[CentOS] Firefox esr repackage

Tue May 14 04:32:59 UTC 2019
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> 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.

That's why we're using XFCE for more than a decade. That may sound a bit
boring but it helps to stay focused on the real work.