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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: firefox4 with nanojit_ppc, where? Reply with quote

hi,
i'm tring to understand how enable nanojit_ppc support in Firefox4.

I've found this:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=624164

but that patch doesn't apply cleanly on firefox-4rc2 sources and i'm still unable to understand how activete nanojit_ppc.

Are there someone capable to understand the actual Firefox4 Vs. PPC scenario ?
thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, the nanoJIT isn't completely ready to be enabled for PPC yet. The work is being done as part of TenFourFox, which is a port of Firefox 4 to OSX 10.4. Keep following that bug for more information.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
As far as I know, the nanoJIT isn't completely ready to be enabled for PPC yet. The work is being done as part of TenFourFox, which is a port of Firefox 4 to OSX 10.4. Keep following that bug for more information.


that's right, i read that.
I hope in a quick implementation 'cause, actually, for us on ppc there is no advantage to use FF4.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if i've understood well... it seems that from 4.0.2 we'll have a good reason for a bump release on ppc too!!
http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2011/04/attention-g5-owners-your-javascript-no.html
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blob999 wrote:
if i've understood well... it seems that from 4.0.2 we'll have a good reason for a bump release on ppc too!!
http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/2011/04/attention-g5-owners-your-javascript-no.html


cheers for the link, very interesting reading.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've been using TenFourFox for more than 6 months now, and I can say it's pretty stable on MacOS 10.4.11. methodjit is disabled for now, but tracejit is fully functional. As far as I remember reading in their blog's comments, building TenFourFox with nanojit enabled for PPC Linux would only require to change an #ifdef somewhere in the code, and it should work flawlessly.

Please take a look to the blog and specially to its comments(where there are some questions about linux support, and some answers too): http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/
Here you can see a graph showing **REAL** statistics: http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

Now the project leader is working on accelerating this stuff with altivec:
- Pixel format conversion
- WebM
- JPEG decoding
and more...
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