[CentOS] Firefox esr repackage

Tue May 14 04:24:06 UTC 2019
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 11/05/19 2:05 AM, Simon Matter via CentOS wrote:
>> Am 10.05.2019 um 11:12 schrieb Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>:
>>> I maintain a desktop oriented repo for CentOS and last I checked a year
>>> or so ago, I got over 150k+ unique IPs with yum user agent downloading
>>> stuff from it.
>>> It's a bit anecdotal as perhaps not all are actual desktop users and
>>> some users were using multiple IPs (dhcp), but it shows there are quite
>>> a few users out there running CentOS for desktop purposes.
>>> There are desktop focused distros out there who do not even reach this
>>> kind of numbers. How many active users do you think Mageia or Linux Mint
>>> have?
>> We are moving our workstations from OSX to EL8 right now. We think its
>> time to
>> couple our activities more tight to the new technologies that come with
>> EL8 ...
>> otherwise the user keeps brain-splitted :-)
> Don't get me wrong. At work we are running 99% of all desktop activity on
> RHEL/CentOS for much more than a decade.
> That's why I'm wondering why such a Firefox breakage has such a low
> priority for upstream. Our users are used to Firefox with several add-ons
> like uBlock and others. Suddenly having to run it without them is quite a
> mess and asks for an immediate fix.

I have used CentOS 6 and 7 as workstation core along with EPEL, elrepo 
and nux ever since v6 was released. It has just got better and better. 
Then we have the likes of gnome and firefox, seeming to think of others 
rather than the hard core users that have consistently worked to 
streamline work flows in the real paying world. They are making huge 
changes, motivated by .... and in the process sacrificing work flow and 
efficiency as they pursue other goals.

BTW, dropped firefox some months ago when one of the updates trashed my 
stored passwords - using vivaldi now, not quite as internet savy as ff 
or chrome when it comes to video playing but otherwise interesting and 

just my 2p worth.

> That's what I'm wondering about.
> Regards,
> Simon
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