Package Details: waterfox-current-bin 2020.10-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/waterfox-current-bin.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: waterfox-current-bin
Description: 64-bit Firefox fork; no telemetry; supports XUL & XPCOM (incl. unsigned) add-ons.
Upstream URL: https://www.waterfox.net
Licenses: MPL
Conflicts: waterfox-current
Provides: waterfox-current
Replaces: waterfox-alpha-bin
Submitter: vcekron
Maintainer: vcekron
Last Packager: hawkeye116477
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.000494
First Submitted: 2019-09-13 15:43 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-10-21 19:04 (UTC)

Dependencies (16)

Required by (1)

Sources (2)

Pinned Comments

vcekron commented on 2020-11-24 10:19 (UTC) (edited on 2021-01-15 08:51 (UTC) by vcekron)

Attention: This is last version of WF based on 68. There is newer waterfox-g3-bin available based on Gecko 78, but currently it doesn't have some of the features known from „Current" like for example tab bar position changing.

If you want to stay on this version, we recommend disabling the annoying update notification in WF:

  • Go to about:config
  • Find app.update.doorhanger and set it to false

There have been reports that this isn't enough. If you still see the update notification, please try @tilt's addition:

  • Find app.update.checkInstallTime and set it to false

PLEASE DON'T FLAG THIS PACKAGE AS OUT OF DATE (just install waterfox-g3-bin if that is the version you desire)

Latest Comments

8472 commented on 2021-02-11 11:15 (UTC)

For some reason, waterfox-current-bin started showing "Gah. Your tab just crashed." on every page I open. I suspect some recent Arch package update. Multiple PCs with Arch affected likewise. Have found a workaround, to disable the "browser.tabs.remote.autostart" - https://windowsreport.com/gah-your-tab-just-crashed/

vcekron commented on 2021-01-15 08:50 (UTC)

Hi @tilt, thanks for your comment. I've added it to the sticky comment. :)

tilt commented on 2021-01-14 18:41 (UTC)

Hi @simokron, app.update.doorhanger to false wasn't enough to me: the notification after few seconds WF has been opened was gone, but another one popped up during a fullscreen video streaming (different layout but same kind of message), several minutes later.

I solved modifying this config too: app.update.checkInstallTime to false

Hope this can help, bye bye! T.

philster10260 commented on 2020-11-24 10:24 (UTC)

Works like a charm. Thanks :)))))

vcekron commented on 2020-11-24 10:19 (UTC) (edited on 2021-01-15 08:51 (UTC) by vcekron)

Attention: This is last version of WF based on 68. There is newer waterfox-g3-bin available based on Gecko 78, but currently it doesn't have some of the features known from „Current" like for example tab bar position changing.

If you want to stay on this version, we recommend disabling the annoying update notification in WF:

  • Go to about:config
  • Find app.update.doorhanger and set it to false

There have been reports that this isn't enough. If you still see the update notification, please try @tilt's addition:

  • Find app.update.checkInstallTime and set it to false

PLEASE DON'T FLAG THIS PACKAGE AS OUT OF DATE (just install waterfox-g3-bin if that is the version you desire)

philster10260 commented on 2020-11-24 10:13 (UTC)

Hi,

This waterfox install just started spamming 3 of my Linux boxes with an update notification:

Waterfox can't update to the latest version. Download a fresh copy bla bla...

Would someone kindly tell me how to turn it off and pin the answer for others?

Thanks :)

vcekron commented on 2020-09-08 08:47 (UTC) (edited on 2020-09-08 08:47 (UTC) by vcekron)

@RonnyD: that looks rather strange. Do you use an AUR helper?

Try building a fresh copy somewhere else in that case:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/waterfox-current-bin.git

cd waterfox-current-bin

makepkg -si

I just did the above sequence and it worked fine.

RonnyD commented on 2020-09-08 08:42 (UTC)

I am unable to build the package.

==> Creating package "waterfox-current-bin"...
  -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
  -> Generating .BUILDINFO file...
  -> Generating .MTREE file...
bsdtar: Can't open `usr/bin/waterfox-current': No such file or directory
bsdtar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.
  -> Compressing package...
bsdtar: Can't open `usr/bin/waterfox-current': No such file or directory
bsdtar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.
==> ERROR: Failed to create package file.
:: Unable to build waterfox-current-bin - makepkg exited with code: 5

vcekron commented on 2020-02-13 21:18 (UTC) (edited on 2020-02-13 21:20 (UTC) by vcekron)

Update 2020.02 is on hold until the shared library libc++.so.1 is (hopefully) statically linked - see the relevant GitHub issue.

