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    Re: Testers needed for PowerPC 14.04

    I don't really understand why you are insisting on using 14.04 and then using an old version of Opera?.....Why not stick with 12.04 (way better performance, although I am using the mate desktop), FF31 works v well and you have midori too. I've never heard of feedly, but running a quick test for you, works with FF and after a google search (https://getsatisfaction.com/feedly/t...eedly_20_2_760 - i.e. enable html5 storage) it seems to work with midori.

    I must admit I don't fully understand how supported webkit is in Ubuntu - there don't appear to be many security updates compared to FF. However, you could have a go at compiling newer versions of midori/webkit in 12.04. Applying the patches from Tobias' leopard webkit you should be able to get a fairly recent version working (the 13.10 version????).

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    Re: Testers needed for PowerPC 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage View Post
    I don't really understand why you are insisting on using 14.04...
    To help out with testing and reporting working/not working with the latest supported Ubuntu.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage
    ... and then using an old version of Opera?
    Sadly, Opera no longer supports PowerPC and that's the last version they made for it; it's considerably faster on my machine than Firefox and Midori's not an option because of the segfault bug.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage
    Why not stick with 12.04 (way better performance, although I am using the mate desktop), FF31 works v well and you have midori too.
    What's the use of testing 14.04 to stay on the unsupported 12.04? I've run any number of Ubuntu versions on this machine and can tell you from anecdotal observation and benchmarks, 14.04 runs faster than the others; although, I am selecting to run Openbox over XFCE4 right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage
    I've never heard of feedly, but running a quick test for you, works with FF and after a google search (https://getsatisfaction.com/feedly/t...eedly_20_2_760 - i.e. enable html5 storage) it seems to work with midori.
    My problem wasn't with any browser, it was with some of the super-light browsers--e.g., Luakit, Xxxterm, etc.--it wasn't working. It loads perfect via Firefox and Opera, except single key shortcuts don't work in Opera.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage
    I must admit I don't fully understand how supported webkit is in Ubuntu - there don't appear to be many security updates compared to FF. However, you could have a go at compiling newer versions of midori/webkit in 12.04. Applying the patches from Tobias' leopard webkit you should be able to get a fairly recent version working (the 13.10 version????).
    Sadly, building Midori from source still fails in 14.04, which is the point of this thread, no?
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    Re: Testers needed for PowerPC 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by moore.bryan View Post
    To help out with testing and reporting working/not working with the latest supported Ubuntu.
    With the greatest of respect, posting on this thread is just a waste of time. Testing ended months ago and that was when testers were needed. If you want to help out with testing then you should be using the 14.10 version, be willing to submit bugs on launchpad, look for solutions, post patches on launchpad and use the iso tracker.

    What's the use of testing 14.04 to stay on the unsupported 12.04?
    12.04 is still supported. It has 5 years of support. You may nit pick and say support for Lubuntu has ended, to which I will reply, show me an update to the lubuntu-desktop that was made when it was "supported".

    I've run any number of Ubuntu versions on this machine and can tell you from anecdotal observation and benchmarks, 14.04 runs faster than the others; although, I am selecting to run Openbox over XFCE4 right now.
    If it works for you then great, but that is not my experience.

    My problem wasn't with any browser, it was with some of the super-light browsers--e.g., Luakit, Xxxterm, etc.--it wasn't working. It loads perfect via Firefox and Opera, except single key shortcuts don't work in Opera.

    Sadly, building Midori from source still fails in 14.04, which is the point of this thread, no?
    The point of the thread was to ask for testers for 14.04 during testing time so that a PowerPC iso could be released.

    Midori does build from source in 14.04. You have an application to run don't you? It is webkit that is causing the problem (does build, just doesn't work properly). There are patches available, they may not work with the version of webkit in 14.04, but they will work with some version between 12.04 and 14.04. Luakit is based on webkit so it is likely to have problems just like midori, epiphany and all the other 'kit based browsers (and applications). If you want to help out then you need to be testing these patches.

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    Re: Testers needed for PowerPC 14.04

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage View Post
    With the greatest of respect, posting on this thread is just a waste of time. Testing ended months ago and that was when testers were needed. If you want to help out with testing then you should be using the 14.10 version, be willing to submit bugs on launchpad, look for solutions, post patches on launchpad and use the iso tracker.
    I'm on Utopic on a different machine and testing that there; testing for any PowerPC version extends well beyond the window for x86 or 64.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage
    12.04 is still supported. It has 5 years of support. You may nit pick and say support for Lubuntu has ended, to which I will reply, show me an update to the lubuntu-desktop that was made when it was "supported".
    Completely valid point.

    Quote Originally Posted by rsavage
    Midori does build from source in 14.04. You have an application to run don't you? It is webkit that is causing the problem (does build, just doesn't work properly). There are patches available, they may not work with the version of webkit in 14.04, but they will work with some version between 12.04 and 14.04. Luakit is based on webkit so it is likely to have problems just like midori, epiphany and all the other 'kit based browsers (and applications). If you want to help out then you need to be testing these patches.
    I can't even get Midori to build and I don't get a segfault with those other browsers, they just won't load certain pages.
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