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chrisccoulson
July 27th, 2011, 07:51 AM
You need to use this PPA for Lucid:

Or you could just use the official PPA ;)


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next

SilverWave
July 27th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Or you could just use the official PPA ;)

True, true. Although as I am a bit of a control freak, I find having only one package per ppa to be oddly reassuring ;-)

SilverWave
July 31st, 2011, 10:32 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 8.0~a1~hg20110730r73544+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/1841273/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
August 1st, 2011, 05:42 PM
:P
great guide . thank you very much :)

Cheers! Nice to be of help.

lovinglinux
August 1st, 2011, 09:18 PM
Looks like we might see additional radical UI changes in future versions of Firefox.

Article:

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/91652-mozilla-unveils-new-firefox-interface-for-firefox-9-and-beyond

Mockup:

http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/firefox-new-ux-settings-menu-640x426.jpg

It seems a new Home Tab is also on the works:

Articles:

http://blog.mozilla.com/faaborg/2011/04/13/the-firefox-home-tab/

http://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-4-home-tab-design-challenge-winner-announced

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plNNQJ6pm70

Mockup:

http://neowin.net/images/uploaded/Firefox_conceptdesign1_287d022f-e854-4da6-b942-df39783a4b3f.jpg

SilverWave
August 2nd, 2011, 02:36 AM
Looks like we might see additional radical UI changes in future versions of Firefox.



http://neowin.net/images/uploaded/Firefox_conceptdesign1_287d022f-e854-4da6-b942-df39783a4b3f.jpg

TBH its not that far away from what I am running now.

They have cut the chrome down so much already that any further changes can only be quite small really.

If they wanted to do Radical they should have added an option to stack tabs on the left...

... but this probably does not fit in with the current emphasise on mobile computing.

SilverWave
August 2nd, 2011, 06:59 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 6.0~b4+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/1843422/+listing-archive-extra)

Nice :-)

lovinglinux
August 3rd, 2011, 08:19 AM
More interesting proposed changes in Firefox 9.

Mozilla is discussing the possibility of making add-ons compatible by default and disabling those that are incompatible.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Add-ons/Add-ons_Default_to_Compatible


Stage 1: Definition
1. Feature overview

Firefox's switch to rapid releases has been stressful for add-on developers. Add-ons not hosted on AMO are especially pained, as they must update compatibility every 6 weeks without the benefit of automatic compatibility bumping.

Since the release of Firefox 4 and 5, we've learned that there are many more non-hosted add-ons than we previously thought, mostly those installed by other software. Whether users make use of these add-ons or not, seeing an incompatible add-on prevents many users from upgrading to new versions of Firefox.

More than 90% of add-ons are compatible from one version of Firefox to the next, and the ones that aren't usually have binary components that will need to be recompiled every release. If we change the default compatibility assumption, we can reduce the action needed to only the very small number of add-ons broken by the new release, rather than 100% of add-on developers.

We would move to a model where Firefox assumes add-ons are compatible unless they have binary components, the author has explicitly said to strictly observe stated compatibility, or it is reported to AMO as incompatible through the Add-on Compatibility Reporter.

It's possible and likely we will occasionally enable add-ons that don't actually work, but as we omit add-ons with binary components, this should not cause crashes and users will simply not have the functionality they expect, and will complain to the add-on author.

This process would not remove the need for AMO's automatic compatibility bumping, as it's still preferred for authors to be aware of changes in Firefox and learn about upcoming deprecations and other changes.


Stage 2: Design
5. Functional specification

When Firefox needs to determine an add-on's compatibility, it should do the following:

1. If the add-on is marked as compatible with the version, nothing needs to be done. The add-on remains enabled.

2. If the add-on is not marked as compatible, Firefox will look at its install.rdf to see if the author has requested strict compatibility qualification. If they have, the add-on is incompatible and disabled.

3. Next, Firefox will look for binary components in the add-on. If binary components are found, the add-on is incompatible and should be treated as such (disabled).

4. If the add-on is not marked as compatible and does not contain binary components, Firefox should look at the metadata it received from AMO about the add-on. If the add-on is not reported as incompatible from AMO, it should be enabled as compatible.

For AMO, this will involve returning information on compatibility reports received in response to metadata API requests, and support for returning information on non-hosted add-ons.

SilverWave
August 6th, 2011, 08:32 AM
More interesting proposed changes in Firefox 9.

Mozilla is discussing the possibility of making add-ons compatible by default and disabling those that are incompatible.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Add-ons/Add-ons_Default_to_Compatible

Well this is a welcome change, so now the default is to assume an add-on will work until proved otherwise.

This will save a lot of users unnecessary pain when upgrading.

SilverWave
August 6th, 2011, 08:38 AM
(https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1845188/+listing-archive-extra)https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 6.0~b5+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1845188/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+files/firefox_6.0%7Eb5%2Bbuild1%2Bnobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1%7Emfn1_source.changes) chrisccoulson (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisccoulson) 13 hours ago Published Natty Web https://launchpad.net/@@/yes Publishing details

firefox (6.0~b5+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1) natty; urgency=low * New upstream release from the beta channel (FIREFOX_6_0b5_BUILD1)

Yes a new Beta :-)

lovinglinux
August 6th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Well this is a welcome change, so now the default is to assume an add-on will work until proved otherwise.

This will save a lot of users unnecessary pain when upgrading.

Essentially yes, but it is just a proposal. It hasn't been implemented yet.

SilverWave
August 12th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Firefox 8 to block unapproved add-ons Puts an end to sneaky add-ons installed by other software (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219144/Firefox_8_to_block_unapproved_add_ons)

Interesting.

SilverWave
August 12th, 2011, 08:35 PM
firefox-trunk - 8.0~a1~hg20110811r74250

Working fine but I am mainly keeping to the Betas these days.

Speaking of which we should be seeing a new firefox 6 shortly :-)

SilverWave
August 12th, 2011, 08:44 PM
(https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/1855988/+listing-archive-extra)https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/1855988/+listing-archive-extra)

Publishing has been disabled for this archive.

Chris is keeping busy by the looks of the Packages in “Firefox Stable” (https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox&field.status_filter=published&field.series_filter=)

Sierra-X
August 14th, 2011, 02:05 PM
So why exactly is publishing disabled? Fx6 is out now, I can see no reason not to publish it.

SilverWave
August 14th, 2011, 02:07 PM
So why exactly is publishing disabled? Fx6 is out now, I can see no reason not to publish it.

Probably not an official release yet?

chrisccoulson
August 14th, 2011, 02:26 PM
So why exactly is publishing disabled? Fx6 is out now, I can see no reason not to publish it.

It's not released until Tuesday, so I'm not sure where you got your information from

Sierra-X
August 14th, 2011, 02:50 PM
It's not released until Tuesday, so I'm not sure where you got your information from

My mistake, I could have sworn I read somewhere about it being released earlier than planned. At any rate, good to know it's not an actual problem, and I apologize for any confusion on my part.

Edit: A-ha, I knew I wasn't crazy: http://gizmodo.com/5830629/firefox-6-is-out-ahead-of-schedule
But yes, I note it's final, but unofficial.

chrisccoulson
August 14th, 2011, 04:19 PM
Hmmm, that website is wrong. The builds are available (as they always are a few days before release), but it's not offered as an upgrade to anyone except beta testers, and isn't offered as a download on any websites (unless you search for it on their ftp server). That will happen on Tuesday, when it's actually released

SilverWave
August 15th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Removing Firefox Version Number (http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.usability/browse_thread/thread/fe75ec92c02be934#)

Interesting.

Last Comment Bug 678775 - Remove version from About window (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=678775)

SilverWave
August 16th, 2011, 11:38 PM
The Stable FF6 is here:

10.04 & 10.10:
https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable Update & Install

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox


https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/1855990/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/1855988/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
August 17th, 2011, 12:05 AM
https://edge.launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 (https://edge.launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1856754/+listing-archive-extra)

The Stable FF6 is here:

11.04:
https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa (https://edge.launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa Update & Install

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

SilverWave
August 17th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Silverwav's Firefox Beta PPA's


Natty:
https://launchpad.net/~silverwave/+archive/testing4 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4)


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing4 Maverick:
https://launchpad.net/~silverwave/+archive/testing5 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing5)


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing5 Lucid
https://launchpad.net/~silverwave/+archive/testing6 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6)


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing6 Update & Install


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefoxNote1: This beta will replace your old firefox.Just a note now that I see how the new rapid release for Firefox is actually working in practice...

My PPA's will be updated to the latest Beta's as they come out.
At the end of the cycle they will be updated to the latest release firefox.

So if you add a PPA from the list above, you will always have the latest FF6, FF7 etc., as soon as they are available.

I think that the Beta's, at least for me, represent the best reward (in running the latest Firefox) for the least risk (very stable and polished).

SilverWave
August 17th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Less need for these as you have very regular releases of the Beta's.

SilverWave
August 17th, 2011, 06:54 PM
firefox - 7.0~b1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1880859/+listing-archive-extra)

So here we go again :-)

Much better memory use coming with this one apparently.

I will update the Beta PPA's ASAP.

SilverWave
August 17th, 2011, 07:38 PM
My mistake, I could have sworn I read somewhere about it being released earlier than planned. At any rate, good to know it's not an actual problem, and I apologize for any confusion on my part.

Edit: A-ha, I knew I wasn't crazy: http://gizmodo.com/5830629/firefox-6-is-out-ahead-of-schedule
But yes, I note it's final, but unofficial.

Hi I found this which explains what to expect next:

Merge and Release Dates (https://wiki.mozilla.org/RapidRelease#Merge_and_Release_Dates)

These are planned branch migration dates based on the current Development Specifics draft (http://mozilla.github.com/process-releases/draft/development_specifics/). They may change if the process changes. Note: Code is not always released to users on the same day as the branch migration. The release to users may be a few days later, to allow for manual testing and sign-off.


