[CentOS] Firefox for CentOS

Wed Mar 8 15:10:41 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Hi, Johnny,

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> I am currently building the latest Firefox updates and I have noticed
> that they have upgraded the CentOS-7 Firefox from the ESR tree (45.8) to
> the mainline tree (Currently firefox-52.0).  They have left EL5 and EL6
> at the ESR level (45.8.0-2).
> EL7:
> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0461.html
> EL5 and EL6:
> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0459.html
> As stated above, I am currently building and testing these, so they are
> not yet released .. just preparing people for the changes.
In your testing, you might test the situation I posted yesterday: CentOS
7.3, current firefox, most recent flash-plugin (1 Mar). In one tab, using
noscript, I enabled youtube and googlevideo. It affected a *separate*
firefox window, opened from the firefox file menu. The video played, and
went to play something else. I closed the tab, which is the *only* place
that youtube was enabled. Instead, it kept playing. I actually shut down
firefox altogether... and it kept playing. It didn't stop until I brought
up firefox again, opened the original tab, and disabled youtube there.
*Then*, and only then, did it stop playing.