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Old 06-30-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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Firefox 3.5 coming out -- will it be in Slackware 13?


Hi all,

It looks like Firefox 3.5 will be coming out this week: http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=4430

Overall, it looks like a good improvement from the news reports. I'm particularly exited by the embedded video player that handles Ogg Theora-encoded video.

So, is it possible Firefox 3.5 will be included in Slackware 13? If not, maybe it could be available as a patch like what happened when Firefox 2 came out just after Slackware 11 did.

Pat included the update to Firefox 2.0 in the changelog with this note:

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Sat Oct 28 23:52:38 CDT 2006
patches/packages/mozilla-firefox-2.0-i686-1.tgz:
Upgraded to Mozilla Firefox 2.0. This is a completely optional enhanced feature package update. Usually I'd reserve this space only for security patches (which this is not), but Firefox 2.0 is just so cool that I couldn't resist upgrading it, especially with Slackware 11.0 so recently released.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:00 AM   #2
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It's not in the current change log, but that doesn't mean that it won't ever be there. We'll just have to see what Pat does.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 11:00 AM   #3
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It's hard to say, it depends on when sw 13 comes out. If FF 3.5 is released at about the same time then it will either be included or as a patch. Probably 3.5 will be "just so cool" Pat won't be able to resist ... again
 
Old 06-30-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
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It is now released, I'm guessing it will be included.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 11:52 AM   #5
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Yeah, it was released just a few minutes ago, because I checked a few minutes ago and it wasn't released yet
 
Old 06-30-2009, 01:32 PM   #6
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Actually 3.5 seems to be noticeably faster than 3.0, and there are no compatibily issues like the 2.0 -> 3.0 switch as far as I can see. It also seems stable ... no reason not to include it.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 04:33 PM   #7
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If it ain't included, you could still install it later on? It's not so, that if it ain't in the release, it can't be installed later on?
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:03 PM   #8
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In my opinion I think FF 3.5 would be a welcome addition to 13.0.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:21 PM   #9
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If it ain't included, you could still install it later on? It's not so, that if it ain't in the release, it can't be installed later on?
You can always install it.
I've been running FF 3.5 (alpha's and beta's) since months now.
No problem.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:25 PM   #10
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Hell, even I can.

I'm running 3,5 for about half a minute now.. Just clicked Help -> Check for updates, 3,5 popped, clicked install now, blinked and voila: 3.5

No need to squeeze FF 3.5 in SW 13.0; If it's that simple to upgrade from 3.0 to 3.5, why bother?
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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But that means that you're running FF as root, that's not a great idea (not much harm done if you only do that for upgrades, but don't do that by default).
If you run it as a user, the auto-upgrade mechanism won't work.
And even if you run it as root, it sometimes fails and then you still need to install it manually. ...
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:35 PM   #12
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Even if it's not in 13 I'm sure it'll be quickly added to -current thereafter. As has been mentioned, it really isn't a 'difficult' upgrade as far as compatibility goes.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #13
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Even if it's not in 13 I'm sure it'll be quickly added to -current thereafter. As has been mentioned, it really isn't a 'difficult' upgrade as far as compatibility goes.
Agreed, I just used the slackware64-current slackbuild. All I had to do was edit a few lines wait for it to compile and now its working fine. I'm guessing it will make its way in but if not it really is a easy upgrade.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 09:06 PM   #14
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Daedra it doen't compile Firefox only patch and repackage then into an slackware package.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 09:55 PM   #15
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Daedra it doen't compile Firefox only patch and repackage then into an slackware package.
Actually the version for Slackware64 -current does compile it from source.
 
  


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