Firefox on Fedora: No longer funny

Clyde E. Kunkel clydekunkel7734 at
Sat Oct 8 21:52:18 UTC 2011

On 10/08/2011 05:43 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Since Mozilla switched to the new rapid release model, Firefox in Fedora
> is no longer fun: Every 6 weeks a new major version hits our stable
> release and breaks Firefox horribly:
>        * My favorite extensions (and actually the only thing that keeps
>          me using FF) stop working. In the last 7 weeks I had to pitch in
>          three times and update packages to get things working again.
>          Sometimes there is not even an update available upstream.
>        * Firefox falls back to English as there is no language pack
>          provided. I have to go go the FTP server and download and
>          install the XPI file manually.
> We have ratified very strict guidelines for updates in the stable
> releases and we allow one of the critical path applications to break
> this hard?
> So what can we do to improve the situation?
>       1. Can we bring back the language packs as part of the packages?
>       2. Can the FF maintainers make sure that all maintainers of
>          extensions get notified of changes *before* release of a new
>          package?
>       3. Can someone (I'm looking at you, QA) make sure all extensions
>          are still compatible?
> More ideas or suggestions?
> Regards,
> Christoph

This is why I now use only google-chrome.


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