Posts Tagged 'Firefox 24 ESR'

Firefox 24.8.1 ESR Beta 4 for OS/2 released

Another refresh of the Firefox 24 ESR branch for OS/2. This beta 4 is a bug fix release based on Version 24.8.1. The compiler was changed to a newer version and this improved the footprint and memory usage but requires new runtime libs. For more information check the Beta4 release page.


Firefox 24 ESR Beta1 for OS/2 Warp & eCS

The first public beta of Firefox 24 ESR for OS/2 is now available. It comes with the following enhancements compared to the previous Firefox 17 ESR Beta2 release:

  • Fix SIGFPE crashes in JavaScript module
  • Use newer GCC 4.7.3 compiler (requires GCC 4.7.3 runtime)
  • Provide full debug info (in separate package) for better error finding


Known Bugs:

  • Sound backend is broken/missing thus no sound e.g. on youtube with html5 player
  • broken spell checker

Additional notes can be found on the project page.



The long road to Firefox 24 ESR for OS/2

The development team had and still has a hard time porting the current Firefox 24 ESR to OS/2. The reasons are in the changes of the firefox code itself, the current build tools and of course bugs. Its now possible to build the browser using the fixed tools and today it was possible to create a first look alpha build after working around a bug in the watcom resource compiler. Theres a screenshot available on github.