2011-06-21: Firefox 5 -> mozilla-release
2011-07-05: Firefox 7 -> mozilla-aurora; Firefox 6 -> mozilla-beta
2011-08-16: Firefox 8 -> mozilla-aurora; Firefox 7 -> mozilla-beta; Firefox 6 -> mozilla-release
2011-09-27: Firefox 9 -> mozilla-aurora; Firefox 8 -> mozilla-beta; Firefox 7 -> mozilla-release

SilverWave
August 20th, 2011, 02:56 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 9.0~a1~hg20110817r75407+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1881404/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
August 20th, 2011, 11:20 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0~b1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/1903268/+listing-archive-extra)



"Improvements in memory usage, overall, will be on the order of 20 percent to 30 percent, but will go up to 50 percent in some cases."
Firefox 7 Beta Is the Slimmest Firefox Ever, Thanks to Huge Memory Performance Leaps (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Firefox-7-Beta-Is-the-Slimmest-Firefox-Ever-Thanks-to-Huge-Memory-Performance-Leaps-217557.shtml)

SilverWave
August 20th, 2011, 11:43 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0~b1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/1903268/+listing-archive-extra)

Everything seems to be working OK :-)

Help > Troubleshooting Information


Application Basics
Name: Firefox Version 7.0
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0

Add-ons
Adblock Plus 1.3.9
Add-on Compatibility Reporter 0.8.7
Barlesque 1.15
Boox 3.0
Default 7.0
DivX® Web Player [DISABLED]
DOM Inspector 2.0.10
Download Statusbar 0.9.8
English (GB) Language Pack 7.0
English (South Africa) Language Pack 7.0
Feedback 1.1.2
Global Menu Bar integration 1.0.7
Hack The Web 1.0.5
IcedTea-Web Plugin (using IcedTea-Web 1.1.1 (1.1.1-0ubuntu1~11.04.1)) [DISABLED]
Image Zoom 0.4.6
Locationbar² 1.0.6
Make Link 11.03
Menu Editor 1.2.7
Mozilla Labs 1260925626 [DISABLED]
Nightly Tester Tools 3.1.7
NoSquint 2.1.2
OPML Support 1.6
OptimizeGoogle 0.78.2
Places’ Full Titles 4
QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6 [DISABLED]
Re-Pagination 2011.03.24
Readability 1.5
Reliby 1.5.0
RequestPolicy 0.5.22
Shelve 1.25
Shockwave Flash
Stylish 1.2
Stylish-Custom 0.7.7
Tab Utilities 1.1
Toolbar Buttons 1.0
Tree Style Tab 0.12.2011061701
Ubuntu Firefox Modifications 0.9.1
VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.32.0)
Web Developer 1.1.9
Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem) [DISABLED]

Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce 8600 GTS/PCI/SSE2

Driver Version
3.3.0 NVIDIA 270.41.06

WebGL Renderer
NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce 8600 GTS/PCI/SSE2 -- 3.3.0 NVIDIA 270.41.06

GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1

lovinglinux
August 24th, 2011, 09:24 PM
This sounds really interesting:



From: http://www.conceivablytech.com/9058/business/firefox-gets-googles-spdy-chrome-gets-omnibox-sync

Mozilla’s Firefox team appears to have adjusted its pace to the new rapid release cycle and is working on a wave of new features that should make the browser race much more interesting again. Among the most interesting features are the previously covered Electrolysis as well as WebAPI and an integration of Google’s SPDY protocol. Google isn’t standing still either and is evolving the Chrome interface and recently added Omnibox syncing.



From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPDY

SPDY (pronounced "speedy") is a TCP-based application-level protocol for transporting web content. It is proposed by Google and is being developed as one of their Chromium open-source projects. The SPDY white paper states that it is intended to "augment," rather than replace, HTTP.

The name "SPDY" is not an acronym. It comes from the word "SPeeDY" and represents speed through compression, which is one of the project's key goals.

The goal of SPDY is to reduce web page load time. This is achieved by prioritizing and multiplexing the transfer of several files so that only one connection per client is required. All transmissions are TLS encrypted and gzip compressed by design (in contrast to HTTP, where the headers are not compressed). Moreover, servers may hint or even push content instead of awaiting individual requests for each resource of a web page.

lovinglinux
August 26th, 2011, 02:10 AM
See Firefox release schedule, published by Asa Dotzler on his blog (http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/2011/08/every_six_weeks.html):

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/6401952/640/6401952.png (http://picturepush.com/public/6401952)

SilverWave
August 27th, 2011, 05:56 PM
See Firefox release schedule, published by Asa Dotzler on his blog (http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/asa/archives/2011/08/every_six_weeks.html):

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/6401952/640/6401952.png (http://picturepush.com/public/6401952)

Heh I wonder when we get to Firefox 999? :-)

LOL

SilverWave
August 27th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Why Rapid Releases Can Improve Stability (http://home.kairo.at/blog/2011-08/why_rapid_releases_can_improve_stability)

Wow very well set out.

Spot on.


In all this, we always have only six weeks of new development work isolated in every such snapshot (or "version") and not more than a year like previously, so pinpointing a cause gets easier. Then, we less of a rush to get a feature into a specific version as there's another one coming just six weeks earlier, so things will only go into the code in a better thought-out state. Even more, we have switches of some way we can throw to disable problematic code and give developers six more weeks to get it into shape if needed. And over all that, we have roughly three months (twelve weeks) of pure fixing and stabilization period on every snapshot/version to get problems worked out, with different sizes of testing audiences.

SilverWave
August 27th, 2011, 06:01 PM
...something surprising happened. We released Firefox 5, and Firefox didn’t get crashier. (http://www.squarefree.com/2011/08/27/rapid-releases-and-crashes/)


In the months before Firefox's first rapid release, one concern echoed throughout engineering: crashes.
We had always relied on long stabilization periods to get crash rates down. Firefox 4 would be our last high-stability release. We hoped improvements on other aspects of quality would outweigh the decreased stability.
But then something surprising happened. We released Firefox 5, and Firefox didn’t get crashier.


VersionCrashes per 100 active daily users
3.6.20 1.8 (https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/products/Firefox/versions/3.6.20)
4.0.1 1.6 (https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/products/Firefox/versions/4.0.1)
5.0.1 1.4 (https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/products/Firefox/versions/5.0.1)
6.0 1.6 (https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/products/Firefox/versions/6.0)


Excellent :-)

SilverWave
August 27th, 2011, 06:09 PM
...something surprising happened. We released Firefox 5, and Firefox didn’t get crashier. (http://www.squarefree.com/2011/08/27/rapid-releases-and-crashes/)

Still Firefox 7 and 8 will be the real confirmation as 5 was a test of the new rapid release system and didn’t contain much in the was of change.

SilverWave
August 27th, 2011, 06:23 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox 7.0~b2+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1

And on we go :-)

SilverWave
August 27th, 2011, 06:26 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk 9.0~a1~hg20110826r75916+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty

9!

LOL.

SilverWave
August 29th, 2011, 09:31 PM
A web browser is not a document viewer, it is a full-blown programming environment (http://blog.mozilla.com/nnethercote/2011/08/29/browser-x-is-using-y-mb-of-memory-with-z-tabs-open-is-a-meaningless-observation/)

Interesting...


Why do people so often make these meaningless “Y MB of memory with Z tabs open” comments? My theory is that it’s because most people have no idea how complicated web browsers and web pages are. Mild experience with HTML authoring is endemic — heaps of people have thrown together a basic web page, and it’s just a document with with some structure and styling, right? So they think the difference between the website they wrote for their scout troop in 1997 (the one with the “under construction” animated GIF) and the front page of TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/) is merely a difference of degree, not kind.
They’re wrong. For one, HTML and related technologies are hugely more powerful and complicated now than they were a few years ago. Also, their scout troop website probably didn’t contain multiple megabytes of JavaScript code tracking its visitors’ every move. A web browser is not a document viewer, it is a full-blown programming environment with some very sophisticated text and graphical capabilities. A web page is not a document but a program. Therefore, the memory (and CPU) usage of different web pages varies dramatically.


Well said :-)

lovinglinux
August 30th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Iran May Have Acquired Google SSL Certificate, Prompts Browser Security Alerts (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1836052)

Users are urged to update their browsers. It seems Mozilla will release an update today.

More info and discussion at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1836052

SilverWave
August 31st, 2011, 07:02 AM
Iran May Have Acquired Google SSL Certificate, Prompts Browser Security Alerts (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1836052)

Users are urged to update their browsers. It seems Mozilla will release an update today.

More info and discussion at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1836052

2 Min job :-)

Deleting the DigiNotar CA certificate (http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/deleting-diginotar-ca-cert)

lovinglinux
August 31st, 2011, 05:16 PM
Very interesting article:

Firefox 9 Gets 30% Boost In JavaScript Performance (http://www.conceivablytech.com/9188/products/firefox-9-gets-30-boost-in-javascript-performance)

SilverWave
August 31st, 2011, 06:38 PM
Very interesting article:

Firefox 9 Gets 30% Boost In JavaScript Performance (http://www.conceivablytech.com/9188/products/firefox-9-gets-30-boost-in-javascript-performance)

Well that makes me think about running the nightly as my main browser again :-)

Lately I have just been running the latest Beta...

Or I could just wait 12 weeks? I love the Rapid release process for Firefox!

lovinglinux
August 31st, 2011, 06:45 PM
Or I could just wait 12 weeks? I love the Rapid release process for Firefox!

Me too.

SilverWave
September 1st, 2011, 02:15 AM
Off Topic but I am Upgrading to 11.10 Beta 1 _now_ :-)

See you on the other side ;-)

I suppose it is relevant as we will see how the new OS handles Firefox heh.

...

[EDIT]Everything is looking good so far :-D

SilverWave
September 3rd, 2011, 01:07 PM
Well this is new, when adding a PPA the PPA details are shown...


silv@ion:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing3
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
One Nightly A Week #3 - Oneiric
The latest firefox - No other packages.
One Nightly a week from ubuntu-mozilla-daily.
______________________________

One Nightly A Week #3 - Oneiric
One update a week.
firefox-trunk only
______________________________

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk
______________________________

Disclaimer: Use at your own risk, no guarantees.
______________________________

Nightly – builds created out of the mozilla-central repository every night.
These are not qualified by QA

Aurora – builds created out of the mozilla-aurora repository, which is synced from mozilla-central every 6 weeks.
There is a small amount of QA at the start of the 6 week period before the updates are offered

Beta – builds created out of the mozilla-beta repository.
Qualified by QA as being of sufficient quality to release to beta users

Release – builds created out of the mozilla-release repository.
Qualified by QA as being of sufficient quality to release to hundreds of millions of people
More info: https://launchpad.net/~silverwave/+archive/testing3
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.1tWNJIvte8 --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80/ --recv 4E0614F88874AF754D66E9C1EBD6062C6DE6117C
gpg: requesting key 6DE6117C from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 6DE6117C: "Launchpad PPA for SilverWav" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1
silv@ion:~$


I wonder if that is just 11.10?

ron999
September 3rd, 2011, 01:23 PM
Off Topic but I am Upgrading to 11.10 Beta 1 _now_ :-)

See you on the other side ;-)

I suppose it is relevant as we will see how the new OS handles Firefox heh.

...

[EDIT]Everything is looking good so far :-D

Hi
Now that you've installed Beta 1, will you be able to update it to Beta 2, Release Candidate and Final Release using Update Manager?
Or will you need to un-install Beta 1 and start over?

