firefox 78.0esr

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firefox 78.0esr

Post by gapan » 30. Jun 2020, 22:53

Earlier today I uploaded Firefox 68.10.0esr to the repos. It's one of the last to come out in the 68 series. I also created packages for the newest 78esr. Been running them for a couple of hours now. It would be best if more people tried them, before they eventually replace the 68esr in our repos. I expect that to happen in a month with 78.1.0esr if all goes well, or at the latest in two months with 78.2.0esr.

You can find the packages here:
http://people.salixos.org/gapan/firefox/

They include locale files for the most popular languages. There are directories with additional locale packages for anyone who might need them.

Please report if you find anything weird.
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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by mimosa » 1. Jul 2020, 08:04

Downloading now! I have actually been running this on one of my machines from Mozilla (i.e. in-place called with a script) because something broke somewhere. I'll report any glitches, but don't expect to see any.

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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by laprjns » 1. Jul 2020, 12:32

Installed the 78.0er package here. I have been using Chrome/Chromium across all my various devices and OS syncing bookmarks et al for the last few years. These devices include computers running both Salix and Windows, my iPhone and a few Amazon Fire tablets. However I am becoming very weary of Google, both from privacy and political aspects and therefore have been contemplating moving away from Chrome/chromium and Google. So I have taken this opportunity to installed the Firefox 78.0ee and will give it a try. Also will be installing Firefox on my other devices over the next few days.
Will let you know if there are any problems.
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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by gapan » 1. Jul 2020, 13:14

I have to say that privacy issues are the main reason I never considered including chromium in salix.
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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by Van_Vinkle » 2. Jul 2020, 09:09

gapan wrote:
1. Jul 2020, 13:14
I have to say that privacy issues are the main reason I never considered including chromium in salix.
And what about Chromium derivatives (for the sake of privacy), for instance, Opera and Vivaldi?

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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by mimosa » 2. Jul 2020, 11:00

I would go with Firefox every time - with some judicious tweaks.

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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by gapan » 2. Jul 2020, 13:27

Van_Vinkle wrote:
2. Jul 2020, 09:09
And what about Chromium derivatives (for the sake of privacy), for instance, Opera and Vivaldi?
They are both proprietary, right?
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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by Van_Vinkle » 3. Jul 2020, 16:24

gapan wrote:
2. Jul 2020, 13:27
Van_Vinkle wrote:
2. Jul 2020, 09:09
And what about Chromium derivatives (for the sake of privacy), for instance, Opera and Vivaldi?
They are both proprietary, right?
Yes, they are.
My question was in the sense that both are not directly created by Google, then the thirst for private information was -maybe- not so high.

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Re: firefox 78.0esr

Post by gapan » 3. Jul 2020, 18:08

Well, it probably isn't, but being proprietary is another reason not to consider them.
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