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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: emerge firefox installs aurora Reply with quote

Hi,

the title pretty much says it. Why is it that emerging www-client/firefox installs Aurora (24.2.0)?
How can I switch to a stable build?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aurora is Firefox with +bindist USE flag.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Aurora is Firefox with +bindist USE flag.

Ah thanks. So then, this is not an experimental build like suggested from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/#aurora or https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Aurora? Or do I only get a stable build when merging without bindist USE flag?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scratch my previous reply, I probably was wrong. I do have 26.0 installed and it presents itself as Firefox.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get it. What is it now?

Why is it Aurora?
Why is it 24.0?
Why does it not open jpg files, but wants do download them instead? (even if no attachment header is set)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mozilla Firefox is a trademark and the developers are not allowed it do distribute it using that name. So they called it Aurora, like the alpha version of firefox, but it is a stable one. Is is even more stable than the usual one, because it is the ESR version. They chose this, because new versions with new features also include new security issues.
I think you can change how it treats files in the properties.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Scratch my previous reply, I probably was wrong. I do have 26.0 installed and it presents itself as Firefox.


I think you were right. If bindist is set, you get aurora, if not you get firefox.

From the ebuild for 26.0:
Code:

if use bindist; then
                sizes="16 32 48"
                icon_path="${S}/browser/branding/aurora"
                # Firefox's new rapid release cycle means no more codenames
                # Let's just stick with this one...
                icon="aurora"
                name="Aurora"
        else
                sizes="16 22 24 32 256"
                icon_path="${S}/browser/branding/official"
                icon="${PN}"
                name="Mozilla Firefox"
        fi


I believe the version you get is managed independently of the bindist use flag. 26.0 is the current unstable version, with 24.2.0 the stable version.
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