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Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:44 am

Hi all,

I noticed there were updates ready for my computer last night, one of which was Firefox. What I found odd was it jumped from version 5 to 9. I've done some research and found that 9 is the very latest version of Firefox, but this seems unusual for LMDE to have the very latest version for whatever reason.

Can I check this is deliberate and expected behaviour, or is there something awry with my system?

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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby lahirdenganselamat on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:12 am

WhatUsernameIsFree? wrote:this seems unusual for LMDE to have the very latest version for whatever reason.

I think its because FF 9 wasn't the very latest version of FF, for now, I think it's FF 10. If FF 9 was considered as stable, so make sense if its on repo right?
AFAIK, now firefox will get new version number every 6 weeks (read on somewhere I forget)
So I'm sure your system was fine.
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby Oscar799 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:01 am

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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby Lippy on Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:25 am

No, there is nothing wrong with your system. Firefox really has been updated. :)

Firefox exists in the Linux Mint repository rather than in the Debian one, so it can get updated even between Update Packs. Firefox 9 is the latest version btw. Version 10 is still in beta.
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby craigevil on Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:37 pm

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9.0.1 is the current release/stable version of Firefox. Iceweasel in sid is also at 9.0.1.
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:13 pm

Not that I really care, since as far as I can tell nothing has changed since version 4, but what happened to version 6, 7 and 8?
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby Monsta on Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:04 am

I guess they didn't make their way to the Mint repo, that's all. Mint dev team is pretty busy these days. :)
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:53 am

Much of this doesn't make sense if you're not 'into' computers. Oh well, good work Mint Team, guess that's the problem of having such a good distro, many users! ;)
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby Monsta on Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:35 am

WhatUsernameIsFree? wrote:Much of this doesn't make sense if you're not 'into' computers.

Maybe that's why this subforum used to have so many "I want the latest Firefox, why LMDE has only 4.0 (or 5.0)" threads. :D
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:30 pm

Monsta wrote:
WhatUsernameIsFree? wrote:Much of this doesn't make sense if you're not 'into' computers.

Maybe that's why this subforum used to have so many "I want the latest Firefox, why LMDE has only 4.0 (or 5.0)" threads. :D


To me, versions are just a number, especially true with Firefox. I genuinely can't tell what's new with version 9 over version 5, which means that I've jumped three versions without spotting a *single* difference. Well done Mozilla, you're pushing the boat out there! :D
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Re: Firefox from Version 5 to 9?

Postby Monsta on Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:17 pm

Same here. That's why I wasn't upset that I had only version 5.0.
Mozilla is doing a great job in the field of version number accelerating, but they'll never get close to Nvidia. (or udev.) 8)
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