In light of anxiousness about the backporting of the new Firefox 1.5, I'm just curious as to the community's rate of adoption...
Firefox 1.0.7 from Mozilla
Firefox 1.0.7 from the Ubuntu repositories
Firefox 1.0.6 or below
I'm not using Firefox
A v1.5 backport would be awesome. I don't want to 'mess' with this installation; just using packages from the repos.
FF 1.5, installed following this HowTo. Works great!
None. I'm a epiphany user.
elementary OS Luna
i use 1.5. my favorite theme, blackjapan, is only made for 1.5. also, i can't stand the old preference window.
Still waiting for 1.5 in the repos , for me there are only two ways of doing things :
A)The apt-get way
B)The wrong way
There is only one god, and Ubuntu is its prophet.
1.0.7 from the official repository.
As I use the Epiphany GUI to the Firefox Gecko, I need to install it properly (with apt). I tried backporting earlier, but Blam and Devhelp broke. I'll wait a while before trying again. At least Blam needs to be patched before it works with 1.5.
I'd have to disagree.Originally Posted by jc87
Why are Linux users so afraid of installing a program which isn't available via apt-get? Windows, Firefox 1.5 is out you just go to the site and download the latest exe.
I understand people don't want to break their system, but whilst I am quite happy using Ubuntu it actually makes me question how good Ubuntu is when updating a simple program like Firefox can break the system if done incorrectly. Surely that is just bad design - that doesn't happen in xp (or at least it didn't happen to me in the 2 or so years I used it and I installed and uninstalled a heck of a lot of programs on it).
I'd have to say comparing to your A/B example:
A) The insecure, buggy, outdated way - Windows anyone?
B) The secure, safe, up-to-date way.
@ jc87 - This is not intended to be a personal attack on yourself, this is aimed at Linux users in general who have the same views as yourself.
Nor is this post intended as a "Hey, Linux is crap" flame, just general questions about the attitude people seem to have of prefering to use old and buggy software (which 1.07 was!).
I'm using 1.0.7 again, Firefox 1.5 was crashing every 10 minutes or so and it became a hassle.
I'm using 1.0.7 because I was sick of the lack of sound in Flash movies. (Mind you, the freeze-on-inline-box bug in 1.0.7 is also annoying, mostly because nobody's given it so much as a glance and it's been around since at least the days of Hoary.)