Package Details: firefox-beta 86.0b2-1

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Package Base: firefox-beta
Description: Standalone web browser from - Beta
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Keywords: beta browser firefox web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox-beta-bin
Provides: firefox=86.0b2
Submitter: argymeg
Maintainer: Anthony25 (bittin, symen)
Last Packager: Anthony25
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.83
First Submitted: 2015-10-05 23:34
Last Updated: 2021-01-27 01:06

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Anthony25 commented on 2020-05-10 01:04

I enabled LTO and PGO (using a profile generated by running the test suite). They are also used by Mozilla to compile the official firefox-beta binaries they provide, as they allow some performance boost, therefore it is synced in this package.

It is possible to keep the compilation options of the old versions of this package, by setting the options at the top the PKGBUILD (they are documented) to enable_pgo=n and enable_lto=n, or by building it with: env enable_pgo=n enable_lto=n makepkg

However, if running out of memory is an issue, before disabling LTO, try: env enable_no_keep_memory=y makepkg

It should tell LD to be less aggressive on the cache utilization during the compilation. It does not change anything on the generated binary, it should slow down a bit the compilation, but at least you can still enjoy a compilation with LTO.

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bittin commented on 2020-10-19 13:58

There won't be a Firefox 82 RC3 tonight, the release is out this afternoon a day earlier, but the first Beta for Firefox 83 will be out tomorrow Tuesday or Wednesday this week

bittin commented on 2020-10-12 16:34

The checksums and archives for 82 RC1 is being generated now, so will be uploaded later tonight

PedroHLC commented on 2020-08-28 11:10

packaging step is broken:

cp: cannot stat 'obj/dist/*': No such file or directory

bittin commented on 2020-08-25 06:08

81 Beta 1:

bittin commented on 2020-08-24 18:26

Last RC of 80 and Beta 1 of 81 released today

bittin commented on 2020-08-18 07:17

80 RC1:

Kodehawa commented on 2020-08-13 13:31

Seems like firefox-beta.desktop has a few lines that say: Exec=/usr/lib/firefox/firefox-beta %u

The actual path it gets installed to is /usr/lib/firefox-beta/firefox.

Could you fix this? The .desktop file doesn't appear on most desktop environments because the file doesn't exist.


bittin commented on 2020-07-28 14:26

The Firefox Beta build servers has some problems so Beta 1 of 80 is released tommorow Wednesday or on Thursday but not today fyi

bittin commented on 2020-07-21 16:44

next RCs will be released on Thursday and Friday or Saturday for 79 and first Beta of 80 will release on Wednesday next week 29th July

bittin commented on 2020-06-29 18:05

Firefox 78 RC4 is out now and tommorow the first beta of 79 is released