SilverWave
September 3rd, 2011, 01:25 PM
Here is the latest just installed it on 11.10.

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk 9.0~a1~hg20110901r76368+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1

SilverWave
September 3rd, 2011, 01:31 PM
Hi
Now that you've installed Beta 1, will you be able to update it to Beta 2, Release Candidate and Final Release using Update Manager?
Or will you need to un-install Beta 1 and start over?

Yes I just did:

Alt+F2 key combination and typed in:


update-manager -d

My latest posts on my blog are here: The best is yet to come… Posts Tagged ‘11.10’ (http://silverwav.wordpress.com/tag/11-10/)

ron999
September 3rd, 2011, 01:41 PM
Yes I just did:

Alt+F2 key combination and typed in:


update-manager -d

OK, I understand.
Like you said, "updated".
I thought that you meant you had re-installed 11.10 from CD.
(My bad):lolflag:

SilverWave
September 3rd, 2011, 01:53 PM
OK, I understand.
Like you said, "updated".
I thought that you meant you had re-installed 11.10 from CD.
(My bad):lolflag:
Heh well at least you havent tried something daft like...


un-installed zeitgeist-datahub hmm lets see how that plays out… :-)Hint: Don’t do it LOL.

ron999
September 3rd, 2011, 02:06 PM
Heh well at least you havent tried something daft like...

I have a spare hard drive.
Maybe i will install Oneiric Beta 1 next week using mini.iso...
From here:- http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/installer-i386/beta-1/images/netboot/
Then build it up slowly from gnome-core and gdm.

SilverWave
September 3rd, 2011, 11:08 PM
7b3 installed with 11.10

The live bookmarks on the toolbar are small as well...

Playing around with customize reveals that the bookmark toolbar is stuck at small icon size.

You can change the icon size for the other toolbars but not the bookmark toolbar...

Hmm this looks the same in the FF9a nightly but the text is a different font and size for the menus and rss feeds...

Maybe just a 7 beta thing?

/goes searching...
___
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0 ID:20110830191244

ron999
September 5th, 2011, 02:45 AM
Hi
For Firefox-beta with Natty Narwhal...
Do these two PPAs now provide exactly the same program?
ppa:silverwave/testing4
ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
Or is one PPA better than the other for some reason.

SilverWave
September 5th, 2011, 07:44 AM
Hi
For Firefox-beta with Natty Narwhal...
Do these two PPAs now provide exactly the same program?
ppa:silverwave/testing4
ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
Or is one PPA better than the other for some reason.

ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next is the official one that I copy from.

No diff except that mine has only Firefox in the ppa and no other packages.

ron999
September 5th, 2011, 11:31 AM
ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next is the official one that I copy from.
No diff except that mine has only Firefox in the ppa and no other packages.

Thanks.

chrisccoulson
September 5th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Well, there is a slight difference. You can report bugs from the packages in the official PPA, as we whitelist the official PPA source in apport. Reporting bugs from other PPA's will fail with a "This is not a genuine Ubuntu package" error

ron999
September 5th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Well, there is a slight difference. You can report bugs from the packages in the official PPA, as we whitelist the official PPA source in apport.
Thanks.

SilverWave
September 7th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Beta 4 is out :-)

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0~b4+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/1928917/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
September 10th, 2011, 05:19 PM
Beta 5 is out :-)

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0~b5+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1932294/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
September 10th, 2011, 07:14 PM
Changes for the versions:
Installed version: 9.0~a1~hg20110901r76368+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1
Available version: 9.0~a1~hg20110908r76769-0ubuntu1~umd1

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 9.0~a1~hg20110908r76769-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/1934201/+listing-archive-extra)

For Oneiric and Natty.

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 9.0~a1~hg20110907r76644-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing0/+sourcepub/1934210/+listing-archive-extra)

For Maverick and Lucid.



-- Chris Coulson
* Drop the 'nobinonly' suffix from the version number. All this really does is make the version number longer without adding any useful information,

SilverWave
September 10th, 2011, 08:47 PM
I have a spare hard drive.
Maybe i will install Oneiric Beta 1 next week using mini.iso...
From here:- http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/installer-i386/beta-1/images/netboot/
Then build it up slowly from gnome-core and gdm.

Bit of an off topic post but if you are into Firefox then you are probably privacy conscious and so this may be interesting...

...and Zeitgeist does log "websites visits"...



Is Zeitgeist logging too much information about you?

Quote:
"Zeitgeist is a service which logs the user’s activities and events (files opened, websites visits, conversations held with other people, etc.) and makes relevant information available to other applications. It is able to establish relationships between items based on similarity and usage patterns."How to Delete the Zeitgeist History and Set Privacy Defaults (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11221598#post11221598)

SilverWave
September 17th, 2011, 12:25 AM
Oneiric & Natty
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 9.0~a1~hg20110915r77009-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/1944221/+listing-archive-extra)

Maverick & Lucid
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 9.0~a1~hg20110913r76916-0ubuntu1~umd1~maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2/+sourcepub/1944225/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
September 19th, 2011, 10:20 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0~b6+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/1947245/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
September 22nd, 2011, 07:05 PM
Interesting...

Firefox 8 or 9 May Be an Extended Support Release and Receive Updates for a Year (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Firefox-8-or-9-May-Be-an-Extended-Support-Release-and-Receive-Security-Updates-for-a-Year-223120.shtml)

Details here:

Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal)


The ESR is specifically targeted at groups looking to deploy it within a managed environment. It is not intended for use by individuals, nor as a method to mitigate compatibility issues with addons or other software. Public (re)distribution of Mozilla-branded versions of the ESR will not be permitted.

SilverWave
September 22nd, 2011, 07:08 PM
A five week release cycle? (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.planning/mvVweF8xQRw)

SilverWave
September 22nd, 2011, 07:12 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 9.0~a1~hg20110922r77296-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1951139/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk 9.0~a1~hg20110920r77186-0ubuntu1~umd2~lucid

SilverWave
September 24th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Interesting...

Also added is MultiarchSpec that lets you install 32-bit libraries and application packages on 64-bit systems. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/23/ubuntu_11_10_second_beta/)

MultiarchSpec (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec)


Summary

Integrate support for cross-architecture installation of binary packages (particularly i386<->amd64, but also other combinations) in dpkg and apt.

Release Note

Ubuntu 11.04 introduces support for installing packages from multiple architectures on a single system. This makes a wider array of 32-bit applications available to users of 64-bit Ubuntu.

Rationale

The current handling of 32-bit software on the amd64 architecture is unwieldy in the extreme. A handful of libraries are packaged as "biarch" packages, building -386 variants using gcc -m32; most do not, and as a result are only available if they're included in ia32-libs, a monstrous source package that has to be updated to be kept in sync with each change to one of the component libraries, and now contains so many libraries that its "source" package (consisting primarily of copies of the i386 binary packages) weighs in as a 550MB tarball. Furthermore, many of these libraries have to be patched to specially handle running in a 64-bit environment because they load various plugins from a system path that is already occupied by the 32-bit library, resulting in added complexity in the code due to special-casing.
In all cases, the libraries (and some executables) have to be repackaged as amd64 packages, because dpkg and apt do not support sensible handling of cross-installation of i386 packages. This consumes archive space and developer time on an ongoing basis. hmm... I wonder what the implications are for Firefox packages and plug-ins?

SilverWave
September 24th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Interesting...

Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox&field.status_filter=published&field.series_filter=)

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1953043/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox_7.0%2Bbuild2%2Bnobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1_source.changes) micahg (https://launchpad.net/%7Emicahg) 2011-09-23 Published Natty Web https://launchpad.net/@@/yes

SilverWave
September 24th, 2011, 04:29 PM
The new rapid release is having some knock-on effects re add-ons review times I see:


here (https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21topic/mozilla.dev.planning/mvVweF8xQRw)

Sep 21 (3 days ago)
- show quoted text -

That'd be definitely a big help for the AMO Editors team. More
realistically, though, we just need to bring the queues back down to the
acceptable levels, which are 10 days for full nominations, 5 days for
updates and 3 days for preliminary reviews.

We're working on some other measures to reduce waiting times, like
hiring a full time editor who joined us last week, but it is unclear at
the moment if this will be sufficient.

- Jorge

It looks as if Mozilla is prepared to put their money behind a new hire to solve this, sweet. :-)

Firefox is just as good as its Add-ons.

SilverWave
September 27th, 2011, 10:50 PM
From the Stable PPA
Lucid
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/1952739/+listing-archive-extra)
Maverick
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/1952738/+listing-archive-extra)

From the Security PPA
Natty
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 7.0+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1953043/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
September 29th, 2011, 08:18 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1961324/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
September 29th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Oneiric
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20110928r77757-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1960845/+listing-archive-extra)
Natty
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20110928r77757-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1960846/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
October 1st, 2011, 08:18 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1961324/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1961325/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1961330/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1961359/+listing-archive-extra)

Also Added a PPA for the new Oneiric Beta.

SilverWave
October 1st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Beta upgrade wizard is very nice (ff7.0 to ff8.0b1) - Screenshots.

SilverWave
October 11th, 2011, 12:44 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b2+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/1974930/+listing-archive-extra)

Nice. :-)

SilverWave
October 11th, 2011, 12:53 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111009r78410-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1976601/+listing-archive-extra)

Lastest and greatest.

zika
October 11th, 2011, 06:53 PM
10.0a1 (2011-10-11) crashes repeatedly, as soon as I try to open page... Am I alone?
(Reverted to 10.0a1 (2011-10-10), steady as a rock, as it was for days...)

Update: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-10.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 works like clockwork... Also 10.0a1 (2011-10-11)...
Strange... ;)
(After some playing with latest-trunk, firefox-trunk settled down and, now, works as it should... even more strange... ;))

SilverWave
October 11th, 2011, 11:12 PM
10.0a1 (2011-10-11) crashes repeatedly, as soon as I try to open page... Am I alone?
(Reverted to 10.0a1 (2011-10-10), steady as a rock, as it was for days...)

Update: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-10.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 works like clockwork... Also 10.0a1 (2011-10-11)...
Strange... ;)
(After some playing with latest-trunk, firefox-trunk settled down and, now, works as it should... even more strange... ;))

oneiric works fine for me...

ah... just checked I am using firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111009r78410-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1976601/+listing-archive-extra)

User Agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:10.0a1) Gecko/20111010 Firefox/10.0a1

SilverWave
October 11th, 2011, 11:22 PM
10.0a1 (2011-10-11)
(After some playing with latest-trunk, firefox-trunk settled down and, now, works as it should... even more strange... ;))


How odd :/

SilverWave
October 11th, 2011, 11:42 PM
10.0a1 (2011-10-11) crashes repeatedly, as soon as I try to open page... Am I alone?
(Reverted to 10.0a1 (2011-10-10), steady as a rock, as it was for days...)

