[PC-BSD Testing] Firefox4 Problems

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Apr 25 09:10:24 PDT 2011


On 04/25/2011 11:30, Arthur Koziol wrote:
> On 04/25/2011 10:17 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>> On 04/25/2011 11:14, Ian Robinson wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM, <testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org 
>>> <mailto:testing-request at lists.pcbsd.org>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     The symlink is still there but java applets stopped working with
>>>     the upgrade to FF4 and the plugin is not listed in the plugins
>>>     directory in FF4.
>>>
>>>
>>> ================================================
>>>
>>> Firefox 4 has other problems too.  For example, I cannot attach 
>>> files to emails.
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Ian Robinson
>>> Salem, Ohio
>>>
>>>
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>>
>> Are we sure these are porting issues, or simply new bugs in Firefox 
>> 4? And what e-mail service are you having trouble attaching with? I 
>> can attach here with gmail anyway. 
>
> Kris,
>
> They could very well be bugs. Firefox 4.0.1 is right around the corner 
> (end of this week if no more bugs are found, early May if otherwise) 
> and there's been a decent amount of bugs fixed in it 
> (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&field0-0-0=cf_status_20&type0-0-0=substring&value0-0-0=.1-fixed).
>
> I watched the development cycle beginning around beta6 and by the time 
> final came out, there were still some outstanding PDF  and *nix issues 
> as well. This could have very well carried over into porting, but I 
> would lean more towards it being a bug. Also, there was an e-mail 
> about Java a few messages ago, I read the release notes on the newly 
> release Java 6.0 u25 and there is clear mention of adding support for 
> Firefox 4 
> (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u25releasenotes-356444.html). 
> It's possible some things were just not baked well for 4.0 and they 
> may be fixed for 4.0.1, including java stuff.
>
> Arthur
>
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Good to hear, hopefully this update fixes a number of these reported 
issues.


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems

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