Just a while back I idly visited http://planet.opensolaris.org/ and read about the Perspectives plugin for Firefox on Simon Phipps’s blog entry. The information at their website http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~perspectives/ captured my interest and I promptly clicked on the link to install the extension.
Unfortunately I got greeted with an unsupported platform dialog box. I downloaded the xpi file and unzipped it only to find that they support Windows, Linux and OSX only. Fortunately however the website also provides a source tarball for download. I spent the last 1.5 hours patching and building the source for OpenSolaris + Firefox 3.0.1 + SUN Studio 12 on BeleniX 0.7.1. It installed fine on my FF3.0.1 and I am able to configure it and see the results.
You can install Perspectives on OpenSolaris by pointing your FF3.0.1 to http://www.belenix.org/binfiles/Perspectives.xpi
You can grab my modified source tarball from here: http://www.belenix.org/binfiles/notary_src_opensolaris.tar.bz2. The modified files have a “*.orig” counterpart containing the original source.
A comment from the Perspectives project lead mentioned that my modified extension should not include the update URL otherwise Perspectives auto-update from the actual project site will break it on OpenSolaris. So I put up an updated file yesterday omitting the URL. Folks who have already installed it should re-install.