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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Firefox 16.0.1? Reasons for the late arrival? Reply with quote

Hi,

anyone knew why the firefox 16.0.1 isn't in Portage yet? I googled for some Version-Bumps-Bugs at bugs.gentoo.org but it seems that these threads are deleted after some days. Since there are some security issues which are fixed in firefox 16.0.1 i would love to update.

If it takes some more days ill try do "create" an firefox-bin update myself or just download the Version from the homepage, to run this before it arrive in portage.

Whats hold up the maintainer to release it?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox 16.0.1? Reasons for the late arrival? Reply with quote

ChrisJumper wrote:
Hi,

anyone knew why the firefox 16.0.1 isn't in Portage yet? I googled for some Version-Bumps-Bugs at bugs.gentoo.org but it seems that these threads are deleted after some days. Since there are some security issues which are fixed in firefox 16.0.1 i would love to update.

If it takes some more days ill try do "create" an firefox-bin update myself or just download the Version from the homepage, to run this before it arrive in portage.

Whats hold up the maintainer to release it?

Regards

Chris


I'm the firefox-bin maintainer (effectively, look at the ChangeLog). I have been "devaway" for the past 2 months or so because i've started a new job and been moving. I am planning to deal with all my packages (including firefox-bin) later this week or over the weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19909106
I thought the delay was because of this.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. That version was pulled by Mozilla. 16.0.1 is the replacement.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox 16.0.1? Reasons for the late arrival? Reply with quote

jdhore wrote:
I have been "devaway" for the past 2 months or so because i've started a new job and been moving. I am planning to deal with all my packages (including firefox-bin) later this week or over the weekend.
Very thanks for this feedback! This is appreciated by us forum users.

(I just thought, is Gentoo being abandoned by many maintainers ?)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you jdhore its ok. Best wishes for your moving. I asked out of curiosity.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox 16.0.1? Reasons for the late arrival? Reply with quote

jdhore wrote:
I'm the firefox-bin maintainer (effectively, look at the ChangeLog). I have been "devaway" for the past 2 months or so because i've started a new job and been moving. I am planning to deal with all my packages (including firefox-bin) later this week or over the weekend.


Thanks for the info, good to know it's on its way now.

But.. shouldn't an internet-facing app like Firefox be re-assigned if the maintainer is away for a prolonged period? It's about 10 days now since 16.0.1 and 10.0.8 were released and they're still not in portage.

On my 32 bit machines I just use the official binary downloaded from Mozilla's website now, and let it update itself, Windows style. Looks like crap on 64 bit though, so still using portage for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overlay "wbrana" has a functioning firefox-bin-16.0.1.ebuild
Runs without problems here !
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