Firefox / Thunderbird 17 ESR for Fedora 16/17

Álvaro Castillo netsys at fedoraproject.org
Mon Sep 24 06:35:15 UTC 2012


Web old version?

Firefox launch new releases all time. I do no see a web programmers change
your code page all time. While follow w3 standards never mind. So, Firefox
ESR has got a lot stability and standby updates each some time.
So, developers I guess are feel bad with new Firefox way to new release all
time because plugins developers need adapt source code of your plugins for
Firefox all time. I think is good idea include ESR on repos. Mageia,
ScientificLinux... Has got it. FreeBSD has got both on ports and I think
has got on binaries too on your servers.
On Sep 23, 2012 9:44 PM, "Thorsten Leemhuis" <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:

> On 23.09.2012 13:10, Reindl Harald wrote:
> > Am 23.09.2012 13:06, schrieb Thorsten Leemhuis:
> >> Has anybody considered to package the ESR releases for Fedora or is the
> >> general consensus "that doesn't make much sense, just leads to confusion
> >> and is not worth the trouble". I now and then could need a parallel
> >> installed Firefox ESR for a Webinterface that officially only supports
> >> ESR releases. I can simply install one in my homedir, but it would be
> >> nice to have it yum-installable from the stock Fedora repos (but the
> >> problem does not bug me enough to submit a package myself).
> > you can not have BOTH in the repos in a way that
> > the installation doses not conflict and you are
> > missing that switch between both will bring
> > you problems with your profile
>
> Something like that, yeah.
>
> > YOU may be able to work around them with seperated profiles
> > 99 out of 100 users are not and would damage their data
>
> All that software that is involved is open-source, hence solutions or
> workarounds for today's problems could be developed if someone thinks it
> is worth the trouble.
>
> > what is this for webinterface only supporting ESR?
> > why in the world should a WEBPAGE not work with a NEWER firefox?
>
> It's not so much about "work", more about "support", because for a
> software vendor it's risky if you are telling your customers that your
> software is supporting browsers that are not made yet ;-) Even
> supporting state of the art browsers is sometimes something software
> companies fail to achieve. Look here for example:
>
>
> https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization/3.1-Beta/html-single/Administration_Guide/index.html#Jasper_reports_system_requirements
>
> Quoting:
> """
> The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Reports tool supports the
> following browsers:
>
>     In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 - Firefox 3.6
>
>     In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - Firefox 3.6
> """
>
> IOW: If you want it or not, you sometimes need older browsers if you
> want to run a supported configuration (the example is bad because here
> one even needs a old, EOLed browser and not a Firefox ESR that's still
> supported; but you get the idea).
>
> CU
> knurd
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