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Thread: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

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    Default Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    On June 11th, Mozilla has released an update for Firefox: Firefox 3.0.11. This contains fixes for several critical security bugs:
    Firefox 3.0.11 fixes 67 bugs including bookmark corruption | Ed Burnette’s Dev Connection | ZDNet.com

    My openSUSE 11.1 still has 3.0.10. When do we get 3.0.11?

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    pjotr123 wrote:

    > My openSUSE 11.1 still has 3.0.10. When do we get 3.0.11?


    You can get it from Mozilla repo. I updated yesterday :-)

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    OK, but shouldn't we get it through openSUSE's own Update repository?

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    No, we should not. The update repo is for updating the current version with security patched etc. Like new KDE-versions come through the KDE repos. If all was to be updated through the update repos the load would be far to heavy. Imagine my main system: it has Gnome, KDE3, KDE4, Xfce.
    On my laptop something like you're suggesting happens. The latest update to latest Factory packages (1221 packages) was a full 3,59GB. Using the update repo will give you only the necessary updates, nothing more.
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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    pjotr123 wrote:

    > OK, but shouldn't we get it through openSUSE's own Update repository?


    If the new version has security holes that opensuse people consider
    opportune to patch, then yes, an update will be available under /update
    repo.

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    Problem solved: I just received Firefox 3.0.11, from the normal openSUSE Update repository. Good work, developers! :-)

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    Hasn't reached my mirror yet, but good to know that security update is on it's way. openSUSE are normally one of the first with those. :-)

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    Well, minutes later it's arrived. :-)

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    Default Re: Firefox 3.0.11: when do we get it?

    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    Hasn't reached my mirror yet, but good to know that security update is on it's way. openSUSE are normally one of the first with those. :-)
    Well unfortunately that's not my experience. The Firefox patches are applied quickly and sent to factory but the update packages are slowed down somewhere in the Novell QC and release process. This part of the process could do with some improvement. I remember once Firefox patch level n was released by Novell and around the same time Mozilla announced patch level n+2.

    Not just Firefox. There was a showstopper (though not security) bug that was fixed quickly by the kernel developers but the package sat in factory for a while. And I still haven't seen the xorg-x11-driver-video package reverting another showstopper bug for Intel video chips even though Bugzilla shows that the Novell developer put in the change.

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    You could be right this time. A couple of other distros I have around beat them by a day or two -- kubuntu and PCLinuxOS. That's unusual for the latter of the two. Perhaps the factory repo reorg delayed them.

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