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MEPIS 8.5 Community Repo: The Firefox 7 Thread 
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Post MEPIS 8.5 Community Repo: The Firefox 7 Thread
It appears that the 8.5 builds of the recent Firefoxes never got their own thread, so here it is.

Firefox 7.0.1, rebuilt from the Ubuntu PPA sources, along with a load of language packages, is now available in the main testing CR. Stripped out were transitional packages that transitioned from Ubuntu-only packages, plus -dev and debugging packages, and any Ubuntu specific patches. We use the libxulrunner-dev packages for headers, not firefox-dev, anyway.

Firefox is the famous Mozilla browser that is included by default in MEPIS. Version 7 promises greater speed along with a smaller memory footprint, especially after using it for a while.

Please let us know how it's working, thanks!


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Post Re: MEPIS 8.5 Community Repo: The Firefox 7 Thread
Bump: the packaged Firefox 17.0.7 ESR Mozilla binaries are now in the testing community repo for MEPIS 8.5. They will appear as firefox-i686 for 32-bit users, firefox-amd64.

Anyway, these install into /opt, have different desktop and icon files, so should not interfere with other repository versions of Firefox or Iceweasel. Please let us know how they are working if you give them a spin. Thanks!


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Post Re: MEPIS 8.5 Community Repo: The Firefox 7 Thread
With the latest 17.0.8esr release, the package has been renamed to firefox and it's now in the testing CR.


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Post Re: MEPIS 8.5 Community Repo: The Firefox 7 Thread
Update: with the news that the new builds of Firefox will run on Mepis 8.5, Firefox 25 packages are now in the test repository.

If Mepis 8.0 users upgrade libgtk2.0 from the M8.5 MEPIS repo, they probably can also run the program.


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Firefox in the test CR updated to the latest Mozilla builds, 28.0


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