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[opensuse-factory] Re: Next steps for Firefox on TW

On 08/11/2017 09:51 AM, Wolfgang Rosenauer wrote:
- (almost) missing NPAPI support:
I know there are quite some people who rely on Java plugins still.
This fact leads to a requirement to add Firefox ESR to TW in parallel.
(Please let me know if you don't think so ;-))

I do not think may people care fatally, or if they do they we may still
take the decision to longer offer it in Tumbleweed.

- Firefox 52 and 55 profiles are incompatible (more specific backwards

There is some info in that:

 Firefox profiles for version 55+ can be "refreshed" to work with
Firefox 52 via about:support (though I have not tested this
personally).  Presumably this would also work for certain other "old"
versions of Firefox.  See:

- it's technically possible to update MozillaFirefox to 55.0 now

I think this should be done now for Tumbleweed, and the fast release
cycle be followed going forward in Tumbleweed. This is entirely within
the Tumbleweed development model and positioning. I also think we do not
need to ship an ESR version in parallel on TW.

For Leap maintenance staying on the ESR version remains feasible and my
preferred method, with the occasional jump to the next ESR when it's ready.


Andreas Stieger <astieger@xxxxxxx>
Project Manager Security
SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imendörffer, Jane Smithard, Graham Norton,
HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg)

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