Update: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-10.0a1.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 works like clockwork... Also 10.0a1 (2011-10-11)...
Strange... ;)
(After some playing with latest-trunk, firefox-trunk settled down and, now, works as it should... even more strange... ;))

Hmm looking at chris's ppa there were a lot of failed builds up to the last couple...

10.0~a1~hg20111010r78496-0ubuntu1~umd2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1978275/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111010r78496-0ubuntu1%7Eumd2_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 9 hours ago Superseded Oneiric Web https://launchpad.net/@@/yes 10.0~a1~hg20111010r78496-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1977878/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111010r78496-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 18 hours ago Superseded Oneiric Web https://launchpad.net/@@/yes 10.0~a1~hg20111009r78410-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1976601/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111009r78410-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-10 Superseded Oneiric Web https://launchpad.net/@@/yes 10.0~a1~hg20111008r78356-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1975346/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111008r78356-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-09 Superseded Oneiric Web https://launchpad.net/@@/yes 10.0~a1~hg20111007r78350-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1973241/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111007r78350-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-08 Superseded Oneiric Web https://launchpad.net/@@/no amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2830292) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2830293) 10.0~a1~hg20111007r78227-0ubuntu1~umd3 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1973024/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111007r78227-0ubuntu1%7Eumd3_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-07 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2829937) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2829938) 10.0~a1~hg20111007r78227-0ubuntu1~umd2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1972828/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111007r78227-0ubuntu1%7Eumd2_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-07 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2829646) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2829647) 10.0~a1~hg20111007r78227-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1971213/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111007r78227-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-07 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2827609) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2827610)10.0~a1~hg20111006r78161-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1969908/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111006r78161-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-06 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2825805) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2825806) 10.0~a1~hg20111004r78117-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1968336/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111004r78117-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-05 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2823621) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2823622) 10.0~a1~hg20111004r78044-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1966731/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111004r78044-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-04 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2821435) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2821436) 10.0~a1~hg20111002r77971-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1965405/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111002r77971-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-03 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2819374) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2819375) 10.0~a1~hg20111001r77958-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1964529/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111001r77958-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-02 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2818071) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2818072) 10.0~a1~hg20111001r77918-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1963501/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111001r77918-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-10-01 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2816762) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2816763) 10.0~a1~hg20110930r77869-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1962380/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20110930r77869-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-09-30 Superseded Oneiric Web X amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2815095) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2815096) 10.0~a1~hg20110928r77757-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/1960845/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_10.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20110928r77757-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 2011-09-29 Superseded Oneiric Web https://launchpad.net/@@/yes

SilverWave
October 14th, 2011, 10:52 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b3+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2002458/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

SilverWave
October 16th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Oneiric & Natty

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111014r78748-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2005628/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111014r78748-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2005629/+listing-archive-extra)

Maverick & Lucid

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111011r78571-0ubuntu1~umd1~maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2/+sourcepub/2005641/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111011r78571-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing0/+sourcepub/2005642/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
October 17th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Native Android GUI developing for Firefox (http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Native-Android-GUI-developing-for-Firefox-1362076.html)

Well that’s interesting.

I wonder if the could just go web-kit next ;-)

SilverWave
October 22nd, 2011, 10:26 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2035071/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

SilverWave
October 23rd, 2011, 10:51 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2035071/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

Sound problem caused by npviewer.bin

I was experiencing issues when playing video with Movie Player and mplayer.

I initially thought it was caused by pulseaudio but traced it down to Firefox and npviewer.bin usage.

If I kill npviewer.bin the sound works.

Will look for a bug to report it under.

SilverWave
October 27th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Well we will see if the back-out strategy for the rapid release actually works in real life:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=690227


Looks like its been backed out...

Yeah!

SilverWave
October 27th, 2011, 08:12 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111027r79248-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2045607/+listing-archive-extra)

Hopefully this one will have the tab drag/detach animations backed out, allowing me to use Tree Style Tabs in peace :-D

SilverWave
October 27th, 2011, 08:52 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111027r79248-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2045607/+listing-archive-extra)

Hopefully this one will have the tab drag/detach animations backed out, allowing me to use Tree Style Tabs in peace :-D

Yes! All now working great :-)

WHOOT!

SilverWave
November 5th, 2011, 12:42 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b6+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2056372/+listing-archive-extra)

Nice :-)

Almost ready for release.

SilverWave
November 5th, 2011, 12:45 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0~b6+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2056372/+listing-archive-extra)

Nice :-)

Almost ready for release.

No explanation for the jump from b4 to b6...

SilverWave
November 5th, 2011, 12:56 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 10.0~a1~hg20111104r79707-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2059152/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
November 8th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Just a note now that I see how the new rapid release for Firefox is actually working in practice...

My PPA's will be updated to the latest Beta's as they come out.
At the end of the cycle they will be updated to the latest release firefox.

So if you add a Beta PPA from the list below, you will always have the latest FF9, FF10 etc., as soon as they are available.

I think that the Beta's, at least for me, represent the best reward (in running the latest Firefox) for the least risk (very stable and polished).https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2064753/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2064760/+listing-archive-extra)

Updated the Beta PPA's so that they have the final release package ASAP.

SilverWave
November 8th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Changes for the versions:
Installed version: 8.0~b6+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1
Available version: 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.2

This update does not come from a source that supports changelogs.

SilverWave
November 8th, 2011, 08:51 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/2063277/+listing-archive-extra)

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/2063278/+listing-archive-extra)

Still Pending ATM

SilverWave
November 12th, 2011, 10:09 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 11.0~a1~hg20111111r80170-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2071906/+listing-archive-extra) (changes file) (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+files/firefox-trunk_11.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20111111r80170-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1_source.changes) chrisbot (https://launchpad.net/%7Echrisbot) 5 hours ago Published Oneiric Web https://launchpad.net/@@/no amd64 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2919924) i386 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/2919925)

SilverWave
November 12th, 2011, 10:14 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/2063277/+listing-archive-extra)

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfs1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable/+sourcepub/2063278/+listing-archive-extra)

Still Pending ATM

Still set to "Publishing has been disabled for this archive"

Weird.

lovinglinux
November 12th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Still set to "Publishing has been disabled for this archive"

Weird.

They found some issues and are holding back the upgrade.

SilverWave
November 12th, 2011, 12:26 PM
They found some issues and are holding back the upgrade.

Ah that explains it then.

Thanks for the update :-)

SilverWave
November 16th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Multi-Process Firefox Project Put on Hold (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Multi-Process-Firefox-Project-Put-on-Hold-235032.shtml)


"[Mozilla made] a decision to put the Electrolysis initiative on hold for the foreseeable future and focus on other initiatives aimed at improving responsiveness in the browser," About lmandel, Electrolysis' program manager explained (http://lawrencemandel.com/2011/11/15/update-on-multi-process-firefox-electrolysis-development/).

SilverWave
November 16th, 2011, 09:44 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2077708/+listing-archive-extra)

*Whoot!* - out at last :-)

SilverWave
November 16th, 2011, 09:49 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 11.0~a1~hg20111115r80292-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2078007/+listing-archive-extra)

Yes!

SilverWave
November 17th, 2011, 01:14 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2077708/+listing-archive-extra)

*Whoot!* - out at last :-)


Changes for the versions:
Installed version: 8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.2
Available version: 9.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1

This update does not come from a source that supports changelogs.


Looking good so far :-)

SilverWave
November 19th, 2011, 07:48 AM
Solving Firefox’s add-on compatibility problem (http://theunfocused.net/2011/11/19/solving-firefoxs-add-on-compatibility-problem/)


How does this work? The gritty details.



The problem with incompatible add-ons is that most of them are actually compatible - they just don't know it. Unfortunately, blindly enabling all add-ons will enable some that are really are just incompatible, which will end in something breaking. So we needed a way to detect which add-ons would most likely be affected by incompatible changes to new versions of Firefox.



Assuming the extensions.strictCompatibility preference is set to false, add-ons will use the new compatible-by-default behavior. However, there are several reasons the Add-ons Manager will revert to using the old method of strict compatibility checking for a given add-on:



The add-on author chose to opt-in to strict compatibility checking by adding <em:strictCompatibility>true</em:strictCompatibility> to the add-on's install.rdf (https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Install_Manifests)
The add-on has been tested and determined to not be compatible with that version of Firefox (the Add-ons Manager gets this information from AMO (https://addons.mozilla.org/))
The add-on uses a binary component
The add-on hasn't been updated in an extremely long time (the compatibility data needs to state that it is at least compatible with Firefox 4, or Toolkit 2.0)
The add-on declares that is it only compatible with future versions of Firefox (we assume that add-ons are not backwards-compatible)




[here is the] project (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Add-ons/Add-ons_Default_to_Compatible) to fix it. The end result will be that most add-ons will automatically be compatible with Firefox, starting with (hopefully) Firefox 10.

SilverWave
November 19th, 2011, 08:03 AM
Mozilla makes progress on Firefox silent updates (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222011/Mozilla_makes_progress_on_Firefox_silent_updates)


Computerworld - Mozilla is making progress on adding a silent update mechanism to Firefox, with plans to integrate the new service in Firefox 10 early next year.

But one of the developers working on the feature cautioned that silent update might slip.



Akhgari's part of the project is to minimize the amount of time it takes Firefox to launch after downloading an update.
To do so, he's come up with a way to stage the downloaded update -- essentially an updated copy of Firefox -- in a separate Windows directory, then swap the older edition with the newer one the next time the user starts up Firefox.

SilverWave
November 27th, 2011, 09:43 AM
Improving font size readability on Firefox for Android (http://dbaron.org/log/20111126-font-inflation)

Yeah well I had given up on using Firefox on my android in the foreseeable future but this looks promising.

SilverWave
November 27th, 2011, 09:51 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0~b3+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2092092/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
November 27th, 2011, 09:54 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 11.0~a1~hg20111126r80830-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2095245/+listing-archive-extra)

Nice.

SilverWave
December 4th, 2011, 05:46 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 11.0~a1~hg20111203r81355-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2106938/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

SilverWave
December 10th, 2011, 11:37 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2116954/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
December 10th, 2011, 11:50 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 11.0~a1~hg20111205r81460-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2116964/+listing-archive-extra)

The rest are all all 81355

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 11.0~a1~hg20111203r81355-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2106190/+listing-archive-extra)

lovinglinux
December 14th, 2011, 09:03 PM
Add-ons in Aurora are now considered compatible by default!!!!!

http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2011/12/12/help-test-default-compatibility-for-add-ons-on-aurora/

No more need for the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, unless you want to report add-ons that don't work.

