Firefox on Fedora: No longer funny

Julian Sikorski belegdol at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 08:11:57 UTC 2011


W dniu 08.10.2011 23:43, Christoph Wickert pisze:
> 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
> 
I never had any langpack problems - my firefox runs nicely in Polish.
When it comes to extensions, I don't see a point of packaging them
anymore. IIRC in the past x86_64 builds were an issue, but this seems no
longer to be the case. As such, I am using TB/FF extension management
system.

Julian



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