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Official Newer Firefox Versions - "Aurora" thread

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:53 pm
by vrkalak
Firefox-4.0 was released a few short months ago and already Firefox-5.0 is next, with Firefox-6.0 due for release in Sept.2011, with Firefox-7.0 hot on it's heels.

**Firefox-5.0 was just released as 'stable' by Mozilla (yesterday) ... and has already hit the repros.

And me, always wanting to be on the 'cutting edge' of Open Source ... I have just installed Firefox-6.0 Aurora A2 from the Launchpad.net/mozilla PPA's. (remember PPA's work with Ubuntu-based distros and do not work with Debian/LMDE)

Launchpad.net/Mozilla PPA site > https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-d ... fox-aurora

Firefox-6.0 Aurora is to be released in Sept. 2011 ... and, is now available for testing and bug-reporting purposes.

craigevil posted:
But for Debian/LMDE you can get Iceweasel:
# Iceweasel 4.0/5/6 beta/aurora packages for Debian http://glandium.org/blog/?p=1032
# Debian Mozilla team APT archive - http://mozilla.debian.net/
# To use this archive, you need to add the following entry in /etc/apt/sources.list
# deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ $release $pkg-$ver

Re: Official "Firefox-6.0 Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:41 am
by vrkalak
In my Mint-9 Fluxbox install . . .

Along with my Daily Updates, the Launchpad PPA for "Mozilla/Firefox-next" just updated my browser to version 7.0a2

I don't think it would have done that, unless Firefox-6.0 was released as 'stable' :D
FF-6 was due for 'stable' release July 2011. With FF-7.0 due in Sept. 2011 . . . and Firefox-8.0 not far behind.

Of course, now none of my Add-ons or extensions for Mozilla are working with FF-7.0 yet. :cry:
But, Firefox-7.0a2 does seem to be noticeably faster than FF-6.0 was, at least for me.

Has Firefox-6.0 been released as 'stable'?

The official Mozilla website doesn't say anything about this, as it will download FF-5.0
But, the Mozillazine (Firefox) Forums are talking about FF-6.0-Beta being released to the public.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 5&start=60

Re: Official "Firefox-6.0 Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:21 am
by z06gal
I just added the repos for firefox next and ran update and upgrade, is that all I need to do? Thanks! :wink:


Robin

Re: Official "Firefox-6.0 Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:59 am
by linuxviolin
Yes, Aurora is now 7.0a, i.e Firefox 7 Alpha, and Nightly (you can try/use it also if you are brave enough) is the future Firefox 8... A Beta of Firefox 6 is released. But I don't see the need for Aurora packages. You just need to download it from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/channel/, extract it somewhere in your /home and click on the file named "firefox" which is inside the folder created during decompression. You can make a shortcut on your desktop, in your menu or your panel if you want/like. Aurora updates itself automatically, if you check this option in the Preferences, or by hand with a click on "Look for updates" in the window "About Aurora" in the Help menu. There is an update every day. And Aurora will find and use your current Firefox profile in your system, in your /home. Really, a distribution package, whatever the distrib, a PPA or other is absolutely useless... :roll:

Re: Official "Firefox-6.0 Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:39 am
by z06gal
Thanks lv. That is exactly what I did. I will say ff 7 is definitely fast :D

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:38 pm
by vrkalak
Changed the thread title to reflect 'all' the Firefox-Aurora browsers.

Firefox-Aurora versions 6.0 - 7.0 - 8.0 . . . and beyond

As the new versions of Firefox Aurora are coming at us so fast. :P

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:35 am
by ian59
I'd been using firefox 5 for some time and decided i'd give 7 a try.. I now have Aurora installed on my computer via the PPA.. Problem is it won't start (just hangs at start then) and I am unable to remove it.. I tried uninstalling from the software manager, synaptic and the command line. I removed the Aurora PPA and replaced it with the firefox PPA. All attempts to remove start and finish the same way.. Firefox 7XXXX will be removed and songbird installed. Doesn't happen, I'm stuck with firefox 7. In synaptic I select to completely remove firefox and nothing happens. From command line, I'm told firefox is not installed but the brown aurora icon is there and will not work.

