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Offline coreplayer2

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new Firefox extensions
« on: October 06, 2015, 03:43:22 PM »
Two new Firefox extensions have been submitted (likely in repo already)

firefox-getLatest.tcz
for those wanting the latest Firefox with local language support.
default settings will fetch latest Firefox version with locale support then builds and
installs the new extension.
In summary; firefox-getLatest.tcz builds a local personalized version of firefox.tcz


firefox-ESR.tcz also in repo to provide availability
This is the latest Firefox-Extended-Service-Release.  A long lasting revision for
the repo, with less frequent updates therefore easier to maintain.

This new firefox-ESR.tcz extension submitted to repo replaces the following
firefox.tcz  and
firefox-official.tcz
depreciated extensions from the repo


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« Last Edit: October 06, 2015, 03:44:56 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 02:39:39 PM »
Is firefox-getLatest.tcz intended to replace firefox-latest.tcz?

Also I checked a couple of mirrors and don't see the new extensions in the repo yet.

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 04:03:03 PM »

Is firefox-getLatest.tcz intended to replace firefox-latest.tcz?
Thane
Yes it is the direct replacement, updated and with support for current locale.   Also has been renamed appropriately -getLatest




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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 04:07:57 PM »

Also I checked a couple of mirrors and don't see the new extensions in the repo yet.
Thane
I'm sure it will be available soon


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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 10:19:16 PM »
Thanks. Just wanted to be sure I hadn't missed anything. firefox-latest has been a very useful app. Glad to see it's being maintained and improved (even with name changes!).

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 05:54:03 AM »
I'm glad you've found it useful, btw the latest version is available in the repo now

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2015, 12:20:15 AM »
Yes, after using removing the old firefox-latest.tcz I downloaded firefox-getLatest.tcz and used it to update to Firefox 41.0.2. It worked fine. Note that the extension it created was firefox.tcz (not firefox-official.tcz) so I also removed  the old firefox-offical.tcz.

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 04:49:09 AM »
firefox-ESR.tcz also in repo to provide availability
This is the latest Firefox-Extended-Service-Release.  A long lasting revision for
the repo, with less frequent updates therefore easier to maintain.

Could you please compile it with:

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--enable-gstreamer=1.0
?

That way Firefox would support MP4 playback via GStreamer (GStreamer and proper GStreamer plugins need to be installed of course):

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Supported_media_formats#Browser_compatibility

So, any chance you could do that?

Also:

firefox-getLatest.tcz is available in the 5.x repos as well as in the 6.x repos, but firefox-ESR.tcz is only available in the 6.x repos.

So, could you please submit firefox-ESR.tcz for the 5.x repos as well?

firefox-getLatest.tcz
for those wanting the latest Firefox with local language support.
default settings will fetch latest Firefox version with locale support then builds and
installs the new extension.
In summary; firefox-getLatest.tcz builds a local personalized version of firefox.tcz

firefox-getLatest.tcz somehow does not seem to work.

When booting CorePlus-current.iso, then opening the app browser, then selecting firefox-getLatest.tcz, then selecting "Download + Load" and then clicking on "Go", it instantly says "Status: firefox-getLatest.tcz OK.", but nothing happens and Firefox is not installed.

Do you know what could be wrong there?

firefox-official.tcz

firefox-official.tcz has already been removed from the x86_64 repos.

But in the x86 repos it is still available. Could you please remove firefox-official.tcz from the x86 repos as well, since it is now deprecated?

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2015, 05:09:32 AM »
Hi pq5190362
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When booting CorePlus-current.iso, then opening the app browser, then selecting firefox-getLatest.tcz, then selecting "Download + Load" and then clicking on "Go", it instantly says "Status: firefox-getLatest.tcz OK.", but nothing happens and Firefox is not installed.
That downloads the install script, you still need to execute it. Look under  Applications  in the desktop menu.

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2015, 05:32:07 AM »
That downloads the install script, you still need to execute it. Look under  Applications  in the desktop menu.

Okay, thank you, it's working now :).

So, firefox-getLatest.tcz is also built without --enable-gstreamer=1.0 (checked via about:buildconfig -> Configure arguments).

@ coreplayer2:

As already mentioned in #7, could you please build firefox-ESR.tcz and firefox-getLatest.tcz with:

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--enable-gstreamer=1.0
and also add firefox-ESR.tcz to the 5.x repos just like you've done with firefox-getLatest.tcz?

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2015, 01:37:09 PM »
Could you please compile it with:

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--enable-gstreamer=1.0
?

Related thread:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,18484.0.html

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 07:02:22 PM »
@ coreplayer2:

Could you please update firefox-ESR.tcz to the new version 45?

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2016, 07:23:44 PM »
With the regular firefoxGetLatest extension working so well I'd let the ESR update slide, ok will get right on it
Thanks for the reminder


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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2016, 09:47:57 AM »
With the regular firefoxGetLatest extension working so well I'd let the ESR update slide, ok will get right on it
Thanks for the reminder

Thank you  :).

Have you already submitted it? Somehow it did not yet find it's way into the repository.

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Re: new Firefox extensions
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2016, 10:07:17 AM »
I have found the schedule of TC submissions occurs every two weeks, another reason I'm happy with firefox_getLatest extension.




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