For those who want the update right away, the patch for the PKGBUILD is available here. Make sure to install the libc++ package.

vcekron commented on 2019-12-10 05:33 (UTC)

@Austcool addressed in 2019.10-3.

Please let me know if it works as intended (I don't use the desktop entry at all on my machines).

Austcool commented on 2019-12-10 01:09 (UTC)

Please change Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/waterfox-current-icon.png Icon=waterfox-current-icon so themes can change the icon thanks.

vcekron commented on 2019-10-19 10:49 (UTC) (edited on 2019-10-19 11:06 (UTC) by vcekron)

Note that the package was reverted to 68.0b1 in accordance with the upstream release. The reason being bugs related to addons as well as security issues. The new update is expected next week: see @Waterfoxproject's tweet for more details.

This downgrade will not be triggered as an 'update' by AUR helpers, as some might prefer to stay on 2019.10 despite these issues. If you want to disable the annoying update notification in Waterfox, please do the following:

  • Go to about:config
  • Find app.update.doorhanger and set it to false

vcekron commented on 2019-10-15 17:41 (UTC) (edited on 2019-10-15 17:53 (UTC) by vcekron)

The new update changes the naming scheme to YYYY.MM.X where

YYYY = Current year
MM = Current month
X = Hotfix

As always for Netflix and similar:

If upgrading from previous versions of Waterfox, you will be asked to re-enable DRM.
After re-enabling, please allow time for the new plugins to update.
You may need to restart Waterfox after the new plugins have been installed to get DRM to work.
You can verify your plugins by entering about:plugins in the address bar.

For more information, please see the latest blog entry.

vcekron commented on 2019-09-13 20:16 (UTC)

@polyzen: The ´waterfox-bin´ package should ideally be called ´waterfox-classic-bin´ in accordance with https://www.waterfox.net/releases/.

For now Waterfox "Classic" is still the default download upstream, and Waterfox "Current" is the latest beta version (which for some reason is now called "Current" even though it's not default and technically a beta - it's all rather confusing).

polyzen commented on 2019-09-13 20:12 (UTC) (edited on 2019-09-13 20:28 (UTC) by polyzen)

Is this just an up-to-date version of waterfox-bin? If so, this needs to be deleted and the other package flagged out-of-date.

vcekron commented on 2019-09-13 15:46 (UTC) (edited on 2019-09-13 15:55 (UTC) by vcekron)

Hi @aquasp,

Of course. I missed that release since there's no blog entry about it.

I opted to change the name to waterfox-current to reflect the new WM_CLASS string, as well as the terminology on waterfox.net. Note that this update will require a new profile, and that it does not (currently) replace waterfox-alpha (I will ask for this package to be merged with the "current" one).

You may find it here: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/waterfox-current-bin/

Cheers

aquasp commented on 2019-09-13 13:05 (UTC)

Hello @simokron

Can you please update this package to 68.0b1 ?

Thanks!

aquasp commented on 2019-08-16 15:29 (UTC)

It's working fine now. Thanks!

Stunts commented on 2019-08-15 12:55 (UTC)

@simokron, thank you, it's fixed now!

vcekron commented on 2019-08-15 09:44 (UTC)

Hi @Stunts,

Thanks for the correction. Let me know if it's still busted in rel. 4.

Stunts commented on 2019-08-15 00:32 (UTC)

Hi @aquasp and @simokron: The line in waterfox-alpha.desktop should actually read:

Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/waterfox-alpha-icon.png

At least the issue is fixed in my case when I add the extension.

vcekron commented on 2019-08-11 22:35 (UTC)

Hi @aquasp,

Thanks for the heads-up! Please let me know if the latest release does not fix the issue, and I will look into it in more detail.

Cheers, simokron

aquasp commented on 2019-08-11 20:32 (UTC)

Hi

Thanks for creating a pkgbuild of the waterfox alpha!

It is working fine excpet for the icon of waterfox alpha. But there is no problem, to fix I just changed: the line "Icon" in waterfox alpha to "Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/waterfox-alpha-icon"

I would appreciate if you can update. The new .desktop Thanks!

vcekron commented on 2019-05-26 21:20 (UTC) (edited on 2019-05-26 21:24 (UTC) by vcekron)

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!