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MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#191 Post by lucky9 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:38 pm

Like an old, comfortable pair of Loafers. Feels right.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#192 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:29 am

As some of you may have noticed, we now have firefox-38.0.6 in the CR. There isn't much new in this one other than a Funnelcake build bug fix which doesn't affect most users. If you'd like to read more about that check this link.. This version was also an opportunity for steveo to sneak in a tweak. I'll allow him to explain.

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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#193 Post by uncle mark » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:50 am

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:As some of you may have noticed, we now have firefox-38.0.6 in the CR. There isn't much new in this one other than a Funnelcake build bug fix which doesn't affect most users. If you'd like to read more about that check this link.. This version was also an opportunity for steveo to sneak in a tweak. I'll allow him to explain.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#194 Post by Stevo » Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:30 pm

The tweak was just to have our Firefox provide x-www-browser and add it to the alternatives system for that, much as Iceweasel or the Ubuntu Firefox do.

We've been getting all the pieces ready for Anti to assemble into MX 15--we've gone far beyond the original MX 14 plan for it to be just Debian with a backported xfce4, so these things are taking time--especially with Adrian cranking out the great utilities.

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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#195 Post by uncle mark » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:18 pm

As is my wont, once I got the new Fx and TB beaten into submission, I pinned them. I figured I'd be good for another four or five years. But I might do this update, just this once.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#196 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:32 am

uncle mark wrote:Yer killin' me...
FYI - expect mozilla to pump out new versions every 6 weeks.

Does that help? :p
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#197 Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:16 am

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:FYI - expect mozilla to pump out new versions every 6 weeks.
That and the advert's is why I've switched to Pale Moon.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#198 Post by lucky9 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:26 am

What adverts Gordon Cooper?
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#199 Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:51 am

The ongoing commercial promotions that 'enhance' Firefox. I could do without them.
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Re: MEPIS 11 Community Repo: The Firefox Thread

#200 Post by Stevo » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:33 pm

You also have to figure in the bugfix point releases that come in between the six-week releases. But people would complain if they didn't get security fixes as fast as possible. It wouldn't be so bad if there was some kind of system that would just download a small patch to the binary and apply that, but currently we have to rebuild the whole shebang. I see debdelta is supposed to handle that kind of thing...

Anyway, I'm also finishing up the packaging of Pale Moon 25.5.0, which also has security fixes and a lot of other changes.

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