[lsb-discuss] Checking Firefox for LSB-compliance

Sam Hart criswellious at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 06:07:58 PDT 2007

On 4/10/07, Alexey Khoroshilov <khoroshilov at ispras.ru> wrote:
> Just to inform you, there is a preview version of the LSB Navigator
> [http://www.linuxtesting.org/dbnavigator_probe/browse], which can be
> used to investigate information about LSB and nonLSB interfaces.
> In particular, there is information about MozillaFirefox-2.0 at the
> Application list
> [http://www.linuxtesting.org/dbnavigator_probe/browse/app.php].

Thanks, this should be very useful.

> It shows 48 shared libraries used by the firefox. Some of them are not
> in the LSB and hopefully they can be statically linked.

Yes, I ran into some of that yesterday on my own. It's nice to have
all of this stuff already detailed someplace else before I sink too
much more time in it.

> The firefox uses also some nonLSB interfaces from glibc, gdk, gtk,
> pango, png, Xft, which shall be investigated in more detail.
> I see the three ways to process such interfaces:
> - statically link corresponding library;

This is what I will be trying to do first.

> - replace interfaces in source code by similar LSB interfaces;
> - add interfaces to the LSB.

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