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#1 2020-07-18 21:44:30

Mardus
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Version of Firefox in Lithium

What is the current, and what is the planned version of Firefox on Lithium?

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#2 2020-07-18 21:52:27

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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

Lithium uses whatever is in Debian Buster (Stable)

$ apt-cache policy firefox-esr
firefox-esr:
  Installed: 68.9.0esr-1~deb10u1
  Candidate: 68.9.0esr-1~deb10u1
  Version table:
 *** 68.9.0esr-1~deb10u1 500
        500 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     68.7.0esr-1~deb10u1 500
        500 https://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 Packages

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#3 2020-07-18 22:24:14

rbh
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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

Trenton wrote:

Has Debian testing ever been considered for more up to date packages like Firefox?

As of just now, Firefox 68.10.0esr-1, is in both Sid, Testing, Buster-proposed-updates and  Buster/updates.

apt-cache policy firefox-esr
firefox-esr:
  Installerad: 68.10.0esr-1~deb10u1
  Kandidat:    68.10.0esr-1~deb10u1
  Versionstabell:
 *** 68.10.0esr-1~deb10u1 500
        500 http://192.168.1.254/mirror/ftp.acc.umu.se/debian buster-proposed-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://192.168.1.254/mirror/security.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     68.7.0esr-1~deb10u1 500
        500 http://192.168.1.254/mirror/ftp.acc.umu.se/debian buster/main amd64 Packages

Sometimes, stable-backports, have enhanced versions good to install.

If you want to, it is easy to run stable BL with Debian testing. I have done it for many years, can not recall any bigger problems. But, sometimes ther is more work with that setup.
It is not something you want to offer causual user.
If you want newest software, it is even possible to install BL with Sid repos. If you are prepared for all extra work it brings you.

Last edited by rbh (2020-07-18 22:27:54)


// Regards rbh

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#4 2020-07-18 23:29:55

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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

Trenton wrote:

Has Debian testing ever been considered for more up to date packages like Firefox?

For the most part, no. stable-backports is about as bleeding-edge as we get.

For current Firefox, the easiest way to use it is to download the most recent tarball and run it from your home folder. Extract the tar and run firefox/firefox..

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

I wrote this tutorial a while back for replacing iceweasel/firefox-esr...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=1385

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#5 2020-07-18 23:56:29

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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

Trenton wrote:

Thanks hhh

I must admit i'm really fickle when it comes to rolling and Long term releases of linux as it's nice to have the latest software but a pain in the ass with all the updates.

I can relate. When I gave up Ubuntu (after Feisty Fawn, I think), I asked my friend @glittersloth for recommendations of a Debian LIVE system to try. He recommended CrunchBang, which led to me being part of the Development team several years later, and aptosid, now siduction, which tracks Debian unstable (sid).

I chose sid. Occasional breakages, all easily dealt with thanks to excellent forum support by aptosid. Then I had a 2 month period where I had no access to the computer. When I finally was able to run an update, the whole OS broke.

Never again. Debian stable is what I run. I'll self-backport a package if possible or find another app, I'm never running bleeding-edge again. To each his own.

Here's an old backporting tutorial I did, this also still holds up with some tweaks (naming the new package needs to be updated and some of the sources steps are unnecessary for most packages, the tutorial was for jessie, I believe...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=58

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#6 2020-07-19 01:01:57

Mardus
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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

@damo

68.9 towards 68.10 and on looks ok. Firefox 68 is one version that still supports file uploads on GitHub. There can be an older-patchlevel Firefox that might have that same support, but I know for certain, that Firefox 60.x no longer has file upload support on GitHub.

I've been stuck with one smartphone (two before the end of June) running Android 4.1 as the only device able to run Firefox/Fennec 68.x in order to make file uploads on GitHub.

I do not use BunsenLabs for GitHub in particular, but I do have specific other purposes for this distro.

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#7 2020-07-19 03:33:58

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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

Mardus wrote:

@damo

68.9 towards 68.10 and on looks ok. Firefox 68 is one version that still supports file uploads on GitHub. There can be an older-patchlevel Firefox that might have that same support, but I know for certain, that Firefox 60.x no longer has file upload support on GitHub.

I've been stuck with one smartphone (two before the end of June) running Android 4.1 as the only device able to run Firefox/Fennec 68.x in order to make file uploads on GitHub.

I do not use BunsenLabs for GitHub in particular, but I do have specific other purposes for this distro.

Use the latest firefox tarballs in bin directory in your $HOME folder as @hhh mentioned above, but the latest firefox-esr in Debian is good too.


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#8 2020-07-19 10:59:31

Mardus
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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

DeepDayze wrote:

Use the latest firefox tarballs in bin directory in your $HOME folder as @hhh mentioned above, but the latest firefox-esr in Debian is good too.

I use BunsenLabs only as a LiveCD (yes — CD) on the usually rare occasions that I need to switch from Windows XP for the things that Windows XP, the Firefox for it, and Firefox-derived browsers there are no longer functional. For other things, I have a modern version of Firefox/Fennec on Android 4.1. The latter is also the only combo on my phone as of this year that plays all YouTube videos, since the default browser on Android 4.1 is no longer able to play all of them — probably due to certificate or codec issues.

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#9 2020-07-19 11:51:16

rbh
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Re: Version of Firefox in Lithium

Trenton wrote:

The latest firefox is starting to get annoying with the new megabar and changes to the URL drop down.

What are you refering to? The latest tarbal version; 78? Are you talking about Toolbar or Bookmarkbar? Version 78 is default just as clean as latest version in Debian Repo; 68.10. 

And changes to the URL drop down; are you refering to that you get proposed adress completions in version 78, when you put the marker in the adressbar, when in version 68, you only got it when you started to type?

Preferenses is divided. What one likes other dislikes. Taste is not any absolut truth. You may dislike someting but that may not be distastefull for many others.

And, remember that lot of things in linux is configurable. If you dislike on setting, change it. If it is not possible to change, look for another program that better conforms with your preferences.


// Regards rbh

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