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Old 06-04-2011, 07:27 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Iceweasel 5 - fast and stable (post your feedback).


It's actually in beta state. I have installed it today and it's very lovely. I had no problems whatsoever. Of course I did it by means of http://mozilla.debian.net/.

Those who might be interested in testing this thing, but don't know how to, are not sure how to set things up, here's a quick how to, even if it's explained at Debian Mozilla pretty well, I always stay surprised with some questions people ask, so it may be good to post it here too;

If you're concerned about security, check if you have debian-keyring and debian-archive-keyring packages installed. If not, obviously, install them.

Open terminal, become root and type;
Code:
wget -O- -q http://mozilla.debian.net/archive.asc | gpg --import
Code:
gpg --export -a 06C4AE2A | sudo apt-key add -
Open your sources list and add a line;
Code:
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ squeeze-backports iceweasel-5.0
Change the line above if you're using "sid" to;
Code:
deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental iceweasel-5.0
Run;
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apt-get update
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apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel
You'll be running Iceweasel 5 beta, aka Firefox 5 beta.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 11:02 AM   #2
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Thanks, I am running update/upgrades right now on this install (testing) and on the other on this drive (sid) in chroot so I will add that and change my sid over to Iceweasel 5.

Sounds like FUN. Want to see what it looks like.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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Sounds like FUN. Want to see what it looks like.
Hey, widget, mate, that's good to hear!

If you're gonna do this on "sid" at the end you should run;
Code:
apt-get install -t experimental iceweasel
 
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:19 PM   #4
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$ apt-cache policy iceweasel
iceweasel:
Installed: 5.0~b3-1
Candidate: 5.0~b3-1
Version table:
*** 5.0~b3-1 0
500 http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental/iceweasel-5.0 i386 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
4.0.1-2 0
1 http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental/main i386 Packages
3.5.19-2 0
500 http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages

Haven't really played with it much since none of my extensions work with it.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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Haven't really played with it much since none of my extensions work with it.
My do all, plugins too, but I don't use many.
 
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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Last updated: Sat, 04 Jun 2011 20:12:36 GMT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Extensions (enabled: 17, disabled: 2):

Adblock Plus 1.3.8
BeeFree 2.1.34 [disabled]
BetterPrivacy 1.51
ChatZilla 0.9.87 [disabled]
CoLT 2.5.1
FlashGot 1.3.0.1
HTTPS-Everywhere 0.9.6
InfoLister 0.10.4a1
Konquefox 1.7.5
MafiaaFire Redirector 0.6b
Movable Firefox Button 1.3
Nightly Tester Tools 3.1.7
NoScript 2.1.1
OptimizeGoogle 0.78.2
Oxygen KDE Options 3.1
PDF Download 3.0.0.2
Stylish 1.1.2
Torbutton 1.3.3-alpha
Twitter Address Bar Search 1

Themes (3):

Default 4.0.1
Firefox B 1299763251 [selected]
Oxygen KDE 3.1 [selected]

Plugins (12):

Adobe Reader 9.4
DivX Browser Plug-In
Google Talk Plugin
Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator
Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_25
mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 0.9.9.2
OpenOffice.org Plug-in
QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.4
RealPlayer 9
Shockwave Flash
Windows Media Player Plug-in


Lots of extensions
 
Old 06-04-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
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Oh man!

Here's what I have;

Plugins:
Adobe Reader 9.4
Java (TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_24
Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
VLC Multimedia Plug-in, version 1.1.3

Extensions:
Adblock Plus 1.3.8
FlashGot 1.3.0.1

Themes:
Default 5.0

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:37 PM   #8
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About:Plugins
MozPlugger 1.14.1
Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_24
Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999
VLC Multimedia Plug-in Version 1.1.3

Extensions
Adblock Plus 1.3.8
Novell Moonlight 3.99.0.3 (disabled)
Video DownloadHelper 4.8.6

Theme:
Default 5.0
 
Old 06-04-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999
Why don't you upgrade flash?
 
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:14 PM   #10
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Screenshot of Firefox 4.0.1: http://imageshack.us/f/542/snapshot4.png/

Iceweasel is the browser I play around with when I am bored, 99% of the time I use Firefox, and rarely Chrome or opera. I suck at AngryBirds.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 04:36 PM   #11
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Hey, widget, mate, that's good to hear!

If you're gonna do this on "sid" at the end you should run;
Code:
apt-get install -t experimental iceweasel
Had it in about 5 minutes after my post.

One of my boinc projects has few an far between check points and if you pause the thing you can loose better than an hour of work. I have to wait until all of the active work units are done before I leave here to visit that install.

They are now done but I have to do some things around here and I have suspended the unstarted WUs from that project so that I can go play on some of my other installs. The one with the new Iceweasel gets a good workout today. Timing was perfect.

Have to see what it looks like. 4 doesn't really blow my skirt up. I figure 5 will be better.

Better get back to work so I can play later.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #12
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My My will have to play with this more. Upgrade to 5 went smooth. Everything seems to work. Setting were all kept.

Looks very good.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:36 AM   #13
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It's my primary browser. Glad that it works!
 
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:46 PM   #14
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Looks and performs exceptionally well.....no problems with the install using Alan_ri setup....
 
Old 06-06-2011, 02:50 AM   #15
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Looks and performs exceptionally well.....no problems with the install using Alan_ri setup....
That's good to hear too!

I've checked your profile here. So you're a woman, a pilot and you're using Debian "sid" with custom kernel.

Man, that sounds like fun! ^

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