Mozilla Firefox 5.0 Final

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by brainrb1, Jun 17, 2011.

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  1. brainrb1

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    Just saw the link over at Majorgeeks. Tempted to install it but figure it will break addons. I guess I could roll back to 4.0.1 if it does.
     
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    Majorgeeks.
     
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    Downloaded, installed, lost half of my addons, uninstalled, reinstalled 4.0.1. Sticky Password is unusable and gives 2 error popups on Firefox launch. That is the deal breaker for me. You would have thought that since they updated it a couple of days ago they would have added Firefox 5 support. I figure by the time everything is working for 5 then version 6 will be out. I only use Firefox for the addons. If it gets to be this kind of hassle it may just get dumped. :mad:
     
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    I just checked for updates at FF and 4.01 is up to date. Don't do FF updates at Major Geeks. You don't know what you're getting. o_O
     
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    You sure it's final? I can only find info for 5.0 RC.
     
  8. vasa1

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    But people insist although it's been pointed out several times that that site isn't really on the ball!
     
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    I don't get why people don't just go to official websites for this stuff. It's not like the URL is some unknown or hard to reach website. It's safer and saves this from happening.
     
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    It is final (that's what it says).It feels slow to load web pages,CPU uses are high and some of my addons are not working.I'll move back to version 4 or maybe after a few hours of use it will work fine.(Edit: it is working fine now after a reboot, the only problem is some addons and my password manager is not working)
     
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    Please give us an official link, like from Mozilla ftp site.
     
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    This is the site recommended by Mozilla:
    -https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/channel/-

    It has been posted before @ Wilders.

    For reasons I cannot understand and explain properly, they ***don't*** prefer people accessing them via ftp ... something to do with load balancing of servers.
     
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    Thanks J_L :) Addons like NoScript,WOT,BetterPrivacy,Ghostery and Adblock Plus are working fine.
     
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    most of my add ons doesnt work ( like expected ) so FXXX it to the next 2 weeks ahead :D
     
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    Just use the Add-on Compatibility Reporter. With it most of my nearly 30 extensions work flawlessly in FF 7.0a1 - they surely will work in FF 5.0, too. Usually the only reason is that extension developers haven't adjusted compatibility yet.
     
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    vasa1, seems to be a matter of priorities, according to Simeon's Post.
     
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    Thanks, JR.
     
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    vasa1, you're welcome! Take care.
     
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    Thanks but I tried that and Sticky Password is just broken even though it loads. It gives 2 errors and refuses to work.

    As for download sites like Majorgeeks and Betanews which both have it posted now, as long as the file has a valid digital signature I see no reason to question whether it is a legitimate file. I have frequented both sites daily for many years and have never had an issue with either.
     
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    For those running the latest Ubuntu, FF5 is now in the natty-proposed repo.
     
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    Here are the official donload websites for Internationalized versions of either all older, current, and beta versions of Firefox which include respectively versions 3.6.17, 4.0.1 and 5.0 beta (nothing about Firefox 5.0 Final is obvious, and it will only be Final when it becomes official and is moved over to the website link that is now occupied by version 4.0.1 afaik):

    Download Firefox 3.6.

    Download Firefox 4.0.1.

    Download Firefox Beta in your language.

    Note: all of the links are https (SSL) oriented from mozilla.com.

    -- Tom
     
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    Mozilla really need to fix 2 issues -

    - make addons forward compatible (at least the recently updated one). But this is a standard problem in the OSS community - very little binary API standardization. I shouldn't have to tweak config every time to make a simple addon work.

    - Give me an option to get the old UI (not the chrome style new UI with no title bar).
     
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