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Any word if Firefox 17 is going to come out tomorrow the 20th

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Tech085    34

Wondering if there is any word about firefox 17 coming out on the 20th which is the wikipedia firefox release history date if it will be out by then or the date have change?

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Shane Nokes    739

The ESR (Extended Service Release) build is already on the servers...so the regular build should be there in time unless something goofy happens.

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+Zlip792    459

It will surely release today, not to worry just hang for little time.

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TCA    114

17?! man they're pumping them out like an assembly line.

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+Thom Vee    38
MozillaWiki says its Firefox 18?

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Skyfrog    438

MozillaWiki says its Firefox 18?

Looks like someone made a mistake. We're definitely on 16 right now and 17 should be out today.

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Sub_Zero_Alchemist    26

MozillaWiki says its Firefox 18?

Skyfrog beat me to it, someone made a mistake. 17 should be out later today, and 18 will be released in Jan.

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Pupik    452

Hope my extensions are ready.

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Rigby    1,321

I really don't like the social features they are integrating into it, even if they are optional there are already addons that do that stuff. No need to build it right into the browser, that's just pointless feature creep. Have they forgotten what made Firefox popular in the first place?

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torrentthief    312

The Extended Service release is already on their servers:

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/17.0esr/[/CODE]

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n_K    1,601

Social integration, you are having a laugh.

Someone fork firefox and remove all the **** that's getting added in to it lately.

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Detection    2,256

The Extended Service release is already on their servers:

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/17.0esr/[/CODE]

Whats the extended one got over the latest 17b6 ?

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n_K    1,601

Extended is probably the one that they're doing for businesses, i.e. it'll be extended support.

You know, when mozilla said businesses shouldn't be using firefox and made releases very fast so all business dumped firefox, they lost a lot of market share and now want it back again so said it was a little misunderstanding?

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Shane Nokes    739

Actually Mozilla didn't say that. Mozilla said that businesses should be on the ESR channel, not the release channel.

As such they release a new version every 7 major builds that is an ESR build...and it will automatically take those businesses from 10 to 17.

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MurkWorks    7

Did help and about and received the version 17 update..

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Pupik    452

Did the same. All went smooth and all my extensions were compatible.

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Nothing Here    450

Ok, I have tried the normal 17.0 release from a clean install of FF, not as an update and within a few moments, it froze and then crashed. Crashing my system also. I uninstalled it, ran Ccleaner and installed the ESR and I have been running the the ESR for over an hour now and no issues. Sorry to all you FF fans, but there is a differnce. ESR is much more stable and I would say it is probably meant for businesses. Businesses need a stable release, not a fly-by-night-bang-out-the-numbers-release and the release channel is crap.

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Jason S.    1,231

Ok, I have tried the normal 17.0 release from a clean install of FF, not as an update and within a few moments, it froze and then crashed. Crashing my system also. I uninstalled it, ran Ccleaner and installed the ESR and I have been running the the ESR for over an hour now and no issues. Sorry to all you FF fans, but there is a differnce. ESR is much more stable and I would say it is probably meant for businesses. Businesses need a stable release, not a fly-by-night-bang-out-the-numbers-release and the release channel is crap.

sounds like you should have just upgraded instead of the clean install. ive been running 17 all afternoon w/o issue.

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RadishTM    284

Upgraded but unable to open the Add-ons page via the Firefox menu, hmmm.

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Shane Nokes    739

Ok, I have tried the normal 17.0 release from a clean install of FF, not as an update and within a few moments, it froze and then crashed. Crashing my system also. I uninstalled it, ran Ccleaner and installed the ESR and I have been running the the ESR for over an hour now and no issues. Sorry to all you FF fans, but there is a differnce. ESR is much more stable and I would say it is probably meant for businesses. Businesses need a stable release, not a fly-by-night-bang-out-the-numbers-release and the release channel is crap.

The ESR and standard release are the same, other than the update channel that they point to.

If the machine crashed then something in the system caused that...and Firefox runs in Userland...so you might want to look at that.

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Nothing Here    450

sounds like you should have just upgraded instead of the clean install. ive been running 17 all afternoon w/o issue.

I'll stick with the ESR release.

The ESR and standard release are the same, other than the update channel that they point to.

If the machine crashed then something in the system caused that...and Firefox runs in Userland...so you might want to look at that.

See above. It works for me.

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Shane Nokes    739

I'll stick with the ESR release.

See above. It works for me.

I did see above. :p

My point was that if the whole system went down then something at the system level took it down...a driver or Windows service of some sort.

The browser itself runs in 'Userland' and can't take down the OS on its own...now it may have made a call to something...and that something failed and took the system down...but it still means you need to find out what caused it...since it is likely to happen again at some point.

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Nothing Here    450

I did see above. :p

My point was that if the whole system went down then something at the system level took it down...a driver or Windows service of some sort.

The browser itself runs in 'Userland' and can't take down the OS on its own...now it may have made a call to something...and that something failed and took the system down...but it still means you need to find out what caused it...since it is likely to happen again at some point.

Where would you like me to check?

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Shane Nokes    739

Check the Event Viewer. It should list the cause of the crash. :)

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