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Author Topic: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)  (Read 749 times)

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Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:51:59 AM »
I just checked for updates in FF 47.0 and it says I have the latest version.  But yet again the installer is available from Softpedia:

http://www.softpedia...-Firefox-Final.shtml

Although the changelog entry is still for 47.0.  But anyway, Softpedia seems to have an "in" somewhere so I may as well put it on.  Mostly I use SlimJet but there are a few things that work better in FF still.

Edit:  Tricky tricky.  Once installed it opens the first time to Mozilla page and clicking What's New gets an up to date changelog:

https://www.mozilla....47.0.1/releasenotes/

« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 10:57:37 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 11:46:29 AM »
or https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/



Assuming the time stamp is adjusted for my time zone the time of the folder creation for 47.0.1 is after the release notification on Softpedia.  Also the "check for updates" as I mentioned came up blank even though the installer was in the wild.  So why would I check those places when Softpedia tells me first?

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 04:41:41 PM »
was that a question?

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 04:44:17 PM »
You are advised to not use ftp.mozilla.org. They really don't like that.

I updated the P2P mirrors right after the official release.  :)

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2016, 09:05:20 AM »
was that a question?

I guess I have to admit it is a rhetorical question.  It just strikes me funny how many of these "check for updates" do not work.  SlimJet portable it worked automatically fine on version 9.x up until the last 9.x release.  It has not worked since.  Likewise often the Firefox check for updates, especially if the update is only an x.01, tells me I have the latest version when I don't.

Go figure.  :)

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2016, 10:02:25 AM »
why?
You are advised to not use ftp.mozilla.org. They really don't like that.

^ my reason for using & linking to exactly that page is because of the multitude of included links; ANY user should be able to find his preferred Firefox right there! My choice for the last year has been a Danish, EME-free version. Softpedia doesn't offer that.

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 10:13:45 AM »
There's releases.mozilla.org for that.

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2016, 03:30:44 AM »
a Danish, EME-free version. Softpedia doesn't offer that.

^ nor does releases.mozilla

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Re: Firefox 47.0.1 (latest at Softpedia 1st again)
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2016, 05:20:03 PM »