FF 45 ESR MSI

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FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby WeekendRider » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:38 pm

When will a MSI package be available for download from FrontMotion's download page for the latest ESR version of FireFox (version 45)? Is there a mailing list or some other way to be notified when FrontMotion adds a new MSI package to their website?

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby jason.r@infosend.com » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:32 pm

Same here. Firefox 45 is needed for Windows 10 as older versions have issues with it. I'm afraid this project may be dead.

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby WeekendRider » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:22 pm

I'm guessing the v45 ESR MSI version won't be posted until FF gets to 45.2.0. I'm guessing this based on the timeline posted on FF's ESR website:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/faq/

It is also interesting that when I try to download the v45 ESR from Mozilla, the English (US) 32-bit version link downloads v38.5.1 and the 64-bit link gives a 404 error.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/o ... tions/all/

I think we have to wait for the current v38 ESR version to reach the end of it's life cycle before they will post the v45 ESR version, but that's just a guess.

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby jason.r@infosend.com » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:00 am

I was able to successfully download both 32 & 64-bit Firefox 45 ESR from the Firefox website. Currently using 64-bit FFESR 45 which is working much better than 38.

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby DraconPern » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:05 pm

Working on 45 Currently!
FrontMotion Lead Developer

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby WeekendRider » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:45 pm

Thank you.

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby jason.r@infosend.com » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:02 pm

Glad to hear! Is there an expected release date?

Thank you

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby adelphi » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:12 am

FF 44.0.2. has some critical security issues.
See:
CVE-2016-1950, CVE-2016-1952, CVE-2016-1953, CVE-2016-1954, CVE-2016-1955, CVE-2016-1956, CVE-2016-1957, CVE-2016-1958, CVE-2016-1959, CVE-2016-1960, CVE-2016-1961, CVE-2016-1962, CVE-2016-1963, CVE-2016-1964, CVE-2016-1965, CVE-2016-1966, CVE-2016-1967, CVE-2016-1968, CVE-2016-1969, CVE-2016-1970, CVE-2016-1971, CVE-2016-1972, CVE-2016-1973, CVE-2016-1974, CVE-2016-1975, CVE-2016-1976, CVE-2016-1977, CVE-2016-1978, CVE-2016-1979, CVE-2016-2790, CVE-2016-2791, CVE-2016-2792, CVE-2016-2793, CVE-2016-2794, CVE-2016-2795, CVE-2016-2796, CVE-2016-2797, CVE-2016-2798, CVE-2016-2799, CVE-2016-2800, CVE-2016-2801, CVE-2016-2802

Therefore its very urgent to replace this Version! Any idea when FF45 will be available?

Thanks
Daniel

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby jason.r@infosend.com » Wed May 04, 2016 4:59 pm

The project may be dead, definitely not updated in a timely manner. I couldn't rely on FrontMotion Firefox anymore as Firefox 45 is needed to function properly in Windows 10, and have switched to Google Chrome with Group Policy which appears to work quite well and is officially documented by Google. I recommend deploying 64-bit Chrome whenever possible. Too bad Firefox doesn't support Group Policy natively like Chrome does.

Set Chrome policies for devices: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/187202?hl=en
Adding Chrome Group Policy: https://youtu.be/ncCP9ObjoDs
Full list of supported policies: http://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3

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Re: FF 45 ESR MSI

Postby MonkeyBoy » Wed May 25, 2016 4:24 pm

Or you could do what every other company is doing, which is avoiding Windows 10 with a ten foot pole due to all the compatibility issues. Was Vista really so long ago that nobody remembers skipping a Windows revision due to Microsoft refusing to listen to their customers?

I see no evidence of the project being abandoned, just an overworked underpaid developer who has to spend his time on the jobs that actually pay his bills.

And Chrome? Jesus, the reason I stay with FF is to avoid Chrome's never ending stream of compatibility issues. Google makes Chrome for Google websites. Compatibility with anyone else's website is incidental.


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