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sardinha 09-17-2013 02:26 PM

[Suggestion] Mozilla Firefox ESR for Slackware 14.1
 
Suggestion for Slackware 14.1 browser with stability, security and long support in mind: Firefox Extended Support Release 24
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...eases/24.0esr/

kikinovak 09-17-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sardinha (Post 5029368)
Suggestion for Slackware 14.1 browser with stability, security and long support in mind: Firefox Extended Support Release 24
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...eases/24.0esr/

+1 on that.

Col-Panic 09-17-2013 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kikinovak (Post 5029405)
+1 on that.

+another. Seems like it would be a much better fit for Slackware than going with Mozilla's current mainstream rapid release versions.

TobiSGD 09-17-2013 08:00 PM

I would like to see Slackware keeping up with new Firefox releases. ESR is already available via SBo for anyone who wants to use that.

hitest 09-17-2013 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 5029551)
I would like to see Slackware keeping up with new Firefox releases. ESR is already available via SBo for anyone who wants to use that.

Agreed. It is a selling point for Slackware 14.1 to have up to date applications at release time.

sardinha 09-18-2013 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by hitest (Post 5029564)
Agreed. It is a selling point for Slackware 14.1 to have up to date applications at release time.

ESR is an up to date version just with a longer cycle release, it's great for the stable distro version because has security and bug fixes in "LTS".

Thanks Patrick for update Firefox to 24 ESR in 14.1 Beta!

TobiSGD 09-18-2013 04:45 AM

ESR is an up to date version only for now, after the next release of Firefox it will miss features of the new versions.
I personally don't like the switch, for me that is a major drawback. For example, if Mozilla had decided to make 23 instead of 24 the ESR then the users of the ESR version never would have got H.264 video acceleration.

zordrak 09-18-2013 04:52 AM

Entirely agree. Whether the standard package is available in /extra or the ESR is in /extra; the option to choose here seems important.

H_TeXMeX_H 09-18-2013 06:09 AM

I just switched to 24.0 ESR and things broke. I prefer ESR because I have to fix things less often, rather than every week or two.

TobiSGD 09-18-2013 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 5029839)
I just switched to 24.0 ESR and things broke. I prefer ESR because I have to fix things less often, rather than every week or two.

Since I use Slackware I never had to fix a broken Firefox.

H_TeXMeX_H 09-18-2013 07:35 AM

I just had to fix it again, just now, and that may not be the last of it. Most of the fixes are UI fixes. For example, for some unknown reason downloads didn't show up at all. I had to delete my profile and create it from scratch. Just now I found that the theme I was using somehow added close buttons to all my tabs in this version of firefox, so that had to be replaced.

This hassle is caused by Firefox devs copying Chrome and its release schedule. Stuff breaks all the time and I have to fix it the way it should be. I'm not going to do this every week or two, so I'm sticking to ESR. If nothing seems to break for you then continue doing what you are doing, however not long ago Pat V. had to switch to ESR because FF did really break:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...sr-4175467933/

TobiSGD 09-18-2013 07:45 AM

If that was a bug in Firefox or in KDE is still not known, but I would assume that it was in KDE. At least PV reported it to KDE, not Firefox.

marnold 09-18-2013 09:25 AM

-infinity+1

I felt that the downgrade to 17.0ESR was a massive step backwards. It lost functionality and also became less stable to boot. As a result, I've started using Chrome more.

With that said, I saw this in the -stable changelog:

Quote:

xap/mozilla-firefox-24.0esr-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
I don't know if that means that Pat will be going with an ESR version for 14.1 or not.

Stuferus 09-18-2013 03:52 PM

i agree with TobiSGD, ill would also like to have the latest firefox.. not a fan of ESR here too.

kikinovak 09-18-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 5029795)
For example, if Mozilla had decided to make 23 instead of 24 the ESR then the users of the ESR version never would have got H.264 video acceleration.

Not never. They'd just have to wait for the next ESR release.


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