Package Details: mercury-browser-bin 123.0.1-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/mercury-browser-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: mercury-browser-bin
Description: Compiler optimized, private Firefox fork
Upstream URL: https://github.com/Alex313031/Mercury
Licenses: MPL-2.0
Conflicts: mercury-browser
Provides: mercury-browser
Submitter: sandboiii
Maintainer: xiota
Last Packager: xiota
Votes: 14
Popularity: 1.08
First Submitted: 2023-03-22 12:59 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-04-19 07:11 (UTC)

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xiota commented on 2023-11-17 19:59 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-10 05:07 (UTC) by xiota)

This package uses the SSE3 version because benchmarks on my computers show there is no performance benefit from using the AVX/AVX2 versions.

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    • To make the declared version, set environment variable _autoupdate=false
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xiota commented on 2024-04-16 01:47 (UTC)

@mmtech2012 The SSE4 version didn't exist before, so I didn't test it. However, if AVX/AVX2 don't improve performance over SSE3, I doubt SSE4 would. The result would be a package that doesn't work for some people (whose computers don't support SSE4) and don't work any better for everyone else.

mmtech2012 commented on 2024-04-15 13:20 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for the package. you say no performance benefit from using the AVX/AVX2 versions. why not SSE4?

MoonSwan commented on 2024-02-08 22:13 (UTC)

I tried to build this today but, unfortunately, it's attempting to download mercury-browser_122.0.2_amd64.deb which is definitely not in Alex's Git repo. I wasn't sure which file it's supposed to get as I've never used Mercury before so I shall wait to see how this is fixed and get it later.

midnight commented on 2024-01-11 17:34 (UTC)

Linux builds are pulling 121.0.2 which does not exist

xiota commented on 2023-11-17 19:59 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-10 05:07 (UTC) by xiota)

This package uses the SSE3 version because benchmarks on my computers show there is no performance benefit from using the AVX/AVX2 versions.

  • This is an autoupdating package that attempts to download and package the latest version available.

    • Rebuilding should be sufficient to package new releases.
    • Check that there is actually a new release at Alex313031/Mercury.
    • To make the declared version, set environment variable _autoupdate=false
  • Avoid flagging and commenting at the same time for the same issue.

    • Flag for common issues with standard solutions, like broken update or changed download locations.
    • Comment for issues requiring explanation or debugging.
    • Use a pastebin for blocks of text more than a few lines.

sandboiii commented on 2023-11-17 09:51 (UTC)

Btw, I copied the firefox-beta-bin package build script, but didn't credit the authors in this package. They are probably should be mentioned in PKGBUILD.

sandboiii commented on 2023-11-17 09:48 (UTC)

Hello, I'm not interested in this package anymore. I'm disowning it now. Feel free to adopt it.