Mozila Upgrade

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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2017-11-21 16:19

kepler19 wrote:The problem is that the next version of ESR requires rust, and Stretch does not have this package in the repos.


Plot twist: Debian Buster is released before June 2018.
On the bright side, rust can be backported in the next point release. If Ubuntu 14.04 can run FF57, why couldn't Stretch FF59?
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby Bulkley » 2017-11-21 16:22

steve_v wrote:
Ardouos wrote:Waterfox is an honourable mention too, I have not used it though.
I'm tempted . . .


Do it. I just downloaded the Tarball, unpacked it and it runs in userspace :!: :D On first opening I chose to import my Firefox setup and it's all there, bookmarks and all. This is easy. Get it here.

You can add something like ~/Downloads/waterfox/waterfox to your menu for convenience.
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby Bulkley » 2017-11-22 15:32

Just a followup. Waterfox is very much like Firefox. The only significant difference I notice is that Firefox does a better job of rendering fonts.
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby L_V » 2017-11-22 15:55

Bulkley wrote:Firefox does a better job of rendering fonts.

Try with this ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf

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<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
<fontconfig>
 <!-- Reject bitmap fonts in favour of Truetype, Postscript, etc. -->
 <selectfont>
  <rejectfont>
   <pattern>
    <patelt name="scalable">
     <bool>false</bool>
    </patelt>
   </pattern>
  </rejectfont>
 </selectfont>
 <match target="font">
  <edit name="rgba" mode="assign">
   <const>none</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
</fontconfig>
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby Bulkley » 2017-11-23 00:15

L_V wrote:Try with this ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf


Thanks for that. I had the file but your fonts.conf is better than my fonts.conf. I probably had an earlier version. Yours sharpened up fonts on both Waterfox and Firefox.
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-11-23 06:20

^ && ^^ you might see some benefit from also applying hintslight — that's how Ubuntu ship their desktops.

Here's BunsenLabs' fonts.conf, it works very well indeed:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Bunse ... fonts.conf
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby Bulkley » 2017-11-24 01:33

BunsenLabs' fonts.conf, it works very well indeed


Yes it does. Thanks.
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby kepler19 » 2017-11-26 13:28

L_V wrote:
Bulkley wrote:Firefox does a better job of rendering fonts.

Try with this ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf

Code: Select all
<?xml version='1.0'?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
<fontconfig>
 <!-- Reject bitmap fonts in favour of Truetype, Postscript, etc. -->
 <selectfont>
  <rejectfont>
   <pattern>
    <patelt name="scalable">
     <bool>false</bool>
    </patelt>
   </pattern>
  </rejectfont>
 </selectfont>
 <match target="font">
  <edit name="rgba" mode="assign">
   <const>none</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
</fontconfig>


where should put it on Firefox config?
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Re: Mozila Upgrade

Postby L_V » 2017-11-26 13:31

kepler19 wrote:where should put it on Firefox config?

Not in Fx config.
It's a general setting: ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf
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