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

Ara Pulido ara at
Tue Jun 8 10:45:15 BST 2010

Hello all,

Following up this call for testing, we have now uploaded the langpacks
to the same PPA.

We encourage everyone to test Firefox in their own language and give us
feedback in the same tracker (we have added a "Translations" testcase).

Langpacks could eventually break Firefox, so it is very important to
test this carefully before reaching a wider audience.

Please, read our updated instructions in the wiki:


On 01/06/10 10:42, Ara Pulido wrote:
> We need Hardy users to test our latest Firefox Upgrade!
> *Background:*
> 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
> information).
> 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
>  deb-src
> 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:
> Thanks!
> Ara.
> [1]
> [2]

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