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  • #87657
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    Brian Masinick

      Notice that Firefox Release 104 is available, was scheduled for release yesterday, Tuesday, August 23, 2022. According to the schedule, there are (for a short period of time) TWO ESR releases, Firefox 91.13 and Firefox 102.2, Firefox 104 is the current regular release, Firefox 105 is now in the Development and Beta channels, and Firefox Nightly 106 is underway.

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      #87658
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      Brian Masinick

        I’m here with the latest Firefox Nightly browser, Firefox 106.0a1 (2022-08-24) (64-bit) on antiX –

        pinxi
        CPU: dual core Intel Core i3-1005G1 (-MT MCP-)
        speed/min/max: 3318/400/3400 MHz Kernel: 5.10.104-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64
        Up: 1h 1m Mem: 1857.9/3709.3 MiB (50.1%) Storage: 119.24 GiB (6.1% used)
        Procs: 187 Shell: Bash pinxi: 3.3.21-1

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        #89289
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        Brian Masinick
          Quarter 	Soft Freeze 	Merge Date 	Nightly 	Beta            Release Date 	Release 	ESR 
          Q3 2022         2022-10-13 	2022-10-17 	Firefox 108 	Firefox 107 	2022-10-18 	Firefox 106 	Firefox 102.4 

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          #89290
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          Brian Masinick

            The Merge Date was yesterday and the Release Date is today: I have not seen the release changed yet; should reach the repo later today.

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            #89303
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            ModdIt

              For those interested, firefox nightly is more privacy intrusive than
              google chrome and you can not switch off, the features..

              Normal releases are as delivered only saintly in the dreams of those
              who beleive an organization dependant on google and apple for finance.
              In exchange they help them see what iusers are doing, users should not
              forget the relationship with cloudflare either.

              Nothing to hide, ok, please post date of birth birthplace, full name
              sex, Full postal address. Full bank details with login, all email
              adresses here on the forum.

              #89337
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              Brian Masinick

                We have a wide variety of personal preferences here, and that includes either tolerance to, or complete aversion to, various network-based tools.

                The full truth is that once information crosses the Internet, there are countless ways that it *could* potentially be compromised.
                I’ve definitely had information compromised from time to time. As far as financial loss goes, none of those compromises resulted in any permanent loss to any financial account; one or two, which ironically came from every day places, NOT Google, NOT Firefox, and NOT any of the other “insecure” vehicles we worry about.

                Also, I was a relative “pioneer” on the Internet; certainly NOT the first, and probably not the first 100-200, but probably among the early, every day regulars, and definitely BEFORE the likes of Windows 95 and the other commercial software entities that opened up public networks to the masses. Those early networks had VERY LITTLE security, and that was duly noted. By the time the use of networks became commonplace, there was at least SOME authentication required, but as history has shown, it was relatively weak.

                I started doing electronic commerce in the mid 1990s; at that time, network security was certainly NOT a strong point. Even so, the only compromises I ever endured came from a local grocery store chain, my cards were protected and reissued; it had nothing whatsoever to do with Mozilla, Microsoft, Apple, or PC vendors, but it did have plenty to do with insufficient grocery store network security between their point of sale terminals and their back end business servers!

                I’m not defending insecurities in browsers or claiming that any of them are defect free; all I am saying is that even after decades of use of all of these technologies, none of them, not even the breaches that we uncovered, have resulted in serious personal loss; even if some “bad guys” have my information, they’ve not done anything to me that my financial and business institutions have failed to acknowledge and appropriately protect; at least for me, that is sufficient, and given a good history of that, even an intrusion is likely to result in reasonable assurance and insurance from the providers I’ve used, because my personal and practical experience has proven that multiple times to be true. Also my local police and regulatory agencies have backed and supported me; we collaborated at least a couple times and actually CAUGHT and captured 1 or more perpetrators of intended criminal activity; can’t complain about that either!

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                #89402
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                Brian Masinick

                  Firefox 105 has been released and is available from Mozilla; the next release in the quarter is Firefox 106; I think my last post put in the next release information mixed with the current one, so it’s wrong.

                  I’ll clip in an updated one later for those still interested.

