[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: Downgrading Firefox 3.5 and Thunderbird 3.0



On 5/11/2009 8:07 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> OK, first off, why in $DEITY's name are we including Firefox 3.5b4 and
> Thunderbird 3.0b2 in Fedora 11? These are unstable branches of the
> browser and email client, and as such are supported by almost none of
> the myriad of extensions available for the 3.0 and 2.0 versions,
> respectively.
> 
> I was more than a little disappointed when I upgraded my laptop to the
> F11 Preview to discover that only two out of seven of my Thunderbird
> extensions and three of my thirteen Firefox extensions remained functional.


Depending on exactly what extensions that you have if you *download*
them you can change this. Open the .xpi, or .jar, with the archive tool.
Open the file named  'install.rdf'  with your text editor and look for
the line that says "<em:maxVersion>". Change that number to the version
that you are using. Or even a little higher if you like. Save and update
the  'install.rdf', close the archive tool, and install your new extension.

This works for most themes too.



> I understand that Fedora is a development OS, and I think it's a great
> idea to have a firefox35 package and a thunderbird30 package, but these
> SHOULD NOT be the defaults.
> 
> Taking away the full functionality of a developer's web browser and
> email client is an incredible step backwards for Fedora 11. The default
> install of Fedora 11 should include the latest STABLE versions of
> Firefox and Thunderbird, and then provide an OPTION to replace them with
> the unstable development branch.
> 
> I would understand if Firefox and Thunderbird were in their release
> candidate phase, and we could reasonably expect that within three months
> that they would hit final release. Firefox has no definitive (or even
> approximate) release date scheduled, and Thunderbird is only in its
> second beta. There is little-to-no guarantee that either of these
> products will be deemed stable before Fedora 12, and I think it is a
> severe mistake to make them the default before then.
> 
> If nothing else, consider this an open request to the Firefox,
> Thunderbird and Lightning maintainers to provide a compatibility package
> that can downgrade and replace the unstable and non-extensible versions
> currently in the distribution.
> 
> 


-- 


  David


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]