Posts Tagged 'ESR'

Firefox ESR 38 for OS/2: update to version 38.8.0

An update from 38.2.1 to 38.8.0 (Beta 7) has been released. There has been no major enhancements in the port except security fixes. Changes for this release:

  • native printing is disabled
  • simple (zip) based setups are not supported

Firefox ESR 38 for OS/2 Beta 6 released

The long awaited Firefox ESR 38 release (38.2.1) is now available after the previous alpha builds in 2015. It took some more time to work on the new fontconfig support and the pango/cairo display engine. The font support and rendering has changed compared to previous versions and thus it requires additional config files and runtime dlls. A newer Cairo version is required for pango, this was ported and is working but printing is currently broken because of this change.
The update to ESR 38.6.1 is already on the way, Mozilla’s next planed update will be ESR 38.7.0.

Firefox 38 ESR beta for OS/2

Firefox 38.2.1 ESR beta for OS/2

Changes in this release:

  • Switch to original fontconfig for much better font substitution.
  • Switch from GPI to Pango for better text layout and rendering. This obsoletes ‘gfx.os2.font.*’ properties and also brings long-awaited support for @font-face (loadable Web fonts).
  • Temporarily disable native print driver support which is currently broken.

Firefox 38.2.1 ESR Release OS/2 Beta 6 (en)

Mozilla 31 ESR family for OS/2: Seamonkey 2.2.8, Thunderbird 31.8.0 & Lightning 3.3.8

Dave Yeo released refreshed version of Seamonkey and Thunderbird for OS/2 based on the Firefox 31 ESR code base. The first product from the ESR 31 branch was the Firefox 31 ESR release, thus all that was said there applies to Seamonkey and Thunderbird as well. They also share the same runtime dlls, in case not present download the runtime dll package below.



Seamonkey 2.2.8 31ESR Beta 5 for OS/2

Firefox 24.8.1 ESR Beta 3 for OS/2 & eCS released

A new year, new software: the new Beta 3 of the Firefox 24 ESR branch for OS/2. The base code is the same as in the Beta 2 release and the main dll of Firefox (XUL.DLL) can now be loaded into high memory (HMA) by using an external utility. To create a detailed error report its required to load the symbol files of this build and the latest Exceptq runtime, the links can be found on the release page. Update: it seems that the ability to load xul.dll into high mem is again broken as issue #89 is tagged as not resolved.

Changes in this release compared to the previous Beta 2 (24.8.1) release:

  • fix for the trap report generation
  • XUL.DLL can now be loaded into high memory (HMA) by using the highmem utility


Firefox 24 ESR Beta2 for OS/2 Warp & eCS released

The new Beta 2 of Firefox 24.8.1 ESR has been released. This is the 2nd beta release of the Firefox 24 ESR branch for OS/2 containing small fixes and the updates to the latest codelevel containing fixes and security updates. The Team was also working on the tool chain (git and other) again to fix several bugs. Mozilla’s current Firefox ESR branch is now 31 ESR but the ESR 24 branch still get’s security updates.

Changes in this release compared to the previous Beta 1 (24.3.0) release:

  • fix for the spell checker problem
  • update the code to the latest code level 24.8.1 of the Firefox 24 ESR branch


The return of Seamonkey and Thunderbird for OS/2

The Thunderbird 17.0.11 and Seamonkey 2.14 ports for OS/2 and eCS were the first based on the Firefox ESR 17 branch released on 03/19/2014.
The current release (07/05/2014) of Thunderbird and Seamonkey are based on the ESR 17.0.11 code level containing the latest security fixes and other critical fixes from the OS/2 port of Firefox 24 ESR.
Dave Yeo made these refreshed ports available on hobbes.


Firefox 17.0.11 ESR Nightly for OS/2 released

This is a refreshed release of the latest ESR version from the ESR 17 branch containing all the security updates since the previous 17.0.5 build. This is a nightly tagged build containing back ported fixes from the Firefox 24 ESR port, the most important JavaScript fix is included. This port was made by Dave Yeo and is available on hobbes: Firefox 17.0.11 ESR os2 en-us (27MB). Dave also made a mozilla runtime zip that contains all required additional dlls for the Firefox 17 ESR and 24 ESR builds, download: moz_required_dlls. You also can use the download links provided in the Firefox ESR 24 beta news to get all required runtime dlls. Additional note, its required to set the preference “dom.ipc.plugins.enabled” to false, use about:config to set the value, it will prevent the 100% CPU usage when plugins are loaded.