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Title: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Corrine on September 28, 2017, 05:36:34 PM
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 56.0 to the release channel today.  The  update includes two (2) Critical, six (6) High, seven (7) Moderate and  two (2) Low security updates.  Firefox  ESR was updated to version  52.4.0.

Important Notes:

Security Updates (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2017-21/)
Mozilla Firefox Release Notes (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0/releasenotes/)
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: plodr on September 29, 2017, 01:27:46 PM
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Firefox  ESR was updated to version  52.4.0
Thanks. I almost missed that.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: pastywhitegurl on October 05, 2017, 02:46:36 AM
I like the FireFox screenshots addition.   Seems to work pretty well.

A little buggy, or maybe just not intuitive.   If you click on  the frame that comes up when you hover the page after opening, it works fine.   However, if you try to draw out a box without doing that, you can't escape resizing mode.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: pastywhitegurl on October 07, 2017, 08:57:12 PM
I just discovered that in this latest update, I can no longer open my Juno webmail inbox links. Logging in and out is still possible.   Everything works fine in Chrome, so its definitely a FireFox issue.


I can't find any reports of it in my searches. Maybe I'm the last person on earth that uses Juno webmail or something.

Not a horrible problem, since I can still access the account on another browser.   I
have several frequent sites that FireFox misbehaves on. So this adds another one. :(
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Pete! on October 07, 2017, 09:58:37 PM
As I understand it, Netzero and Juno, differ in name only.
My Juno account was cancelled for "abandonment" years ago, but I don't have any problem with my Netzero account using FF 56.0 (64 bit).

You may have other issues.... For instance I had to tell NoScript to "Allow this site" to login.


Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: pastywhitegurl on October 08, 2017, 09:11:19 PM
I never did figure it out. It wasn't a NoScript issue.  But I found out I can use the inbox again after switching to the Classic view.  Apparently FireFox didn't like something about their updated view.

Actually I'm glad I had to switch back.  I didn't realize how annoying their "update" was.  Too many clicks to get to your messages . The classic view opens to your inbox list.  Easy peasy.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Pete! on October 08, 2017, 09:21:38 PM
I never did figure it out. It wasn't a NoScript issue.  But I found out I can use the inbox again after switching to the Classic view.  Apparently FireFox didn't like something about their updated view.

Actually I'm glad I had to switch back.  I didn't realize how annoying their "update" was.  Too many clicks to get to your messages . The classic view opens to your inbox list.  Easy peasy.
I have so many e-mail accounts, that I prefer to use an e-mail client, rather than visit each webmail site regularly. Bonus-I never see all the advertising and difficult interfaces that people are always complaining about.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: pastywhitegurl on October 08, 2017, 11:13:06 PM
I probably should set up the Windows Mail client.  But just one more thing to figure out...it never ends.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Aaron Hulett on October 09, 2017, 01:48:38 AM
Quickly (as in 2 minutes) searching the web for client settings suggests Juno only supports POP3 connection protocol (how the email client talks to the email server) and no IMAP support. Translation: managing email across multiple devices can get 'interesting' when using POP3 rather than IMAP. You may find using the web interface to be better for you.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Pete! on October 09, 2017, 12:57:47 PM
I probably should set up the Windows Mail client.  But just one more thing to figure out...it never ends.

Quickly (as in 2 minutes) searching the web for client settings suggests Juno only supports POP3 connection protocol (how the email client talks to the email server) and no IMAP support. Translation: managing email across multiple devices can get 'interesting' when using POP3 rather than IMAP. You may find using the web interface to be better for you.

I can't speak about the Windows Mail client, and I haven't used Outlook or Outlook Express, in years, but "Thunderbird" gives POP users the option to "Leave Messages on server". You can specify a time period, or choose "until I delete them".
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Corrine on October 09, 2017, 03:10:03 PM
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 56.0.1 to the release channel today.  The update includes one fix and the migration to 64-bit Firefox for users of the 32-bit version.  Note the unresolved issues!

Firefox ESR was remains at version 52.4.0.

Mozilla Firefox Release Notes (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0.1/releasenotes/)
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: winchester73 on October 09, 2017, 03:47:51 PM
Although version 56 is scheduled to "silently and forcibly  auto-upgrade" users running the 32-bit version  of Firefox on 64-bit  computers with more than 2GB of RAM to the 64-bit  version, it was not updated to the 64-bit version on my machine.


