Once upon a time there was the fact that it was a real mission to be able to install and maintain updated versions let alone beta versions of the family of applications from Mozilla in Deepin. The Deepin store regularly offers Firefox ESR packages (Extended Support) which sometimes present problems when installing the latest extensions available for the browser, among other problems.
Although a few days ago we had given the scoop on this project in the Episode # 11 of our Podcast We are pleased to announce today that the problem explained above no longer exists for users in our community. Thanks to the labor of love and dedication of the team of developers of Latin Code (The community development team) it is now possible to install your favorite application from the application suite of Mozilla in its latest available versions.
Mozilla Firefox Stable, Beta Y Nightly, in addition to the email client Mozilla Thunderbird are already available in Deepines Store. This makes the installation, use and testing of Mozilla applications in Deepin even easier for those community users who prefer them over other alternatives.
MOZILLA FIREFOX OR THUNDERBIRD INSTALLATION
These packages are compiled by Latin Code and are part of our store so you must first incorporate it into the system, installing the package that will configure it automatically. If you have not done so, you can proceed to download and install the store using the button below:
Once the store is installed, then proceed to the installation of the applications as such by using one of the following commands according to your preference:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install thunderbird-latest sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox-stable-latest sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox-beta-latest sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox-developer-edition-latest sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox-nightly-latest
Consider Nightly like compilation «Alpha»And not recommended unless you like danger, while Beta it is obviously much more stable although it can still obviously contain bugs. Beta has a lot less commits of code. It is the stabilization period that leads to the final release of the product.
NightlyIt is the most recent or daily version of the development where the new code falls which is surprisingly well elaborated keeping things stable, although we would not recommend it as the main browser as we said before. Also it could act strangely or be broken, its stability is not guaranteed. When that happens, the next build usually fixes it.In any case, the Stable versions are always recommended for all users.
La siguiente tabla procura explicar la terminología más comúnmente usada para describir las etapas de desarrollo de un producto.
|Stable||Recommended (Final product)|
|Beta||Test product before final release (May still contain bugs)|
|Nightly||Daily compilation with the latest code (Prone to many bugs and errors)|
|Alpha||Initial product where not even many features of the final product are available yet and may contain countless bugs and may not even start in some cases.|
We want to thank the main promoter of this project Edwinsiño Castañeda. This was his idea and he did not rest until he achieved it. Thanks Edwinsiño.
We hope these versions of Firefox and Thunderbird will be of benefit to you, as always remember that we are here to listen to any questions or suggestions. Likewise, if you find any problem or error when installing or using any of the packages, simply leave us a comment at the end of this article with a detailed explanation and / or screenshots giving a good description of the situation so that the possible solution can be found. of the problem.