Try your own monster

I'm more than halfway to an upload of xulrunner to experimental, but until I get iceweasel itself built, and xulrunner in an uploadable shape, you can download amd64 and i386 packages of xulrunner-1.9.1 from my p.d.o space. To get something that works, you only need libmozjs2d and xulrunner-1.9.1. Following are direct links to the relevant files:

I only tested the amd64 binary, which doesn't have JIT javascript, so if you have particular problems with the i386 binaries, please report them in the comments. You can obviously leave comments for problems with the amd64 binaries, by the way.

Since iceweasel 3.5 is not ready yet, you may still want something to try this xulrunner out. You can try your own monster, for that purpose. The steps involved to create the monster are actually simple:

  • Edit the /usr/lib/iceweasel/application.ini file and change the MaxVersion value in the [Gecko] section to 1.9.1
  • Replace the /usr/lib/iceweasel/xulrunner symbolic link with a symbolic link to /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1 (ln -sfn ../xulrunner-1.9.1 /usr/lib/iceweasel/xulrunner)

With these changes, running iceweasel will start the monster.

If you still want to have iceweasel running the "normal" version, skip the second step above and start xulrunner-1.9.1 /usr/lib/iceweasel/application.ini instead.

2009-07-04 10:05:47+0900

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6 Responses to “Try your own monster”

  1. Vincent Bernat Says:

    Seems to work here. Why is there no JIT for amd64?

  2. glandium Says:

    Vincent: because it’s not implemented upstream.

  3. TheGZeus Says:

    Conkeror also works with xulrunner, and (at the least the git versio) has been tested with 1.9.1.
    So feel free to try it out.

  4. Me Says:


    Could you also upload source code (.orig.tar.gz) and Debian patch (.diff.gz)? Thanks!

  5. Nelson Says:

    Is good to use too?

  6. glandium Says:

    Nelson, see the next post