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dlwatib
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Need a recent "previous version" of Firefox

Firefox users never know whether they're going to get a box of chocolates or a box of coal when they upgrade to the latest version of Firefox. Our favorite add-ons may work with the new version, and our favorite sites like youtube may work fine, but if not then we may need to go back to the previous version. But we sure don't want to go back all the way to version 3.x.x. It would really be helpful to keep one or two of the relatively up-to-date versions. If the latest is version 29, then keep version 28 and 27 until version 30 is ready, please.

Actually, I see that the version 3.x.x links don't do as promised. Instead, you get sent to a page with a bunch of foreign language version 29 download links. NOT USEFUL!

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FF or add on issue?

It seems to me your problem is that an add-on you have chosen may or may not work with a new version of FF.

Given the number and variety of FF add-ons it is obvious not all of them can be tested against a PA FF release. Also, some add-on authors don't update their code when a new FF is released.

None of this is a PA issue preventing you from making a backup before you update. The beauty of the PA way of working is that you can just create a copy of your FirefoxPortable directory before updating.

Wm

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Insecure/Irresponsible, Legacy Ditched

For an app like Firefox, you should absolutely not be using version 28 any longer. To do so is irresponsible and for us to support or recommend an easy version to continue using it would be completely irresponsible. Firefox 28 has unpatched critical security vulnerabilities that allow a remote site to take over your PC. Think about that for a minute. Take over your PC and run whatever they want (spam, malware, attack software) or just wipe your local personal files. So, there's no way we want to in any way encourage a user to continue using it or in any way make it easy to continue to use it.

No supported Firefox add-ons break on version upgrades any more. Only certain niche add-ons whose authors don't properly support them will fail. Afterall, Australis was available for them to test against in nightly builds for 7 months. It landed in Aurora (alpha) 3 months ago. And it landed in beta a month ago.

The legacy download section was no longer maintained on the Firefox Portable homepage so I've ditched it. It's no longer necessary anyway. You can download Firefox stable, ESR, beta, alpha and nightly in current supported forms from the pages on the site here. You can download outdated and insecure older versions of Firefox from our SourceForge project.

We may bring back links to older versions at some point to make it easier for developers to test local pages for the handful of users who haven't updated, but we'll need to add big warnings about the security issues to it.

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ditched

To do so is irresponsible

B.sh. It depends which websites you surf to. It is irresponsible, if you use it for your everyday surfing. It is not if you need something for specific websites you know are safe, e.g. from your intranet company website.

and for us to support or recommend an easy version to continue using it would be completely irresponsible.

It's none of your business, what I do with my firefox. Put a waring it helps you sleep better.

The legacy download section was no longer maintained on the Firefox Portable homepage so I've ditched it.

Thanks a lot. How many people download Firefox 2 or 3 a months anyways? 20?

It's no longer necessary anyway.

Just to give you an idea. I was interested in Firefox 2. It is just so much faster and smaller and gets me to the few (intranet) websites I need. So don't tell me what is necessary and what not. There are still people out there with PC's with less than a GHz CPU speed.

You can download outdated and insecure older versions of Firefox from our SourceForge project.

Why are all the links on your website from old legacy Firefox pointing to FF 29 instead of your sourceforge site??

We may bring back links to older versions at some point [..] need to add big warnings about the security issues to it.

Please do so. Horrible wasting precious minutes going through tens of dead links.

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calm down

and get the firefox portable 2.x from here:

http://tinyurl.com/kwv45ly

I also need to use it, as it will work on w98se which I need to use for specific purposes.

Otto Sykora
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Say "No" to URL Shorteners; Personally Hosted Copy?; Try SF.net

@ottosykora: Use of URL shorteners is frowned upon here.

Chris Morgan[No URL shorteners, please, there is no value in them here - mod Chris]

John T. HallerIs it really necessary to use a shortener? The user can't tell what server it will download from nor the actual file name before it starts trying to download, which introduces a layer of insecurity (especially .ly domains as they go through Libya).

Also why are you linking to a personally hosted copy rather than the official download from SourceForge?
     People who point their links to alternative download locations often times point to bad copies (usually with malware added), and while one can easily check the Digital Signature of the file once it's downloaded (the one linked by ottosykora was the official release file signed by Rare Ideas. LLC when I DL'd it) not everybody knows that and getting possibly inexperienced users used to downloading from alternative locations makes them more likely to get a malware-infested PC later (even though yours may be perfectly clean).

So in short please link to the official download, which in this case is from SourceForge.net: SourceForge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Firefox_Portable_2.0.0.20_en-us.paf.exe

Edit: Oops, this was supposed to be a reply. I forgot that using the Login button at the bottom of a comment directs you (post-login) to the comment form, not the reply form. My bad. (±•b)

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yes sorry

I thought the original copy is not any more present, so the link as from my home store with somehow complex links for download of single file.

Otto Sykora
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