gtkx11 platform and xulrunner 1.9 status

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

I merged the changes into the Miro-1.2 branch and cut a tarball. You can get the tarball at

This code needs testing from distributions that are only using xulrunner 1.9. It "works for me" with Ubuntu Hardy Beta 1 today (but didn't work yesterday) and it works with Ubuntu Gutsy (where it compiles against Firefox). I haven't tested it on other distributions.

For the most part, I fixed things that were obvious compile/runtime issues. I didn't delve into the API differences between xulrunner 1.8 and 1.9 and fix deprecation problems and things of that nature. The changes I made are mediocre, but they seem to work for me. They're loosely based on changes in the Ubuntu packages. I talked about that in a previous blog entry.

I need help testing this with other distributions. I also need help making sure that no other changes are required. Reply in the comments below, toss a comment in bug 9692, ping me on IRC, and/or send me an email to my email address.

The more help and the more eyes we get, the more likely that the code will work where you need it to work.

If no one helps out, then I'll probably just release it and see what happens.

Note: The changes in the above linked tarball are NOT in the Miro 1.2 or 1.2.1 releases. This is not a final release. This is for testing purposes only.

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