Unofficial Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 Windows Build Optimized for Pentium III

Wednesday August 13th, 2003

Jack Comics writes: "Jack Comics commissioned scragz, a MozillaZine reader, to create an updated, unofficial, Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 milestone build for the Microsoft Windows platform, optimized for the Pentium III. This build contains the original Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 milestone along with the additional patches for bugs 210229 and 212556. Please note that while this build is optimized for the Pentium III processor and above, it will run just fine on any Pentium or above processor. If you're interested, you can download it here."

#6 Re: JVM Integration

by RobertM

Wednesday August 13th, 2003 10:40 AM

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JVM integration is not related to the .NET Framework, and I'm not quite sure what you're aksing. Let me assure you, Mozilla is *not* .NET-managed in any way; the closest it comes to this, perhaps, is that Windows binaries are compiled with Visual C++ (version 6), but that doesn't matter. It *can* be compiled with Visual C++ .NET ("7"), but that still produces unmanaged code.

As for moving away from VC++, you can now use GCC to compile it--with mixed results. Visual C++ is still the only thing that's officially supported as a "tier 1" platform; GCC is not, and it's more of a thing for fun for now. I'm not sure if they have plans to eventually move away from VC++, but I don't see it--no matter how much I wish they would. :) In the mean time, compiling without VC++ leads to incompatibility with plugins and the like.