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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2018, 15:43    Post subject:  

Slimjet 20.0.4.0
32bit version
Based on Chromium 68
I added the ffmpeg.so upgrade with extra codecs as recommended.
Also updated flash but that is not used much now.
Runs as spot so be aware that it downloads files into /root/spot
Works in Dpup Stretch and probably Xenial and Bionic

For 32bit Tahr:-
Install libgtk-3 via PPM
Update Palemoon (installed into /opt) to recent version, 28.1.0 or even 27.9.4
This Slimjet then works.

Repackaged as .pet and .sfs and uploaded strictly for testing
https://yadi.sk/d/fd8rBM0WoF9sB?force_show=1

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2018, 18:54    Post subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
Slimjet 20.0.4.0
32bit version
Based on Chromium 68


Thanks for the push! Slimjet 20.0.4.0 now works with my weather loops that had been problematic since 18.0.5.0 so I can now use it. Tried your SFS out in upupcc beta1 first, modifying the /usr/slimjet startup script to jigger the downloaded files permissions ala peebees run-as-spots. Runs perfectly there. I then rolled my own 64b from a slimjet deb download, adding the additional libs needed for slackware and again used the startup scripts like those in peebees run-as-spots to 'handle' downloaded file permissions. Tested that one in lxpupsc64 18.06 +9. Runs well -and FAST- there also. Both happily share a common profile linked from a spot directory on the EXT2 data partition. I haven't yet added the additional libs to the 32b version to test it in any 32b slacko derivatives but don't anticipate any major probs there. I'll also test in upupbb later but as it works in upupcc I also assume Rolling Eyes it will be fine there. Glad to be sort of caught up after a while.

Edit: 32b version tested in upupbb 18.05 +14. Runs fine. Additional libs needed for slackware derivs added in to the 32b version and tested in LxPupSc 18.06 +5 and LxPupBionic 18.05 +12. Runs correctly in both those also.

Edit2: The contents of the /usr/bin/slimjet script I'm using are (from peebees run-as-spot slimjets):
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/slimjet:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
run-as-spot flashpeak-slimjet "$@"
chown -R root:root /root/spot/Downloads/*
#/usr/lib/gtkdialog/box_splash -placement center -bg yellow -fg black -timeout 4 -text "REMINDER: Any downloads will have SPOT ownership but any items in /root/spot/Downloads have been changed to ROOT ownership" &
Exporting the library path is no longer necessary and I have used peebees ownership work-around long enough so I disabled the reminder line.


Cheers,

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DuMar

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Oct 2018, 09:52    Post subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
Slimjet 20.0.4.0
Works in Dpup Stretch and probably Xenial and Bionic
Repackaged as .pet and .sfs and uploaded strictly for testing
https://yadi.sk/d/fd8rBM0WoF9sB?force_show=1


Works fine in Xenial 32 I used the SFS. Good alternative for the Palemoon 29 edtion.

Thnx Oscar
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DuMar

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2018, 04:56    Post subject:  

However I did find a small problem:

Using Xenial 32 frugal install. And I use slimjet 2.0 SFS (yadi.sk)

When I want an e-mail (I use sylpheed) to open with a browser because there's html in it I use "open with" and slimjet.

The browser opens and the tab says: file not found. The link is

file:///root/.sylpheed-2.0/mimetmp/mimetmp-5.html

When I copy/paste this in Palemoon it opens. When I use open with and choose Palemoon it opens also. When I go to .sylpheed-2.0/mimetmp and click on mimetemp-5.html I get the same error in Slimjet.

Has this something to do wtih spot? Is there a solution?
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2018, 05:29    Post subject:  

slimjet-20.0.4.0-i686.sfs doesn't run in Slacko-5.7.0-pae. Sad

slimjet-14.0.16.0-slack14.0.sfs does run: that's what I normally use. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2018, 06:51    Post subject:  

DuMar wrote:
However I did find a small problem:

Using Xenial 32 frugal install. And I use slimjet 2.0 SFS (yadi.sk)

When I want an e-mail (I use sylpheed) to open with a browser because there's html in it I use "open with" and slimjet.

The browser opens and the tab says: file not found. The link is

file:///root/.sylpheed-2.0/mimetmp/mimetmp-5.html

When I copy/paste this in Palemoon it opens. When I use open with and choose Palemoon it opens also. When I go to .sylpheed-2.0/mimetmp and click on mimetemp-5.html I get the same error in Slimjet.

Has this something to do wtih spot? Is there a solution?


Hello DuMar

I do not have a definite answer for this, but it probably is a limitation caused by the fact that Slimjet is running as spot but Sylpheed is running as root. I can get some of the other Chromium derivative browsers to run as root if I sacrifice sandbox (eg Vivaldi), but Slimjet refuses to run as root whatever I try. Not sure if running Sylpheed as spot as well might be a solution. This would probably mean that the .html file would be

file:///root/spot/.sylpheed-2.0/mimetmp/mimetmp-5.html

The Sylpheed profile would be under /root/spot and it would have the correct permissions for Slimjet

Although I have compiled Sylpheed in the past I have never actually used it. I only ever use webmail. Maybe someone else will know for sure how to solve this.

