Add command-line switch to start up using specific toolkit (e.g. gtk, qt, photon, xlib, etc.)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: kairo, Unassigned)

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Linux
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Description

16 years ago
We can build Mozilla with more than one toolkit enabled, but that makes no real
sense if we can't tell Mozilla which to use when starting up.
Because of this, we'll need a startup switch to tell it what we want to use (we
have xlib, gtk, gtk2, and qt now IIRC).

This would be especially good if you want to test not-so-mature toolkits as gtk2
or the re-enabled qt port, but still be able to use gtk for "normal" working.
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Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 79120
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 79119

Comment 1

16 years ago
What about implementing this feature in run-mozilla.sh using $LD_LIBRARY_PATH ?
Toolkit-specific compoents are then stored in seperate dirs - and
LD_LIBRARY_PATH includes only the selected toolkit dir into it's path.

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: Add command-line switch to start up using specific toolkit (e.g. qt or gtk) → Add command-line switch to start up using specific toolkit (e.g. gtk, qt, photon, xlib, etc.)
The LD_LIBRARY_PATH switching doesn't help when it comes to the components. 
Component dirs are not in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and currently, everything in (and
maybe under) bin/components gets automagically registered.

Comment 3

16 years ago
support for multiple toolkits has been dropped (bug 191528)
QA Contact: sairuh → nobody

Comment 4

15 years ago
Should this bug be marked as INVALID ?
Assignee: law → nobody
QA Contact: nobody
-> WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Updated

10 years ago
Component: Cmd-line Features → Cmd-line Features
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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