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Re: [alpine-user] Firefox situation

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 09:13:29 +0200

On Tue, 8 May 2018 23:19:16 +0200
Riccardo Mottola <riccardo.mottola_at_libero.it> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> playing with Alpine/x86 I am trying to get a usable browser setup.
> Firefox-esr exhibits for me all the problmes listed here:
>
>
> https://bugs.alpinelinux.org/issues/4248
>
> and perhaps even more:
>
> - no menus
> - no address bar
> - search is unusable since one cannot type in it
> - no toolbar (all buttons seem "stacked" on the left
> - no scrollbars!
> - many images look blurred
> - some images (SVG?) appear to have "artefacts" but this is minor and
>
> essentially 99% the UI is broken, all text, most images...

The problem is non-trivial to solve.
https://bugs.alpinelinux.org/issues/4248#note-8

Basically, firefox changes the FPU state (set the precision), which
breaks any code using floating point afterwards.

It is reported upstream:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1284293

> Cheers,
> Riccardo
>
> PS: no seamonkey for x86? it is my ever-favourite :) Pale Moon could
> also be interesting
>
>
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