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Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2 and 1.5.0.10 Released

Friday February 23rd, 2007

New Security and Stability updates for Mozilla Firefox have been released.

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2, a security and stability update for Firefox 2 addresses several security issues. All users are encouraged to upgrade to this release. For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2 Release Notes.

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.10, a security and stability update for Firefox 1.5 addresses several security issues. Users of Firefox 1.5 are encouraged to update to Firefox 2. Security updates for Firefox 1.5 will be discontinued on April 24, 2007. For more information, refer to the Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.10 Release Notes


#1 Same as RC5 on Linux

by Kelson

Friday February 23rd, 2007 3:39 PM

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For the record, the final 2.0.0.2 release appears to be identical to Release Candidate 5, at least on Linux.

#2 Excellent!

by DaComboMan

Saturday February 24th, 2007 4:58 AM

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From a themes and extensions point of view everything went well except for ImageShack's toolbar. I have fourtheen extensions and four themes, so that's a pretty good record i'd say.

#3 ImageShack toolbar okay now!

by DaComboMan

Saturday February 24th, 2007 2:00 PM

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These guys are incredible. I (and others probably did the same) emailed them and cazzammmm! It is now updated! Yes!!

Thank you Mozilla Team, thank you ImageShack Team too!

:)

#4 Don't forget the Security Center

by bjherbison <bj@herbison.com>

Sunday February 25th, 2007 4:05 AM

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Some should update the Security Center <<http://www.mozilla.org/security/>> to mention this release.

(That page says "we understand the importance of security", but that's hard to believe when the page isn't updated for two days after a security release.)

#5 Re: Don't forget the Security Center

by schapel

Sunday February 25th, 2007 5:10 AM

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Actually, understanding the importance of security, they don't blab about the security vulnerabilities of older versions are before everyone has had the chance to update.

#6 Thunderbird Dead?

by SomeGuy

Sunday February 25th, 2007 11:23 AM

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>Security updates for Firefox 1.5 will be discontinued on April 24, 2007

Does this mean Thunderbird 1.5 will no longer be supported? No final version of Thunderbird 2.0 was ever released. What ever happened to that?

#7 Re: Thunderbird Dead?

by Nitin

Sunday February 25th, 2007 1:07 PM

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No, TB 1.5 will not be discontinued at the same time

#17 Re: Thunderbird 2.0 "What ever happened to that?"

by roseman

Tuesday February 27th, 2007 8:16 AM

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from: <http://wiki.mozilla.org/WeeklyUpdates/2007-02-26>

"...Extending the Thunderbird 2 Deadline one week to 03/06 for Vista Integration, spotlight search integration and several bugs identified by Mozilla Japan..."

#18 Re: Thunderbird 2.0 "What ever happened to that?"

by roseman

Tuesday February 27th, 2007 8:17 AM

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from: <http://wiki.mozilla.org/WeeklyUpdates/2007-02-26>

"...Extending the Thunderbird 2 Deadline one week to 03/06 for Vista Integration, spotlight search integration and several bugs identified by Mozilla Japan..."

#8 2.0.0.2 update doesn't work for me

by sgifford <sgifford@suspectclass.com>

Sunday February 25th, 2007 1:44 PM

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On one PC running an up-to-date copy of WinXP (my Dad's actually), after installing the 2.0.0.2 update nothing works. Pages appear to be loading, but nothing is ever displayed; just a blank white background. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing, starting in safe mode, and creating a new profile, but I still see the same behavior. Uninstalling 2.0.0.2 and re-installing 2.0.0.1, everything works perfectly, except of course for the horrible security problems.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks!

---ScottG.

#11 Re: 2.0.0.2 update doesn't work for me

by sgifford <sgifford@suspectclass.com>

Sunday February 25th, 2007 11:26 PM

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I got some help in chat, and it turns out to probably have been an issue with installed security software. It's working now.

#9 "lost" passwords and form data

by tseelee

Sunday February 25th, 2007 4:26 PM

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Sometime in the last few days, probably after my Fx was updated automatically to 1.5.0.10 (can we get rid of one or two decimal points?) although I can't be sure, the passwords often don't fill automatically on many pages, eg. Excite Mail, craigslist, BBC, even though Password Manager lists them alright. Similarly, many pages where I've entered data numerous times wouldn't recall them. Has anyone seen similar problems?

#15 Re: "lost" passwords and form data

by roseman

Monday February 26th, 2007 9:11 AM

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entering data into "forms" is different than entering "passwords"; Tools/Options/SavedForms

Also, has your "clear-private-data" settings changed?

i am guessing the form information got lost when you updated from 1.5.0.9 to 1.5.0.10, (not sure about passwords). Does it save NEW form information that you enter, and simply lost the pre-update form information? Or does it fail to save NEW information you neter into forms (in which case i would check the options for form saving).

#10 Organizations: do NOT install this update without

by stylo

Sunday February 25th, 2007 10:05 PM

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Who's the brain who

1) made all the passwords on sites where you have more than one no longer work (there in the options, but don't work when you enter them!!!!!)?

2) didn't tell anyone about this "wonderful" change?

Yes, there is some security fix, but I (ME! Not a phishing page) am selecting the username, all firefox has to do is enter the aligned password.

If you are in an organization or have any staff, do NOT install this update without knowing that most of your passwords will have to be re-entered!!! Do not let staff install this, because you'll then have lost mornings where people can't work and emergency calls saying they can't log into the intranet, or websites, or anything.

So, that's great, now have to go around to every computer and re-enter old passwords that are already saved in the profile!!!

AND the unsearchable password manager is a joke. "DO you really want to show the passwords?" Yes, I do, because I just clicked the damn button that said that - only to find I can't then actually copy the password I'm wanting to get, so have to write them all down.

Who thunked up this one??????

(I also like how a system crash loses all firefox bookmarks and resets the toolbars, homepage, and such. What the heck??????)

#12 Re: Organizations: do NOT install this update with

by ajpaterson

Monday February 26th, 2007 2:45 AM

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There are (at least) two extensions available for importing/exporting passwords. Password Save (<https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1205/>) does not work on Firefox 2 and development has been discontinued but I have used this one and it works ok. The author of Password Save now directs people to Password Exporter (<https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2848/>) which has more features and works with Fx2.

Hope this helps...

#13 Re: Re: Organizations: do NOT install this update

by stylo

Monday February 26th, 2007 6:55 AM

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Nope, but 2.0.0.3 will I'm sure :-)

It's a bug. See the forums for how you need to edit your passwords file.

#14 Re: Organizations: do NOT install this update with

by BenoitRen

Monday February 26th, 2007 8:52 AM

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Maybe you should learn about what a profile is. When Firefox launches, it places a lock on it. It removes the lock when you close it or switch to another profile. This is because it's designed with multiple users in mind.

#16 Re: Re: Organizations: do NOT install this update

by stylo

Monday February 26th, 2007 7:03 PM

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>>Maybe you should learn about what a profile is. When Firefox launches, it places a lock on it. It removes the lock when you close it or switch to another profile. This is because it's designed with multiple users in mind.

Yeah, so? What does that have to do with things not working well?

#19 Re: Re: Re: Organizations: do NOT install this upd

by BenoitRen

Tuesday February 27th, 2007 10:30 AM

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You were complaining that you lost all your bookmarks and settings on a system crash. This is because obviously Firefox didn't have the opportunity to remove the lock. So on the next start-up, it only finds a locked profile, and makes a new one, and you think you've lost everything.