Firefox 3.6 released

(The number of my blog posts is getting inflationary somehow so I’ll keep it short)

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Firefox 3.6 has been released and obviously it’s already available for download from the openSUSE Mozilla repository for all openSUSE versions back to 11.0.
(As it is really fresh, some Addons might not be updated yet and as always the latest previous version 3.5.x is still available in the mozilla:legacy repo.)


Prism 1.0b3

As mentioned in blogs here and here Prism 1.0b3 got somehow released.
I have updated the version I had in mozilla:beta and moved it to the openSUSE mozilla repository (even if it’s officially beta but then there is no previous version so it makes sense).
As the previous version it’s based on XulRunner and does not contain a full Gecko release which also means if you run Prism it will find a matching XulRunner automatically (not necessarily the latest one though what I consider bad behaviour and intend to fix).


Holiday season

Again my last post was quite some time ago and I think I need to summarize what happened since in openSUSE’s Mozilla land anyway (if I can remember all details).

  • Thunderbird 3.0 got released and is available as official update for openSUSE 11.2
  • I’ve prepared new Sunbird testing packages in mozilla:beta which also include Lightning addon packages to be used in Thunderbird and SeaMonkey as calendar extension. Those already landed in Factory as well.
  • For a long time I wondered how to manage my patchset and packages more comfortable and now started to try it with a Mercurial repository which holds the patchset and source RPM contents for XULRunner and Firefox (1.9.2/3.6 series for now). The repository is actually based on Mercurial Queues and can be found here. I made it available public to allow interested people to follow what’s going on there and also make it easier to contribute.
  • Firefox 3.6 is nearing a final release and can be found in the mozilla:beta repository in its RC1 incarnation. Factory contains the beta5 version of xulrunner (w/o Firefox) currently.
  • I plan to add (and already added) some new packages to the mozilla repository which are not directly related to the Mozilla desktop applications but providing lower level interfaces (e.g. mozldap and related things).
  • I spent some time to fix the GConf backend changes in XULRunner which are part of the lockdown infrastructure but disabled for openSUSE 11.2 because they broke a11y support in its original state. So Firefox 3.5.7 and 3.6.x have the feature integrated again.

Not sure if I haven’t forgotten anything but it probably still was worth a post.