[CentOS] Next major version of Firefox on RHEL/CentOS ?

Wed Apr 11 14:46:53 UTC 2018
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

James Pearson wrote:
> I know CentOS don't have inside info on what Redhat may or may not do in
> the future - plus Redhat don't usually announce publicly what their
> future plans are - but on the off-chance that someone on this list may know:
> Does anyone know what Redhat are likely to do with the next major
> release of Firefox on RHEL (and hence CentOS) ?
> The reason I ask, is that RHEL has been supplying the 'ESR' (Extended
> Support Release) version of Firefox - which Mozilla supports for about a
> year - and RHEL moves to each new ESR version before Mozilla drops
> support for the previous version.
> Up until the current version of ESR (52), the major versions have been
> mostly compatible, but the next release of ESR (60) has some major
> changes - which include:
> * No support for NPAPI plugins - except for Flash - i.e. no support for
> plugins like Java etc
> * No support for XUL/XPCOM/legacy add-ons - will only support
> 'WebExtensions'
> * Requires gtk3 run-time support - which isn't available with
> RHEL/CentOS 6 (currently Firefox for both el6 and el7 use the gtk2
> run-time libraries)
> I know it's a long shot, but I'm just trying to work out what changes I
> will need to make when ESR 52 reaches its EOL in August this year ...

Maybe this is just coincidence, but I've just noticed the following Red 
Hat Announcement:


which is dated the day after I sent the above post ... :-)

James Pearson