Re: Mozilla Firebird and Thunderbird

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Brett Mason, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Brett Mason

    Brett Mason Guest

    On Mon, 07 Jul 2003 22:40:57 +1200, Lennier wrote:

    > On Mon, 07 Jul 2003 22:24:28 +1200, Brett Mason wrote: on RedHat 9
    > Mozilla 1.4 displays anti-aliased fonts, but Firebird 0.6 didn't.
    >
    > And... yeah - I agree - Anti-aliased fonts makes a huge difference to
    > the browsing experience, so I can understand your feelings on this one.
    >
    > I would have thought that anti-aliasing on Mandrake would be a priority.


    Everything that comes on the CD is aa. Its the third party stuff thats the
    problem.

    > Have you tried pulling the source code and compiling it yourself?


    I'm not too keen on compiling anything that big. It always seems to take
    far longer than it should.

    > BTW, I've just this minute finished compiling and installing the latest
    > version of Pan - pan 0.14.0.90 - and it's alot faster than 0.14.0.0 -
    > it's worth the upgrade.


    # urpmi pan
    ftp://ftp.bahcesehir.edu.tr/pub/texstar/mandrake/9.1/rpms/./pan-0.14.0.90-1tex.i586.rpm
    52% of 1063k completed, ETA = 0:01:47, speed = 53423

    Good work texstar.

    Cheers,
    Brett.
     
    Brett Mason, Jul 9, 2003
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  2. Brett Mason

    Lennier Guest

    On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 22:25:19 +1200, Brett Mason wrote:

    >> BTW, I've just this minute finished compiling and installing the latest
    >> version of Pan - pan 0.14.0.90 - and it's alot faster than 0.14.0.0 -
    >> it's worth the upgrade.

    >
    > # urpmi pan
    > ftp://ftp.bahcesehir.edu.tr/pub/texstar/mandrake/9.1/rpms/./pan-0.14.0.90-1tex.i586.rpm


    If you pull the source code and compile it yourself you can take advantage
    of the i686 optimizations.

    Lennier


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    Lennier, Nov 21, 2003
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  3. Brett Mason

    Lennier Guest

    On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 22:25:19 +1200, Brett Mason wrote:

    >> BTW, I've just this minute finished compiling and installing the latest
    >> version of Pan - pan 0.14.0.90 - and it's alot faster than 0.14.0.0 -
    >> it's worth the upgrade.

    >
    > # urpmi pan
    > ftp://ftp.bahcesehir.edu.tr/pub/texstar/mandrake/9.1/rpms/./pan-0.14.0.90-1tex.i586.rpm


    If you pull the source code and compile it yourself you can take advantage
    of the i686 optimizations.

    Lennier


    --
    I specifically DENY Xtra, and Telecom NZ Ltd, and all other subsidiaries
    of Telecom NZ Ltd, the right to use the contents of this digital
    communication for any purpose whatsoever, whether in whole or in part -
    regardless of how it is stored or transmitted through Xtra's network.
     
    Lennier, Nov 21, 2003
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