I just wanted to write a quick blog post to let everyone know that we are now producing Linux Firefox builds using the Qt widget set. Specifically, we are compiling against Qt 4.6.2 from Nokia’s LGPL SDK bundle. Unfortunately, the default theme is not working so it might be a little tough to make use of this as your main browser. As suggested by romaxa, installing a theme from addons.mozilla.org should get a working browser. These builds are bleeding edge and are likely to contain bugs, so as usual, your mileage may vary. I’d also like to thank Oleg (romaxa) for the help in getting the SDK sorted out!
Two outstanding issues are a lack of unit test coverage and no nightly builds. I have filed some bugs to rectify this:
- 623740 – run unit tests (only mochitest?) on Linux QT builds
- 623738 – deploy qt environment to linux testing slaves
- 623735 – generate nightly linux qt builds
In case you don’t happen to have a machine around that can run these builds but want to see it live in action, here are some pictures
Update: the builds are on the ftp server if you are curious.