If you want the old behavior, enter about:config, search for extensions.strictCompatibility and double click it to set it to true.

SilverWave
December 15th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Add-ons in Aurora are now considered compatible by default!!!!!

http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2011/12/12/help-test-default-compatibility-for-add-ons-on-aurora/

No more need for the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, unless you want to report add-ons that don't work.

If you want the old behavior, enter about:config, search for extensions.strictCompatibility and double click it to set it to true.


Fantastic news :-)

Now we just need invisible updating...

lovinglinux
December 16th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Fantastic news :-)

Now we just need invisible updating...

It will come eventually, but does it matter for us?

SilverWave
December 16th, 2011, 04:00 AM
It will come eventually, but does it matter for us?

Well... tbh no ;-)

Except:

...I believe a strong Firefox is needed for a healthy Internet.

...the silent updates thing helps Firefox gain users.

... a strong Firefox is a great advertisement for foss.

and it was my pathway to Linux, so... tbh yes ;-)

lovinglinux
December 16th, 2011, 07:04 AM
Well... tbh no ;-)

Except:

...I believe a strong Firefox is needed for a healthy Internet.

...the silent updates thing helps Firefox gain users.

... a strong Firefox is a great advertisement for foss.

and it was my pathway to Linux, so... tbh yes ;-)

Indeed. It will come with FF 11.

BTW, even IE will silent update soon:

http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/

SilverWave
December 16th, 2011, 11:35 PM
Indeed. It will come with FF 11.

BTW, even IE will silent update soon:

http://windowsteamblog.com/ie/b/ie/


Yes hopefully the end of IE6 :-D

SilverWave
December 16th, 2011, 11:35 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2125019/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

SilverWave
December 17th, 2011, 01:48 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 11.0~a1~hg20111213r82471-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2128271/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
December 19th, 2011, 11:37 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2131845/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2131282/+listing-archive-extra)


Changelog

firefox (9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1) oneiric-security; urgency=low * New upstream stable release (FIREFOX_9_0_BUILD1) - see LP: #906389 (https://launchpad.net/bugs/906389) for USN information

From: PPA for Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa)

SilverWave
December 20th, 2011, 11:54 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2131845/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2131282/+listing-archive-extra)



From: PPA for Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa)

Here are the other two:

firefox - 9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing5/+sourcepub/2133565/+listing-archive-extra)
firefox - 9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2133559/+listing-archive-extra)

From: PPA for Ubuntu Security Proposed (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-security-proposed/+archive/ppa)


firefox (9.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1) maverick-proposed; urgency=low * New upstream stable release (FIREFOX_9_0_BUILD1)

SilverWave
December 22nd, 2011, 07:53 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2137348/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2137344/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-security-proposed/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2137478/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 9.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-security-proposed/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2137480/+listing-archive-extra)

Just in case...

SilverWave
December 22nd, 2011, 08:04 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20111222r83196-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2141603/+listing-archive-extra) 64bit only.

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20111222r83196-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2141604/+listing-archive-extra)

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20111222r83196-0ubuntu1~umd1~maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2141605/+listing-archive-extra)

Nothing for Lucid yet.

SilverWave
December 23rd, 2011, 12:16 AM
Firefox hits the jackpot with almost billion dollar Google deal (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/firefox-hits-the-jackpot-with-almost-billion-dollar-google-deal/1780?tag=mantle_skin;content)

Excellent news :-D

So it looks like Mozilla will be hiring ;-)

Great news for the freedom of the web.

Great news for Firefox on Linux.

lovinglinux
December 23rd, 2011, 02:03 PM
Firefox hits the jackpot with almost billion dollar Google deal (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/firefox-hits-the-jackpot-with-almost-billion-dollar-google-deal/1780?tag=mantle_skin;content)

Excellent news :-D

So it looks like Mozilla will be hiring ;-)

Great news for the freedom of the web.

Great news for Firefox on Linux.

I didn't know about the values yet. That is a lot of money compared to previous deals.

SilverWave
December 23rd, 2011, 03:26 PM
I didn't know about the values yet. That is a lot of money compared to previous deals.

Yes we wont be able to confirm those numbers until they post their financial's next year.
But a lot of ppl will know if they are wrong.

SilverWave
December 23rd, 2011, 05:49 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2143462/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2143463/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing5/+sourcepub/2143464/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2143465/+listing-archive-extra)
A warning taken from the PPA's and the front post:


If you add a Beta PPA from the list below, you will always have the latest FF10, FF11 etc., as soon as they are available.

The latest firefox Beta - No other packages.

Copied from firefox-next, Ubuntu Security Proposed & Ubuntu Mozilla Security.
Warning! I am impatient and I copy packages before they have been fully tested.
I even copy packages when status reads "Publishing has been disabled for this archive".
I can do this in good conscience as these ppa's are for my personal use, although I have no problem with others using them.

SilverWave
January 1st, 2012, 01:48 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20111231r83575-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2155931/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20111231r83575-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2155932/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20111231r83575-0ubuntu1~umd1~maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2/+sourcepub/2155933/+listing-archive-extra)

No build for Lucid yet as they have all failed.

amol_free
January 1st, 2012, 04:50 PM
After installing the firefox 9, it is starting very slow ..what to do.

SilverWave
January 2nd, 2012, 02:51 AM
After installing the firefox 9, it is starting very slow ..what to do.

I would need some info to really help:

What version were you on before the upgrade to 9?

What version of Ubuntu are you on?

If you go to about:support and copy the top bit that would help.

Here is mine:



Name
Firefox
Version
10.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Ubuntu; X11; Linux x86_64; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0


Update: Try disabling your extensions, if that helps then you know its one of them and you can work your way through them to determine which one is causing the problem.

If that does not help then backup your profile and try creating a new clean profile, does that help?

On and lastly how many tabs do you have open?

r1ft
January 2nd, 2012, 10:03 PM
...No build for Lucid yet as they have all failed.

Does anyone know why? The last update (Lucid Lynx x64) was from almost a month ago (Dec 4)!

SilverWave
January 2nd, 2012, 10:16 PM
Does anyone know why? The last update (Lucid Lynx x64) was from almost a month ago (Dec 4)!

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/88862354/buildlog_ubuntu-lucid-amd64.firefox-trunk_12.0~a1~hg20111231r83575-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid_FAILEDTOBUILD.txt.gz


Session terminated, killing shell...make[1]: *** wait: No child processes. Stop. make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs.... make[1]: *** wait: No child processes. Stop. make: *** [debian/stamp-xpcshell-tests] Terminated ...killed. Build killed with signal 15 after 150 minutes of inactivity ************************************************** **************************** Build finished at 20120101-0741 FAILED [dpkg-buildpackage died] Purging chroot-autobuild/build/buildd/firefox-trunk-12.0~a1~hg20111231r83575

hmm no maybe Chris can advise?

r1ft
January 2nd, 2012, 10:54 PM
Thank you for the quick reply! Does Chris frequent this forum? I've messaged him (and Fabien) previously when we didn't see Chromium updates for 3 months, but he didn't reply.

chrisccoulson
January 2nd, 2012, 10:58 PM
Thank you for the quick reply! Does Chris frequent this forum? I've messaged him (and Fabien) previously when we didn't see Chromium updates for 3 months, but he didn't reply.

I wouldn't advise sending me e-mail if you want a quick reply. My inbox is currently running at ~25000 unread, and growing daily ;)

I'm aware of the issue on Lucid (the tests hang). I'll fix it when I have some spare time. In the meantime if you want new builds for Lucid, feel free to help figuring out why it doesn't work :)

SilverWave
January 2nd, 2012, 11:03 PM
Thank you for the quick reply! Does Chris frequent this forum? I've messaged him (and Fabien) previously when we didn't see Chromium updates for 3 months, but he didn't reply.

Yes he usually keeps and eye on us ;-) , if not you could try #ubuntu-mozillateam on freenode.


PPA description


daily (or even multiple builds per day) for various mozilla projects and branches.
For questions and bugs with software in this archive, please contact ubuntu-mozillateam@lists.ubuntu.com or visit #ubuntu-mozillateam on freenode.





UPDATE: see Chris's reply above.

SilverWave
January 5th, 2012, 01:46 AM
Does anyone know why? The last update (Lucid Lynx x64) was from almost a month ago (Dec 4)!


here is a link so we can easily keep an eye on progress:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid)

SilverWave
January 5th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal)

Interesting stuff:




Firefox 10 will be the base version for the initial ESR and, assuming this is the case, Firefox 3.6 will be end-of-lifed on April 24th, 2012 (when Firefox 3.6 is end-of-lifed, an update to the current version of Desktop Firefox will be offered through the Application Update Service).
The ESR release will use the same version number as the version of Firefox it is based upon (e.g. if the ESR is based off of Firefox 10, the ESR version will also be 10)
The ESR point releases will follow Firefox conventions for point releases (e.g. 10.0.1, 10.0.2, etc.)
The ESR release will use the same application GUID as Firefox
Mozilla will backport security bugs qualified as "Critical" and "High" (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security_Severity_Ratings) to the ESR where feasible (there may be cases where a backport cannot be applied with reasonable effort, and those cases are expected to be exceptional). Other security and stability backports to the ESR will be included at Mozilla's discretion.

chrisccoulson
January 6th, 2012, 01:03 AM
The next Lucid build *should* be successful:

http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~mozillateam/firefox/firefox-trunk.head/revision/1091

SilverWave
January 8th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Interesting:

The Future of Firefox Security (http://www.esecurityplanet.com/browser-security/the-future-of-firefox-security.html)


One of these efforts focused on making Firefox easier to update is called "hotfix addons."
"What hotfix does is it gives us an extra tool to address issues we see in the field without having to push a brand new update," Nightingale explained. "It lets us push out updates in a targeted way and it lets us deliver a fix to our users without introducing a lot of the current interruption that a full software update involves."
The hotfix feature will give Mozilla a way to patch a vulnerability or fix an important issue without requiring a full build. In some cases, there won't even be a need to restart the browser.

SilverWave
January 8th, 2012, 05:15 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b3+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2164071/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

SilverWave
January 8th, 2012, 05:24 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120107r84013-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2168490/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120107r84013-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2168491/+listing-archive-extra)
(https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2168492/+listing-archive-extra)https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120107r84013-0ubuntu1~umd1~maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2168492/+listing-archive-extra)

Lucid Failed.

ShaneOSDN
January 9th, 2012, 05:00 PM
worked great here Natty 11.10

SilverWave
January 9th, 2012, 09:44 PM
worked great here Natty 11.10

Nice :-)

SilverWave
January 11th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Firefox 3.6, the default browser of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, reaches ‘end of life’ status in April this year. (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/01/older-versions-of-ubuntu-to-get-latest-firefox-releases)


From February 17th Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users will be automatically upgraded to the latest release of Firefox.

