TenFourFox on Intel

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 16:44:24 UTC 2017

I'm very interested.

I have a Portfile I started here for TenFourFox:


It builds to a certain point and then hits an error. Forget what it was just now. But it's a good starting point.

At present I use Firefox at present on 10.6.8 (Firefox ESR 45.9.0). It works just great on 10.6.8.

Also available is webkit2-gtk (I have 2.18.0 running) and epiphany. These work well also. Current versions in same repo above. I will put together a PR to update it on MacPorts once a few final systems build it (getting a few systems to build something is easy -- getting them all to build it is harder).

Finally, see this:


On 2017-12-11, at 8:29 AM, Ulrich Wienands wrote:

> I would be very much interested. I am setting up a new old laptop for Snow Leo so I can have access to Rosetta; but TFF does not seem to run under Rosetta (even the G3 built does not work for me). Also I have a bunch of Mac Pros under 10.8 that I don’t really want to upgrade, so I am losing support for Firefox there as well.
> Thanks for looking into this. I would offer help if I could, but it is not realistic for lack of time and for lack of the skills needed.
> Uli
>> On Dec 11, 2017, at 10:09 AM, Riccardo Mottola via macports-users <macports-users at lists.macports.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> my interest in MacPorts sparked because I am attempting to port TenFourFox to intel... there has been already a past effort (v17) of an Intel port of it.
>> We all know that Firefox dropped anything 10.8 and below, I wonder if there any other persons interested in such an effort? For example people who use older MacBooks and MacBook Pro's, Mac Minis which may be anywhere between 10.4 and 10.7 ?
>> From some bug comments on trac, apparently at least one other person is interested.
>> Mostly, the problems are
>> - make the "new" code written custom for TTF for PPC work on Intel, that is make it endianess independent. Upstream is quite open to this if the patch is clean and we strive to maintain a common base
>> - make code paths and dependencies currently not used on PPC work on Intel
>> Some of teh dependencies are already handled by the ports, so past experience helps.
>> E.g. I have issues with libffi and libvpx.
>> Anyone interested, reply here or contact me.
>> Riccardo

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