When Firefox discontinues Snow Leopard support...

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Danielle S.

09 Sep, 2014 02:02 PM

Will there be an Intel version of TenFourFox for Snow Leopard? Certain older Intel Macs cannot run anything higher, and there's also the fact that some users stay on Snow Leopard because of Rosetta which is not available for Lion or higher.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 09 Sep, 2014 04:23 PM

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    Hello Danielle, the short answer is: Unlikely, unless we find a volunteer. See this issue for progress: https://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/issues/detail?id=275 It refers to 10.5, but 10.6 will soon be in the same boat.

  2. 2 Posted by Winston on 30 Mar, 2016 12:04 PM

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    Does TenFourFox run under Rosetta as a PowerPC program in Snow Leopard?

    If so, which version of TFF should someone use?

    Asked because apparently Firefox is dropping support for Snow Leopard. There may be Intel Mac users on OS 10.6 who would be interested in TenFourFox.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 30 Mar, 2016 03:28 PM

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    Winston, this is answered in the FAQ in detail.

    The official answer is "none of them because it's not supported." The FAQ does mention some things to try, but I won't accept bug reports from Snow Leopard users running TenFourFox; it's neither tested with nor designed for that platform.

    I'll be updating the text to reflect the upcoming new reality, but the recommended actions are the same. https://github.com/classilla/tenfourfox/wiki/AAATheFAQ#can-104fx-ru...

  4. 4 Posted by Winston on 30 Mar, 2016 03:48 PM

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    Thanks. I've posted about this on the MacResource Forum. I expect the question will come up again. Apparently plans to drop 10.6 support in Firefox are still up in the air. May be getting some attention as Chrome will shortly drop 10.6 support.

    Cameron Kaiser wrote:

  5. 5 Posted by funtoosh on 10 Jun, 2016 07:41 AM

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    Yep, but Chrome has already dropped 10.6 support. You can (and should) downgrade to Firefox 45 ESR on Snow Leopard, which will be provided w/ official security updates right into 2017: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

  6. 6 Posted by rxsieben on 15 Jun, 2016 09:35 PM

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    It will be also a problem for users of MacOS Lion. Is there something in the pipeline for the time when Mozilla ends all updates for Firefox ESR next year ?

  7. 7 Posted by Martin Niggeman... on 16 Jun, 2016 12:38 PM

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    I kind of suspect that nobody is going to take up the task. People
    still have half a year of support, a lot will have upgraded their OS
    (or their mac) by then, and only some will be stuck after that due to
    software requirement limitations or mere hardware restrictions.

    There is no attachment to Intel hardware comparable to the attachment
    to PPC macs found in some people. Or at least none that I'm aware of .-)

    (BTW, the Firefox dev edition has just finished delivering updates to
    Mac OS 10.6-9 a few days ago …)

  8. 8 Posted by funtoosh on 17 Jun, 2016 07:31 AM

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    I kind of suspect that nobody is going to take up the task. People still have half a year of support, a lot will have upgraded their OS (or their mac) by then, and only some will be stuck after that due to software requirement limitations or mere hardware restrictions.

    There is no attachment to Intel hardware comparable to the attachment to PPC macs found in some people. Or at least none that I'm aware of .-)

    (BTW, the Firefox dev edition has just finished delivering updates to Mac OS 10.6-9 a few days ago …)

  9. 9 Posted by funtoosh on 23 Jun, 2016 09:47 AM

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    Ups, my reply appears to have vanished …

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 23 Jun, 2016 12:59 PM

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    Which reply?

    rxsieben, while I sympathize (especially since Lion and Mountain Lion users can't even run TenFourFox under Rosetta since there is no Rosetta), maintaining an Intel version of TenFourFox isn't something I have sufficient time to do. Hopefully someone else will step up to the plate.

  11. 11 Posted by rxsieben on 24 Jun, 2016 06:55 AM

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    Am 23.06.16 um 14:59 schrieb Cameron Kaiser:

    Thanks for answering. Must say, I´m simply user with no idea at all, how
    much work will be to rebuild a Firefox-version.

    Best regards, Hans (rxsieben)

  12. 12 Posted by funtoosh on 24 Jun, 2016 07:27 AM

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    I'll give it one more try … I suppose it ended up in Tender's spam filter (if there is such a thing):

    I kind of suspect that nobody is going to take up the task. People still have half a year of support, a lot will have upgraded their OS (or their mac) by then, and only some will be stuck after that due to software requirement limitations or mere hardware restrictions.

    There is no attachment to Intel hardware comparable to the attachment to PPC macs found in some people. Or at least none that I'm aware of .-)

    (BTW, the Firefox dev edition has just finished delivering updates to Mac OS 10.6-9 a few days ago …)

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