Micha1982
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Firefox 60.2

Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:21 pm

Not that I am a bit impatient...but when does ESR 60.2 'arrive' on our Raspberry?

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Re: Firefox 60.2

Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:27 am

Yes, you are a bit impatient, I would say.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Firefox 60.2

Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:01 pm

Its out for Debian since...14 days...no "usable" Firefox on Raspbian since...1 year? 2? Impatient? :)

Its about time 60.2 comes out. Hopefully with Electrolysis...and faster than the actual ESR-desaster...
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Re: Firefox 60.2

Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:01 am

I was wondering the same in another thread a few days ago. Firefox was the only "mainstream" browser to be updated on the pi... at least for security patches. (chromium is... but always a few months behind)

I'm also curious to know if there are plans to bring the new esr to Raspbian (and keep it updated)
(or to speed up the chromium releases... ;) )

I'm not complaining or anything... if you don't want to do any of that and want to use your resources to other stuff, it's fine! It would simply be nice to know what to expect.

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Re: Firefox 60.2

Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:23 pm

If you are the owner of a Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3 you can switch to "pure" Debian today. Raspbian focuses on ARMv6, a CPU architecture Debian and Mozilla consider obsolete and probably extremely low-priority.

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Re: Firefox 60.2

Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:35 pm

ghans wrote: If you are the owner of a Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 3 you can switch to "pure" Debian today. Raspbian focuses on ARMv6, a CPU architecture Debian and Mozilla consider obsolete and probably extremely low-priority.

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I guess so, but then you kind of miss the ease of use and official support that you get from Raspbian. (I think they are especially important for beginners like me, and kind of the point of the whole project)

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Re: Firefox 60.2

Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:51 pm

... or go with Vivaldi 2.0 :D

https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vi ... _armhf.deb

Edit: new version.
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Re: Firefox 60.2

Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:30 pm

runboy93 wrote: ... or go with Vivaldi 2.0 :D

https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vi ... _armhf.deb
yeah, I heard about Vivaldi... I still find it sad that in order to have an up-to-date and well working browser (chromium works well) I not only have to stop using the default one, but also stop using any well known browser and use a proprietary one with 0.05% market share. It's kind of counterintuitive...

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Re: Firefox 60.2

Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:58 am

I also wonder... if for some reason the new ESR can't be built like most other Debian stable packages (I assume this is the case now for some reason), wouldn't it be a good idea to remove it from the repositories like other Debian stuff that isn't available in raspbian? Otherwise the old and unsafe one can still be downloaded and used by a lot of people thinking they have the latest stable version.

Thats kind of what happened to me... I tried it a few months ago, and the latest version was available in raspbian... but they switched to a new ESR and the updates simply stopped without warning.

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