Package Details: firefox-beta 87.0b2-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/firefox-beta.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: firefox-beta
Description: Standalone web browser from mozilla.org - Beta
Upstream URL: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#beta
Keywords: beta browser firefox web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: firefox-beta-bin
Provides: firefox=87.0b2
Submitter: argymeg
Maintainer: Anthony25 (bittin, symen)
Last Packager: Anthony25
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.43
First Submitted: 2015-10-05 23:34
Last Updated: 2021-02-24 11:34

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Required by (221)

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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 2020-04-27 23:13

Just got done watching this weeks Mozilla Meeting

RC1 later tonight, RC2 on Thursday and RC3 on Friday for 76 and stable 76 5th May

bittin commented on 2020-03-16 16:02

Beta 4 of 75 got released now

bittin commented on 2020-03-11 12:06

There is a new Beta, Beta 2 for 75 in 5 hours

bittin commented on 2020-03-10 12:01

Tried to compile the latest 75 Beta 1 package and update this thing in AUR took 2,5 hours and fixed some problems like https://github.com/mozilla/gecko-dev/blob/master/third_party/rust/failure/.gitlab-ci.yml and https://github.com/rust-lang/packed_simd/blob/master/.gitignore was missing in the Source tarball 1:50.84 error: failed to calculate checksum of: /home/luna/firefox-beta/src/firefox-75.0/third_party/rust/packed_simd/perf-guide/.gitignore etc but it compiled Firefox Developer Edition 75b1 not sure what i did wrong, but maybe someone more experienced have help by this information

bittin commented on 2020-03-10 07:28

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/75.0b1/

bittin commented on 2020-03-09 18:08

There will be a new Beta version of Firefox released in 22 minutes just fyi

FredBezies commented on 2020-01-04 10:51

Don't have spare time to maintain it. Orphaning it.

FredBezies commented on 2019-09-07 08:37

Adopted PKGBUILD. Rebased it on Firefox developer's one in order to clean it up a little :)

LomigLavnek commented on 2018-10-13 09:24

There's a 404 error with this file https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bn0785ac/firefox-beta/master/FIREFOX_62_0b9_RELEASE.desktop

eugen-b commented on 2018-07-31 22:06

To build version 62_0b12 you need clang 6.0.1-2 (llvm and llvw-libs, too). Otherwise the build fails with following error:

/tmp/makepkg/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified-FIREFOX_62_0b9_RELEASE/obj-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/gfx/gl/Unified_cpp_gfx_gl0.cpp:29:
53:50.90 /tmp/makepkg/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified-FIREFOX_62_0b9_RELEASE/gfx/gl/GLBlitHelper.cpp:474:12: 
note: 'oldVAO' was declared here
53:50.90      GLuint oldVAO;
53:50.90             ^~~~~~
53:56.58 gfx/vr
54:07.65 error: build failed
54:07.65 make[4]: *** 
[/tmp/makepkg/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified-FIREFOX_62_0b9_RELEASE/config/rules.mk:951: 
force-cargo-library-build] Error 101
54:07.66 make[3]: *** 
[/tmp/makepkg/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified-FIREFOX_62_0b9_RELEASE/config/recurse.mk:74: 
toolkit/library/rust/target] Error 2
54:07.66 make[3]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
58:25.77 make[2]: *** 
[/tmp/makepkg/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified-FIREFOX_62_0b9_RELEASE/config/recurse.mk:34: compile] Error 2
58:25.77 make[1]: *** 
[/tmp/makepkg/firefox-beta/src/mozilla-unified-FIREFOX_62_0b9_RELEASE/config/rules.mk:418: default] Error 2
58:25.77 make: *** [client.mk:150: build] Error 2
58:25.77 0 compiler warnings present.
58:26.06 ccache (direct) hit rate: 0.5%; (preprocessed) hit rate: 0.9%; miss rate: 98.6%
58:26.06 /usr/bin/notify-send --app-name=Mozilla Build System Mozilla Build System Build failed
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
    Aborting...