Enterprise Linux Log

Oct 3 2007   7:49AM GMT

Ubuntu Gustsy Gibbon and Firefox update


Some commentary on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Firefox from SearchEnterpriseLinux.com reader C.K.:

I have an update to the FF3 in Ubuntu item; I was reading http://tech.tolero.org/blog/en/linux/review-ubuntu-710-gutsy-features-changes
and they mention that:

A third (currently alpha) version of the Firefox browser named ‘Gran Paradiso’ is included into the ‘universe’ repository. If installed, it will settle aside of the stable application, even using own settings directory at the home folder.

So I had a look in the copy of Gutsy I’m running in VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/) and indeed, its there: “firefox-granparadiso”. As per http://packages.ubuntu.com/firefox-granparadiso its currently version 3.0~alpha7-0ubuntu6, but it will be likely to get security updates to bump it up to a current version after its released.

This is a really neat way of doing things; they don’t have to backport anything and by putting it in universe they don’t have to fully support it, but at the same time, its easily available to early adopters (e.g. me ;).

Color me impressed! 🙂

Thanks for the update, CK!

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