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Atip
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Firefox-57

Post by Atip » 6. Jan 2018, 03:22

Anybody happy with Firefox-57?

I am totally confused and went back to 52esr.

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Re: Firefox-57

Post by djemos » 6. Jan 2018, 10:50

Atip wrote:Anybody happy with Firefox-57?

I am totally confused and went back to 52esr.
I use it and there is no problem. Slackel uses Firefox-57 now in repos because of Meltdown and Spectre.
I suggest to move ~/.mozilla folder to ~/.mozilla-bak and then run Firefox to create a new profile. Then copy the key3.db, logins.json and places.sqlite files from ~/.mozilla-bak/firefox/something.default/ to new created ~/.mozilla/firefox/something.default/ to have saved logins and passwords and bookmarks you may have saved.

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Re: Firefox-57

Post by Atip » 8. Jan 2018, 01:56

Thanks!
What I did, made a back-up as suggested. Then copied the
entire something.default over to the new ~/.mozilla/firefox
and changed profile.ini to the backed-up something.default.
That gave me better results and I am using now Firefox-57.

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Re: Firefox-57

Post by mMontu » 20. Mar 2018, 19:35

How do you installed Firefox 57 (or newer)?

I can't find any SlackBuild, and the newer package I see in slapt-get is 52.7.

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Re: Firefox-57

Post by mimosa » 21. Mar 2018, 18:47

Just download the binary from Mozilla, untar it in a convenient location, and run it from there.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

If you like, you can create a symlink to it in your $PATH, so you can execute it as a normal application.

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Re: Firefox-57

Post by mMontu » 21. Mar 2018, 20:06

Thanks!!

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Re: Firefox-57

Post by Papasot » 1. Apr 2018, 12:50

Firefox versions <=56 or so had issues, and Firefox ESR was definitely a better choice. But this is no longer the case. Slackel uses Firefox Quantum (version 59.0.2 right now), and I can tell not only it works flawlessly, but it is also considerably faster/less resource-demanding than Firefox ESR. The difference is noticeable even on fast computers with lots of resources, and it is blatantly apparent on old computers.

As mimosa already pointed out, you can manually download and use Firefox Quantum on Salix. I just extracted the tarball at home directory and created a desktop shortcut, but you can also add it to your PATH. Note that you don't have to uninstall Firefox ESR - and you probably shouldn't: Firefox Quantum will use your addons already installed at Firefox ESR. They basically share the same user folder at home directory.
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