SilverWave
January 15th, 2012, 09:35 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2179820/+listing-archive-extra)

Nice :-)

SilverWave
January 16th, 2012, 12:50 AM
here is a link so we can easily keep an eye on progress:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid)

hmmm:


Build status

https://launchpad.net/@@/build-depwait Dependency wait on pluot (virtual-64) (https://launchpad.net/builders/pluot)


Missing build dependencies: yasm (>= 1.1)
Started 12 hours ago
Finished 12 hours ago (took 6 minutes, 47.4 seconds)
buildlog (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+build/3094581/+files/buildlog_ubuntu-lucid-amd64.firefox-trunk_12.0%7Ea1%7Ehg20120114r84451-0ubuntu1%7Eumd1%7Elucid_MANUALDEPWAIT.txt.gz) (22.4 KiB)

SilverWave
January 16th, 2012, 01:00 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120114r84451-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2180546/+listing-archive-extra) OK
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120114r84451-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2180547/+listing-archive-extra)OK

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120114r84451-0ubuntu1~umd1~maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2/+sourcepub/2180548/+listing-archive-extra)i386 OK AMD64 failed

Lucid failed as per previous post.

SilverWave
January 21st, 2012, 11:39 AM
Firefox Beta Tests Add-on Hotfix Feature (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Firefox-Beta-Tests-Add-on-Hotfix-Feature-247885.shtml)

Interesting...


Add-on is visible in the Add-ons Manager as “Mozilla Firefox hotfix” Starting with Firefox (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Mozilla-Firefox-Final.shtml) 10, Mozilla will start delivering hotfixes for its web browser, via an add-on, in order to have fewer full updates pushed to users.

Firefox beta users are the first testers of the feature, as Mozilla pushes today an automatically downloaded test add-on. The component is visible in the Add-ons Manager as “Mozilla Firefox hotfix” and will not affect the way the browser acts.

SilverWave
January 21st, 2012, 11:45 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b5+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2188237/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

chrisccoulson
January 29th, 2012, 08:25 PM
Hi,

You might want to update the information in the original post now (see http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?p=100)

Thanks!

SilverWave
January 29th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Hi,

You might want to update the information in the original post now (see http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?p=100)

Thanks!



Retiring the Firefox Stable PPA (http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?p=100)

Mozilla (http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?cat=4), Ubuntu (http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?cat=3) Add comments (http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/blog/?p=100#respond)

Jan 292012

With the announcement that users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 will be upgraded to the latest version of Firefox (https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2012-January/001544.html), we are going to be retiring the Firefox Stable PPA (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-stable).
Since the release of Firefox 4 last year, we have been providing this PPA so that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 users didn’t have to miss out on the new features, performance improvements, security enhancements and improved compatibility with newer web technologies provided by the latest releases of Firefox.
The next version of Firefox (Firefox 10, to be released on Tuesday (https://wiki.mozilla.org/RapidRelease/Calendar) of this week) will be delivered as a security update to all Ubuntu releases – hopefully by the end of the week. This means that users will receive the update without having to do anything.
I have no plans to upload the next release to the Firefox Stable PPA.
If you’re aware of any online resource (eg, on the Ubuntu Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/), Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/), Ask Ubuntu (http://askubuntu.com/) or any other site providing help to Ubuntu users) which recommends to use this PPA to receive the latest version of Firefox, I would appreciate you taking the time to either correct this information (or removing it, if more appropriate).


Thanks Chris.

SilverWave
January 29th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Firefox Rapid Release Migration in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 (https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2012-January/001544.html)


Firefox Rapid Release Migration in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10

Micah Gersten micah at canonical.com (ubuntu-security-announce%40lists.ubuntu.com?Subject=Re%3A%20Firefo x%20Rapid%20Release%20Migration%20in%20Ubuntu%2010 .04%20LTS%20and%20Ubuntu%2010.10&In-Reply-To=%3C4F0B1A59.7090206%40canonical.com%3E)
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The upstream Mozilla Firefox web browser has moved to a rapid release cycle. New Firefox versions are being released every six weeks and contain new features and security enhancements. Until now, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 have been getting 3.6 point releases of Firefox. As such, users have not been benefiting from new features, support for new web technologies, security enhancements, and performance improvements. Firefox 3.6 will be reaching its end of life soon, so we need to migrate users to rapid release so that they will continue to receive security updates in a timely fashion. * What is changing? * Starting on January 17, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 users will be migrated to the latest Firefox version, and will track the rapid releases going forward, as is currently done in newer releases of Ubuntu. This will enable users to get the numerous improvements offered by new Firefox versions. * What is the impact of this migration? * Add-ons that were previously in the Ubuntu archive, such as flashblock or webdeveloper, will be automatically migrated to reside in your user profile so that they may be updated through the regular update process using addons.mozilla.org. This is necessary to ensure that you automatically get a working version of these addons, if one is available, when a new version of Firefox is released. As Firefox will be updated to a new version every 6 weeks, the browsing experience might change slightly with each update. * What do I need to do? * These updates will be pushed automatically through the regular update process once testing has been completed. No action is required on your part. Users who access specialized web sites, such as intranets or corporate portals, need to make sure they are compatible with the latest Firefox releases before the migration occurs. * Can I help with testing? * If you would like to assist with testing, you can enable the proposed repository on non-production Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or Ubuntu 10.10 systems [1]. * For more information * Please see the following wiki page for information on the migration: [2] You may also track progress of the update in the tracking bug: [3] [1] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed [2] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes/FirefoxRapidReleaseMigration [3] - https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/904594

SilverWave
January 29th, 2012, 09:09 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2206938/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2206941/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing5/+sourcepub/2206943/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2206944/+listing-archive-extra)

All updated :-)

SilverWave
January 29th, 2012, 09:25 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120129r85589-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2206962/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120129r85589-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2206952/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 12.0~a1~hg20120129r85589-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing0/+sourcepub/2206955/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
January 29th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Does anyone know why? The last update (Lucid Lynx x64) was from almost a month ago (Dec 4)!



here is a link so we can easily keep an eye on progress:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid)

Yeah! Working now :-D

r1ft
February 1st, 2012, 01:56 AM
Unfortunately, today's (nightly) build broke my nightly install on 10.04 x86_64. I filed a bug (my first 'automatic' bug submission on LP), but it seemed to have gone to the main Firefox LP instead.

Anyway, here's what I got when I tried to perform the following steps (after the failed nightly update from the PPA):

sudo apt-get remove firefox-trunk (successfully done)
sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk


Initializing download: http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox-trunk/firefox-trunk-globalmenu_12.0~a1~hg20120131r85707-0ubuntu1~umd3~lucid_amd64.deb
File size: 8968 bytes
Opening output file firefox-trunk-globalmenu_12.0~a1~hg20120131r85707-0ubuntu1~umd3~lucid_amd64.deb
Starting download

Connection 1 finished ]
Connection 0 finished ]

Downloaded 8.8 kilobytes in 0 seconds. (29.10 KB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
firefox-trunk-globalmenu
Suggested packages:
latex-xft-fonts firefox-trunk-gnome-support kmozillahelper
The following NEW packages will be installed:
firefox-trunk firefox-trunk-globalmenu
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/19.7MB of archives.
After this operation, 42.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Selecting previously deselected package firefox-trunk.
(Reading database ... 192592 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking firefox-trunk (from .../firefox-trunk_12.0~a1~hg20120131r85707-0ubuntu1~umd3~lucid_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package firefox-trunk-globalmenu.
Unpacking firefox-trunk-globalmenu (from .../firefox-trunk-globalmenu_12.0~a1~hg20120131r85707-0ubuntu1~umd3~lucid_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_US.utf8.cache...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...
Setting up firefox-trunk (12.0~a1~hg20120131r85707-0ubuntu1~umd3~lucid) ...
update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/bin/firefox-trunk doesn't exist.
dpkg: error processing firefox-trunk (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firefox-trunk-globalmenu:
firefox-trunk-globalmenu depends on firefox-trunk (= 12.0~a1~hg20120131r85707-0ubuntu1~umd3~lucid); however:
Package firefox-trunk is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing firefox-trunk-globalmenu (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
Errors were encountered while processing:
firefox-trunk
firefox-trunk-globalmenu
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
-e

SilverWave
February 1st, 2012, 04:05 AM
All theses updated:

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2206546/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2206550/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2206551/+listing-archive-extra)

I haven’t updated 10.04 as the 64bit build failed.
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 10.0+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2206958/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
February 1st, 2012, 04:12 AM
Unfortunately, today's (nightly) build broke my nightly install on 10.04 x86_64. I filed a bug (my first 'automatic' bug submission on LP), but it seemed to have gone to the main Firefox LP instead.

Anyway, here's what I got when I tried to perform the following steps (after the failed nightly update from the PPA):


https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages?field.name_filter=firefox-trunk&field.status_filter=&field.series_filter=lucid)

hmm you may want to have another go in a couple of hours as Chris has another one building now.

Oh and its marked firefox-trunk - 13.0a1 :-)

SilverWave
February 2nd, 2012, 12:39 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120131r85845-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2231798/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120131r85845-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2231799/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120131r85845-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing0/+sourcepub/2231801/+listing-archive-extra)

Maverick is MIA possibly EOL?

Skara Brae
February 4th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Firefox 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...

The update manager installed Firefox 10 and broke some add-ons.

I know this is off-topic, but... how do I get an "older-than-Firefox 10" back? This is already hard enough in Windows... ](*,)

SilverWave
February 5th, 2012, 10:33 AM
Firefox 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...

The update manager installed Firefox 10 and broke some add-ons.

I know this is off-topic, but... how do I get an "older-than-Firefox 10" back? This is already hard enough in Windows... ](*,)


Hmm it depends ;-)

This may be of use: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1856481

But first I would try the Add-ons Compatibility Reporter, as there shouldn’t be much breakage between ff9 and ff10.

SilverWave
February 5th, 2012, 03:53 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2239716/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2239717/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn3 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing5/+sourcepub/2239718/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b1+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn3 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2239720/+listing-archive-extra)

First of the new ff11.0 beta's

SilverWave
February 7th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Adobe adds Flash sandboxing to Firefox (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/07/adobe_sandbox_firefox/)


Adobe has released beta code (http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplatformruntimes_incubator.html) for sandboxing its heavily hacked Flash code within Firefox, in a similar fashion to the Chrome security protections added to its Reader software and Google’s Chrome browser.
“Sandboxing technology has proven very effective in protecting users by increasing the cost and complexity of authoring effective exploits,” said Peleus Uhley, senior security researcher for Adobe in a blog post (http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/02/flash-player-sandboxing-is-coming-to-firefox.html).
Interesting stuff.

but then...


