Firefox

Versione: 
45.9.0
Data rilascio: 
Martedì, 22 Maggio, 2018

Licenza:

Interfaccia:

Browser veloce e leggero basato su Mozilla. Firefox permette:

  • un completo controllo sulle finestre popup, per eliminare le pubblicità indesiderate
  • visualizzazione a schede, che permette di caricare comodamente in background più pagine nella stessa finestra
  • ricerca integrata
  • pratici ma efficienti controlli a tutela della propria privacy durante la navigazione
  • supporto per i plugin Java
Questo software è distribuito con due modalità:
  • come pacchetto compresso, da scaricare e installare manualmente; se ci sono prerequisiti da soddisfare, andranno anch'essi scaricati e installati manualmente;
  • come pacchetto RPM, installabile tramite il gestore pacchetti rpm preferito, che provvederà a scaricare e installare sia il software che gli eventuali prerequisiti.
Scegli la modalità di installazione che preferisci, tenendo conto del fatto che non tutte le versioni del software sono disponibili per entrambe le modalità.

Installazione con rpm

Questo programma si può installare usando il gestore pacchetti rpm. Vedi sotto per la stringa di installazione. I prerequisiti richiesti sono gestiti dal gestore pacchetti e, se necessario, scaricati e installati automaticamente.

firefox-45.9.0-2.oc00 (05/10/2017)
Repository: Arca Noae subscription (authentication required)
Installa con ANPM o lanciando il comando:
yum install firefox

Installazione manuale

Il programma è distribuito come pacchetti ZIP, 7 ZIP, e WarpIN autoinstallante: scaricare in una cartella temporanea e scompattare nella cartella di destinazione (vuota!). Vedi sotto per i link di download.

Installare in una partizione che supporti l'uso dei nomi lunghi (per es. HPFS o JFS). Le dipendenze possono essere installate o usando RPM (vedi sotto) o scaricando il pacchetto contenente le Mozilla required dll.

  • Utile, prima di avviare il programma la prima volta, definire nel file config.sys la variabile Mozilla_Home, per svincolare le cartelle Profili e Plugin dall'installazione corrente. Per es.: SET MOZILLA_HOME=C:\Apps\mozilla.org\
  • Per poter usare Firefox assieme a Mozilla, usare Run!
  • All'indirizzo https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/language-tools/ si trovano dizionario e language pack italiano (una volta selezionato il pacchetto desiderato, in fondo alla pagina aprire "Version information" e scegliere "See complete version history"). Modificare l'impostazione general.useragent.locale in about:config a it-IT.
  • A partire dalla versione 3, Firefox usa le librerie Cairo per il font rendering e non più l'Innotek Font Engine. E' consigliabile rimuovere tutti i riferimenti a "firefox.exe" dalle chiavi I.F.E. con l'editor di registro.
  • Possibile caricare XUL.DLL in memoria alta usando Highmem.

E' possibile installare i prerequisiti con rpm, eseguendo la stringa seguente in una finestra comandi:

yum install bww-resources-rpm cairo dash-sh fontconfig freetype hunspell libc libc-devel libcx libgcc1 libicu  libjpeg-turbo libkai libpng libstdc++6 libvpx nspr nss nss-util os2-base os2-mpts pango pixman pthread zlib nspr
I link seguenti sono a programmi aggiuntivi, utili ma non indispensabili per il funzionamento:

Qui di seguito trovi i link di download per l'installazione manuale del software:

