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Old 08-26-2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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Firefox in Slackware64-current now xap/mozilla-firefox-55.0.3-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.


Hi,

I just noticed that PV has upgraded Slackware64 -current Fri Aug 25 18:38:28 UTC 2017 to
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xap/mozilla-firefox-55.0.3-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded
Moving from ESR?

Last Firefox upgrade was from changelog Wed Aug 9 20:23:16 UTC 2017;
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xap/mozilla-firefox-52.3.0esr-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
Last thing I remember was that PV was staying with ESR.
 
Old 08-26-2017, 02:36 PM   #2
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/Groan

I've just spent the afternoon shoehorning firefox-52.3.0esr into my box. :-(. That took me through an update and left me with a rebellion from google earth. Thanks, but no thanks. Not for a while.
 
Old 08-26-2017, 02:46 PM   #3
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I know there's been a huge thread going on, which seemed to be getting a bit wild, so I ducked out of it fairly quickly - I guess the value of threads is inversely proportional to their length. BUT - as regards the move from ESR, I wonder if it perhaps has to do with what appears to be a ton of useful features and some likely very good performance. And no-one forces you to actually install this one.
 
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Following is a snippet from yesterday's changelog. My understanding is that we needed rust to use Fire Fox 55. Pat may at some point move us to an ESR version again; I trust his judgement. I am happy with the development decisions made by the Slackware Team.

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Fri Aug 25 18:38:28 UTC 2017
d/rust-1.19.0-x86_64-1.txz:  Added.
  Thanks to Andrew Clemons.
xap/mozilla-firefox-55.0.3-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
+--------------------------+
 
Old 08-26-2017, 03:08 PM   #5
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My understanding is that we needed rust to use Fire Fox 55.
Nope. You need the Rust compiler only to build the Firefox, as its core is written in Rust language.

As binary/package, Firefox runs fine without this Rust compiler.

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Last thing I remember was that PV was staying with ESR.
He said that he will stay with ESR on -current, until he will find a proper solution to the "Rust issue", as in those times (about several months ago), our Rust build wasn't yet capable to compile itself.

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Hi,

Thanks for the information!
 
Old 08-26-2017, 04:19 PM   #8
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Nope. You need the Rust compiler only to build the Firefox, as its core is written in Rust language.

As binary/package, Firefox runs fine without this Rust compiler.
Thanks for the explanation!
 
Old 08-26-2017, 07:27 PM   #9
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Firefox 55.0.3 works like a charm here! And it behave better than the Chromium.

Like someone said in another thread, it is a dramatic improvement!

Thanks, Patrick V. and the Crew!
 
  


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