Package Details: waterfox-alpha-bin 68.0a1-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/waterfox-alpha-bin.git (read-only)
Package Base: waterfox-alpha-bin
Description: 64-bit Firefox fork; no telemetry; supports XUL & XPCOM (incl. unsigned) add-ons.
Upstream URL: https://www.waterfoxproject.org/
Keywords: browser gecko web
Licenses: MPL
Conflicts: waterfox-alpha
Provides: waterfox-alpha
Submitter: simokron
Maintainer: simokron
Last Packager: simokron
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.905936
First Submitted: 2019-05-22 21:20
Last Updated: 2019-05-23 21:59

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simokron commented on 2019-05-26 21:20

There are several noteworthy things about the first alpha release of Waterfox 68, as it is very much in active development.

To start with, there are a number of known issues, such as (see GitHub for a complete list):
about:preferences#sync does not load - you can still set-up an account using the selector next to the Awesome Bar;
about:config does not load - use chrome://global/content/config.xul instead;
the profile directory is located in ~/.mozilla/waterfox/.

Furthermore, WF 68 retains some support for legacy add-ons, whilst some will need updating. A partial list of popular legacy add-ons that have been updated is available on GitHub. A notable omission in that list is VimFX, which has been updated as well - c.f. GitHub.

As for the AUR package itself, the PKGBUILD and .desktop files are based on the waterfox-bin ones.

I do not use the desktop entry myself, so please let me know if e.g. the icon is incorrect. This goes for any other potential mistakes as well, of course!

Latest Comments

simokron commented on 2019-05-26 21:20

There are several noteworthy things about the first alpha release of Waterfox 68, as it is very much in active development.

To start with, there are a number of known issues, such as (see GitHub for a complete list):
about:preferences#sync does not load - you can still set-up an account using the selector next to the Awesome Bar;
about:config does not load - use chrome://global/content/config.xul instead;
the profile directory is located in ~/.mozilla/waterfox/.

Furthermore, WF 68 retains some support for legacy add-ons, whilst some will need updating. A partial list of popular legacy add-ons that have been updated is available on GitHub. A notable omission in that list is VimFX, which has been updated as well - c.f. GitHub.

As for the AUR package itself, the PKGBUILD and .desktop files are based on the waterfox-bin ones.

I do not use the desktop entry myself, so please let me know if e.g. the icon is incorrect. This goes for any other potential mistakes as well, of course!