Re: Firefox ESR


 

esr is extended support release.
for example: firefox 52esr recieves security updates of firefox 52 until 61.
but regular versions be updated in at least 6weeks and maybe some
people dont want to miss previous features or dont like new features
and changes of updates.

On 2/22/18, JM Casey <crystallogic@ca.inter.net> wrote:
This brings me to the question – what sort of issues are users of Firefox 58
and NVDA experiencing? I know that other major screen-reader does not work
with any of the new FF versions, but nVDA does – seemingly quite well in
fact.







From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 21, 2018 7:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox ESR



This isn't just something Mozilla does every now and then. Extended Support
releases may be used by anyone but they are intended for businesses and
other institutions that don't want the program to be upgraded frequently.
The extended support release receives all security updates but the program
itself doesn't upgrade for one year after release.



The next ESR release will be this summer sometime in June, as I recall.



Because of all the changes being made in firefox now that may impair
performance for blind users and interfere with accessibility of some web
sites, those who don't want to use the new versions are instructed to use
the current ESR version which is version 52 of the program and was released
before these changes took place. Those who want to try the new versions, in
particular those who want to try new versions and send feedback regarding
problems and progress are encouraged to try the new versions as they are
released.



Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Andrea Sherry <mailto:sherryan@wideband.net.au>

Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:40 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Firefox ESR



Thanks for that.

Andrea


On 22/02/2018 10:11 AM, Antony Stone wrote:
"ESR" means Extended Support Release.

Every now and then, a Firefox release is labeled as ESR, and it means
they
promise to support it for longer than the other in-between releases.

There is no reason to switch from a standard release to an ESR release
unless:

a) you like always running the latest release, and the ESR release is the
latest one

or

b) you are currently running a no-longer-supported release, you don't want
to
update to the latest release, but there's an ESR release somewhere in
between
which you are happy with.

Basically, do not run unsupported software. If security vulnerabilities
are
discovered, you may well run into problems and they will be nobody else's
fault.

So, either run a recent (supported) standard version, or run an ESR
version
(which may be older, but has support for longer), but either way, update
before that version becomes unsupported.

The above is true for all software, not just Firefox. Not all projects
have
ESR versions, but many do - some are known as LTR - Long Term Release.


Antony.

On Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 23:58:42, Andrea Sherry wrote:

What is this? Is it necessary to use instead of regular Firefox?

Andrea
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