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Old 05-02-2014, 12:45 PM   #376
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Hi,

Thanks, but I placed for reference so new members can see security is very necessary. Maybe I should have noted as such.

I did note that members can sign up for security alerts via list.

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Old 05-04-2014, 08:59 AM   #377
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Hi,

I do wish to use the newer Firefox releases so I use ruario's 'latest-firefox Version 1.0RC9' script to get the binary & create a Slackware package.

Now running Firefox 29 and really missed the add-on bar. So I started looking for ways to get the add on bar back. Reading https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2014...or-firefox-29/ revealed that this extension will restore the add on bar:The Addon Bar (restored) 3.1

If you click the '+ Add to Firefox' button you will get 'This version is not compatible with your Firefox', press install anyway. You will need to allow the extension install then do a Firefox restart via the ADD-On or Restart under File menu.

I have not experienced any issues with The Addon Bar (restored) 3.1 extension.

Noticed that FF 29 seems crisp and clean to me. Some users are complaining about rounded tabs along extension incompatibilities. With any new updates users need to be patient as developers do their thing to get things updated/upgraded.

My theme is 'Walnut': http://imageshack.com/a/img843/8559/7xtj.png

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #378
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Hi,

I do wish to use the newer Firefox releases so I use ruario's 'latest-firefox Version 1.0RC9' script to get the binary & create a Slackware package.

Now running Firefox 29 and really missed the add-on bar. So I started looking for ways to get the add on bar back. Reading https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2014...or-firefox-29/ revealed that this extension will restore the add on bar:The Addon Bar (restored) 3.1

If you click the '+ Add to Firefox' button you will get 'This version is not compatible with your Firefox', press install anyway. You will need to allow the extension install then do a Firefox restart via the ADD-On or Restart under File menu.

I have not experienced any issues with The Addon Bar (restored) 3.1 extension.

Noticed that FF 29 seems crisp and clean to me. Some users are complaining about rounded tabs along extension incompatibilities. With any new updates users need to be patient as developers do their thing to get things updated/upgraded.

My theme is 'Walnut': http://imageshack.com/a/img843/8559/7xtj.png

Thanks for your post. I'll try the new version of FF. You might need to fix the URL to Ruario's script.

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Old 05-04-2014, 12:13 PM   #379
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Thanks for your post. I'll try the new version of FF. You might need to fix the URL to Ruario's script.
If you are updating the url anyway it is worth noting I moved the script to github https://gist.github.com/ruario/9672798
 
Old 05-04-2014, 11:01 PM   #380
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Hi,

Thanks for the update.
 
Old 06-17-2014, 12:15 PM   #381
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Hi,

For members who may not be aware of this sticky: Links for Helpful Linux articles & books in <Linux - General>.

Hope this helps.
Have Fun!
 
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:07 AM   #382
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Hi,

A open suggestion to help with system documentation that will provide the means to trail information relative to the system. System log (some call this a maintenance log) is nothing new, just that not everyone utilizes a good written event document for their systems.

From http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8/#post5208879
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I suggest that you create a written system log at the start. Document all the specs for component manufacture model, Serial number along with device specifications. That way you will have on hand information that can be of use in the future. I even document the BIOS information, version, build and type under the motherboard specifications. You can extend the system log as the the build progresses whenever you encounter issues and then placing the solution within the log. I use college ruled 70 page spiral notebooks that cost me <$.25/spiral during Walmart's school sales. I will number each page, do not remove or erase errors, just line out then initial with time stamp. This technique is used throughout industry to document. Lab books are one area this is used to document issues/results with LAB stations. That way anyone can read the entries to get a feel for the status of a station. The same is true for a computer system.

By documenting each system you will have good library of information that does not rely on your memory for a way to trail things. This technique has saved me more than once.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:49 PM   #383
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Hi,

I just got the new Mozilla Firefox version 32.0 via 'latest-firefox.sh' from git: https://gist.github.com/ruario/9672798. Great way to get update of Firefox via ruario's script to create a SlackBuild package for installation. You can look at what's new via; https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:56 PM   #384
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I've been downloading the firefox and thunderbird packages from slackware current and haven't had any problems installing them via upgradepkg.
 
Old 09-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #385
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In re to upgrading to the latest FF (32.0) and TB (31.1.0), is it just a matter of downloading, unzipping to new dir, then creating a symlink from /usr/bin/firefox for example to the firefox bin in the new dir? No configure/make/make install?
 
Old 09-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #386
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To get the latest Firefox, use ruario's script mentioned in post #379 above. Run that whenever there's a new release.
 
Old 09-09-2014, 11:16 PM   #387
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Ran the FF latest script, then did a upgradepkg on the newly created file. Seems ok, except for the stupid little bouncing icon under the mouse cursor... does that for ~30sec to a minute on launch.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 02:54 AM   #388
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Ah yes, that irritating bouncing cursor. Go to: System Settings => Application and System Notifications => Launch Feedback, and choose no busy cursor from the drop-down menu.
 
Old 09-10-2014, 02:39 PM   #389
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Found it thx. Assumed it was b/c FF was consuming a ton of resources on launch. Only gone done bouncy for a sec or two on the previous 24.8.0 ESR version.
 
Old 09-11-2014, 04:12 AM   #390
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Does anyone know if/where there is a script to also get and build Seamonkey? It seems we sometimes have to wait a few days for the new one to be offered in the Slackware security list. Not that I mind, but I figure it's not the best thing to depend on one (the only?) person to do the builds and if something happens and that person stops then the rest of us are sol. (hopefully that all made sense)

I can normally just download the Seamonkey binary and it works just fine, but there's no *official* Seamonkey binary for x86_64.
 
  


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