Official M12 to Appear This Morning, Sparc Solaris Version Already Available

Tuesday December 21st, 1999

The official M12 release is set to occur sometime this morning (we'll let you know when it appears), but in the meantime the first builds have appeared based on what should be the final M12 code. Roland Mainz writes,

"The _first_ binary package is available: M12 Solaris 2.7 SPARC build is available including MathML, OJI (JAVA) and IRC (chat) - from here." A post to the mz talkback forums advises, "Please download it ASAP because our Sun cluster is shut down from 22.12.1999 18:00h MET until 2.1.2000 15:00h MET..."

Also, Chris Blizzard of Red Hat writes in to say that there are also M12 RPMs available for Red Hat for Intel, Sparc, and Alpha architectures. You can download them here. Click the "software" link at the bottom of the page.

#1 a win32 m12 cycle nightly was available at midnigh

by asa

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 8:14 AM

This morning at 12 am a M12 win32 nightly was pushed to the ftp server. Any idea what was lacking in this build? I'll bet it's pretty darn close to what we'll see this morning in the official M12 release, if not the same thing.


(posted with a 12/20 M13 nightly)

#2 Anon ftp shut off?

by hodeleri

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 9:06 AM

Anonymous ftp to gives me an ftp error: login incorrect. When will this be back up?

#3 No problems here

by asa

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 9:27 AM

I haven't had any problems connecting. Maybe it was down for a minute while something was being uploaded. I just tried it and got in so you might want to try again.

Asa (another moz powered post)

#4 ezh

by ezh

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 10:10 AM

I recieved same message. Than, when I was on the ftp is shows that 256 user of 256 are on the server...

#5 damn /. :)

by asa

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 10:18 AM

slashdot effect I'm sure. they posted notice of impending M12 release builds and lots of people are trying to get what isn't yet there.

the /. comments are pretty good this time. while i generally don't give a s@#t what most posters have to say there, it's a good sign I guess when they respond so positively.

Asa (another moz powered post)

#6 Sorry for the pause...

by gisburn

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 10:59 AM

Small sorry for interupting two downloads, I've restarted the WWW server after a change on the download servlet - I've increased the max. number of downloads from 4 up to 8 concurrent connections...

#7 MozillaZine's fetchbuilds...

by sjbrown

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 11:24 AM

MozillaZine's fetchbuilds page only lists up to M10. Could somebody fix this please??


#8 Source only?

by Bitscape

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 12:18 PM

Looks like the only thing available under the m12 directory right now is source code. Well, I'm eager, so I think I'll go ahead and grab it. Let's see how well this baby compiles... :)

#9 97 completed downloads in 6 hours...

by gisburn

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 3:06 PM

Small success story: The Solaris 2.7 SPARC-build was downloaded (e.g. only completed downloads counted) 97 times...

#10 FreeBSD-CURRENT builds

by havoc

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 3:31 PM

Fetch your build for FreeBSD-CURRENT at - these are for -CURRENT only and will not work with older releases.

#11 Source vs Binaries

by jabr

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 4:05 PM

For what it's worth, I tried out the binary for Solaris 7 as usual, and also compiled from source for the first time. I found that the prebuilt binary was as flaky as always, but the one I compiled myself is running fairly well, aside from the slow refresh rate when typing this text.

#12 Re: Source vs Binaries

by gisburn

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 4:10 PM

Uhm, can you explain "flaky" more preceise ? Maybe the problem lies in the supplied libstdc/gdk/gtk+, which are build for Solaris 2.7/MU2...

#13 where are the binaries?

by tkc

Tuesday December 21st, 1999 4:49 PM

All I see in ...releases/m12/ is a /src directory. Where are the builds? I thought it was supposed to 'appear this morning'?