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                  #89404
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                  Brian Masinick
                    Quarter 	Soft Freeze 	Merge Date 	Nightly 	Beta 	        Release Date 	Release 	ESR
                    Q3 2022 	2022-09-15 	2022-09-19 	Firefox 107 	Firefox 106 	2022-09-20 	Firefox 105 	Firefox 102.3
                    Q4 2022 	2022-10-13 	2022-10-17 	Firefox 108 	Firefox 107 	2022-10-18 	Firefox 106 	Firefox 102.4
                                    2022-11-10 	2022-11-14 	Firefox 109 	Firefox 108 	2022-11-15 	Firefox 107 	Firefox 102.5
                                    2022-12-08 	2022-12-12 	Firefox 110 	Firefox 109 	2022-12-13 	Firefox 108 	Firefox 102.6
                    Q1 2023 	2023-01-05 	2023-01-16 	Firefox 111 	Firefox 110 	2023-01-17 	Firefox 109 	Firefox 102.7
                                    2023-02-09 	2023-02-13 	Firefox 112 	Firefox 111 	2023-02-14 	Firefox 110 	Firefox 102.8
                                    2023-03-09 	2023-03-13 	Firefox 113 	Firefox 112 	2023-03-14 	Firefox 111 	Firefox 102.9
                    Q2 2023 	2023-04-06 	2023-04-10 	Firefox 114 	Firefox 113 	2023-04-11 	Firefox 112 	Firefox 102.10
                                    2023-05-04 	2023-05-08 	Firefox 115 	Firefox 114 	2023-05-09 	Firefox 113 	Firefox 102.11
                                    2023-06-01 	2023-06-05 	Firefox 116 	Firefox 115 	2023-06-06 	Firefox 114 	Firefox 102.12
                    Q3 2023 	2023-06-29 	2023-07-03 	Firefox 117 	Firefox 116 	2023-07-04 	Firefox 115 	Firefox 102.13; 115.0
                                    2023-07-27 	2023-07-31 	Firefox 118 	Firefox 117 	2023-08-01 	Firefox 116 	Firefox 102.14; 115.1
                                    2023-08-24 	2023-08-28 	Firefox 119 	Firefox 118 	2023-08-29 	Firefox 117 	Firefox 102.15; 115.2
                                    2023-09-21 	2023-09-25 	Firefox 120 	Firefox 119 	2023-09-26 	Firefox 118 	Firefox 115.3
                    Q4 2023 	2023-10-19 	2023-10-23 	Firefox 121 	Firefox 120 	2023-10-24 	Firefox 119 	Firefox 115.4
                                    2023-11-16 	2023-11-20 	Firefox 122 	Firefox 121 	2023-11-21 	Firefox 120 	Firefox 115.5
                                    2023-12-14 	2023-12-18 	Firefox 123 	Firefox 122 	2023-12-19 	Firefox 121 	Firefox 115.6 

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                    #90368
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                    Brian Masinick

                      Firefox Release Calendar for Q4 2022

                      Quarter 	Soft Freeze 	Merge Date 	Nightly 	Beta 	        Release Date 	Release 	ESR
                      Q4 2022 	2022-10-13 	2022-10-17 	Firefox 108 	Firefox 107 	2022-10-18 	Firefox 106 	Firefox 102.4
                                      2022-11-10 	2022-11-14 	Firefox 109 	Firefox 108 	2022-11-15 	Firefox 107 	Firefox 102.5
                                      2022-12-08 	2022-12-12 	Firefox 110 	Firefox 109 	2022-12-13 	Firefox 108 	Firefox 102.6 
                      

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                      #90870
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                      Brian Masinick

                        Regarding Firefox configuration, those wanting to harden Firefox DO have some options, though they take some time and effort.
                        http://12bytes.org/articles/tech/firefox/firefoxgecko-configuration-guide-for-privacy-and-performance-buffs/
                        and
                        http://12bytes.org/articles/tech/firefox/the-firefox-privacy-guide-for-dummies/
                        may be useful for some people.

                        In any case, we do have alternatives; different ways to configure Firefox; different browsers, LibreWolf, Ungoogled Chromium, etc.

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                        #90913
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                        Brian Masinick
                          Quarter 	Soft Freeze 	Merge Date 	Nightly 	Beta 	        Release Date 	Release 	ES
                          Q4 2022 	2022-10-13 	2022-10-17 	Firefox 108 	Firefox 107 	2022-10-18 	Firefox 106 	Firefox 102.4

                          Actual release date is today, 10/18; should be seeing the software on the Mozilla page in the next hour or so.

                          UPDATE: It IS available now on the Mozilla page; repo updates occur as distributions make them available.

                          • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Brian Masinick.

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                          #90915
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                          Brian Masinick

                            Here now with Firefox 106.0 64-bit, downloaded directly from Mozilla.org.
                            I also have Nightly version 108; I have not yet updated the Developer/Beta edition in my private directories.

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                            #90918
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                            Robin

                              ESR was also updated to 102.4.0esr (32-Bit), today they’ve sent a reminder. Have it running on antiX 19 now. Hopefully they’ve fixed the stability issues; after upgrading to 102.3.0esr firefox had started crashing occasionally, arbitrarily, which I have never seen with the older versions before.

                              Btw, it wouldn’t update automatically, even if they tell you they would. You’ll need to download the package manually from mozilla site, make sure checksums match, exctract and copy it in place to the system folders where it belongs. Just the old-school way, but never mind.

                              Windows is like a submarine. Open a window and serious problems will start.

                              #90921
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                              Brian Masinick

                                I now also have the Firefox Developer Edition 107.0b1 (64-bit) installed in my private directories.
                                So I have all three of the ones I actively maintain myself:
                                1) Firefox Release (Version 106.0) (64-bit)
                                2) Firefox Developer Edition 107.0b1 (64-bit)
                                3) Firefox Nightly (Version 108.0a1) (64-bit)

                                Other browsers are ones available in the Package Installer, (unless I occasionally experiment with something else); in that case, I’d also put it in one of my private working directories.

                                As far as the Firefox versions I typically “experiment with” and test; I’ve got ’em now.

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                                #91340
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                                Brian Masinick

                                  Firefox Release is now 106.0.1 (64-bit)

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