Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-09-07 21:22

The new ESR has been uploaded to Stable:
https://lists.debian.org/debian-securit ... 00217.html

Between 52.x and 60.x, Firefox has undergone significant internal
updates, which makes it incompatible with a number of extensions. For
more information please refer to
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/6 ... easenotes/
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby kedaha » 2018-09-07 21:32

Thanks for keeping your eye on it. In cases like these, I just wait. I wasn't going to mess around installing a downloaded firefox to /opt
I see this in my terminal:
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firefox-esr/stable,stable 60.2.0esr-1~deb9u2 amd64 [upgradable from: 52.9.0esr-1~deb9u1]

Nice. :D
Seems a lot snappier.
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby pylkko » 2018-09-08 13:03

Appears to be in stretch security now

https://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby None1975 » 2018-09-08 13:10

Wheelerof4te wrote:The new ESR has been uploaded to Stable

Yet you were right. The NoScript extension did not update ...No trouble. I uninstalled the old version and installed it using web store. So far, I have no problem with this version of Firefox-esr. I will see what will happen next. I can only say that it works much faster, uses less CPUs. I do not know what they did, but this version of Firefox-esr uses less RAM.
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby bw123 » 2018-09-08 13:58

None1975 wrote:
Wheelerof4te wrote:The new ESR has been uploaded to Stable

Yet you were right. The NoScript extension did not update ...No trouble. I uninstalled the old version and installed it using web store. So far, I have no problem with this version of Firefox-esr. I will see what will happen next. I can only say that it works much faster, uses less CPUs. I do not know what they did, but this version of Firefox-esr uses less RAM.
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If you have time, can you explain a little better? Does xul-ext-noscript break with the upgrade? Did you file the bug? What's web store? I prefer stuff that complies with DFSG, so I never install stuff from 3rd party sites.

According to this, all current firefox extensions in stretch are broken?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fr ... efox-addon

All firefox extensions must be installed from mozilla thru the browser instead of from the repo with apt?
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-09-08 14:53

bw123 wrote:All firefox extensions must be installed from mozilla thru the browser instead of from the repo with apt?

That's the gist of it. XUL package extensions don't work in Stable.
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby None1975 » 2018-09-08 14:55

bw123 wrote:If you have time, can you explain a little better?

Yes, of course. I will try to explain.
bw123 wrote:Does xul-ext-noscript break with the upgrade?

Yes. This guy was simply inactive. It was written that the plugin is not supported and you need to look for an alternative. The NoScript plugin has been installed from the official Debian repository. I do not know why it did not recur and became incompatible with the new version of Firefox-esr. The version of Debian Stretch is 2.9.0.14-1, in Sid 5.1.7-1. Debian 10 does not have this extension at all. Maybe he's not stable enough, maybe something else ....so I did not fill the bug report.
bw123 wrote:What's web store?

It is addons for Firefox web site. Similar to Chrome Web Store.
bw123 wrote:I prefer stuff that complies with DFSG

I think that NoScript complies with DFSG and installing plugins from this web store is safe enough.
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby bw123 » 2018-09-08 15:04

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I think that NoScript complies with DFSG and installing plugins from this web store is safe enough.


If all the addons there are DFSG compliant then I guess that will be fine with me. I'll do some checking on that. Thanks for the link, I did not find that site on a websearch for firefox web store.

According to this link, the AMO website is probably not something I'd be interested in. Doesn't look conforming to DFSG at all. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... cy/Reviews
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby None1975 » 2018-09-08 15:35

bw123 wrote:Thanks for the link,

You are welcome!
bw123 wrote:If all the addons there are DFSG compliant then I guess that will be fine with me. I'll do some checking on that.

I do not know about other extensions. Personally, I use only one-NoScript. As for NoScript, it is free and open source. For others, care should be taken.
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby milomak » 2018-09-12 22:10

so tabmix plus seems to be the only extension that i can't get

but i seem to have been able to get the same functionality through other add-ons

edit - actually tab groups is really the one that i really hated losing
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Re: Firefox 52 ESR End of Life

Postby brucely1288 » 2018-09-15 21:01

milomak wrote:this is going to anger so many people

yeah so many peoples are anger with this problems.....
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