Author Topic: Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0 Released  (Read 1432 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20115
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0 Released
« on: June 30, 2020, 08:53:01 PM »
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 78.0 to the release channel today. The update reportedly includes security updates but no information has been provided as of this post.

Also released was Firefox ESR Version 68.10.0.

Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

Security Updates
Release Notes


Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline Pete!

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5234
    • View Profile
Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0 Released
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 09:46:26 PM »
Help + About didn't work this time (said I was up to date).
Never had that happen before.
Got it from the download site almost as effortlessly.

Offline winchester73

  • Half a bubble off plumb
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7323
  • Liverpool FC - YNWA
    • View Profile
Re: Mozilla Firefoox Version 78.0 Released
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 11:45:21 AM »
Pure speculation on my part ... the internal updater is on hold because 78.0.1 is on the horizon: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/
Speak softly, but carry a big Winchester ... Winchester Arms Collectors Association member

Offline winchester73

  • Half a bubble off plumb
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7323
  • Liverpool FC - YNWA
    • View Profile
Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0 Released
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 02:54:43 PM »
Found this: https://www.ghacks.net/2020/07/01/mozilla-pauses-firefox-78-0-rollout-prepares-firefox-78-0-1/

Quote
Mozilla paused the rollout of the new stable version of the Firefox web browser that it released yesterday. The organization published Firefox 78.0 and Firefox ESR 78.0 yesterday, and has made the new version available via the browser's internal updating system and as a direct download from the official website.

The rollout had to be stopped because of a bug that some users of the browser experienced after  installation of the new version. According to the official bug report -- Search engines are gone with v78.0 -- , all search engines were gone after the upgrade to the new version.

Quote
Mozilla plans to release Firefox 78.0.1 later today to the public. Firefox users who use automatic updates in the browser may notice that the browser is upgraded from an earlier version straight to Firefox 78.0.1 and not to Firefox 78.0 as expected.
Speak softly, but carry a big Winchester ... Winchester Arms Collectors Association member

Offline ky331

  • LzD Friends
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 657
    • View Profile
Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0 Released
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 03:31:14 PM »
78.0.1 now available via the internal updater.

Security info for v78 has also been released.

Offline Pete!

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5234
    • View Profile
Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0 Released
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 05:18:38 PM »
That went a little more smoothly.  :)

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20115
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0 Released
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 07:01:18 PM »
In addition, the security updates that were included in version 78.0 were finally published.  That update included thirteen (13) security updates of which seven are high, four are moderate and two low in severity.



Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.

Offline Corrine

  • The Mystical Rose
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 20115
  • "Stronger than the past, united in our goal."
    • View Profile
    • Security Garden
Mozilla Firefox Version 78.0.2 Released With Security Update
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2020, 02:15:12 PM »
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 78.0.2 to the release channel today.  The update includes one security update rated moderate.

Release Notes
Security Updates



Take a walk through the "Security Garden" -- Where Everything is Coming up Roses!

Remember - A day without laughter is a day wasted.
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart.