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Latest Version of Firefox

Postby larry316 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:25 pm

I wanted to download from GitHub. It recommends that my version of Firefox is obsolete and I should get the latest version of Firefox. Can someone guide me on how I can do this. I am a newbie and would like to get some help[. My post shows my computer and the version of Linux that I have.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby WharfRat » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:30 pm

Can you return firefox -v from the terminal and the link to the GitHub version of FF
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby larry316 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:39 pm

Firefox Extended Support Release

We do our best to support Firefox's latest Extended Support Release (ESR). Older versions of Firefox may disable some features on GitHub and require the latest version of Firefox.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby larry316 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:44 pm

GitHub version of FF

I don't know what that means.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby karlchen » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:12 pm

Hello, larry316.

"Github version of FF" is a misunderstanding on WharfRat's side. He understood your initial post as if you were trying to download FF from Github. :wink:
You wanted to download something else from Gibthub.
And the smart Github webpage stated your FF browser were outdated, because it does not identify as 56.0, but as some other version.

The question remains unanswered which FF ESR version precisely you are using. Check in Firefox ESR under Help - About Firefox.
In case it says 52.4.0, then this is currently the recent ESR version. Anything below 52.4.0 ESR is outdated.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby WharfRat » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:37 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, larry316.

"Github version of FF" is a misunderstanding on WharfRat's side. He understood your initial post as if you were trying to download FF from Github. :wink:
You wanted to download something else from Gibthub.

Well that's certainly embarrassing :oops:
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby MintBean » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:52 pm

It depends on Github's definition of 'latest.' I would imagine it expects a recent release of Firefox mainline rather than ESR which by definition is an old version kept running.

My advice is unless you have a decent reason to stick with ESR, dump it and use the standard version available in the software manager.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby Schultz » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:39 pm

The latest FF ESR version is 52.4.1 (not 52.4.0) and I can download from github just fine.

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby karlchen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:40 am

How only could I have missed that the latest and greatest ESR is 52.4.1?! :shock: It makes all the difference, but only if you are on MacOS, not on Linux or Windows. :wink:
Anyway, the most recent ESR release is 52.4.1. Correct.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby larry316 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:23 pm

This is what I have been trying to do.
I was not sure what was meant by cloning or repo. I hope this helps the people that are trying to help me:


Usage with Python API

classify_image.py downloads the trained model from tensorflow.org when the program is run for the first time. You'll need about 200M of free space available on your hard disk.

Start by cloning the TensorFlow models repo from GitHub. Run the following commands:

cd models/tutorials/image/imagenet
python classify_image.py
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby phd21 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Hi "larry316",

The Mint repositories (Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)) have the current version of "normal regular" Firefox which I think is version 56 for now.

There are however various installation options for various versions of Firefox available. Did you install your Firefox from the Mint repos, or did you install it using another method? If you used another method, what was it? Your one response shows you are using an ESR version of Firefox ...

Regardless of your browser, you can can still clone (download) a GitHub repository, see link below...

But, it is common knowledge that BIG changes are coming with Firefox and their new version Quantum. This will be good and bad, good for the improvements, bad because all the great legacy add-ons will not work anymore.

How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu Right Now, November 9, 2017
https://itsfoss.com/firefox-quantum-ubuntu/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=firefoxs_chrome_killer_gnome_shell_extensions_and_more_linux_stuff&utm_term=2017-11-09


There are apparently a few TensorFlow models repositories on GitHub, which one are you trying to download (clone)? How did you install this, for CPU for most users, or GPU for Nvidia video cards, using PIP, Anaconda, etc...?
https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=TensorFlow+models+repo+from+GitHub&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Installation
https://github.com/tensorflow/models/blob/master/research/object_detection/g3doc/installation.md

* Cloning a GitHub repository
https://help.github.com/articles/cloning-a-repository/

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sudo apt install git

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git clone https://github.com/tensorflow/models.git


Using "wget" and or "curl"
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/228412/how-to-wget-a-github-file

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wget https://github.com/tensorflow/models.git

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curl https://github.com/tensorflow/models.git



Hope this helps ...
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby larry316 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:21 am

Thank you for all the information. Being a newbie it will take me time to digest it all. I can answer one question. I never installed Firefox. I am using Mint 17.3 and used that Firefox.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby karlchen » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:23 am

In this case I wonder how Firefox ESR (extended support release) might have managed to creep inside your system? :?
The official repos have never offered it.
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby phd21 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:43 pm

Hi "larry316",

You are welcome, from all of use that responded.

It is a lot of information, so take your time and ask questions.

+ 1 for "karlchen"'s comment. How did you get an ESR version of Firefox on your system? You or someone else must have installed that because that is not a default installation option in any edition of Linux Mint that I am aware of. Not that there is anything wrong with the ESR edition of Firefox, it is one way to continue using all the great legacy add-ons which the newer versions are going to prevent, unless their developers have re-written those add-ons to work with the new Firefox (most have not).

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby larry316 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:17 am

I managed to create a Repository in GitHub.
I wanted to try:

https://www.tensorflow.org/versions/mas ... python_api

When you run the above you will see:
Start by cloning the TensorFlow models repo from GitHub.

but I am still not able to do the clone step
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby larry316 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:37 am

https://www.tensorflow.org/versions/mas ... ecognition

this is a correction to my previous post
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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby Moem » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:50 am

larry316 wrote:this is a correction to my previous post

You can edit your posts by clicking on the little pencil button.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Latest Version of Firefox

Postby trytip » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:29 pm

the official firefox-52.4.1esr https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/all/ but it's only supported until Mar 6, 2018


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