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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Oct 2018, 14:36    Post subject:  

Sylvander wrote:
slimjet-20.0.4.0-i686.sfs doesn't run in Slacko-5.7.0-pae. Sad

slimjet-14.0.16.0-slack14.0.sfs does run: that's what I normally use. Very Happy

Same here Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 04:54    Post subject: version 20 INSTALLED. Slimjet web browser  

@mikeslr

I installed versión 20 of slimjet at XENIAL PUP 7.5 X64 doing a SMALL TRICK.


First of all, I modified the name of the slimjet folder located at host (to save what works)

Then I downloaded the 18 pet versión of this soft, located at: https://t.co/vEVfshPfZW

I change the name too, and then I downloaded the last SLIMJET versión (20) from the official page, (tar.gz x64) I uncompressed it and now its working.


ITS REALLY FAST.- TRYING


HAVE A NICE DAY




stvjhson wrote:
I've run into this Slimjet browser a few days ago. It is from the same company (FlashPeak) which made the SlimBoat browser. To clarify the difference, SlimBoat is based on the community-maintained webkit while Slimjet is based on Google's blink engine. As a matter of fact, most browser vendors have chosen to go with Blink and I guess FlashPeak has decided to follow the suit.

The linux version is released a couple of days ago. I tried it on precise puppy 5.7.1 and it works smoothly. They provide a 50+ MB tar.xz archive which you can just extract and run out of the box.

As far as features are concerned, most of the features available in Chromium are kept while there are an impressive set of additional features such as facebook sharing, customizable toolbar, video downloading, etc (similar to SlimBoat). And yes, it can sync all the bookmarks in your google account and is compatible with most Chrome extensions.

I've attached a screenshot of Slimjet running on precise 5.7.1.

The home page is http://www.slimjet.com
The download page is http://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php

On the download page, choose the 32-bit tar.xz zip package.

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belham2

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov 2018, 11:38    Post subject:  

Sailor Enceladus wrote:
Sylvander wrote:
slimjet-20.0.4.0-i686.sfs doesn't run in Slacko-5.7.0-pae. Sad

slimjet-14.0.16.0-slack14.0.sfs does run: that's what I normally use. Very Happy

Same here Very Happy



Same here, sort of.

This is using rg66's X-tahr2.0-XFCE & trying Oscar's SFS differing versions. The 14.0.16.sfs runs crazy fast in X-tahr2.0-XFCE. But any of the other SFSes, on up to the latest 20 sfs, from Oscar's download, refuses to run/start.

I've tried unsquashfs/mksquashfs and copying in just certain files from Slimjet 20 version back the 14 version, but no luck.


Anyone get anything higher than Slimjet version 14 working in 32-bit Slacko and/or X-Tahrs?
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Dec 2018, 12:55    Post subject:  

Sure, I use Slimjet 20.0.4.0


Works fine in Xenial 32 I used the SFS. Good alternative for the Palemoon 29 edtion.
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Dec 2018, 14:11    Post subject:  

I downloaded peebee's slimjet_lxsc_spot_21.0.3.0.sfs. I replaced an earlier slimjet_19.sfs. It's working fine in stretch puppy 7.5 rc3.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 18:37    Post subject:  

I just updated my 32 bit Slimjet from peebees 21.0.3.0 run-as-spot to 21.0.8.0, also running as spot. I'm running them in LxPupSc 19.01 +2, upupbb 18.05 +26, upupcc 18.10 +14, and LxPupBionic 18.05 +23. The only problem I had with 21.0.3.0 was that entering some router admin pages it would crash -a known bug- fixed in 21.0.8.0.

I downloaded the 32b 21.0.8.0 deb from Flashpeak-Slimjet, extracted it to a dir, added the libs required for slackware (same as in 21.0.3.0) and the run-as-spot scripts and rolled an SFS from it. Working perfectly. No problems with the symlinked external profile from 21.0.3.0.

I had previously done the above for the 64b 21.0.7.0 and run it in LxPupSc64, currently 19.01 +3, so I'll wait a bit to redo that one.

Both have spot symlinked to a spot dir on my EXT2 data partition and have the cache size set to custom, 0 Mb. It's actually faster loading the 'speeddial' icons from the internet than from a cache on the EXT2 partition, and it is a fairly fast SSD. For what I do I can't see any performance hit at all not running a cache.

@belham2, The newest Slimjet I have gotten to run in X-Slacko 4.4 is Slimjet 15.1.6.0. I still have one user machine running that combo. Very reliably I might add.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 20:46    Post subject:  

@ belham2:-

I've had something of a hiatus with regard to Slimjet.....mainly due to the fact that I decided to concentrate on Chrome & Iron (Iron 69 runs sweetly in Tahr 6.0.6, Xenialpup 7.0.8.1, and peebee's UpupBB).

