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MEPIS 12/MX 14 Repository: The Firefox Thread

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#31 Post by kmathern » Sat May 10, 2014 1:28 pm

lucky9 wrote:kmathern's script updated my installation last night. I'm fairly certain that it wasn't 230+ MB in size. So it must have downloaded only what was needed to upgrade to 29.0.1.
I haven't downloaded it, but I think the reason Stevo's zip archive is that big is because it contains both the 32 & 64 bit .deb packages and the Debianized source they were built from. The source file (firefox_29.0.1~mozillabinaries.orig.tar.xz) has in it the extracted contents of both the 32bit & 64bit tarball downloads.

edit: it might also have the 32 & 64 bit .deb packages for M8.5 & M11

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#32 Post by Stevo » Sat May 10, 2014 3:34 pm

kmathern's explanation is right on target.

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#33 Post by Stevo » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:44 am

Update: latest Mozilla release, 30.0, is now in the test repository.

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#34 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:49 am

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#35 Post by Stevo » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Firefox 31.0 is now in the testing CR for 64 bit MEPIS 12 and 32-bit M12/MX14. New stuff with this release includes:
Improved download security by trying to block known malware (based upon Google's functionality in Chrome).
A search box has been added to the new tab page.
A new certificate verification library.
HTML5 WebVTT support for video playback with subtitles.
Various developer-focused improvements.
As usual, please let us know how the new version installs and performs. Thanks!

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#36 Post by Stevo » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:39 pm

The new 32.0 version seems to have been released only five weeks after 31.0, instead of the standard six. Anyway, it's now in the testing repo. Changes and new features include:
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New HTTP cache provides improved performance including crash recovery
Integration of generational garbage collection
Public key pinning support enabled
Display the number of found items in the find toolbar
Connect to HTTP proxy over HTTPS
View historical use information for logins stored in password manager

Changed:
Removed and turned off trust bit for some 1024-bit root certificates
Performance improvements to Password Manager and Add-on Manager

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#37 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:42 am

firefox 33.0.2 is up. 33.0.1 had a blank/black window on some installs and that has been fixed in the 33.0.2 - available from the test repo. All the language packs are up too for the same version

Thanks to steveo for all his help getting me started!

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#38 Post by Stevo » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:55 pm

Yet another release from Mozilla brings us up to 33.1 in the test CR.


What’s New

Forget Button added
Enhanced Tiles
Privacy tour introduced
Adding DuckDuckGo as a search option

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#39 Post by Stevo » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:04 pm

New stable update to 34.0.5 now in the test CR, along with updated language packs.

One change is that the default web search is now Yahoo.

Another new feature is built-in Skype-like video conferencing using WebRTC. However, wary of their servers collapsing under the load, Mozilla is only shipping 10% of their builds with it enabled.

You can enable it by going to about:config in FF and toggling loop:throttling to false. This will add a Hello icon in the Configure dialog, which can then be dragged onto a toolbar. Clicking the icon will bring up an URL you can email or copy to your intended chat buddy. They can use Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, or Opera, since they have built-in support for WebRTC. Internet Explorer currently has no support, though.

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Re: MEPIS 12 Community Repository: The Firefox Thread

#40 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:52 pm

The latest Firefox 35.0 is now in the test CR, along with updated language packs.
This is good for Mepis 12, 11 & 8.5.
Firefox 35 extends the Firefox Hello real-time communication client tool with a new rooms-based conversations model, plus adds more features to the new search user interface along with improved preferences. Android users gain improved geolocation tools.

The new chat model allows users to organize conversations and contacts into different groups, making it easy to keep track of existing chats and start new ones with favorite contacts. Firefox Hello – a rival to the likes of Skype – made its bow in version 34.
ref article @ betaNews

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