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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:28 pm    Post subject: Firefox 3 Stable? Reply with quote

I'm still using Firefox 2 on my system mostly out of laziness to upgrade to Firefox 3. Is Firefox 3 stable on Gentoo yet? Will all of my plugins work? If so, should I see 2 versions in portage right now: 3.0-r1 and 3.0.4. Is there any issue with either of these?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=234646

looks like it is getting close to becoming stable
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using it since about a week or two after it was released (however many months ago) and have not had any problems with it that I didn't already have with firefox 2 (which was few, if any). Gentoo may not have stabilized it yet, but I would certainly argue it is very safe to use in comparison to FF2.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alienjon wrote:
I've been using it since about a week or two after it was released (however many months ago) and have not had any problems with it that I didn't already have with firefox 2 (which was few, if any). Gentoo may not have stabilized it yet, but I would certainly argue it is very safe to use in comparison to FF2.


safe to use, and abiding by gentoo stabilisation policies are two different things.

A package can ONLY go stable if it has no more bugs open against it (for 30days) and all its dependencies are stable
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very true, but I'm only arguing that I haven't had (nor have I heard of) any serious problems with it. Is it "stable" according to Gentoo? No. But realistically speaking, it is definitely safe to use - plugins and addons included (sans a few add ons which only support FF2, but those will tell you what they are on its add on page)[/quote]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I agree, I have used FF3 from the moment it entered ~ARCH (running ~amd64 here)
its just gentoo's policy. It use to be a bit more gun-ho with packages entering stable (and hence where gentoo got its "bleeding edge" tag from) but after soo much badgering on bugzy,forums,irc stable got made alot more stable and thus gentoo "seems" to have lost its "bleeding edge" association (even tho ~ARCH is still more upto date then most distro's...)

lesser of two evils if you ask me. It will me made stable soon enough. For those that want it and cannot wait for it to go stable, there are means to selectively run "unstable" packages
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear you there. I run Kubuntu on my laptop and they've already upgraded to FF3 (and did quite a while ago, actually). On a COMPLETELY side note, the Ubuntu developers have also included KDE4 as the default for 8.10, and I can now see that it really should be given some more time before that one is considered 'stable'.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Unsupported Software to Duplicate Threads.

Moved in favor of: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-715328.html

Didn't merge because the thread really doesn't add anything new.
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