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SRWare 'Iron' browser; 64-bit SFS & .pet packages
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michel804

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Sep 2018, 15:26    Post subject: Re: New Version: Iron 66.0.3450.0
Subject description: Browser not opening...
 

michel804 wrote:
@Mike Walsh
I downloaded this for slacko64 6.3.2 but it doesn't open when I click at the menu entry.
What am I missing?

I've noticed that the file i downloaded has 'amd' in the name. My laptop is a Lenovo SL510 with an Intel processor, could that be the issue?
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Sep 2018, 11:14    Post subject:  

@ michel804:-

Ah, yes; the 'amd64' suffix. Confuses the hell out of a lot of people, that does.....who seem to be under the impression that it's been built specifically for AMD processors!

Basically, it's more for historical reasons than anything else. AMD brought the very first, commercially-successful 64-bit CPU to market, all the way back in in 2003/4; the Athlon 64.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlon_64

I'm running a second-gen variant of it myself - one of the very first dual-core CPUs released to market. This one, in fact:-

https://techreport.com/review/8616/amd-athlon-64-x2-3800-processor

By today's high-tech standards, this old girl's not far short of 'dinosaur' status; she'd be as sluggish as hell for running current Windows (where even modern quad/hex/octa-core processors often struggle).....but for Puppy, she's perfect. Powerful, sprightly, full of beans; multitasks happily with our favourite canine.

The Intel nomenclature has always been 'x86-64'. But, traditionally, 'amd64' has been used to designate any and all 64-bit CPUs, in recognition of Advanced Micro Device's historic milestone.

So, anybody queries this in future, you'll be perfectly-placed to set them straight.

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As for why it's not opening, enter

Code:
/root/spot/chrome.sh


...into the terminal, hit 'Enter', then let us have a copy of the read-out, please. From what I recall, Slacko 6.3.2 seemed to have 'issues' with a range of things (it was one of the early 64-bit Puppies). You're not the first 6.3.2 user who's had problems with these recent Chromium-based browsers.


Mike. Wink

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2018, 17:55    Post subject:  

Evening, all.

FINALLY!!

At long last, the guys over at SRWare have issued a new release of Iron for Linux. It's been six months coming (according to their blog post they've had major problems with the Chromium code-base.....haven't we all? Rolling Eyes)

Anyways, a hearty round of applause is finally due. Here, for your delectation, is Iron 69.0.3600.0-amd64. It's not bad, either...and is available from the usual download link in post #1.

(As with my current Chrome practice, there is one single, 'generic' SFS package. Different versions are no longer required with the location at /home/spot. There's also a .pet package for the first time, for those of you running certain of Barry's 'Quirky' builds, which run as a 'full' install.....)

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Based on Chromium 69, it has the 'new' Material Design 'look', same as Chrome 69/70. Larger, rounder tabs, reminiscent of the older 'Australis' Firefox (as still visible in FF52esr)' more space between bookmarks, extensions, etc; a softer, rounder look to the address bar/omnibox. I'm slowly getting used to it, myself; I was used to the older sloped tabs for years.

Iron is now installed to the new, default location for these Chromium-based browsers; /home/spot.

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The permissions changer is still installed along with it, appearing in the notification area as a two-way red/green up-down arrow icon. It'll change permissions from 'spot' to 'root', and vice-versa, on uploading/downloading.

When changing from 'spot' to 'root', for downloads, it automatically opens your default file manager on your Downloads folder. A wee suggestion from mikeslr, there; just cuts down on a few extra clicks, since most of us want to retrieve downloads once we've got them.

Downloads/uploads, of course, don't crash the browser anymore, since with the inclusion of /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas, and the addition of a wee script at /usr/sbin/glib.sh (to compile the 'schemas' at boot-time), everything now works as it should.....

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The current PepperFlash 31.0.0.122 is included (at /usr/lib/PepperFlash), and is sym-linked to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins.....itself sym-linked to usr/lib/adobe-flashplugins (standard to all Pups), which is where Iron looks for it. The Pepper 'auto-updater' lives in /root/Startup, and runs at boot, to check for new versions.

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Credits are very definitely due to:-

battleshooter - for his invaluable help with the self-contained 'libs' folder for the gtk3/nss stuff.

belham2 - for figuring out the new wrapper-script for starting these spot located browsers.

01Micko & iguleder - for various links/work-arounds over the last 2/3 years.

OscarTalks & peebee - for assorted observations/suggestions/tips/tricks, etc. Thanks, guys!

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Any probs, give me a shout. We'll figure it out between us.

Enjoy.


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orrin


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PostPosted: Mon 22 Oct 2018, 22:13    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:


Anyways, a hearty round of applause is finally due. Here, for your delectation, is Iron 69.0.3600.0-amd64. It's not bad, either...and is available from the usual download link in post #1.


Hi Mike,

It does not run in Slacko 64-6.3.2.



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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2018, 05:46    Post subject:  

Morning, orrin.

Huh. D'you know, I told PappyPuppy just the other day that libpcre was one not normally needed for the Chromium-based browsers? Seems I was telling 'porkies'...

Libpcre is, in fact, needed by them.....but it's also required by many other things in your system. And it's included in the 64-bit 'buntu-based Pups as standard - explains why I've never had it thrown up by the terminal. Which is why it sits in /lib or /lib64, rather than being put into that self-contained libs directory within the browser.

Install the attached .pet , then try Iron again. It puts libpcre3 (with sym-link) into /lib64.....and also puts an extra sym-link to it in /usr/lib64, since I'm not entirely certain just where Iron is looking for it. That way, I'm covering all the bases.

I was going to suggest you try Iron, anyway. I know you don't like Chrome, and in some ways, SRWare are even more fanatical about security/privacy than Flashpeak are.....

Let us know what happens, please.


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libpcre3-s14.2-amd64.pet
Description  Libpcre3 for Slacko64 6.3.2
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festus


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2018, 12:18    Post subject:  

I'm a thanking you, Mike, for this new Iron 69.0.3600.0-amd64 pkg.

It is working very well in xenial64-7.5

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2018, 13:30    Post subject:  

festus wrote:
I'm a thanking you, Mike, for this new Iron 69.0.3600.0-amd64 pkg.

It is working very well in xenial64-7.5

Smile


Festus, m'man.....you're welcome. Any time.

Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct 2018, 19:18    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
Morning, orrin.

Install the attached .pet , then try Iron again. It puts libpcre3 (with sym-link) into /lib64.....and also puts an extra sym-link to it in /usr/lib64, since I'm not entirely certain just where Iron is looking for it. That way, I'm covering all the bases.

I was going to suggest you try Iron, anyway. I know you don't like Chrome, and in some ways, SRWare are even more fanatical about security/privacy than Flashpeak are.....

Let us know what happens, please.
Mike. Wink


Iron loads and runs OK with the installed pet file...BUT...
It crashes a lot and there are no tab options! I like to middle click on a link and have it open in a new tab than comes forward immediately.
It also wants me to log into somewhere to save logins.
These are stored locally in Slimjet.

I unloaded the sfs and will stick to Slimjet in Puppy and my very old copy
of Opera in the underlying OpenSuSE 11.3.

Thanks for your efforts!

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