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Post Posted January 15th, 2013, 9:41 pm

Firefox ESR

Which one?

10.0.12 or 17.0.2?
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Post Posted January 15th, 2013, 10:14 pm

17.0.2 because 10.0.12 is almost EOL (end of life)
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Post Posted January 15th, 2013, 10:16 pm

I believe support for the older 10.0esr channel will end when Firefox 19.0 is released and 17.0esr will remain the only esr channel for time being.
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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 1:23 am

James is correct.

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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 10:15 am

Thanks to everyone for their answers. I will update asap.
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Post Posted January 20th, 2013, 4:21 pm

James wrote:I believe support for the older 10.0esr channel will end when Firefox 19.0 is released and 17.0esr will remain the only esr channel for time being.


James,

Thanks for the info. FYI, I just completed updating from v 10 to v 17 (portable ESR). Ran into a couple of interesting issues. Mozbackup refused categorically to update using its default backup file. Febe's combined file also didn't work well, although parts of it did work. My solution was to to do it all the old-fashioned way. I reinstalled all my favorite extensions manually and then used about config to make all the other changes (such as turning off geolocation, etc.).

Long and short, I have successfully changed from ESR 10 to 17, but it took some work.

Tks again.
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Post Posted January 20th, 2013, 6:30 pm

From the history of the release notes it gets all of the security updates except the moderate threats that might break something. It more or less has to. If the ESR allowed even a mild security breach among enterprise users Firefox would be toast.

All of the machines I am responsible for at work use ESR. I follow this very carefully.
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Post Posted January 21st, 2013, 5:43 am

Yup, I installed ESR versions on over 50 computers, at 3 non-profits (lots of kids and seniors). Now it is time to update them all. <sigh> Any sightings of Kiosk or MSI version that I could tweak?
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Post Posted January 21st, 2013, 7:37 am

ndebord wrote:Yup, I installed ESR versions on over 50 computers, at 3 non-profits (lots of kids and seniors). Now it is time to update them all. <sigh> Any sightings of Kiosk or MSI version that I could tweak?



why the sigh? ESR10 has been released for over a year now.

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Post Posted January 21st, 2013, 4:29 pm

ndebord wrote:Yup, I installed ESR versions on over 50 computers, at 3 non-profits (lots of kids and seniors). Now it is time to update them all. <sigh> Any sightings of Kiosk or MSI version that I could tweak?


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Post Posted January 27th, 2013, 5:12 pm

howdy y'all,

am i misunderstanding how the ESR version updates will be handled? i thot that when ff10esr was finally end-of-life that it would update thru the standard update system to ff17esr.

am i wrong on that?

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Post Posted January 28th, 2013, 8:28 am

Lee_Daily

That is the way I understand it.

I have Firefox 10.0.12 ESR installed, and expect it to update to Firefox 17.0.3 ESR when it becomes available.
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Post Posted January 28th, 2013, 8:55 am

howdy WLS,

thanks for the confirming feedback! [*grin*] it's appreciated.

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Post Posted February 19th, 2013, 12:56 pm

My Firefox 10.0.12 ESR updated to Firefox 17.0.3 ESR when I checked for updates today as expected.

No extensions compatibility issues. Oh wait, I don't have any! :roll:

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Post Posted February 19th, 2013, 3:53 pm

howdy WLS,

kool, dude! [*grin*] thanks for the info.

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