Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin
The following thread is focused to notify any report from the mail list in relation with a new update of every Mozilla-based software (Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, etc.), which also will be useful for any kind of issues that can appear during the forking process.
The following message highlights the relevant news from Firefox 71 for the Iceweasel users. In any case that a dependence can generate a problem to make possible an upgrade to the x86_32 and armv7 platforms, please spread it here.
I'm confused about the pourpose of this. I am very aware when FF updates come out.. So Do not require telling about.
Issues building/Upgrading the package would be discussed in the issue tracker.
Duplicating notifications from the mailing list here seems redundant.
Can you calrify what you are hoping that this will achieve?
Usually, not all the outdate reports appears into the maillist, and sometimes, there's no inmediate reply from othewr users that are not pendent of the bug reports.
I'm still unclear as to what you are trying to achieve with this forum discuccion.
I am (and I assume other devs are) aware of FF updates pretty much the day they happen
due to various things I read. I certainly do not need someone to flag ice* out-of-date
to know that it's not current. I'm fairly certain this applies to all devs here.
What type of reply from users are you expecting? I assume if they are not tracking a BR
then they are not overly concerned about the update.
all packages flagged out-of-date should appear on the [dev] mailing list - something would be broken if they do not - nothing on the forum would itself be relevant to development/maintenance concerns - it is best to separate discussions from work items - if ever something begins on the forum, then indicates a bug or some other work should be done, it will be escalated to the bug tracker; or a thread on the [dev] list if some technical discussion is required first
the forum is intended for general discussions and help requests - essentially, all of the same purposes as the [assist] mailing list; but for people who prefer the web to email - maybe you are assuming that people would want to discuss new browser features, but without using email, and this thread would be something of a news feed? - that would be a fine use of the forum
Yes. In fact, this thread will be limited to be a news feed, while some suggestions and bugs related to the builds of Iceweasel, Icedove, GNU IceCat and Iceape will be focused on the bug report section. Rarely, the outdated package reports takes their time and effort detailing the main changes that can be relevant for the Iceweasel users (well, I always check first the release notes section of Firefox and Thunderbird every time that a new updated is released and Usually I rescue the most importants to post them in the outdated package reports).
Also, many facts (as the dependences or any modification of some compilation requirements) can affect the release of every new version of any Mozilla-based software fork.
In this week, Mozilla has released the Firefox source code to the version 72, which implements many improvements of the version 71 release (blocking of fingerprint system on the Enhanced Tracking Protection system and Picture-in-Picture function), and the hiding of pop-up warnings. However, in the 72.0.1 update, the CVE-2019-17026 report describes a bug that approach the quoted bug of SpiderMonkey to release attacks. This bug has been reported by Quihoo 360 ATA.
Anyway, this report has been posted in the bug report #2595. Any discussion related with this bug, please comment on it. Thanks.
Firefox source code has been updated to the version 73 in release branch.
The following news are:
1.- Global page zoom level setting for apply to all pages.
2.- Improved audio quality when any audio file is played at fast or low speed.
3.- Save login prompt now will appear if a field of login form has been modified.
4.- Improved auto-detection of legacy text encoding in websites that doesn't declare the text encoding emplyed.
Fore more detailed information, please follow this link below:
Thunderbird source code has been updated to the version 68.5.0 in their default branch.
The following news are:
1.- Support for Client Identity IMAP/SMTP Service Extension.
2.- Support for OAuth 2.0 authentication for POP3 accounts.
3.- Calendar functions fixed (remove color in default categories, prevent calendar component, today's pane width).
For more information, please follow this link: https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.5.0/releasenotes/
PS: The Icedove main pack and language packs has been reported outdated, but apparently it doesn't appear in the maillist. Please discuss the update in the Parabola Dev maillist ASAP. Thanks.
The following security update fixes the following critical bugs:
1.- Loss of browser functionality when it runs in compatibility mode and/or custom anti-exploit settings.
2.- Unexpected exit when leaves Print mode.
More detailed info is found here.
PS: The upgrade of Iceweasel to the version 73.0 will include the following changes:
Anyway, all the suggestions and/or contributions to the builds of Iceweasel can be sent via maillist and/or IRC chat.
Firefox source code has been upgraded to the version 74, which means that inclued many news and improvements.
- External add-ons installed by applications now can be removed from the add-ons manager panel (it apparently can affect to Windows users, but it could affect to those people that installs the add-ons from repositories of each distro, restricting to the Firefox add-ons library).
- Fixed behavior of pinned tabs.
- Fixed behavior of Picture-in-Picture mode for some sites that embeds video files with pictures in slideshows.
- Disabled TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support. Now, the minimal TLS version supported is TLS 1.2.
Also, a good news for those users that uses Facebook Container:
- Facebook Container now allow to add any other sites to prevent any tracking activity (Twittwer, Google, Microsoft, etc.).
Anyway, for more detailed information, please go to the Firefox Release Notes website
Andreas Grapetin has reported that Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape are in rebuilding process (finally). It means that early or late, we'll have updated the quoted programs.
Good news! It would be great to see new builds for icecat for ARM. It's something that's been causing me problems recently.
Iceweasel has been updated to the version 74 for i686, x86_64 y armv7h - eliotime3000 - 2 days ago -
Today, Iceweasel has been updated to the version 74. In March 26th, Grizzlyuser announced the sucessful update for Iceweasel 74. The only one pendent task is the update of the lanuage packs of Iceweasel web browser.
Anyway, thanks for the update, and any news about Iceweasel, Icedove and/or Iceape update, alongside the main software that are based will be posted here. Any question related with the development for Mozilla-based software for Parabola, must be replied into the maillist and/or IRC chat.