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:29 am
by linuxviolin
ian59, don't use the PPA, it's absolutely useless. Follow what I said in my last post, it's simple and no install to do. :D

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:16 am
by aes2011
linuxviolin wrote:ian59, don't use the PPA, it's absolutely useless. Follow what I said in my last post, it's simple and no install to do. :D


And if I'm not mistaken, removing Aurora is then simply a matter of deleting the containing folder.

I got mine from here:
https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/channel/ which points to
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... 86.tar.bz2

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:30 am
by linuxviolin
aes2011 wrote:And if I'm not mistaken, removing Aurora is then simply a matter of deleting the containing folder.

I got mine from here:
https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/channel/ which points to
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... 86.tar.bz2

Exactly. When you do not want to use Aurora and you want to delete it, you just have to delete the folder that the archive created during decompression in your /home, and the archive itself. Oh and it's the same, the same procedure, to use and remove Nightly, if you're brave enough to try/use it, but to download it, it's here: http://nightly.mozilla.org/ Currently, Nightly is 8.0a1 and you have it just in English. At the contrary, Aurora can be downloading in all languages.

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:33 pm
by skunkarific
So far no issues with nightly, of course you have to suppress the compat check for extensions.

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:41 pm
by Oscar799
Firefox 6 is now available in Mint 11 via the updates

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:47 pm
by linuxviolin
Nightly is now 9.0a1 :-)

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:31 pm
by vrkalak
Just this morning . . .

My LMDE 'incoming' mint-debian-update App - upgraded my browser to Firefox-8.0a2 (with all needed dependancies).

I do not, have the "nightly-build" but, the debian/mozilla firefox-aurora-next repros added to my sources.list

I'll keep everyone informed as to how this new version of Firefox-8.0 works . . . :mrgreen:

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:43 am
by lwrver
Ever since I upgraded to Firefox 6 in my LM9 it occasionally will not terminate firefox-bin when I exit the program. The next time I try to start firefox it gives an error message that says "firefox-bin is still running" and will not allow firefox to start until I manually kill the process. Why is this happening? Any ideas?

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:17 pm
by kspringer
lwrver: Agreed. Ever since I loaded Firefox 6, also on LM9, I have trouble getting it to terminate. (I've become really friendly with "system monitor".)

I'm toying with downgrading to Firefox 5 but I haven't found it yet. If FF6 sucks, I wonder if FF7 will suck more. May be time to look for another browser...

k

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:10 am
by lwrver
I've found the best way to recover from a failure to terminate is to open a terminal window and issue the command "killall firefox-bin". Think I'll open a support request on the mozilla site.

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:19 am
by erkki

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:37 pm
by linuxviolin
lwrver wrote:Ever since I upgraded to Firefox 6 in my LM9 it occasionally will not terminate firefox-bin when I exit the program. The next time I try to start firefox it gives an error message that says "firefox-bin is still running" and will not allow firefox to start until I manually kill the process. Why is this happening? Any ideas?

Well, it's Firefox. I have had this "problem" in any Firefox versions... from time to time. If this was the only "problem" with Firefox we would happy.

You have no need for a terminal for exiting the process. Just open your process monitor, depending on the desktop used it can have a different name, and right-click on the Firefox process then choose kill. Done. :D

Re: Official Firefox-6/7/8 "Aurora" thread

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:22 pm
by vrkalak
The easiest way, to upgrade your install of Firefox, to the current 'stable' release ... is to go to the Launchpad.net site and add the Mozilla/Firefox repros to your sources.list.

https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+arc ... fox-stable < Firefox 'stable' repros can be found here.

To add add/modify/change your sources.list, go here: sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

*Also, whenever Mozilla releases a new stable release of Firefox - the 'stable' repros will upgrade the browser - automatically.