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iandoug
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Firefox versions and AddOns Reply with quote

hi

Doesn't look like anyone has asked this yet.

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$ eix firefox
[I] www-client/firefox
     Available versions:  45.6.0-r1^d 45.7.0^d ~51.0^d {bindist custom-cflags custom-optimization dbus debug ffmpeg +gmp-autoupdate +gstreamer gstreamer-0 gtk2 hardened (+)hwaccel jack +jemalloc +jemalloc3 +jit neon pgo pulseaudio rust selinux +skia startup-notification system-cairo system-harfbuzz system-icu system-jpeg system-libevent system-libvpx system-sqlite test wifi L10N="ach af an ar as ast az be bg bn-BD bn-IN br bs ca cak cs cy da de dsb el en-GB en-ZA eo es-AR es-CL es-ES es-MX et eu fa ff fi fr fy ga gd gl gn gu he hi hr hsb hu hy id is it ja ka kk km kn ko lij lt lv mai mk ml mr ms nb nl nn or pa pl pt-BR pt-PT rm ro ru si sk sl son sq sr sv ta te th tr uk uz vi xh zh-CN zh-TW"}
     Installed versions:  45.7.0^d(17:29:44 31/01/2017)(dbus ffmpeg gmp-autoupdate gstreamer jemalloc3 jit pulseaudio startup-notification -bindist -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -gstreamer-0 -hardened -hwaccel -neon -pgo -selinux -system-cairo -system-harfbuzz -system-icu -system-jpeg -system-libevent -system-libvpx -system-sqlite -test -wifi L10N="en-ZA -ach -af -an -ar -as -ast -az -be -bg -bn-BD -bn-IN -br -bs -ca -cs -cy -da -de -el -en-GB -eo -es-AR -es-CL -es-ES -es-MX -et -eu -fa -fi -fr -fy -ga -gd -gl -gu -he -hi -hr -hsb -hu -hy -id -is -it -ja -kk -km -kn -ko -lt -lv -mai -mk -ml -mr -ms -nb -nl -nn -or -pa -pl -pt-BR -pt-PT -rm -ro -ru -si -sk -sl -son -sq -sr -sv -ta -te -th -tr -uk -uz -vi -xh -zh-CN -zh-TW")
     Homepage:            http://www.mozilla.com/firefox
     Description:         Firefox Web Browser


After the last Firefox update, many things were broken, which I fixed by creating a new profile and transferring what I could to the new one.

However there are some AddOns that I require, like iMacros, for which Mozilla tells me:

Code:

Not available for Firefox 45.0


So I'm wondering why Gentoo Firefox is still at 45 when other distros (eg Mint, IIRC) are at 51... is there some terrible problem with 51, or should I switch to unstable?

Thanks, Ian
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox versions and AddOns Reply with quote

iandoug wrote:
So I'm wondering why Gentoo Firefox is still at 45 when other distros (eg Mint, IIRC) are at 51... is there some terrible problem with 51, or should I switch to unstable?

Probably because is one of big five (firefox, libreoffice, chromium, thunderbird and openoffice) with heavy building and developers want stabilize when all bugs are solved (see this thread releted to libreoffice package but may be applied to firefox).
Anyway you can unmask firefox-51
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox versions and AddOns Reply with quote

iandoug wrote:
So I'm wondering why Gentoo Firefox is still at 45 when other distros (eg Mint, IIRC) are at 51...

45.7.0 is Mozilla's idea of "stable", which is what you've asked portage to install. Other distros don't give you that option.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: Firefox versions and AddOns Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
Probably because is one of big five (firefox, libreoffice, chromium, thunderbird and openoffice) with heavy building and developers want stabilize when all bugs are

fedeliallalinea, in case of firefox, Gentoo only stabilizes the ESR branch because firefox' release cycle is too short for the 30 days period.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox versions and AddOns Reply with quote

charles17 wrote:
fedeliallalinea, in case of firefox, Gentoo only stabilizes the ESR branch because firefox' release cycle is too short for the 30 days period.

Thank you for information, I didn't know
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