[CentOS] Re: Firefox for CentOS

Wed Mar 8 23:22:45 UTC 2017
Yamaban <foerster at lisas.de>

On Wed, 8 Mar 2017 16:56, Johnny Hughes <johnny at ...> wrote:
> On 03/08/2017 09:39 AM, Phelps, Matthew wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>>> On 03/08/2017 09:10 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> Does anyone know if ESR 52.x will eventually be released for CentOS 6?
> I am sure it will, certainly when version 45 goes EOL.
> The variables and content to build it on EL6 are in the current EL7
> SRPM, but the EL5 stuff is (understandably, since it is going EOL soon)
> missing.
> What I am not sure of is if EL7 will stay on the Current Release for the
> next update or if it will shift back to ESR.

Eh?? There is a slight misunderstanding here.

The Firefox 52.0 Version is released for BOTH, the normal release channel
AND the ESR channel. This was done to have one 6 week periode of overlapp
between the old and the new ESR version, to "ease over" the transistion,
as the 52 version insists on GKT3 and gstreamer 1.x normally.

At this point in time there are TWO ESR releases:
the 45.8.0esr AND the 52.0esr

(Last-Modified: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:34:18 GMT)


(Last-Modified: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:32:42 GMT)

So, if you go for 52, make sure the get the "channel" right
(esr, not release)

Pure personal opinion on 52 is still out, I'm not that hyped, some of my
'beloved' extensions / addons are no longer working on 52 vs 45.

  - Yamaban.