Package Details: waterfox-current-bin 68.0b1-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/waterfox-current-bin.git (read-only)
Package Base: waterfox-current-bin
Description: 64-bit Firefox fork; no telemetry; supports XUL & XPCOM (incl. unsigned) add-ons.
Upstream URL: https://www.waterfoxproject.org/
Licenses: MPL
Conflicts: waterfox-current
Provides: waterfox-current
Submitter: simokron
Maintainer: simokron
Last Packager: simokron
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.412278
First Submitted: 2019-09-13 15:43
Last Updated: 2019-10-19 10:43

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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

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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!

aquasp commented on 2019-08-16 15:29

It's working fine now. Thanks!

Stunts commented on 2019-08-15 12:55

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

simokron commented on 2019-08-15 09:44

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

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.