Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Here is the place were the team and the community projects meet together. Help us to develop SolydXK projects or contribute your ideas for future releases.
Posts: 5
Joined: 25 Nov 2017 14:18

Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby edney » 25 Nov 2017 17:34

I bet the majority of the users does prefers to have firefox default updated than esr version on solydxk! Esr is useless and is very very outdated compared to the default version....desktop users does wants to have firefox quantum installed by default hehhe...


User avatar
Posts: 2739
Joined: 09 Oct 2013 12:45

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby ilu » 26 Nov 2017 03:13

Don't make assumptions you can't prove about other users. Solydxk is based on debian and debian has firefox-esr - with very valid reasons.
That being said, the Solydxk repos have firefox 57 extra for you.

User avatar
Arjen Balfoort
Site Admin
Posts: 9517
Joined: 26 Jan 2013 19:36
Location: Netherlands

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 26 Nov 2017 09:32

Remember that SolydXK is created with small businesses in mind. In that environment stability is preferred over the latest features.

SolydXK needs you!
Development | Testing | Translations

Posts: 26
Joined: 12 Apr 2015 00:00

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby docke » 26 Nov 2017 09:59

I prefer ESR all the way.
New versions of Firefox used to break my addons.
Also, I really distrust the people behind it because the funding $$$ might be attached to new features with not the final user's interest in mind.
Time will tell if this is correct, meantime it is better to be cautious.

Posts: 2290
Joined: 09 Jan 2014 00:17

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby kurotsugi » 27 Nov 2017 01:16

this quantum firefox is indeed a great tempation :lol:
that being said. IMO the ESR should remain as default. user could install firefox manually if they want quantum firefox. we do have the welcome screen to assist user to do it, don't we?

User avatar
Posts: 184
Joined: 24 Mar 2013 09:55
Location: Catalonia

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby eselma » 30 Nov 2017 16:09

I am a (veteran) desktop user. For several reasons, I do prefer the ESR version, instead of the 'last' (sometimes buggy) version, to be updated every two weeks.
My impression is that the Debian/SolydXK choice is a Smart one.

User avatar
Posts: 43
Joined: 30 Jul 2013 01:22
Location: Cascadia

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby tek10 » 04 Dec 2017 00:59

One of the reasons I like Solydx is the default use of Firefox-esr.

User avatar
Posts: 1781
Joined: 18 Jul 2013 15:55
Location: Newport News, VA

Re: Please replace ESR by Firefox standard

Postby ScottQuier » 04 Dec 2017 12:15

@OP (edney) - As you can see, your initial assumption was in error though I have no doubt your intentions were honorable. :)

You, like me and most people, are not going to be 100% satisfied with the installed suite of software delivered by the initial installation; we will be adding and/or removing various packages. In doing this, it's a simple matter to replace the firefox-esr with the "latest and greatest" with the following:

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox
The installation of firefox will replace the firefox-esr packages automagically!
Quoting zerozero, "The usage of PPA's in debian-based
systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

Return to “Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests