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Re: Firefox 60esr on Stretch ?

On 2018-05-03 14:09:51 +0200 (+0200), Julien Aubin wrote:
> As of now Debian Stretch is bound to Firefox ESR 52 which reaches
> EOL soon. The problem is that it becomes less and less usable as
> more and more extensions are becoming incompatible with it.
> On the other hand team mozilla.debian.net clearly states that
> Firefox > 52 is not available on Stretch and all the xul-ext-*
> packages will have to be upgraded.
> So what's the future of Firefox in stable ? Can we expect to have
> the 60esr release and if so, when, or will we stick w/ 52esr ? If
> needed I can test it alongside upgraded xul-ext packages if you
> put it in proposed-updates or on mozilla.debian.net.

There's also an inverse problem: a number of extensions haven't
gotten around to porting (or can't be ported) from XUL to
WebExtensions. Since support for "legacy" XUL-based extensions was
entirely dropped between 52 and 60, users who were relying on any of
them will cease to be able to do so and the corresponding packaged
versions of them likely need to be dropped from the archive.


Jeremy Stanley

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