Package Details: waterfox-current-bin 2020.05-1

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=2020.05
Replaces: waterfox-alpha-bin
Submitter: simokron
Maintainer: simokron (hawkeye116477)
Last Packager: simokron
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.98
First Submitted: 2019-09-13 15:43
Last Updated: 2020-05-07 13:00

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hawkeye116477 commented on 2020-01-15 12:01

If someone needs language package, then he/she can install it from my repository following with instructions on: https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=home%3Ahawkeye116477%3Awaterfox&package=waterfox-current-i18n-pl.

If someone wants to take advantage of LTO+PGO (faster browser), then he/she/can install waterfox-current-kpe (doesn't depend on KDE libs) from my repository.

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simokron commented on 2020-02-13 21:18

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.

hawkeye116477 commented on 2020-01-15 12:01

If someone needs language package, then he/she can install it from my repository following with instructions on: https://software.opensuse.org//download.html?project=home%3Ahawkeye116477%3Awaterfox&package=waterfox-current-i18n-pl.

If someone wants to take advantage of LTO+PGO (faster browser), then he/she/can install waterfox-current-kpe (doesn't depend on KDE libs) from my repository.

simokron commented on 2019-12-10 05:33

@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

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

simokron commented on 2019-10-19 10:49

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

simokron commented on 2019-10-15 17:41

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.

simokron commented on 2019-09-13 20:16

@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

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.

simokron commented on 2019-09-13 15:46

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

Hello @simokron

Can you please update this package to 68.0b1 ?

Thanks!