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Old 12th June 2008
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Questions about Firefox 3
I have tried fluxbox 1.0 using source without problem.

Is there some problem for firefox?

I would like using firefox 3 (when it will be stable).
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I've been using FF3 since the first beta with no issues but no with fluxbox, fwiw.
Firefox3 has been stable since beta3. Most of the changes were visual though Mac had a few problems.
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Firefox 3 isn't released yet, if and when it is released, it's bound to be made available via the ports tree.

If you can't wait until then, you're only option is to manually attempt to compile it.. perhaps the available patches for version 2 might be of some assistance.

In the future, please put more thought into your posts.. they're hard to understand, and often lack any specific questions.
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I would like using firefox 3 (when it will be stable).
Once Linux binaries are available, you can attempt to use them on OpenBSD, however, you should study Section 9.4 of the FAQ:

http://openbsd.org/faq/faq9.html#Interact

...along with manpage to compat_linux(8) first.

If you cannot wait for an official package/port to be made, you can attempt to port Firefox yourself, however, be aware that porting can range from trivial to complex. You take on the responsibility of making the application conform to OpenBSD's filesystem layout yourself (see the manpage for hier(7) for more information...), & any & all libraries which do not resolve on OpenBSD become your responsibility to fix. You may want to look at the patches found in OpenBSD's ports tree to gauge what work is required to port Firefox yourself.
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Thanks.

Firefox 3 should leave on June 17 is unthinkable that there is a port openbsd 4.3 stable?
Or is more likely to release it for 4.4?
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Firefox 3 should leave on June 17 is unthinkable that there is a port openbsd 4.3 stable?
Or is more likely to release it for 4.4?
Although this may be treated as a special case, the chance for a 4.3-stable package/port is highly unlikely. A package/port for OpenBSD 4.4 is most probable.
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Thanks for the reply.

I would like firefox 3 for a feautures that i find very useful the advanced management of bookmarks if it will be unavailable I think that will try create a port.
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...if it will be unavailable I think that will try create a port.
Note that whenever a new application is added to the ports tree, it will be available to users of -current first. As to when a Firefox 3 port will be available, I do not know.
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Firefox 3 has been discussed on the OpenBSD ports@ mailing list:

http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=121331390107153&w=2

NOTE: This development work is for -current, only.

There is a possibility that a backport effort to retrofit the port to -stable can produce a functional application. It is even possible that some OpenBSD users might do that work, on behalf of the user community. However, the OpenBSD Project itself will not undertake the effort. The developers do not provide new functionality to -release/-stable, as a matter of policy.

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I don't personally see the benefit of "jumping through so many hoops" to simply get better bookmark management.

Generally speaking working so hard to get the latest version (which itself is still in Beta, meaning you will likely want to reinstall it at a later date anyway) to install like this is not worth it, especially if you are not an expert with OpenBSD. Don't make your OpenBSD experience any harder than it needs to be.
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I should correct what I said earlier. I use FF3 beta on Ubuntu, where it works very well, and have had FF3 betas on an old Window box, but only have FF2 on my fbsd boxes.
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In general you are right, however, considers that I make heavy use of bookmarks in the new firefox is the mechanism of labels (the same mechanism is present on epiphany, gmail, etc.).
So for me it's very useful.

I use FF3 from beta 5 (ubuntu and centos) and it's more stable (without using flash).

Perhaps the solution more simple is a backport from current.

It would be nice to create a step-by-step guide on the subject, I tried to read the various references, but it is not easy and the examples are very few.
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Considering that bookmarking is why I switched from firefox to linux-flock (the bsd natives really outdated!), I can't help but chuckle :\

Firefox 3 will be available in due time, people who want to use it and help speed-up it's development shouldn't have much problem learning to work on building it either.
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Perhaps in the meantime i will reuse Epiphany.
The release present on openbsd i think is based on gecko.
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This is not worth to waste time to compile source which are still is not in stable.

Go for Firefox 2.
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I have tried firefox 3 - linux (not using source).
I read 9.4 - Running Linux binaries on OpenBSD but it don't run.
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FF3 Final will be released on Tuesday. Don't know if the ports will have it then.

Mozilla is shooting for a Guinness World Record for most downloads in one day.
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http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=121372977312352&w=2

Don't build it right away, I've just seen an sqlite update which appears to be related. -current users may want to wait an hour or two for initial feedback and corrections.

Note:

This is an uncommitted port for users of -current. It has been published in the ports@ mailing list for testing, for -current systems. This means it has not been added to the ports tree, yet. There are no guarantees it will work on -current as published above. Expect changes to the port before it gets committed.

There are no guarantees this port will ever work on -release. If you want to play with it on -release, you are welcome to try, but please, be self-sufficient. Don't ask for help doing something unsupported.

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Firefox 3 works like a charm on current since couple of hours ago.
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One person was reporting problems on i386 late yesterday. I do not know if they've found their problem.

It works for me on i386-current, after patching nss, using the revised patches for nspr, and patching sqlite3, and revising gettext also.
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