Firefox v. 45.9.0 (22/5/2018, bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
CHANGES Firefox 45.9.0 GA2 (2018-05-20) - Fix Japanese text display (regression of 38.x builds). - Fine tune compiler optimization to produce faster JavaScript code and at the same time make XUL.DLL more compact (its size is now 25% less). - Prevent possible race conditions that could lead to UI freezes when entering system-provided modal event loops. - Restore the maximum time to process native UI events to what it was in version 38.x (20 ms) which improves the overall UI responsiveness on web-pages involving intensive use of JavaScript. - Add information about workarounds for unresponsive UI to README.OS2 ("Known Problems" section).
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_45_9_0esr_RELEASE_OS2_GA2/firefox-45.9.0-4.oc00.pentium4.7z
Firefox v. 45.9.0 (23/4/2018, Dave Yeo)
 bitbucket.org/dryeo/dry-comm-esr31/downloads/firefox-45.9.0.en-US.os2.zip
Firefox v. 45.9.0 (6/10/2017, A. Doff) Readme/What's new
Firefox 45 for OS/2 and eCS 1.x. Repackaged, without Unix directory structures and without implied eCS 2.x or ArcaOS 5.x requirements, like 7Z, of the main Firefox 45 for eCS 2.x DE/EN and ArcaOS 5.x EN distribution. As good and bad as it gets, so probably still with a 100% CPU load for most Pentium CPUs.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/internet/www/browser/firefox-45.9.0-2.en-US.os2.zip
Firefox v. 45.9.0 (4/10/2017, bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
This document contains a brief list of the most important OS/2-specific changes in the Mozilla product series from release to release. CHANGES Firefox 45.9.0 GA (2017-10-04) - Update Firefox to latest version 45.9.0 ESR (including many upstream and OS/2 fixes and improvements) and switch project status to GA (general availability) due to reaching application stability suitable for use by general public. About 40 distinct bugs were fixed for this release. - Switch to RPM distribution and discontinue a separate ZIP distribution (ZIP packages automatically generated from RPM packages are still available). - Make FFmpeg DLLs loadable again (45.5.0 Beta 8 regression). - Fix crashes when changing mouse cursor shape. - Fix delayed response/choppy window scrolling (45.5.0 Beta 8 regression). - Fix command line parsing errors when handling path separators (38.8.0 Beta 7 regression). - Fix crashes when copy-pasting rich text from OpenOffice. - Fix 100% CPU load from plugin-container.exe. - Make binary NP plugins requiring proper process environment (e.g. Awget) work. - Make binary NP plugins that do custom painting (e.g. Flash) work in OOP mode (for Flash this also requires a fixed Odin and a fresh Flash wrapper build). Note that OOP (out-of-process) mode for plugins is always on since version 45. - Read binary NP plugin DLL properties w/o loading it for execution, which improves security as of the main Firefox process by disallowing execution of arbitrary code. - Prevent possible doubled paint operations in browser windows. - Make full-screen mode activated by F11 work (45.5.0 Beta 8 regression). - Fix garbled national characters when using Firefox Sync with Windows, Linux and macOS machines. - Make printing from the internal PDF viewer work. - Replace too generic "An error occurred while printing" error with "No printers available" in the Print dialog when no printers are configured in the system. - Use the built-in PostScript generator when printing. This provides better printing quality and also restricts the printer list in the Print dialog to only PostScript printers, as other types of printers are not supported by Firefox anyway. - Support the HOME environment variable as a profile directory (used when MOZILLA_HOME is absent). - Support forward slashes and UNIXROOT paths (starting with `/@`) everywhere in Firefox (including the values of HOME and MOZILLA_HOME environment variables). - Load binary NP plugins from a `/@unixroot/usr/mozilla/plugins` directory (intended for installing plugins using RPM/YUM) in addition to MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH.
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_45_9_0esr_RELEASE_OS2_GA/firefox-45.9.0-2.oc00.pentium4.7z
Firefox v. 45.9.0 (1/10/2017, Bill Sorenson)
 www.os2site.com/sw/new/firefox-45.9.0.en-us.os2-os-oct-1-2017.zip
Firefox v. 45.5.0 (beta 8, package by Doug Bissett, 20/5/2017) Readme/What's new
WarpIN installer for firefox
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/internet/www/browser/firefox-45.5.0.en-us.os2-wpi.wpi
Firefox v. 45.5.0 (beta 8, 19/5/2017, bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
CHANGES Firefox 45.5.0 Beta 8 (2017-05-19) - Update Firefox to latest version 45.5.0 ESR (including many fixes to the OS/2 code to adapt it to the ongoing Firefox evolution). - Make firefox.exe set BEGINLIBPATH/LIBPATHSTRICT so that a run! or script wrapper is no more necessary to start different versions of Firefox in parallel or to launch firefox.exe from an arbitrary directory. - Link against external LIBJPEG, LIBPNG, ZLIB, BZIP2 and HUNSPELL DLLs. - Use kLIBC 0.6.6 DLL directly in JS code. - Link against LIBCx DLL for automatic EXCEPTQ trap report creation everywhere.
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_45_5_0esr_RELEASE_OS2_Beta_8/firefox-45.5.0.en-US.os2.zip
Firefox v. 38.8.0 (beta7, 27/5/2016, bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
