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Windows 7: Mozilla to Force FF Update

20 Jun 2011   #81
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Yes, but ...

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Aurora is 6.XX, Nightly is now 7.XX both are glitch free for me. Just will 5have to wait a bit until the extensions begin to catch up.
You can easily force the extensions to work with addon compatibility reporter 0.8
That doesn't help if the add-on's function has been changed to suit the new version.

You can edit some add-on's version numbers, which will enable them to work with new versions.
https://www.sevenforums.com/1414088-post35.html


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29 Jun 2011   #82
mrobjo

 
 

Being forced to update is a bad thing,whenever firefox updates not many of my add ons work,i have just gone back from 5 to 4 because of problems with add ons.It took me a long time to get all my add ons working on firefox 4,but not many worked on 5,i know this is not mozzilas fault,but its very frustrating.If firefox is going to updated this quick all the time the add on problems will continue,and i will go back to IE 9,dont like chrome due to no googletoolbar,which i dont want to be without,let us upgrade when we want.If firefox 3 is that unsafe,why have we been using it all this time.
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29 Jun 2011   #83
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Not sure why folks are concerned about Chrome auto-updating. I find their updates nearly transparent.
I use Chromium snapshots win32 zip packages. I save the Chromium folder from AppData and I have the previous zip that worked. If I need to back off because of a serious bug being introduced it's a matter of unzipping into the Chromium exe folder and copying my old Chromium settings folder.

I've found most of them to be very solid. My main complaint is there's no way to get both the version number and build number that I know of other than unzipping and running it. I put both the build and version numbers into the zip file name once I find out what they are.

Also each folder has a change log xml file. I look in there. If there are too many issues I'll pick another build or just keep what I have for awhile. Usually the bug is something like loss of favicons or new tab not opening in foreground when you hit the key combo. These are plenty solid for everyday use.

I don't particularly like auto update except for small simple programs. It's easy to introduce bugs but not always so easy to back out to a tried and tested version.

Same with Windows. I'll update manually if it's a fix I really need. Too many variables to just willy nilly add stuff on every week. Last time I bought a PC without an SP already on I spent 2 months just fixing it(Vista before SP1.) Much easier to buy a PC with the SP on and don't add anything unless you can tell you need it.
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29 Jun 2011   #84
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

IF FF forces these version changes this quickly, it will render the whole add-on environment essentially useless as add-ons will always be out of date and not compliant with the newest versions of firefox. I mean, Mozilla has announced they want a new major release number every 6 weeks...which just seems downright silly.
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29 Jun 2011   #85
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

1 question please ..

Can i down grade FF5 back to 4.01 without uninstall FF5 first ...OR ..
Can I install FF4 over FF5 ...????
Thanks .

"Due to some Add-ons still not compatible.."
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30 Jun 2011   #86
mrobjo

 
 

When i down-graded from 5 to 4,i just downloaded and installed 4 without uninstalling 5,without any problems
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01 Jul 2011   #87
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

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It has no support for Direct X or 11, doesn't support GPT partitions, and is horribly insecure and ugly.
>.> I honestly dont even see a dignified reason for this post.... what about business purposes. There are still systems running in business that use windows 2000, and earlier. Why? Because it can cost Millions if not more to upgrade an IT infrastructure. Some places have custom made software that was made to run on an older system, why replace soemthing when it works. Thats the way I look at it. Yes I am a Win 7 Fanatic, but I dont slander other peoples choices for their OS unless its an apple OS.
/meh , that IT company is incompetent then for using such things in this time around, world is about to end you know. spend it all
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01 Jul 2011   #88
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

I've worked in IT since the early 90's and one of the common mistakes I see many professionals and enterprise corporations do is remain stagnant rather than dynamic. There was a time where everything was "static" and making 1 change would involve a series of massive headaches across the board.

However this is 2011, I've worked with many companies to either implement or assist with implementation of very cost effective solutions and strategies to keep their infrastructure secure, up-to-the-hour-current, and automated. When I started to read articles of all these companies whining about how Mozilla was planning on updating their products every few months to new versions, I knew their IT team was not on point.

IT professionals need to understand that this line of work is very likely the fastest pace profession out there. If you can find time to eat a donut and talk about how awesome your Linux box at home is, you're going to fall behind. I have guys testing all new builds of all the major products we use (including FF) before the official release gets rolled out and we've haven't had any problems worth noting.
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01 Jul 2011   #89
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
.... I mean, Mozilla has announced they want a new major release number every 6 weeks...which just seems downright silly.
Personally I have always found the fascination with FF silly. This move does nothing to enhance my desire to use it. I have used FF in the past and was always disappointed. It works marginally for me.

Any software entity which has a goal of a new update so often has no concern for users' loyalty. IE has always been very good for me, other than IE7, which I passed over. It is no less secure than any browser, it is simply a bigger target due to the number of users.

<Steps off of soapbox>
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01 Jul 2011   #90
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Any software entity which has a goal of a new update so often has no concern for users' loyalty. IE has always been very good for me, other than IE7, which I passed over. It is no less secure than any browser, it is simply a bigger target due to the number of users.
I totally disagree. It shows a dedication to improving the product incrementally which is always better than a giant step change where the differences are so great that users are discouraged from upgrading until they are forced. XP->Vista->7.
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