The code will work with Firefox 4.0 or later versions running on Windows 7 or Vista.

:-(

SilverWave
February 7th, 2012, 10:20 PM
USER-TRACKING Firefox sparks Mozilla civil war - Devs spar over unique identifiers in MetricsDataPing code (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/07/mozilla_telemetry_controversy/)

hmm Opt Out... shirley not :/


To UUID, or not to UUID

Bucksch is concerned because a proposal has been put forward for Telemetry to include a universally unique identifier (UUID) for longitudinal analysis.
He claimed that the presence of that UUID would mean that personally identifiable information was being collected and added that it must not happen, not only because of the privacy implications but also due to the potential damage to Mozilla's reputation.

lovinglinux
February 8th, 2012, 07:06 AM
USER-TRACKING Firefox sparks Mozilla civil war - Devs spar over unique identifiers in MetricsDataPing code (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/07/mozilla_telemetry_controversy/)

hmm Opt Out... shirley not :/

Not a good idea.

SilverWave
February 8th, 2012, 11:25 PM
Not a good idea.

Clarification from the reg:

Mozilla explains user-tracking proposal for Firefox - Telemetry has no UUID, Metrics Data Ping might (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/08/mozilla_difference_between_telemetry_metrics_data_ ping/)


In a story published yesterday your humble Reg writer wrongly confused Mozilla's Telemetry project with the open-source outfit's so-called Metrics Data Ping proposal. Mozilla has been in touch to clear things up.

SilverWave
February 12th, 2012, 08:13 PM
Here are the latest beta's

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2247192/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2247196/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2247198/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2247232/+listing-archive-extra)

SilverWave
February 12th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Latest Nightly.

https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120211r86660-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2251402/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120211r86660-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2251403/+listing-archive-extra)

Maverick is missing/eol.
Lucid failed.

SilverWave
February 15th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Interesting if true:

Firefox Will Get a Built-in "Reader" View (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Firefox-Will-Get-a-Built-in-quot-Reader-quot-View-253110.shtml)

I actually use a "Reader" as a last resort. I feel you lose something when you reduce all your sites to the same bland grey.

Saying which its great to have such a feature as a last resort, for when other tools don’t cut it.

It would be interesting if it could determine the most likely element containing the content and remove the rest automatically.

Maybe as a fall-back the user could point to it?

ayesha14
February 16th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Thanks for information

SilverWave
February 18th, 2012, 04:11 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b3+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2259221/+listing-archive-extra) i386 still building.
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b3+build2-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2259227/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b3+build2-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2259238/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b3+build2-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2259237/+listing-archive-extra)

Here we go :-)

JMB74
February 18th, 2012, 10:00 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b3+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2259221/+listing-archive-extra) i386 still building.

Build seems to have stalled.

SilverWave
February 18th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Build seems to have stalled.

hmmm yeah.

On the bright side the 64 bit package installed OK on my box ;-)

SilverWave
February 25th, 2012, 02:40 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120223r87452-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2269300/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120222r87313-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2267433/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120222r87313-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2267438/+listing-archive-extra)

Maverick no longer supported AFAICS.

SilverWave
February 25th, 2012, 02:54 AM
Maverick no longer supported AFAICS.

I have disabled the Maverick Nightly PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing1One Nightly A Week #2 - Maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2)

SilverWave
February 28th, 2012, 11:25 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn3 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2277433/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2272647/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2272650/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b4+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2272655/+listing-archive-extra)

Very close to release :-)

SilverWave
March 3rd, 2012, 11:12 PM
Added a new nightly PPA for 12.04


Add a PPA:

One Nightly A Week #2 - Precise (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing2

SilverWave
March 3rd, 2012, 11:13 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120228r87911-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2/+sourcepub/2286201/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120228r87911-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2286189/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120228r87911-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2286187/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120228r87911-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing0/+sourcepub/2286188/+listing-archive-extra)

Here we go :-)

SilverWave
March 3rd, 2012, 11:18 PM
What can go wrong? Hitting the: “update-manager -d” to PrecisePangolin 12.04 (http://silverwav.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/what-can-go-wrong-hitting-the-update-manager-d-to-precisepangolin-12-04/)

The short answer nothing so far ;-)

I had a rush of blood to the head and upgraded today... so far so good.

Sweet.

SilverWave
March 4th, 2012, 11:23 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b5+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2287698/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b5+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2287700/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b5+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing5/+sourcepub/2287701/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b5+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2287702/+listing-archive-extra)

Nearly there :-)

SilverWave
March 9th, 2012, 08:18 AM
Mozilla Doesn't Want Pepper for Linux Flash (http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerner/mozilla-doesnt-want-pepper-for-linux-flash.html)

Hmm I wonder if they will find another way around the flash for Linux issue?


A couple week ago, Adobe announced that is was abandoning Flash on Linux to Google. The idea being that Chrome integrates Flash and Google can be the place where Linux users go for Flash.
But what about Firefox? Why can't Firefox on Linux also get the same benefit?
As it turns out, that's a bug that Mozilla WONTFIX.

SilverWave
March 10th, 2012, 09:21 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2297848/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2297849/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing5/+sourcepub/2297850/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b6+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2297851/+listing-archive-extra)

b7 up shortly...

SilverWave
March 10th, 2012, 09:36 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120308r88518-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2/+sourcepub/2297860/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120308r88518-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2297861/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120306r88331-0ubuntu1~umd2~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2297858/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120306r88331-0ubuntu1~umd2~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing0/+sourcepub/2297864/+listing-archive-extra)

Working well so far...

SilverWave
March 13th, 2012, 07:45 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b7+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2296596/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b7+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2296599/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b7+build1-0ubuntu0.10.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2296600/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 11.0~b7+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2296601/+listing-archive-extra)

Here we go...

SilverWave
March 13th, 2012, 07:57 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120313r88815-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2302973/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120313r88815-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing3/+sourcepub/2304140/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120310r88692-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing1/+sourcepub/2304142/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 13.0~a1~hg20120310r88692-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing0/+sourcepub/2304143/+listing-archive-extra)

Up to date :-)

SilverWave
March 13th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Mozilla nixes Firefox 11 delay, will launch upgrade today (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225149/Mozilla_nixes_Firefox_11_delay_will_launch_upgrade _today?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+% 28Latest+from+Computerworld%29)


Says concern over last week's Pwn2Own bug unwarranted because it was already patched

By Gregg Keizer (http://www.computerworld.com/s/author/9000163/Gregg+Keizer)
March 13, 2012 01:07 PM ET

Computerworld - Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.

cheekybuddha
March 14th, 2012, 12:40 PM
I have disabled the Maverick Nightly PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing1One Nightly A Week #2 - Maverick (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing2)
Hi,

If I am using maverick, what do I need to do to get nightlies/dailies(thunderbird)?

Should I replace my ppa's with silverware/testing1 or just choose a lucid or natty ppa?

Please advise.

TIA,

d

SilverWave
March 14th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Hi,

If I am using maverick, what do I need to do to get nightlies/dailies(thunderbird)?

Should I replace my ppa's with silverware/testing1 or just choose a lucid or natty ppa?

Please advise.

TIA,

d


hmm I only do Firefox here...

SilverWave
March 14th, 2012, 09:37 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120313r88953-0ubuntu1~umd2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2305100/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120313r88953-0ubuntu1~umd2~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2305101/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120313r88953-0ubuntu1~umd2~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2305102/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120313r88953-0ubuntu1~umd2~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2305102/+listing-archive-extra)

:-)

SilverWave
March 14th, 2012, 09:42 PM
Interesting...

Firefox 11 is Smaller and Faster (http://autonome.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/firefox-11-is-smaller-and-faster/)


We quietly shipped Firefox 11 with a bunch of performance fixes that both reduce the amount of memory that Firefox uses, and improve the responsiveness of it’s user interface.
These types of changes are not easy to talk about. Often they’re very technical, and meaningless to anyone but the developers involved, which is probably why we usually don’t enumerate them in the the release notes (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/11.0/releasenotes/) or other public announcements.

SilverWave
March 14th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Kwjor March 14, 2012 at 8:49 am (http://autonome.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/firefox-11-is-smaller-and-faster/#comment-1430)
Say, whatever happened to Chrome-style process separation, i.e. with different processes for different tabs? Is that still on the table?
Reply (http://autonome.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/firefox-11-is-smaller-and-faster/?replytocom=1430#respond)



Josh Matthews (http://gravatar.com/mrlachatte) March 14, 2012 at 11:02 am (http://autonome.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/firefox-11-is-smaller-and-faster/#comment-1434)
Kwjor – that was shelved in November or December, as it was a very long-term project which required significant resource investment, promised to break the vast majority of existing addons, and did not promise equivalently extraordinary gains in responsiveness, etc. We decided to invest the engineering efforts required in working on a number of other projects that promised much more tangible and quantifiable responsiveness benefits in a much quicker timeframe. Project Snappy is the result of that decision.


hmm...

cheekybuddha
March 15th, 2012, 11:19 AM
hmm I only do Firefox here...

Sorry, I should have been clearer! I'm after Firefox Nightlies and Thuderbird Dailies!

I just wondered if you knew whether I could use a different Firefox Nightly build on Maverick (eg Natty) or if it might cause issues.

What is the build at the top of your list with no Ubuntu version - is it a generic build, or maybe it's for Precise?

d

SilverWave
March 15th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Sorry, I should have been clearer! I'm after Firefox Nightlies and Thuderbird Dailies!

I just wondered if you knew whether I could use a different Firefox Nightly build on Maverick (eg Natty) or if it might cause issues.

What is the build at the top of your list with no Ubuntu version - is it a generic build, or maybe it's for Precise?

d


[Original packages from ubuntu-mozilla-daily (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter=)]

If you create your own PPA then you do get some options on how you copy packages from Ubuntu-mozilla-daily

e.g.


View package details (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages) > (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages) Copy packages (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+copy-packages)

Select the destination PPA.

Destination series:
Select the destination series.

Copy options: Rebuild the copied sources
Copy existing binaries
How the selected sources should be copied to the destination archive.

or Cancel (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+packages)But I haven't really played about with these settings much...

I would recommend a VM and a bit of testing before using such a package (if it even builds successfully).

I would say you would be better off getting your Nightly from Mozilla direct.

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

SilverWave
March 15th, 2012, 08:37 PM
Hmm interesting...

Mozilla will start Firefox silent updates in June (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225235/Mozilla_will_start_Firefox_silent_updates_in_June? source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+% 28Latest+from+Computerworld%29)


"Updates will now be downloaded and installed silently in the background," wrote Nyman in a Wednesday post to the Hacks Mozilla blog (http://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/03/firefox-in-2011-firefox-plans-for-2012/). "Silent updates are currently planned to land in Firefox 13."

