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Firefox 45 ESR

Post by DrCR » 25. Mar 2016, 15:57

It appears an updated Firefox ESR is now out, which I found after some sleuthing due to a website not loading properly in the 38.* ESR. Could we upgrade to this new ESR release?

(Running on Salix KDE 14.0.1)

Many thanks

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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by gapan » 26. Mar 2016, 17:37

We update the firefox package, when the current ESR hits a .2 release and the previous ESR becomes obsolete. Firefox ESR is now at 45.1, so the next upgrade will be in the 45.x series.
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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by DrCR » 26. Mar 2016, 20:53

Great, thanks, gapan.

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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by gapan » 8. Apr 2016, 21:35

Correction. The next update will be for the 38.8 series. We'll switch to 45 at the end of it's qualifying period at the end of May, according to the firefox schedule: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/faq/

Currently there are a lot of problems with 45, so we cannot distribute it yet. I'm hoping to be able to solve them until the end of May. For the first time, I'm not that optimistic though.
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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by DrCR » 8. Apr 2016, 23:30

Understood. Thanks for the update, gapan, and all the work you all do.

Edit: If 45 ESR is still undistributable at the end of May, what then? Move away from the ESR tree? Just curious.

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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by gapan » 10. Apr 2016, 13:09

The problem was with firefox 45 and newer in general. It wasn't specific to ESR. Notice the past tense there. ;)

As for your original post, what website is that that it doesn't load right with 38ESR?
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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by DrCR » 11. Apr 2016, 01:28

PM en route

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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by gapan » 11. Apr 2016, 04:49

I'm thinking this is most likely bad programming on the site's part. Have you tried spoofing your firefox user agent? There should be a few firefox addons that allow you to do that. You could try "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0", which is what firefox 45 gives.
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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by DrCR » 14. Apr 2016, 01:26

I tried useragent override in about:config / prefs.js, but to no avail.

I did notice the past tense in your earlier post. :) I can make use of an alternative route for the time being for this one particular site.

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Re: Firefox 45 ESR

Post by gapan » 14. Apr 2016, 20:33

Firefox 45.0.2esr was released earlier today. You can find packages here:
http://people.salixos.org/gapan/firefox/

I had a lot of crashing with 45.0.1esr. Haven't ran 45.0.2esr long enough to know if that is fixed.
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