Firefox 38.8.0 Beta 7 (2016-05-27) - Update Firefox to latest version 38.8.0 ESR. - Fix saved passwords not shown on the Options->Security page. - Fix broken Open in New Tab and Restore Session functionality. This also fixes opening URLs from command line in new tabs instead of creating a new window. - Add support for dynamic FFmpeg DLL discovery and enable MP4 video support by default. This allows to play H264/AAC video files in HTML5 if supported FFmpeg DLLs are present on the system (see README.OS2). - Set default font families to generic "serif", "sans-serif" and "monospace" instead of fixed familiy names. This allows Firefox to automatically pick up system-global defaults set (or changed) in FontConfig (see README.OS2). - Report the OS/2 error code and faluty module name in a PM message box and to the standard output if Mozilla runime (XUL.DLL) cannot be loaded at startup.
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_38_8_0esr_RELEASE_OS2_Beta_7/firefox-38.8.0.en-US.os2.zip
Firefox v. 38.2.1 (beta 6, 21/2/2016, bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
Firefox 38.2.1 Beta 6 (2016-02-21) - Update Firefox to version 38.2.1 ESR. - Switch to original fontconfig for much better font substitution. - Switch from GPI to Pango for better text layout and rendering. This obsoletes 'gfx.os2.font.*' properties and also brings long-awaited support for @font-face (loadable Web fonts). - Temporarily disable native print driver spport which is currently broken.
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_38_2_1esr_RELEASE_OS2_Beta_6/firefox-38.2.1.en-US.os2.zip
Firefox v. 31.8.0 (beta 5, 24/7/2015, bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 (2015-07-24) - Update Firefox to version 31.8.0 ESR. - Put back all OS/2 code that was removed by the Mozilla team between versions 24 and 31 to bring Firefox back to life. - Review JavsScript support to fix infamous crashes under heavy JS usage and greatly improve overal JS performance on OS/2. - Enable audio in HTML5 content and in JS using libkai. - Temporarily disable out-of-process mode for all plugins to fix 100% CPU load. - Make File->Quit shortcut (Ctrl+Q) work again.
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_31_8_0esr_RELEASE_OS2_Beta_5/firefox-31.8.0.en-US.os2.beta_5.zip
Firefox v. 24.8.1 (15/3/2015, Dave Yeo)
 bitbucket.org/dryeo/dry-comm-esr24/downloads/firefox-dev-24.8.1b4.en-US.os2.7
Firefox v. 24.8.1 (beta 4, 10/3/2015, bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
Firefox 24.8.1 Beta 4 (2015-03-10) - Clean up temporary files (mozilla-temp-XXX) in %TEMP% directory. - Fix check boxes in "Clear Recent History" dialog. - Make most visited sites' thumbnails on new tab canvas work again. - Set correct defaults for "gfx.os2.font.*" preferences. - Finally allow loading XUL.DLL into high memory. - Get rid of MOZJS.DLL (it's now part of XUL.DLL). - Use universal builds of FreeType and FontConfig (see README). - Use newer GCC 4.9.2 compiler (requires a new GCC runtime, see README). - Use newer LIBC 0.6.6 library (requires a new LIBC runtime, see README).
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_24_8_1esr_RELEASE_OS2_Beta_4/firefox-24.8.1.en-US.os2.beta_4.zip
Firefox v. 45.9.0 (debuginfo, , bww bitwise works GmbH) Readme/What's new
CHANGES Firefox 45.9.0 GA2 (2018-05-20) - Fix Japanese text display (regression of 38.x builds). - Fine tune compiler optimization to produce faster JavaScript code and at the same time make XUL.DLL more compact (its size is now 25% less). - Prevent possible race conditions that could lead to UI freezes when entering system-provided modal event loops. - Restore the maximum time to process native UI events to what it was in version 38.x (20 ms) which improves the overall UI responsiveness on web-pages involving intensive use of JavaScript. - Add information about workarounds for unresponsive UI to README.OS2 ("Known Problems" section).
 github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/download/FIREFOX_45_9_0esr_RELEASE_OS2_GA2/firefox-debuginfo-45.9.0-4.oc00.pentium4.7z
Scheda aggiornata l'ultima volta il: 23/05/2018 - 14:16

Commenti

To get rid of the annoying statement about the need to clean up Firefox, just delete the parent.lock file in your profile once the program is closed. (thanks to Mike Kölling for the tip!)

to load in high memory, run: "highmem.exe -c xul.dll". Please note that this can cause a crash (and damage your user profile) when you unload the dll, that is, when you close Firefox. This is sometimes mitigated by commenting DLLBASING=OFF out of config.sys file.

Not sure whether this is teh correct forum (if not please redirect me to the correct one) ECS 2.1 Downloaded Firefox 38.8.0 (Beta 7), installed Arca Noae Package Manager, installed YUM and updated everything. Get following message when stating Firefox: "Couldn't load xul.dll (OS/2 error 2, faulty module: CAIRO2)"

No Joe, this is not a forum. This is a software catalogue for IBM OS/2 base Operating systems. However, you can try ask here all info you need: http://www.os2world.com/ maybe the most popular. Thanks to follow us.

Delayed response or choppy window scrolling with FF45.5: please try setting "layout.frame_rate" to "0" in about:config and then report results to https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/issues/208

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