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#1 2021-12-08 15:14

Tolkem
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The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life! smile

Just bumped into this post https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= … ges-Debian while checking my feed.
An excerpt:

All of the Debian-shipped browsers (Chromium, Firefox ESR, Falkon, ...) are having severe open security issues which the package maintainers apparently are not able to fix easily:
    - Chromium is still at version 90.0.4430.212-1 which means it contains tons of security issues. The Debian Wiki recommends switching to a different browser. Those who have installed the browser previously and rely on automatic updates are left with an unpatched browser without even noticing.

I agree, that's why I use Firefox from Mozilla's website, meaning I download the tarball, extract to /opt, and make it available in KDE's menu. As for mesa, I use the mx-ahs repo to keep that up-to-date, well, it is newer than Debian's default. I like Debian, but sometimes I wish they offered newer pkgs.

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#2 2021-12-08 19:32

crosscourt
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

Ive been leaning away from Debian for just those reasons recently. Tired of all the older pkgs and having to chase around to make sure everything is up to date.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Dell Latitude 3340 i3 1.7ghz/3340 1.4ghz celeron, 8gb ddr3, 256gb Adata SSD

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#3 2021-12-08 21:38

rаluma
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

List of issues firefox-esr
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tra … irefox-esr
Chromium issues list
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tra … e/chromium
Has anyone seen the list for the latest firefox?

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#4 2021-12-09 11:25

q4osteam
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

You could also install the latest Firefox from the Flatpak/Flathub repository. That is a bit more easy way.

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#5 2021-12-09 11:37

rаluma
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

Maybe just give a link to an article where all this has been written for a long time?
https://wiki.debian.org/Firefox

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#6 2021-12-09 13:35

Ploof
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

why would you install browsers from within debian?

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#7 2021-12-09 14:32

rаluma
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

You can ask, "why is there a debian and q4os"? smile
I need TDE and OS, requiring minimal attention, so I'm here.
If I needed Plasma and the latest software versions, I would probably choose OpenSUSE Tumbleweed.
Honestly, I do not see the difference in speed in the usual Internet surfing between Q4OS 2 'Scorpion' and 'Gemini', it does not matter 32 or 64 bits. The browser also doesn't matter much
And the second, may be mistaken, but if Firefox vulnerabilities were eliminated in the latest versions, there would be no matter in the depicane Firefox-ESR.

Last edited by rаluma (2021-12-09 14:35)

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#8 2021-12-15 17:20

q4osteam
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

We have included the Firefox release into the Q4OS Software centre at the moment Firefox version 95.0-1. The updates will follow Firefox release cycle.

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#9 2021-12-16 04:33

Tolkem
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Re: The Sad State Of Web Browser Support Currently Within Debian.

q4osteam wrote:

We have included the Firefox release into the Q4OS Software centre at the moment Firefox version 95.0-1. The updates will follow Firefox release cycle.

That's very good news! smile

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