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Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin

eliotime3000 - 3 months ago -

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.

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RE: Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin - eliotime3000 - 3 months ago -

Notification about new version of Firefox to the version 71

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.

Thanks.

RE: Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin - freemor - 3 months ago -

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?

RE: Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin - eliotime3000 - 3 months ago -

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.

RE: Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin - freemor - 3 months ago -

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 I certainly do not need someone to flag ice* out-of-date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.

RE: Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin - bill-auger - 3 months ago -

all packages flagged out-of-date should appear on the [dev] mailing list - something would be broken if they do not - nothing on the forum would itself be relevant to development/maintenance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

RE: Mozilla-based software source code update bulletin - eliotime3000 - 2 months ago -

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.

Firefox 72.0.1 released (Zero-day patch comment) - eliotime3000 - about 1 month ago -

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 updated to version 73 in release branch - eliotime3000 - 10 days ago -

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:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/73.0/releasenotes/

Thanks.

PS: The Outdated package report has been posted in the Parabola Dev maillist, and Grizzlyuser reported that the compilation of Iceweasel 73 is in progress. Please reply to the dev maillist.

Thunderbird source code has been updated to the version 68.5.0 - eliotime3000 - 9 days ago -

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/

Thanks.

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.

Firefox source code updated to the version 73.0.1 - eliotime3000 - 1 day ago -

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:

1.- Revision for ARM build flags
2.- Rebranding settings changes

Anyway, all the suggestions and/or contributions to the builds of Iceweasel can be sent via maillist and/or IRC chat.

Thanks.

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