[arch-dev-public] replacing spidermonkey with js185

Ionut Biru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 09:02:10 EDT 2011

On 07/02/2011 01:53 PM, Ionut Biru wrote:
> I want to replace the old spidermonkey package from community with the
> new version released couples of months ago called js [1]
> Is going to be used by gjs/gnome-shell in the future version but i want
> to backport it right now because gjs doesn't support xulrunner 5.0 and
> is blocking the update.
> The problem is that js185 has a pkgconfig now mozjs185.pc and new soname
> called libmozj185.so instead of libjs.so.
> I want to ask the maintainers of couchdb, elinks, freewrl, gpac,
> mediatomb, mongodb to look at their packages and see:
> 1) if they can add support for mozjs185 (if upstream support it and
> backport it)
> 2) if 1) is not possible, I'm willing to add libjs.so for compatibility
> but you need to test if is compiling against it and that is working
> For testing use this PKGBUILD:
> http://pkgbuild.com/~ioni/js/PKGBUILD
> Compatibility is commented out for now and you need to uncomment if needed.
> Please report back on private or on aur-general.
> [1] https://developer.mozilla.org/En/SpiderMonkey/1.8.5

js pushed in staging.


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