Just had a play around with Slimmie 21.0.8.0, and got it running in Tahr 6.0.6. Having put the package together, I'm now going to take a look at what happens when I try it in Slacko 570; I've learnt quite a few more 'tricks' since I last played around with this. I suspect, though, that it's probably down to glibc/GTK3/NSS stuff.....though, despite having only glibc 2.15 as standard, my personal 570 has 2.20, courtesy of battleshooter's 'glibc-2.20 upgrade' he put together for Racy & Carolina. It works well in 570, too!

I'll let you know what happens.....


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Feb 2019, 10:22    Post subject:  

Nope.

Slimjet 21.0.8.0 absolutely will not work in Slacko 570....and I spent quite a while trying all sorts of tricks last night. It just won't have it; comes up with all sorts of symbol look-up errors.

I do, however, have it working fine in not only Tahr 6.0.6, but also Xenial 7.0.8.1, and also peebee's UPupBB. I've also been made aware of a wee 'trick' for anybody wanting to use NetFlix.

Now; normally, the libwidevinecdm.so & libwidevinecdmadapter.so modules merely sit in the /slimjet directory alongside all the other browser components....and it all behaves itself. With this release, NetFlix tells me the WideVine Content Decryption module can't be found, and suggests I look in 'chrome://components' to 'update' it. Only it doesn't show up....... Rolling Eyes

Following a tip from this 'UnGoogled' Github blog page:-

https://ungoogled-software.github.io/ungoogled-chromium-wiki/faq#linux

....it says the browser will also look inside the hidden directory /.local/lib inside the user's 'home' directory. Which in this case is 'spot' (I've 'borrowed' some of the construction for this from a SlimJet 19 package Peter put together for UPupBB).

So; I've symlinked the 2 WideVine modules from their location inside /opt/slimjet across to /root/spot/.local/lib, then run chown on /root/spot to make sure permissions were correct:-

Code:
chown -R spot:spot /root/spot


Result? NetFlix now working, and all functions present & correct.

(Interestingly, the blog also says that as from Chromium 67, libwidevinecdmadapter.so is now deprecated, and no longer necessary. I'll test this out this afternoon, and report back.)

I can only presume that FlashPeak have made some modifications to the Chromium code-base that SRWare haven't bothered with for Iron; in Iron 69, the modules both sit in the usual location, and NetFlix seems quite happy with that.

Go figure.

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After further testing, two conclusions.

The libwidevinecdm.so module as supplied by FlashPeak is a complete, total waste of time. It doesn't work. It's useless; the browser doesn't even 'see' it.

Accordingly, I've borrowed the relevant module from Oscar's build of Iron 69. This is all that's needed now; the libwidevinecdmadapter.so module is, indeed, no longer necessary.

It's also not necessary to sym-link across to /root/spot/.local/lib. The WideVine module can sit in /slimjet as usual.

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One other modification... It's becoming common practice for us to use 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' to tell Chromium clones to look in the Palemoon directory for up-to-date NSS libs & stuff. It updates regularly, and many Pups have it as standard. But not all of them......

Accordingly, I've created a sub-directory inside /opt/slimjet/lib, called 'palemoon', and have 'borrowed' the up-to-date NSS libs, etc, from the current version of Palemoon (28.3.1). The 'wrapper script' has then been adjusted to point to this instead, rather than assuming Palemoon is in /opt by default.

It works nicely.

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I've run up an SFS package of Slimjet 21.0.8.0.....and also a .pet package. Both can be found here, for anyone who's interested:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VlAgap_ZNpyt-BloFuVUkB_m8gJJWTg-?usp=sharing

Help yourselves to the one you want. (This pre-supposes that you have a sufficiently up-to-date GTK3 installation, of course.)

These will work with Tahrpup 6.0.6 (possibly 6.0.5, too); Xenialpup 7.5.....and UPupBB 18.05. All 3 of these are tested. If anyone gets them working in any other Pups, let us know, please.


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Mar 2019, 12:56    Post subject:  

I've slightly modified the above package, to include the GTK 3.0 stuff from the Tahrpup repos (in addition to including the Palemoon NSS libs'n'stuff in the /slimjet/lib/palemoon directory).

PepperFlash is also 'current', and I've included the PepperFlash auto-update script by Russian forum member sfs, accordingly set with the 'path' correctly adjusted. This should keep Pepper updated.

The 'permissions-changer/mover' module is also included. I've modified the script, to remove the need for the 'intermediate' Spot2Root directory in /usr/share. This change will also filter through to the next release of the Google Chrome packages.

This package will now fire-up, straightaway, in the 32-bit versions of Tahrpup 605/606, Xenial 7.5 & Bionicpup. No need to install anything extra.

(These will NOT work in 5-series Pups, I'm afraid. For these, you're stuck with 14.0.16.0.)

So for anyone who simply wants a recent Slimjet package to 'click-to-install', 'click-to-use' in the above-mentioned Pups, you can find 'em here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ox9XNpn3PXZ3MoG1CWXQ86_0PnKUDyon?usp=sharing

There's a .pet, and an SFS. Help yourselves to whichever one you want.

Enjoy.


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