TenFourFox on Intel

Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mottola at libero.it
Wed Dec 27 22:57:57 UTC 2017


On 2017-12-11 17:44:24 +0100 Ken Cunningham 
<ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm very interested.

Very good. I need some help now!
Anybody else? :)

> I have a Portfile I started here for TenFourFox:
> https://github.com/kencu/myports/tree/master/www/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.

The build shouls be relatively simple now: once all dependencies are 
installed "gmake -f client.mk build" should be sufficient.

Check here:

add yasm to the dependencies.

My build follows that and the goal is to merge almost everything in 
the original repository.

Currently I work on my own for which eases pull request, I encourage 
you to try it out:


A lot of work went in. Many problematic features are disabled now, I 
want to get a completing build as a first thing.
However, currently, I get a very strange Make error which I am not 
able to track down and fix.
Help appreciated! I can code, but these complex makefiles interwined 
with python are hard for me.

> At present I use Firefox at present on 10.6.8 (Firefox ESR 45.9.0). 
> It works 
> just great on 10.6.8.
> https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/45.9.0esr/

Me too on newer computers, while on 10.5/Intel the situation is a 
I am using  very old version of TenFourFox which did run on Intel, but 
v17 is today very limited, giving rendeing issues as well as TLS 
issues, which is an issue for me.

> 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).

Interesting, then you do run Midori, e.g. ? If the GTK look can be 
made somehow native (see my GIMP comments) it would be an intersting 
alternative. But time being, I think TenFourFox will give us the most 
"Mac" experience.


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