[BL] Seamonkey 1.1.15 was Re: SIP phone
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Tue Mar 24 18:44:39 EDT 2009
>> Steven, did you get Seamonkey working in BL
>> with glibc upgrade and the few missing dependencies?
> I have not tried Seamonkey. Is there a precompiled
> gtk1 version of the browser (without the composer,
> mail, etc.). If so, what is the URL?
Download and releases. Linux GTK1 full installer 1.1.15.
It is the complete suite but is not much larger than the Navigator that
you get from "Full Installer for Linux (x86)", which makes you download
the whole thing then specify install options, which needs far more
additional libraries such as LibXrender, libpangocairo, libcairo,
LibXrandr, LibXinerama, libfontconfig, libXcursor, libXfixes, libpangoft2,
libfreetype, libexpat....and GTK2. The latter installs to
/usr/local/seamonkey. The GTK1 version unpackages to its own directory
and can be run from there with wrapper script, in SW11 but not BL2 yet.
The included libraries need glibc2.3.2 but even after upgrading to that
and getting the other required libraries from Slackware, seamonkey would
not load for me. A GDK warning about locale and nothing more.
I just downloaded the 4.5MB of glibc 2.3.6 solibs but seamonkey ought to
work with 2.3.2 from Slackware 9.2 and I will wait to hear from you first
before another library upgrade.
So I downloaded (at the library) the 35MB source code for Seamonkey, which
expanded to 365MB of Mozilla files for Windows, Wince, OS/2, Beos, Mac,
etc., including lots of bug reports and themes. Since I saw no
instructions for compiling seamonkey in there (the README said to go to
their website for build instructions - no space in the 365MB?) I gave up
and deleted it all.
I got the linux SJPhone software which also works fine in Slackware 11 and
uses about 6MB memory when not actually phoning. Ideal for a laptop with
BL. (The Windows Express Talk does work in Win98 but is hard to read with 256
colors - pastel on speckles).
In BL2, despite having ALL the dependencies, it won't load - error message
Undefined symbol: XkbSetPerClientControls
which may be related to a bug in older Qt. What file(s) is Qt in?
I found no libQt or libqt even in SW11. What do I need to upgrade?
linphone source code requires a bunch of extra libraries, including Speex
to use at dialup speeds.
Please let us know if/how you got Seamonkey working in BL2.
Edit, preferences, privacy, lets you turn off images and you can allow or
block them for specific sites. Accept only images from originating server
(less likely to be ads). Stop animation. Block unrequested popups.
There is an adblock plugin. You can change fonts, colors (default is black
on white), autocomplete, tab key navigation (off by default). You can
ignore mail, address book, news, HTML editor and IRC (default is to don't
start them when you load the browser).
The Windows version uses far less memory than Firefox 3. (18MB rather than
28MB). Can't compare Firefox 1.5 because it won't load now.
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