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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 11:51 am

JoeG wrote:
Elbart wrote:Nobody could have seen this coming.
I wasn't implying a conspiracy, but neglect is also an effective tactic.


Better to do half arsed build's to keep Tom's hardware happy "Ohhh 64bit > 32bit" then to waste time on bringing something they want to discontinue up to speed
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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 11:54 am

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speciesx wrote:
Go to C:\Program Files\Nightly\defaults\pref open channel-prefs.js with a text editor and change pref("app.update.channel", "default"); to pref("app.update.channel", "nightly"); and now you are again on the nightly channel.


That 'trick' no longer works. The only way to get back on Nightly update channel is to manually download and install a Nightly.


This trick still works for me.
sry for my bad english.

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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 1:03 pm

speciesx wrote:This trick still works for me.
It appears to work for me, too, at least in the interface.
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Is there any way to tell if this window is "telling the truth"?
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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 1:25 pm

This "trick" definitely works!
sry for my bad english.

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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 1:32 pm

speciesx wrote:This "trick" definitely works!
OK, thanks.
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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 1:36 pm

Briscoe wrote:It seems to me that Mozilla could care less about the 64 Bit Browser.

Win64 you mean as they still care about the 64-bit builds for Linux and Max OSX (combined 32/64 download). Though they still do not make the 64-bit Linux Releases very visible ever since Firefox 4.0.

JoeG wrote:I'm not sure what the "default" update channel is, though.

default: This channel is used when there is no channel information, for example if you build Firefox or Thunderbird yourself. There are no updates on this channel. This channel is frequently used by Linux distributions, given that they provide their own updates through their respective package-management system. The Tinderbox hourly nightlies use this also.
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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 1:42 pm

Well, for Linux Mozilla doesn't really even have to provide a 64bit as the distributors usually build Firefox from the sources themselves and provide a 64-bit package. Also, its "couldn't" care less.
Surely Chrome will drop H.264, lets just wait...

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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 2:30 pm

Just a question: How do the Tinderbox builds compare with the "system" daily updates in terms of security, quality control, etc.?
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Post Posted January 13th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Like Forrest Gump said: "My momma always said, "Life Tinderbox was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
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Post Posted January 14th, 2013, 12:34 am

JayhawksRock wrote:Like Forrest Gump said: "My momma always said, "Life Tinderbox was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
Oh! Does this mean it might not include the latest security changes?
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Post Posted January 14th, 2013, 6:28 am

Grantius wrote:
JoeG wrote:
Elbart wrote:Nobody could have seen this coming.
I wasn't implying a conspiracy, but neglect is also an effective tactic.


Better to do half arsed build's to keep Tom's hardware happy "Ohhh 64bit > 32bit" then to waste time on bringing something they want to discontinue up to speed


Or, directly...? A translation?

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Post Posted January 14th, 2013, 11:03 pm

Briscoe wrote:It seems to me that Mozilla could care less about the 64 Bit Browser.

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/12/22/m ... after-all/

A lot of common sense applied in this article.
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Post Posted January 14th, 2013, 11:11 pm

From the same site that misunderstood and thought Mozilla was axing Win64 builds versus putting Win64 nightlies on hiatus for time being earlier.
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Post Posted January 14th, 2013, 11:35 pm

James wrote:from the same site that misunderstood and thought Mozilla was axing Win64 builds versus putting Win64 nightlies on hiatus for time being earlier.

So you're think they're trying to save face?

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Post Posted January 15th, 2013, 2:11 am

Sylph wrote:
Grantius wrote:
Better to do half arsed build's to keep Tom's hardware happy "Ohhh 64bit > 32bit" then to waste time on bringing something they want to discontinue up to speed


Or, directly...? A translation?



This argument has been well and truly played out, but I think the large amount of people on 64bit builds are because they think it's somehow better, because 64bit sounds better then "Old" 32bit.
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