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mozray
 
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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 9:37 am

It's been almost a week since Firefox 56 has been released and we do not have an Unbranded build yet. Anyone know why?

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox ... -on-devel/

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 9:46 am

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 9:52 am

from my view it makes no sense to release an unbranded version to develop new legacy extensions. its not possible to sign them, only renew current. for endusers using unsinged extension is not recommended. creating extension with v56 for 52esr - dont know, makes either no sense. the only purpose to run such builds is to use outdated and not signed extensions. am i that wrong?

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 10:37 am

Brummelchen wrote:from my view it makes no sense to release an unbranded version to develop new legacy extensions. its not possible to sign them, only renew current.

Agreed

Brummelchen wrote:creating extension with v56 for 52esr - dont know, makes either no sense.

+1

Brummelchen wrote:the only purpose to run such builds is to use outdated and not signed extensions. am i that wrong?

Yep, you are. It's useful for developing WebExtensions. And for developing existing legacy extensions that cannot go full WebExtension until Firefox 57.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 11:17 am

yes, i though that - developing WE for v56. the problem behind is that v56 dont offer same API as v57. i put my current profile (v57) to v56 and it did not work at all, some buttons were empty and i see that some extension fail complete, eg group speed dial (no content), bookmarks hotlist (click causes nothing), clippings has no templates, stylus lost its styles. when i copy the whole profile to v58 all settings/data is present and working. on the other side v56 skipped so many legacy extensions. thats why i skipped v56, i dont like to develop my current profile from scratch.

mozray
 
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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 7:19 pm


Thanks for the link, barbaz, but I'm not sure how to interpret info from Taskcluster.

Is there a link to a build on there?

Edit - Found it. You have to click on the target.zip link. Thanks again, barbaz!

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Post Posted October 4th, 2017, 7:34 pm

mozray wrote:Thanks for the link, barbaz, but I'm not sure how to interpret info from Taskcluster.

Once you know that link, there's nothing more to interpret than before. Just click the link for the type of build you want, and on the right a list of files appears and you download what you want.

If you want the build as an installer, get "target.installer.exe". If you prefer a .zip package, get "target.zip".

EDIT Just saw your edit.
mozray wrote:Edit - Found it. You have to click on the target.zip link. Thanks again, barbaz!

You're welcome. 8-)
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

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Post Posted October 5th, 2017, 12:19 pm

Where in the world did you come up with taskcluster?
What is taskcluster?
Is it part of, by, Mozilla?

How did you know to use, or why did you use, 8fbf05f4b92125... rather then some other revision?

And then once there, what do you pick?
What's the difference between; add-on-devel & st-an-opt?
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Post Posted October 5th, 2017, 12:51 pm

therube wrote:Where in the world did you come up with taskcluster?

Linux unbranded builds have been there for a couple releases - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons/Extension_Signing#Unbranded_Builds

therube wrote:What is taskcluster?
Is it part of, by, Mozilla?

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Taskcluster

therube wrote:How did you know to use, or why did you use, 8fbf05f4b92125... rather then some other revision?

I checked https://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-release/ to find which revision is tagged "FIREFOX_56_0_RELEASE".
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

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