Jaunty users also needed (was Re: Call For Testing: Karmic Firefox users)

Ara Pulido ara at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 23 17:08:19 BST 2010

On 17/06/10 13:40, Ara Pulido wrote:
> We need Karmic users to test our latest Firefox Upgrade!

Jaunty packages are now available in the PPA and in the tracker [1].
Please, check the testing instructions at the wiki:


Please, take into account that as the developers are fixing the issues
found, the packages in the PPA get updated. Please continue testing also
Firefox 3.6.4 on Hardy and Karmic as well.


[1] http://mozilla.qa.ubuntu.com/

> *Background*
> As I wrote in a previous email[1], Firefox 3.0 and xulrunner 1.9 are now
> unsupported by Mozilla. 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. As part of the upgrade, we are also releasing a set
> of langpacks.
> 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. If you
> are using Firefox localised in your local language, please, make sure
> that the langpacks didn't break Firefox and that the translations are OK.
> We now need people running *Karmic* (Jaunty 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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu karmic
> main
>  deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu
> karmic main
>  After saving the file, you have to run:
>  sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --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
> http://mozilla.qa.ubuntu.com 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:
>    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Firefox3.6.4Upgrade
> Also, we have added a new testcase "XulRunner Applications" aiming to
> test that the applications using xulrunner keep working correctly after
> the update. These applications need to be tested both in Hardy and
> Karmic. A list of these applications can be found in the wiki:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Specs/Lucid/FirefoxNewSupportModel/xulrunner-list
> Thanks!
> Ara.
> [1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2010-June/030811.html
> [2] https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-security/+archive/ppa

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