Firefox on Fedora: No longer funny
drago01 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 09:34:58 UTC 2011
On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Christoph Wickert
<christoph.wickert at googlemail.com> 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.
Which extensions are you talking about? The ones I use never caused an
> * 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.
Something is broken on your system.
rpm -qV firefox should tell you that.
> So what can we do to improve the situation?
> 1. Can we bring back the language packs as part of the packages?
They are already there.
> 2. Can the FF maintainers make sure that all maintainers of
> extensions get notified of changes *before* release of a new
Which maintainers are you talking about? Packaged extensions or
upstream extension maintainers?
> 3. Can someone (I'm looking at you, QA) make sure all extensions
> are still compatible?
That's already one of the test cases but you can't expect people to
test every extension in the world.
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