a while. But I can't find it noplace :(
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby foetz » Sat May 16, 2015 7:51 pm

that's on diegel's ftp. although having a typo in the name :P

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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby hamei » Sat May 16, 2015 8:21 pm

foetz wrote:that's on diegel's ftp. although having a typo in the name :P

I seem to be blind :oops: thank you :D
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby diegel » Sun May 17, 2015 12:23 pm

foetz wrote:that's on diegel's ftp. although having a typo in the name :P

What is the typo?
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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby foetz » Sun May 17, 2015 1:55 pm

the 1 is missing

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Re: Firefox3 rebuild

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Fri May 29, 2015 10:55 am

Hate to ask, but diegel or someone else, can you roll a tardist with all dependencies installed?
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