Mozilla for PPC

Jason Y. Sproul jsproul at
Mon May 3 09:54:55 EST 1999

Tom Vier <nester at> posted back in March about the need for someone
to hack up a PowerPC linkage function for XPCOM. Netscape's XPCOM will be
essential to Mozilla in the near future, and the functions in question are
only a few dozen lines long. I've been in touch with the module owner about
doing this, but I won't be able to work on it for at least a week or two
(possibly more). I'm also not familiar with LinuxPPC calling conventions
(although I am familiar with other ABIs, and with PPC asm).

Furthermore, it appears that a pre-R5 glibc2 system is necessary to make
Mozilla work at all, and I've yet to set that up. I've got a partition I
can use, but I have to clean it up and download and install pre-R5. And
hopefully R5 will be out soon anyway.

Does someone else want to volunteer for this? Alternatively, could anyone
point me to a good reference on the LinuxPPC ABI? Extra bonus points if you
can make Mozilla work on my R4 system... Thanks!

Jason Y. Sproul          
jsproul at            jsproul at
     Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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