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Old 3rd July 2011
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Firefox has dropped Sparc64 from version 4.0 so there is no more Firefox for Sparc64 (please refer to ports@openbsd). I am not sure if the WebKit is compiling but Konqueror might be the only full blown browser available on Sparc64 these days. NetSurf (still not updated to 2.7 even though the patch has been submitted) is probably the best choice for daily surfing as long as one doesn't need JavaScript
Have no fear my fellow Sparcologists! Firefox 5 packages for Sparc Solaris 10 and Open Solaris are available on Sunfreeware.com. I realize that does not necessarily mean it will work on OpenBSD but at least it means it's doable.
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Have no fear my fellow Sparcologists! Firefox 5 packages for Sparc Solaris 10 and Open Solaris are available on Sunfreeware.com. I realize that does not necessarily mean it will work on OpenBSD but at least it means it's doable.
OpenBSD team has decided to drop Firefox from Sparc64. Knowing how complicated is to port Firefox even on i386 and Linux distro it is safe to assume that Firefox is dead on OpenBSD sparc64
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Thanks Oko.
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OpenBSD team has decided to drop Firefox from Sparc64. Knowing how complicated is to port Firefox even on i386 and Linux distro it is safe to assume that Firefox is dead on OpenBSD sparc64
It is difficult to try to get the Mozilla group to work with you.
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Not to revive a dead thread, but I ran across this tidbit from misc@ while searching for malloc features in OpenBSD that I'm blogging about...since it's so relevant to this thread I thought I'd post it here.

"(2) Tagged pointers. A tagged pointer is when you "know" that not
all the bits in a pointer are used to generate an address and
you squeeze some other data into the "spare" bits. This blocks
newer versions of Firefox on sparc64. Mozilla's new JavaScript
engine uses tagged pointers and those "unused" address bits on
x86 are actually used on sparc64."

That's (at least) one reason why Firefox on sparc64 was dropped.
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Thanks rocket357 for clearing everything up.
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