Firefox Granparadiso + Patch and tweak

Jim Kronebusch jim at
Wed Sep 19 16:00:15 BST 2007

On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 09:39:10 +0100, Gavin McCullagh wrote
> Hi,
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> > I am going to post the results of this back to the Firefox bug I filed
> > and hint toward getting it to work as nicely as Opera without pixmap
> > cache (probably get flamed for it).  But at least with some playing
> > around with the cache time out this could possibly be made very usable.
> You might ask Federico if it would be at all feasible to back-port the
> patch to firefox 2.  It's a pretty big patch (>1600 lines) so perhaps he'll
> say no but it would be quite a bit better for users if we could patch the
> standard Ubuntu firefox v2 package.  That way we could avoid putting
> ordinary thin client users on a testing version of firefox and have
> everything integrate nicely as with standard feisty.
> The granparadiso version in Gutsy is not really meant for general use.

I did just that last night :-)  No feedback yet.  I asked if it was possible to pull the
parts of the patch that relate only to setting releasing the pixmaps sooner and compile
it against a current release.  We'll see what he says.  I'll post back out either way.

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