Running Mozilla on OpenBSD

Thursday August 29th, 2002

Evan Read writes: "Until recently, OpenBSD users were unable to build Mozilla to run natively on OpenBSD nor could they run it in Linux compatibility mode. It appears that Mozilla 1.1 can be built and run (to some success) on OpenBSD. They are rejoicing on the mailing lists!"

Evan pointed us towards an OpenBSD Journal article that contains more comments and some relevant links. There's still several caveats with running Mozilla on OpenBSD but progress is being made.

#1 Indeed!

by tautology

Friday August 30th, 2002 4:26 AM

Dillo is a nice browser, but I often miss Mozilla. This is great news. Now I don't have to ssh to my FreeBSD box at home to use Mozilla.

#2 Mac OS X?

by Kovu

Friday August 30th, 2002 9:17 AM

I wonder if this is a direct result of the Mac OS X port, which is based on BSD. Hmmm.


#3 Re: Mac OS X?

by TheK

Friday August 30th, 2002 2:36 PM

I think Linux/i386 and FreeBSD are technically closer to OpenBSD, than MacOS X

#4 There are two ports of Mozilla to OSX

by arsa

Saturday August 31st, 2002 1:08 PM

One is based on <a href="">port of OS9 version</a>, <a href="">another</a> is based on *nix internals (memory/network) with masos graphics (not X based). Last time i checked the FizzillaMach was not working very well (not because of Mozilla team actualy), but the port is there...

#5 Re: Re: Mac OS X?

by locka

Wednesday September 4th, 2002 5:23 PM

More likely it has to do with nspr, psm or even the assembly stubs, or the lack thereof for XPConnect. If OpenBSD is not one of the supported nspr platforms I can see that being the biggest hurdle to overcome. Once done, I imagine it's no harder to get it going than any other Unix platform.