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> Firefox 10.0.1 coming on SL6!
tux99
 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 05:53 AM
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Just a heads up with regards to the Firefox officially included in EL6 compatible distros, I noticed Redhat has finally switched from the 3.6.x series to Firefox 10:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2012-0327.html

Centos has it in its updates since yesterday, SL6 still doesn't have it in the repos but I imagine it should be coming in the next few days.


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 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 12:34 PM
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This is great news. Thanks for sharing!
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 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 01:13 PM
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Yes, good news tux99; but if one also wants the latest Thunderbird I suppose one would need to get that from remi's repo. (includepkgs = thunderbird*)

[remi]
name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
http://remirpm.mirror.gymkl.ch//enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
#mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/remi/mirror
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
failovermethod=priority
priority=1
includepkgs = firefox* xulrunner* thunderbird*

[remi-test]
name=Les RPM de remi en test pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
#baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/test/$basearch/
mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/test/mirror
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
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SeeM
 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 02:01 PM
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I'm adding exclude to yum.conf right now and wait a while. If some addons will broke... ph34r.gif Will it be mandatory update in security repo? Sometimes I really like Scientific update delays.
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tux99
 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 09:44 PM
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QUOTE (U308 @ Feb 26 2012, 02:13 PM)
Yes, good news tux99; but if one also wants the latest Thunderbird I suppose one would need to get that from remi's repo.

No need for that, the latest Thunderbird is coming too in the official repo:
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2012-0329.html

In fact if you currently have Firefox 10/Thinderbird 10 from third party repos I would advise you to uninstall them first before getting the updates from the official repo, as the third party packages might not be 100% compatible with the official ones and therefore not upgrade cleanly.


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Nathan
 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 09:57 PM
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Eh. I adored Firefox before it got out of the 'Gran Paradiso' alpha phase. Now, it's just become a browser less people use every day, because it's slow and bloated.

Ah, if only Opera Software would release a GTK version of Opera.
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QUOTE (Nathan @ Feb 26 2012, 10:57 PM)
Eh. I adored Firefox before it got out of the 'Gran Paradiso' alpha phase. Now, it's just become a browser less people use every day, because it's slow and bloated.


I don't know why people still insist saying that, in my experience the recent releases are very noticeably faster than the 3.X series has ever been.


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 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 11:26 PM
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I've tried every Firefox release ever and am using Nightly ATM (though not to type this post), but they're still considerably slower than other browsers, and cold boot takes a while. Luckily not as long as Google Chrome, so bonus points for that.
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 Posted: Feb 27 2012, 11:01 PM
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QUOTE (tux99 @ Feb 26 2012, 10:44 PM)
QUOTE (U308 @ Feb 26 2012, 02:13 PM)
Yes, good news tux99; but if one also wants the latest Thunderbird I suppose one would need to get that from remi's repo.

No need for that, the latest Thunderbird is coming too in the official repo:
Thunderbird 10.0.1 is now also available in CentOS 6.2 updates repos. The good news is that with 10.0.1 compatible Lightning and Enigmail addons are becoming available.
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 Posted: Feb 29 2012, 02:06 PM
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I'm after upgrade on several machines, had some extra clicking work. First, some photo story:

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I hadn't install any language pack by hand, it's just what the package provides. Basicially I only had to enable language pack. Have you similar problem with Fire/Thunder?
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U308
 Posted: Mar 22 2012, 06:28 PM
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Just received 10.0.3 via updates. Being ESR I am afraid to use it due to the risks warning
shown here https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport%3AProposal

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Risks
The ESR will not have the benefit of large scale testing by nightly and beta groups. As a result, the potential for the introduction of bugs which affect ESR users will be greater, and that risk needs to be understood and accepted by groups that deploy it. To help mitigate these risks, Mozilla will be asking organizations that deploy the ESR for assistance with testing alpha and/or beta builds of the ESR with their user base.
Over time the ESR will be less secure than the regular release of Firefox, as new functionality will not be added at the same pace as Firefox, and only high-risk/impact security patches will be backported. It is important that organizations deploying this software understand and accept this.


Who else is worried about this, and would it not be advisable to rather use the remi repo ?
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uminala
 Posted: Mar 23 2012, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (U308 @ Mar 22 2012, 06:28 PM)
Just received 10.0.3 via updates. Being ESR I am afraid to use it due to the risks warning
shown here https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport%3AProposal

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Risks
The ESR will not have the benefit of large scale testing by nightly and beta groups. As a result, the potential for the introduction of bugs which affect ESR users will be greater, and that risk needs to be understood and accepted by groups that deploy it. To help mitigate these risks, Mozilla will be asking organizations that deploy the ESR for assistance with testing alpha and/or beta builds of the ESR with their user base.
Over time the ESR will be less secure than the regular release of Firefox, as new functionality will not be added at the same pace as Firefox, and only high-risk/impact security patches will be backported. It is important that organizations deploying this software understand and accept this.


Who else is worried about this, and would it not be advisable to rather use the remi repo ?


Well, the scond line you highlightend was also true for the 3.6 release that RH used. I think its just like "you dont get the newest Buns but we will do security updates"

and for the rest: I dont think RH would be so moronic and use Software that will be faulty by default. Only future can tell.....

I personally dont use remi repo because no 3rd party repo gets the permission to overwrite System Packages on my System wink.gif


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I am not worried at all: IMHO Mozilla just wants to have as many beta-testers for its rapid release cycle and discourages therefore the usage of the ESR versions (esp. for Windows and MacOS). Adding new functionality always adds the risk of new security bugs.

On MacOS my Firefox was recently upgraded from 10 to 11 - and again half of the add-ons are no more working.. Therefore I am glad that RedHat supports and helps to maintain a stable Firefox release.
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U308
 Posted: Mar 25 2012, 08:24 AM
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OK, fears allayed, no more worries. biggrin.gif
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