Joined: July 2006
||Posted: April 08 2008,05:16
I was under the impression that there was a stripped version done by John. Since you are saying to try that .uci out, is it fine to assume that these changes _only_ make the package fit? (i.e., the same size as the current Firefox in DSL)
|Quote (roberts @ April 06 2008,13:24)|
|Before voting you may wish to try FFv2-gtk1 with your current hardware. |
You can test it by using the firefox-2.0-gtk1.uci this is located in the uci section of the MyDSL repository.
From running ps and looking at the vsz column, v2 looks like it's running in the 50MiB while the one in the base uses high 30MiB (opened 2 tabs).
I'd rather see that any Firefox version is included in the base, just because web browsing is a huge chunk of computing time (at least for me) and having a standard modern browser is important. I'm making my decision based on the guess that most people who use the livecd will not look at extensions. Even if you could download it, 10MB can take a while... So if DSL remains as a "desktop" livecd, I think it is necessary to keep one version in.
I'll have to see if v2 can run on 64MB of RAM before making my decision on the two though. (What about v1.0.8?)
Personally, I am an Opera user as well. However, due to the licensing (as already pointed out), I would highly doubt this will ever be included.
I don't think so. I've used Opera on frugal+32MB of RAM, whereas I'd give up on Firefox just because it took so long to start up and load every page (admittedly, this was on even older versions of these browsers).
|Quote (jaapz @ April 07 2008,09:39)|
|@stupid_idiot: but still, opera is a lot heavier than the gtk1 firefox, so it won't really fit into the damn small part of our little linux distro.|