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Firefox 3.5 Beta 4

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 has been out a long time now. Where is the portable apps for it???

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Would you care to define out

Would you care to define out a long time now
I do not consider 6 days a long time Sad

It is in the works and will be released when it is ready.

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#define out !in

no problem if it is in the works. I have no idea what kind of work it takes to make a portable app application. perhaps it is the finals exam week...

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Try doing it yourself
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I'm not usually a complainer

I'm not usually a complainer when it comes to people doing free work for someone. But, it is now the 9th and I'm at least wondering what the hang-up is. Normally, updates for a majority of the apps come in a couple days at worst, so there must of been some major issue to resolve for this one. It's just not normal to take this long.

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Well it's nice that you are not usually

Well it's nice that you are not usually a complainer, especially since there is nothing to complain about.

It's free
It's a Beta
It's being worked on.
The dev is working on other things.
Asking will not make it happen any faster.
If there is a major issue it is being worked on as well.

Tim

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Couple things

First, new versions of software aren't as big a deal as a lot of folks make them out to be. The cult of the latest and greatest has become such a big deal lately, but what would happen if you went to run Firefox 2 on Windows 2000? Not a whole heck of a lot, in all honesty, as long as you kept some basic antivirus and a firewall, but you'd do that anyway. (Says the guy running the Windows 7 beta... I know...)

On the other hand, it's Firefox. You go to look at the changelog for most new versions, nine times out of ten they're not adding new features, they're fixing some security bug, or a few of them. So to be a Firefox user and to want the latest version a week after it's out is not at all unreasonable.

On top of that, I've found myself in contact with one of the guys behind The Site That Shall Not Be Named, and when I called him out on them repackaging free stuff like 7-Zip (as opposed to simply using the one here) in addition to the warez, he said that in those cases, a new version comes out and they simply portablize it before this site does.

Therein lies an inherent problem with open source. Mozilla releases Firefox under this license, and then JTH releases it portably under the same or a similar license, both of which say you're free to modify and redistribute, but a new version comes out and JTH doesn't update - what's to stop a warez site from redistributing the latest version ahead of this site, but maybe they have it grab passwords and email them to a certain address. (Not saying they will, in all fairness, but the possibility is there.) Even though the wizards here would look at the code (provided they included it) and said "hey, something's not right here", a lot of people are still going to be duped.

But hey, I'm in no hurry for the latest beta of Firefox. I'm just reading this topic and I'm shocked at the backlash to the request. For an app I'd use, I'd rather use one packaged by JTH a week or two after it came out than one packaged by a warez monkey the day after it came out that may or may not do something malicious. (Which it was. Posted, I mean. On April 27. I recommend against using it, of course, but it's there, and people are most likely using it.)

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I called him out on them

I called him out on them repackaging free stuff like 7-Zip (as opposed to simply using the one here) in addition to the warez, he said that in those cases, a new version comes out and they simply portablize it before this site does.

Also, this "portablizing" they do is not real. I am willing to bet some money they just copy in the newest release and say its portable, I highly doubt they will check for new registry entries/files that the old launcher didn't take care of because it was unneeded. This might work fine in most cases, but still is bad.

what's to stop a warez site from redistributing the latest version ahead of this site, but maybe they have it grab passwords and email them to a certain address. (Not saying they will, in all fairness, but the possibility is there.) Even though the wizards here would look at the code (provided they included it) and said "hey, something's not right here", a lot of people are still going to be duped.

Also, there is no guarantee that the code they provide with it is the real code. They could make a modified version, distribute the compiled version of that and a clean source. You never know Wink Now ofcourse this is true for any open source project/thing, but since those sites are already involved in illegal activities, I'm more likely to suspect them of such things. You know, it wouldn't surprise me if this were the case....

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(Note, this isn't directly

(Note, this isn't directly addressed to you)
Please , relax. I've been told that you're not supposed to do anything requiring security with a Beta. AFAIK, you're not supposed to be using it for general browsing either. How its supposed to be tested if those are the rules, I don't know. But AFAIK those are the rules.

Is it important to have the latest and greatest, yes. But we regularly have requests asking for update this, update that. The update will be done when its done.

JohnT.Haller, owner, founder, maintainer, among other things, has alot on his plate. Please give him some room and realize that as soon as he can, he will post it. John is a bit of a perfectionist when it comes down to things, and in a app like this, I respect that.

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do it yourself

Try this for future update,
Update Portable Firefox the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/update-portable-firefox-...

Thanks
Ameet

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Like you ..... I'm Ask Where

Like you ..... I'm Ask Where is it ?!

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Beta

It's a beta release. It's likely not happening. He only released the first beta as a speed test... beta releases are not normally done at all. When it gets to RC, then it may come. How about you bug Mozilla to release it, then we'll do it Wink

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you can update it yourself

download the official firefox 3.5 beta 4 and use 7-zip to extract files under folder "localize" and "unlocalize" to your "\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox" folder and that's it

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I tried this too...

I made a backup copy of my Firefox Portable Test 3.1 b3 folder on my portable drive, and then installed a local copy of Firefox 3.5 b4 on my work computer (I use Firefox there anyway), and then copied the contents of the local folder to the X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableTest\App\Firefox folder (after deleting the contents of the folder to prevent any problems with compatibility) and am now running Firefox 3.5 b4 Portable...

I will also try it on a computer that has no Firefox on it to test encapsulation, but I am confident that this may work.

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