Retiring the Firefox Stable PPA

With the announcement that users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 will be upgraded to the latest version of Firefox, we are going to be retiring the Firefox Stable PPA.

Since the release of Firefox 4 last year, we have been providing this PPA so that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.10 users didn’t have to miss out on the new features, performance improvements, security enhancements and improved compatibility with newer web technologies provided by the latest releases of Firefox.

The next version of Firefox (Firefox 10, to be released on Tuesday of this week) will be delivered as a security update to all Ubuntu releases – hopefully by the end of the week. This means that users will receive the update without having to do anything.

I have no plans to upload the next release to the Firefox Stable PPA.

If you’re aware of any online resource (eg, on the Ubuntu Wiki, Ubuntu Forums, Ask Ubuntu or any other site providing help to Ubuntu users) which recommends to use this PPA to receive the latest version of Firefox, I would appreciate you taking the time to either correct this information (or removing it, if more appropriate).

  • Anonymous

    I know this sounds stupid but I am using Firefox from the official packages (you can see that in the Muon screenshot) and for some reason I have version 10.0 installed. Not only that but it’s acting very buggy (which can be seen in the Firefox screenshot). I sent an email to the maintainer of the Firefox package according to what Muon tells me (ubuntu-mozillateam@lists.ubuntu.com).

    By the way, I am on Kubuntu 11.04 with KDE 4.8 packages from the stable PPA. I also don’t get this problem when using a local version of Firefox (one I got from mozilla.com).

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/firefoxclaimsitsatversi.png/
    http://i43.tinypic.com/2gsevxz.png

    • Chris Coulson

      Sorry, but I have no idea what I’m meant to be looking at in those screenshots, and my blog isn’t the right place to report bugs ;)

      • Anonymous

        I understand. Like I said above, I sent an email to ubuntu-mozillateam@lists.ubuntu.com but for some reason I don’t see my message on the lists. I guess I’ll try again…

  • binaryDuck

    Thank you for maintaining this PPA for so long! I am currently using it on my Debian box and it has always been working flawlessly. Uh now it is gone, where will I get my fresh Firefox releases ? :( I’ll try http://mozilla.debian.net/ (Iceweasel©®™ inside..). Again, thanks for all your work

    • Chris Coulson

      I’m sorry about that :-(

      I had no idea that we had non-Ubuntu users using the PPA as well, but I’m glad that you’ve found it useful until now :)

  • Vincent P.

    Hi Chris,
    Just wanted to know if there is any similar plans for the “thunderbird-stable” ppa?

  • Vincent P.

    There is https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion which need to be updated, but I would prefer something else do it as I am not familiar with this wiki.

    • http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/ Chris Coulson

      Excellent, thanks! I’ll get that updated

      • Vincent P.

        Great Chris,
        Could you also have a look to my question bellow (relative to thunderbird ppa)?

  • Prabhjot

    But then, What mode of will be adopted to deliver updates?

    • http://www.chriscoulson.me.uk/ Chris Coulson

      Did you read the whole article? :-)

      Apologies if it wasn’t clear, but if not – all Ubuntu releases get the latest version of Firefox now. This means that we deliver the latest version without the need for a PPA at all. Didn’t you notice that we just pushed Firefox 11 to Lucid, Maverick, Natty and Oneiric?