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    Default openSUSE 11.1 & firefox "3.0"

    It would appear that Firefox 3.0 falls out of support at the end of the month and after 3.0.19 there will be no more security fixes. Does anyone know what is happening with 11.1 and firefox 3.0. Are 11.1 users going to be left without any security fixes for firefox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vindevienne View Post
    It would appear that Firefox 3.0 falls out of support at the end of the month and after 3.0.19 there will be no more security fixes.
    Not from Mozilla.

    Quote Originally Posted by vindevienne View Post
    Does anyone know what is happening with 11.1 and firefox 3.0. Are 11.1 users going to be left without any security fixes for firefox?
    No, they won't ("backport" is the magic word here).

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.1 & firefox "3.0"

    It's also possible they may label Firefox as a non-critical app and ask that users move to 3.5 (RHEL did something similar with FF2.0).

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.1 & firefox "3.0"

    Is there a stable backport of firefox 3.5 or 3.6 for opensuse 11.1 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe_deR View Post
    Is there a stable backport of firefox 3.5 or 3.6 for opensuse 11.1 ?
    I only know of MozillaFirefox-3.6.2-1.2.i586.rpm etc. in the repository Mozilla Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1. For me 3.6.2 (not 3.6 or 3.5.8.x) from Mozilla /Mozilla legacy was the best alternative to firefox 3.0 (don't like the old place of "Open a new tab") or upgrading to openSuse 11.2 (what I intend to do if I will have a bit more time).

    See: Firefox 3.6 suffers from unpatched "highly critical" vulnerability Firefox 3.6 suffers from unpatched "highly critical" vulnerability - openSUSE Forums and "Help" does not start: "file:///fakefile#index" is invalid "Help" does not start: "file:///fakefile#index" is invalid - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.1 & firefox "3.0"

    Is there a stable backport of firefox 3.5 or 3.6 for opensuse 11.1 ?
    You don't seem to understand what a backport is. A backport-version of an application will not contain new features and will have the same major-version number always, yet bugfixes are *backported* to this version.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.1 & firefox "3.0"

    OK, soorry for misunderstanding. So can i install a stable version of firefox 3.6 on 11.1 ?

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.1 & firefox "3.0"

    Thanks ken_yap !

    When i was on opensuse 10.3, i had stability problem, sudden crashes, when i had installed firefox 3.0 whereas firefox 2.0 (or 2.something) was the supported version for 10.3 . So i had to roll back to 2.0 .
    So, does anyone have problems with firefox 3.5 or 3.6 on opensuse 11.1 ?
    No bugs ?
    No incompatibilities ?

    Thanks for your help .

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.1 & firefox "3.0"

    Unfortunately I don't have any 11.1 systems to try them out on. But firefox by itself is pretty stable. The potential causes of instability are things like flash and other plugins.

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