[rescue] Anyone running Netscape 7 browser on their SPARCs?

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Jul 15 07:32:50 CDT 2003

"From: "Curtis H. Wilbar Jr." <rescue at hawkmountain.net>
"Ummm.. compiling Mozilla on Sparc v7 (which going by mem wouldn't the
"fastest be a Weitek PowerUp ?).... would be very painful.

but one needn't compile on v7 to run on v7.  since it's a subset of
v8, which is in turn a subset of v9, all you need is s2.6 and to tell
the compiler not to use v8 or v9 instructions.

"I'd think running Mozilla on v7 would be quite painful.  It simly
"requires lots of RAM... so even if the CPU could keep up handily
"enough, the 64MB RAM limit of a sun4c (well, 128 if your lucky enough
"to have the boards) would make it suck, no ?

i have both weitek and 128M, and 1G swap, which is mostly empty if i
know what's good for me...

"Anyone ever run Mozilla on sun4c ?

<raises hand>  1.1; that's what started this thread.  it -was- rather
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