firefox 78.0esr

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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by gapan » 19. Jul 2020, 23:12

Packages for firefox 78.0.2esr are up in the same location as before.
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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by gapan » 29. Jul 2020, 12:09

I just uploaded firefox 78.1.0esr to the 14.2 and 14.1 repos, so everyone should get those when mirrors sync. :)
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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by Papasot » 30. Jul 2020, 20:27

Got it today. Thank you gapan.
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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by mimosa » 2. Aug 2020, 09:10

At some point I got an annoying message about "Firefox new features" which could conceivably be turned off in the build?

Other than that, it has continued to perform well. I particularly like the password generation feature.

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Also, by default, I can't remember whether earlier Firefox packages have allowed "studies" and collecting "technical and interaction data".

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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by DrCR » 28. Oct 2020, 03:27

gapan, I completely concur with regard to avoiding Chromium et al.

Studies and send data was still enabled when I only just now belatedly upgraded from the 68.* package. When the next package is made, perhaps unallow everything in the Firefox Data Collection and Use area?

Tip: For those, like me, that find some of the new features undesirable e.g. address bar enlarging, I found this helpful:
https://www.userchrome.org/megabar-styl ... s-bar.html

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