Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> Indeed. a Venerable T43
> with discrete graphics (Radeon) which does
> work yet perfectly under alpine linux, as my other mail shows.
> X11 works though.
> My interst in Alpine rised because it seems quick and light... I
> wanted to investigate the libc and other differences compard to e.g.
> gentoo, which still remains light and usable thants to systemd absence
> (but libc is a monstrum)
musl is indeed great, and like I said, it's the greatest thing to ever
happen to Linux.
> I will try that too perhaps for Pale/New-Moon and maybe I can start
> packaging GNUstep stuff. It appears to work decently, except that the
> Mail reader doesn't appear to connect, I want to investigate.
One thing is that unfortunately the APKBUILDs you'll send may rest for
months in Patchwork waiting. Don't be discouraged though.
> e.g. how do you "abuild -r" continue resuming withouth cleaning each
> time? This would help for builds that last many hours, but more
> importantly, review errors, patch and resume.
I doubt there's a way. It's not pkgsrc :)
> I fear I could need some help here... it is an issue with LIBC, I
> wrote about it. Maybe Firefox has a fix for it.
I hope you won't :) Try Firefox ESR patches, there is one for your
error, at StackWalk.cpp.
> Well, I have on very similar ThinkPads with NetBSD and Linux and
> experience there FF and SM.
I did actually my comparison on NetBSD. The problem is that you can
compile neither without gcc/g++/libstdc++. Also, because it's x86, the
results may differ.
> FF on Linux is very usable, as well as SeaMonkey. In my experience
> seamonkey is finer an d consumes less resources. I am a big fan of it,
> I never got all this "FF is leaner", it has never been for me.
SM is not for me, because it has too much. Only a browser would be
enough, but then it'd become Firefox.
> On NetBSD it is fine too.. although the latest FF needs rustc and
> from here the mess starts, rustc doesn't build for me anymore >(
Firefox 52 is supported until September this year, so if you want to
continue using it, you'd need Rust.
> I know how horrible the Web is today. But a browser to work decently
> with github, read yahoo/google mail on the fy and look up WikiPedia is
> a necessity. I have no issues on x86 on other platforms, except memory
Github and Wikipedia both work fine with NetSurf, Wikipedia is almost
great. For email there is SquirrelMail that can work without JS. I hope
you realize how much pain it is to support it.
Received on Fri May 11 2018 - 17:08:33 GMT