Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#12082 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: ken@… Owned by: ken@…
Priority: high Milestone: 9.0
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


The official release announcement is expected on Tuesday (one of The US TimeZones), but since I've already uploaded the moved-on patch, and mentioned the release on the lists, I suppose I ought to create a ticket ;-)

I'm no-longer enabling the gold linker, and am building with --disable-debug-symbols, and using CC=gcc CXX=g++ instead of pointing to clang and llvm.

NASM is now recommended, YASM is still also needed.

Currently updating various of my old systems: for those which have gcc-6, I'm still using clang (old version) and llvm-ar etc because gcc-6 gets ICEs. For recent systems (gcc-8 or newer), gcc is fine : not sure about gcc-7 at the moment ;-)

Change History (7)

comment:1 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to ken@…
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by ken@…, 5 years ago

gcc-7.2 and gcc-7.3 seem to be fine for building 67.0. And anyone with a gcc-6 desktop BLFS system ought to be planning to replace it (although, each newer compiler takes longer).

comment:3 by ken@…, 5 years ago

To add to what I'm intending to say for the change to gcc: SuSe require gcc for security considerations, and fedora did have an exception to let firefox use LLVM, but rescinded that: (particularly, the comments on -DFORTIFY_SOURCE whcih firefox does use).

comment:4 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Release notes now at

Firefox 67 demonstrates improved performance thanks to a number of changes such as:

· Lowering priority of setTimeout during page load · Delayed component initialization until after start up · Painting sooner during page load but less often · Suspending unused tabs

Users can block known cryptominers and fingerprinters in the Custom settings of their Content Blocking preferences.

Keyboard accessibility has improved in the latest version of Firefox. Toolbar and toolbar overflow menu are both fully keyboard accessible: keyboard users can now access add-ons, the downloads panel, the overflow, Page actions and Firefox menus, and much more.

A myriad of new features help make Firefox easier to use:

We’ve added a toolbar menu for your Firefox Account to provide more transparency for when you are synced, sharing data across devices and with Firefox.

Personalize the appearance of the menu with your own avatar

Tabs can now be pinned from the Page Actions menu in the address bar

Firefox will highlight useful features (like Pin Tabs) when users are most likely to benefit from them.

Easier access to your list of saved logins from the main menu and login autocomplete.

Users will be able to run different Firefox installs side by side by default so that you can run the beta and release versions simultaneously

Firefox will now protect you against running older versions of the browser which can lead to data corruption and stability issues

I guess the combination of the last two is what has given me grief with profiles.


The link to security fixes does not yet contain anything for 67.0, but I'm sure something might get added later today.

comment:5 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Priority: normalhigh

Security fixes now listed. - the two critical fixes are memory safety bugs.

comment:6 by ken@…, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:7 by Bruce Dubbs, 5 years ago

Milestone: 8.59.0

Milestone renamed

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