[CentOS] Firefox 3

Sat Mar 15 07:46:55 UTC 2008
Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net>


I just read the release announcement for RHEL 5.2beta:


And something caught my eye:

* Laptop and Desktop Enhancement
   + Suspend and Hibernate improvements
   + Re-base of the top Desktop applications
     - Evolution 2.12.3
     - Firefox 3
     - OpenOffice 2.3.0
     - Thunderbird 2.0
   + Updated graphics drivers

I see that the folks from Red Hat decided to completely ignore Firefox 
2.0: an eloquent detail.

Now it's more than once that I've read good things about Firefox 3. Much 
less RAM-hungry than it's predecessors, excellent standards compliance, 
much more stable. What's the best way to get Firefox 3 on my CentOS 5.1? 
Is there some RPM for RHEL somewhere? Some SRPM? Or simply wait 
patiently for CentOS 5.2?

Aside: I use XFCE, not GNOME, so I don't have to go through the chore of 
updating some core GNOME components (like Yelp).