Mozilla stopped making PowerPC-compatible universal builds of Firefox 4 with beta 7.
In response, developer Cameron Kaiser created a test build of Firefox 4 that could run on his Power Mac G5 at the same time as support was being withdrawn from beta 7. Between major ESR versions, developers tracked changes in Firefox's 6-week rapid release cycle with test builds only to determine whether or not they would still be able to build the software after the next ESR version was released.
Only minor ESR updates were advertised as suitable for general consumption. In December , Kaiser declared TenFourFox would move away directly from Firefox source code with 45 ESR, citing an inability to port later versions due to operating system and Rust compiler limitations.
Similar to other optimized build projects such as Pale Moon and Swiftfox , TenFourFox includes specific compiler optimizations to improve its overall performance and issues specific builds tuned for specific processor families. This has led to favorable reviews on its speed and performance on older Macintosh computers. Due to its compatibility with the older operating system, the browser lacks the entire feature set of modern Firefox versions. In particular, it does not fully support Core Text , so it does not understand Apple Advanced Typography features in certain international fonts; it does not support graphics acceleration for compositing; and it does not support WebGL because PowerPC Tiger does not support OpenGL 2 .
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