SilverWave
March 16th, 2012, 04:32 AM
Firefox Beta - Precise




SilverWave (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave)
Firefox Beta - Precise




PPA description


The latest firefox Beta - No other packages.
Copied from firefox-next, Ubuntu Security Proposed & Ubuntu Mozilla Security.
Warning! I am impatient and I copy packages before they have been fully tested.
I even copy packages when status reads "Publishing has been disabled for this archive".
I can do this in good conscience as these ppa's are for my personal use, although I have no problem with others using them.
______________________________
Firefox Beta - Precise #testing8
firefox only
______________________________
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox
______________________________
Disclaimer: Use at your own risk, no guarantees.
______________________________

SilverWave
March 16th, 2012, 04:55 AM
Firefox Beta - Precise
PPA description

The latest firefox Beta - No other packages.
Copied from firefox-next, Ubuntu Security Proposed & Ubuntu Mozilla Security.
Warning! I am impatient and I copy packages before they have been fully tested.
I even copy packages when status reads "Publishing has been disabled for this archive".
I can do this in good conscience as these ppa's are for my personal use, although I have no problem with others using them.
______________________________
Firefox Beta - Precise #testing8
firefox only
______________________________
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/testing8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox
______________________________
Disclaimer: Use at your own risk, no guarantees.
______________________________



Changes for the versions:
Installed version: 11.0+build1-0ubuntu1
Available version: 12.0~b1+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn2

So far so good ;-)

My Tree Style Tabs look a little fat but I can live with that...

SilverWave
March 16th, 2012, 05:00 AM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b1+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2307470/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b1+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2307468/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b1+build2-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2307472/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b1+build2-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Emozillateam/+archive/firefox-next/+sourcepub/2307474/+listing-archive-extra)

So far so good... YMMV

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 07:58 AM
Compatible by Default and the Add-ons Compatibility Reporter (http://brian.kingsonline.net/talk/2012/02/compatible-by-default-and-the-add-ons-compatibility-reporter/)


In short, the ACR settings that make add-ons compatible are themsleves not compatible with Compatible By Default in Firefox. So these settings have been disabled in ACR, and the extension acts now only as a reporting tool. To put it another way, ACR no longer makes old add-ons work, deferring completely this task to Firefox. Compatible By Default does not enable all extensions. The types not enabled include the following:


Add-ons marked to work with a Firefox version less than 4.0
Add-ons with binary components
Add-ons explicitly marked by the author as incompatible, i.e. opt-out of Compatible By Default
Add-ons tested and determined to not be compatible with a given version of Firefox, and marked as incompatible by Mozilla
Themes

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 08:00 AM
Solving Firefox’s add-on compatibility problem "I want to upgrade Firefox, but my add-ons won't be compatible." (http://theunfocused.net/2011/11/19/solving-firefoxs-add-on-compatibility-problem/)


"I want to upgrade Firefox, but my add-ons won't be compatible."
This makes me sad. And it's a problem that's been magnified by the switch to rapid release. One of the strengths of Firefox is it's rich selection of add-ons. In fact, 85% of Firefox users (https://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2011/06/21/firefox-4-add-on-users/) have chosen to install an add-on. On average, those users have 5 add-ons installed. Firefox users really love their add-ons. So it's not surprising that they get frustrated when one of their favorite add-ons gets disabled because it's not marked as being compatible with the new Firefox update they just installed.
So I started working on a project (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Features/Add-ons/Add-ons_Default_to_Compatible) to fix it. The end result will be that most add-ons will automatically be compatible with Firefox, starting with (hopefully) Firefox 10.

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 08:01 AM
Add-on Compatibility Reporter 1.1 by Mozilla (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/)


Update to ACR: Due to "Default To Compatible" changes in Firefox 10+, the ACR's functionality has changed. It can no longer be used for force add-ons to be installed. Read more about the changes. (http://brian.kingsonline.net/talk/2012/02/compatible-by-default-and-the-add-ons-compatibility-reporter/)Have to agree with the review below:


From useful to useless in one single update... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

by Scorzonera (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/948715/) on March 11, 2012 · permalink (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/reviews/340300/)
"The ACR's functionality has changed. It can no longer be used for force add-ons to be installed."

Wouldn't be such a problem if this did it's job:
""Default To Compatible" changes in Firefox 10+"

I don't mind reporting add-on's that work/don't work anymore, but if add-on's clearly work but cannot be activated by the built in 'Default To Compatible' feature, than users are left with quite a useless reporting tool with this add-on.

I understand the developer's reasons for this decision, I also understand that as a user I have nothing to gain with it. So, as a user I'll give two stars for trying to get an active community involvement, minus three stars for it's more than useless implementation because reporting working add-on's isn't visible in an actual working add-on as end result. Leaving that same community empty handed.

And again: Useful workarounds come from the community itself, developers have placed themselves outside that same community. That means I'll have to give this add-on a one star rating.

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 08:23 AM
hmmm Tab Utilities 1.1.3, some of the compatibilities reports say it is OK....

But how do I test it if its marked non-compatible?

Add-on Compatibility Reporter no longer allows the user to force compatibility.

Oh. Dear. Me.

This sound just like the bad old days :-(

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 08:26 AM
hmmm Tab Utilities 1.1.3 some of the compatibilities reports say is OK....

But how do I test it if its marked non-compatible?

Add-on Compatibility Reporter no longer allows the user to force compatibility.

Oh. Dear. Me.

This sound just like the bad old days :-(


Hmm the advice seems a little confused...



Reviews

Great extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

by mkouman (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/5863476/) on March 17, 2012 · permalink (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-utilities/reviews/341238/)
It is a great tool, but the only draw back is the incompatibility issues with the new FF versions. Problem can be solved by disabling compatibility check (extensions.checkCompatibility)

Not compatible yet with FF 12 beta Rated 4 out of 5 stars

by Ralphbusdriver (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/791106/) on March 16, 2012 · permalink (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-utilities/reviews/341174/)
I miss it. Hope the Tab Utilities addon updates automatically when it is made compatible with new FF releases. I'll keep checking back.

Try keeping up Rated 4 out of 5 stars

by Martijn (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/5716612/) on March 16, 2012 · permalink (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tab-utilities/reviews/341090/)
Very nice add-on, have been using it for quite a while, but:

Would be nice if you updated the add-on to newer firefox versions _before_ these versions are released instead of afterwards. At he moment we have to postpone updating FF only because this add-on hasn't been updated yet. (All my other add-ons are already compatible. (And I use a LOT of them.)

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 08:37 AM
hmmm Tab Utilities 1.1.3 some of the compatibilities reports say it is OK....

But how do I test it if its marked non-compatible?

Add-on Compatibility Reporter no longer allows the user to force compatibility.

Oh. Dear. Me.

This sound just like the bad old days :-(

Ah Hah!

Here we go:

extensions.checkCompatibility.12.0 = false
extensions.checkCompatibility.12.0a = false
extensions.checkCompatibility = false

I had uninstalled it and previously the site would not allow me to reinstall.

After the addition of the preferences above I was allowed to install and all looks OK so far.

ron999
March 17th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Hi
Something broke when Firefox-12 b1 from PPA was updated to build 2.
Ubuntu Natty.
Is there a problem with the PPA build?

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Hi
Something broke when Firefox-12 b1 from PPA was updated to build 2.
Ubuntu Natty.
Is there a problem with the PPA build?


Hmm

Haven't got any natty boxes around so I tried an install on a old VM...
Looks OK but the this is a 64bit OS...
.

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Hmm

Haven't got any natty boxes around so I tried an install on a old VM...
Looks OK but the this is a 64bit OS...
.

I'm downloading natty 32bit and I'll see how we get on with that and post my results later.

SilverWave
March 17th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Hi
Something broke when Firefox-12 b1 from PPA was updated to build 2.
Ubuntu Natty.
Is there a problem with the PPA build?

Looks as if the problem is at your end and not the PPA...

Tested in a newly built VM all working OK.

ron999
March 17th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Looks as if the problem is at your end and not the PPA...

Tested in a newly built VM all working OK.

Hi
Thanks for testing that.
I don't know what went wrong.
Fixed it by tinkering and using -f.:)

SilverWave
March 18th, 2012, 11:24 AM
Hah one little change you would think...

Last Comment Bug 419231 - The styling of the Customize Toolbar window could be improved (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=419231)

Made me smile ;-)

SilverWave
March 18th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Hi
Thanks for testing that.
I don't know what went wrong.
Fixed it by tinkering and using -f.:)

No problem just glad you have installed it successfully :-)

SilverWave
March 19th, 2012, 07:58 PM
H.264 (http://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/03/18/video-user-experience-and-our-mission/)

Very disappointing.



We’ve declined to adopt a technology that improves user experience in the hopes this will bring greater user sovereignty. Not many would try this strategy, but we did. Brendan’s piece (http://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/03/video-mobile-and-the-open-web/) details why our current approach of not supporting encumbered codec formats hasn’t worked, and why today’s approach regarding existing encumbered formats is even less likely to work in the future.

Oh well it was worth a shot.

SilverWave
March 22nd, 2012, 07:27 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b1+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing8/+sourcepub/2308717/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2321332/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2321333/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2321334/+listing-archive-extra)


Time to test... :-)

SilverWave
March 22nd, 2012, 07:34 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120322r90003-0ubuntu1~umd1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2321120/+listing-archive-extra) Currently building
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120322r90003-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2321121/+listing-archive-extra)Currently building
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120320r89816-0ubuntu1~umd1~natty (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2318060/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox-trunk - 14.0~a1~hg20120320r89816-0ubuntu1~umd1~lucid (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa/+sourcepub/2318061/+listing-archive-extra)

Here we are for this week...

chrisccoulson
March 22nd, 2012, 08:06 PM
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b1+build2-0ubuntu0.12.04.1~mfn2 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing8/+sourcepub/2308717/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.10.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing7/+sourcepub/2321332/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing4/+sourcepub/2321333/+listing-archive-extra)
https://launchpad.net/@@/package-source firefox - 12.0~b2+build1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1~mfn1 (https://launchpad.net/%7Esilverwave/+archive/testing6/+sourcepub/2321334/+listing-archive-extra)

Time to test... :-)

Can you please stop publishing packages with my name on before I've had a chance to test them (and before Mozilla releases them)? :(

If you do, can you please make it clear at the top of the thread that this is not the official way to test the Firefox beta in Ubuntu, and direct them to the official PPA that you're copying them from.

People with the Flash plugin installed are going to struggle upgrading from your PPA in any case

lovinglinux
March 22nd, 2012, 08:43 PM
this tutorial is outdated