Would Firefox 1.5 present in update release repos. of Fedora Core 4 ?
Christopher A. Williams
chrisw01 at comcast.net
Tue Jan 10 14:53:42 UTC 2006
On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 06:53 -0600, Steven Stern wrote:
> Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
> > On 1/9/06, Peter Gordon <admin at ramshacklestudios.com> wrote:
> >>On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 05:06 +0800, Wong Kwok-hon wrote:
> >>>As Firefox 1.5 release for a while, would it present in update release
> >>>to update the current 1.0.x ?
> >>As mentioned in various places on the forums  and mailing list
> >>, Firefox 1.5 is in the Rawhide (development) tree, which you have
> >>the option of enabling if you want to help test, debug, and develop
> >>Fedora Core further. (Please note that you should probably not do
> >>this on a production box, as it can potentially be *very* unstable,
> >>though there are those who use it as their primary system.)
> >> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=88274
> >> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=90232
> >> http://redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2005-December/msg00638.html
> >> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/TestingGuide
> >>Peter Gordon (codergeek42)
> >>GnuPG Public Key: 0xDA3634D7
> > So How long would it take in test ?
> > Wong Kwok Hon
> I'll second Greg's suggestion. I unpacked the tarball from
> mozilla.org/firefox into /usr/local and used DESKTOP -> PREFERENCES ->
> MORE PREFERENCES -> PREFERRED APPLICATIONS to change the default browser
> from "firefox" to "/usr/local/firefox/firefox %s". That's all it took.
I also agree - I don't see why this is taking so long to test as a part
of fedora-updates, unless they are trying to modify or disable sections
of code (installing extensions or disabling the update tool perhaps?) to
better fit with FC4 specs. Or perhaps resources are just fully dedicated
to FC5 efforts right now and they don't have the bandwidth.
Fresh RPMs has a Firefox 1.5 RPM that seems usable. For myself, I didn't
find that RPM until after I did a manual install and needed to make the
change to use Firefox 1.5 to be global for all of the users on my
system. So, instead of changing Desktop Preferred Applications, I did
1) Unpacked the Firefox 1.5 files to /usr/lib/Firefox-1.5
2) Copied over my existing plug-ins to /usr/lib/Firefox-1.5/plugins (I
created a symlink for Java)
3) Renamed /usr/bin/firefox to /usr/bin/firefox.backup
4) Created a symlink that results in /usr/bin/firefox
Just remember to put things back before upgrading any of the associated
And I agree that Firefox 1.5, in this configuration, runs *much* faster
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