Call For Testing: Hardy Firefox users (or willing to install Hardy in a VM)

Ara Pulido ara at
Tue Jun 1 09:42:25 BST 2010

We need Hardy users to test our latest Firefox Upgrade!

Firefox 3.0 and xulrunner 1.9 are now unsupported by Mozilla. Rather
than backporting security fixes to these now, we are moving to a support
model where we will be introducing major new upstream versions in stable
releases. The reason for this is the support periods from Mozilla are
gradually becoming shorter, and it will be more and more difficult for
us to maintain our current support model in the future (see [1] for

We are going to release Firefox 3.6.4 as a minor update to the 3.6
series in Lucid. This will also be rolled out to Hardy, Jaunty and
Karmic (along with xulrunner The update for Lucid is quite
trivial, but the update in Hardy, Jaunty and Karmic is not quite as simple.

Before releasing these updates to the public, we need testing in
Firefox, the extensions in the archive and distributions upgrades after
those updates. We have published all these packages in a PPA [2] and we
will track test results before moving anything to the archive.

We need people running *Hardy* (Jaunty and Karmic will see a similar
call for testing in the following days) in bare metal or a virtual
machine. If you are willing to help, you can follow the instructions below:

 1. Add the Mozilla Security PPA to your software sources

 You need to manually edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and add the
following lines:

 deb hardy main
hardy main

 After saving the file, you have to run:

 sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 7EBC211F
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

 2. You have to have an account in our tracking system. Go to and click on "Log In" and "Create New Account"

 3. To know what to test and how to report back, please, read our
instructions in our testing wiki:



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