Mine didn't upgrade to 64-bit either with 56.0, but the new release 56.0.1 did silently and forcibly upgrade it.

Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: pastywhitegurl on October 09, 2017, 11:36:54 PM
What? We have no choice on the change from 32 bit to 64bit? That's outrageous.  The last time I checked into it, I chose to keep the 32 bit because there were big problems with 64x.  I think the deal killer for me was certain favorite extensions were not compatible.   Wonder what I will find this time.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: winchester73 on October 10, 2017, 12:16:04 AM
No clue what big problems with 64 you are referencing, but this blog will explain the memory utilization difference: https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2016/07/22/firefox-64-bit-for-windows-can-take-advantage-of-more-memory/
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: pastywhitegurl on October 10, 2017, 12:39:35 AM
That won't help me with memory useage, as my machine is at less than 4GB RAM.

Its been too long to remember what the problems were that scared me off, but the extension thing would have done it all alone.

Juno on the web it is.  Thanks Aaron.
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Pete! on October 10, 2017, 11:50:15 AM
...... I think the deal killer for me was certain favorite extensions were not compatible.....
When FF 64 bit first came out, warnings about extensions caused me to delay upgrading. By the time I upgraded (voluntarily) it was a non-issue.

Unless  the add on developers have been working hard, we may all have that problem to some extent, regardless of 32 or 64 bit, when version 57 comes out.
Title: Mozilla Firefox Version 56.0.2 Released
Post by: Corrine on October 26, 2017, 05:13:58 PM
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 56.0.2 to the release channel today.  The update includes several bug fixes.  There is no mention of the previously listed unresolved issues.

Firefox ESR remains at version 52.4.0.

Release Notes (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0.2/releasenotes/)
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: hayc59 on November 14, 2017, 01:31:32 AM
Mozilla sent Firefox Version 56.0.2 to the release channel today.  The update includes several bug fixes.  There is no mention of the previously listed unresolved issues.

Firefox ESR remains at version 52.4.0.

Release Notes (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0.2/releasenotes/)
Will the latest version this work with windows xp pro? i am being told 'yes' just want to double check ;)
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: satrow on November 14, 2017, 02:21:49 AM
I don't think so:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/56.0.2/system-requirements/

Firefox 56.0.2 System Requirements
Windows
Operating Systems (32-bit and 64-bit)

    Windows 7
    Windows 8
    Windows 10

Recommended Hardware

    Pentium 4 or newer processor that supports SSE2
    512MB of RAM / 2G of RAM for the 64-bit version
    200MB of hard drive space

Mac
Operating Systems

    macOS 10.9
    macOS 10.10
    macOS 10.11
    macOS 10.12
    macOS 10.13

Recommended Hardware

    Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 processor
    512 MB of RAM
    200 MB hard drive space

GNU/Linux
Software Requirements

Please note that GNU/Linux distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.

    Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:
        GTK+ 3.4 or higher
        GLib 2.22 or higher
        Pango 1.14 or higher
        X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
        libstdc++ 4.6.1 or higher
    For optimal functionality, we recommend the following libraries or packages:
        NetworkManager 0.7 or higher
        DBus 1.0 or higher
        GNOME 2.16 or higher
        PulseAudio

Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: winchester73 on November 14, 2017, 12:36:37 PM

Will the latest version this work with windows xp pro? i am being told 'yes' just want to double check ;)

It seems 52 was the last version to support XP.  According to this link, XP users were migrated to ESR: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-support-windows-xp-and-vista
Title: Re: Mozilla Firefox Version 56 Released with Security Updates
Post by: Paddy on November 17, 2017, 01:22:38 PM
Version 57.0, first offered to Release channel users on November 14, 2017

Brace yourself for an all-new Firefox. It’s fast. Really fast. It’s over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology from our advanced research group, and graced with a clean, modern interface. Today is the first of several releases we’re calling Firefox Quantum, all designed to get to the things you love and the stuff you need faster than ever before. Experience the difference on desktops running Windows, macOS, and Linux; on Android, speed improvements are landing as well, and both Android and iOS have a new look and feel. To learn more about Firefox Quantum, visit the Mozilla Blog.


https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/57.0/releasenotes/



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