should I manually update to v55 ?

Should I manually update to v55 ?  My help / about says that my FF 
54.0.1 (32-bit) is up to date.

Windows 7 x64.  16 GB ram.  500 GB SSD.  Intel Core I7-2600K cpu.

Thanks,
Lynn
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On 8/11/17 9:34 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
> Should I manually update to v55 ?  My help / about says that my FF 
> 54.0.1 (32-bit) is up to date.
> 
> Windows 7 x64.  16 GB ram.  500 GB SSD.  Intel Core I7-2600K cpu.
> 
> Thanks,
> Lynn

A Help > About Firefox should update you to 55.0.1.

Maybe they throttled updates.

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WaltS48
8/12/2017 1:45:04 AM
On 08/11/2017 20:45, WaltS48 wrote:

> A Help > About Firefox should update you to 55.0.1.
>
> Maybe they throttled updates.

Maybe they did I'm also at 54.0.1 and it's saying mine is up to date as 
well.

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none
8/12/2017 4:35:37 AM
Am 12.08.2017 um 03:34 schrieb Lynn McGuire:
> Should I manually update to v55 ?  My help / about says that my FF 
> 54.0.1 (32-bit) is up to date.
> 
> Windows 7 x64.  16 GB ram.  500 GB SSD.  Intel Core I7-2600K cpu.
> 

What might it be that could speak out against manually updating FF? I 
haven't definitely met any problems for years on end.

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rebro
8/12/2017 4:52:48 AM
Lynn McGuire wrote on 8/11/2017 18:34:
> Should I manually update to v55 ?  My help / about says that my FF 
> 54.0.1 (32-bit) is up to date.
> 
> Windows 7 x64.  16 GB ram.  500 GB SSD.  Intel Core I7-2600K cpu.
> 

Here are the things giving me pause, and I've never, ever, paused 
before. In the release notes for v55 it says:

"Firefox for Windows 64-bit is now installed by default on 64-bit 
systems with at least 2GB of RAM"

For years those of us with 64-bit Windows have been advised to stick 
with 32-bit Firefox for extension compatibility. I have no clue if my 
extensions are 64-bit Firefox compatible, I guess I have to dig around 
and check each one individually to find out.

There's also no going back without the possibility of undefined issues. 
In the same release notes it says:

"Firefox does not support downgrades, even though this may have worked 
in past versions. Users who install Firefox 55+ and later downgrade to 
an earlier version may experience issues with Firefox."

I think that 32-bit Firefox v55.01 is available here:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

Right now my Plan A is install 32-bit Firefox, Plan B is to cross 
fingers and install 64-bit Firefox.

Much appreciation available here if someone can fill in the blanks.
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Lance
8/12/2017 5:28:10 AM
In article <mailman.1960.1502501733.14894.support-
firefox@lists.mozilla.org>, lynnmcguire5@gmail.com says...
> Should I manually update to v55 ?  My help / about says that my FF 
> 54.0.1 (32-bit) is up to date.
> 
> 

Maybe wait until Tuesday.

I read that there have been some bugs that showed up in 55 that they 
just recently fixed, so they allowed 55 to upgrade to 55.0.1, but 
decided to keep 54 users on pause for a while longer (watch telemetry?) 
before allowing 54 to upgrade to 55.0.1.
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Mark12547
8/12/2017 6:01:07 AM
On 8/12/17 12:35 AM, none wrote:
> On 08/11/2017 20:45, WaltS48 wrote:
> 
>> A Help > About Firefox should update you to 55.0.1.
>>
>> Maybe they throttled updates.
> 
> Maybe they did I'm also at 54.0.1 and it's saying mine is up to date as 
> well.
> 

They are only updating users of 55.0 to 55.0.1.

<https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Channels/Meetings/2017-08-10#Previous_Actions>

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WaltS48
8/12/2017 2:09:50 PM
In article <mailman.1972.1502547022.14894.support-
firefox@lists.mozilla.org>, thalionusa@REMOVEaol.com says...
> They are only updating users of 55.0 to 55.0.1
> 

Apparently there is a serious bug with the changes of places.sqlite and 
(new as of 55) favicons.sqlite between 54.x and 55.x:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1388584
New Version 55, constantly freezes, not responding, bookmarks lost, all 
bookmark commands do not function.

So, those already on 55 either migrated successfully or the damage was 
already done, so there is no point in holding them back from upgrading 
to 55.0.1.

However, those back on 54.x haven't ruined their places.sqlite yet, and 
until the bug is resolved they are safer sticking to 54 at this time.

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Mark12547
8/12/2017 2:31:29 PM
On 08/12/2017 10:31 AM, Mark12547 wrote:
> In article <mailman.1972.1502547022.14894.support-
> firefox@lists.mozilla.org>, thalionusa@REMOVEaol.com says...
>> They are only updating users of 55.0 to 55.0.1
>>
> 
> Apparently there is a serious bug with the changes of places.sqlite and
> (new as of 55) favicons.sqlite between 54.x and 55.x:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1388584
> New Version 55, constantly freezes, not responding, bookmarks lost, all
> bookmark commands do not function.
> 
> So, those already on 55 either migrated successfully or the damage was
> already done, so there is no point in holding them back from upgrading
> to 55.0.1.
> 
> However, those back on 54.x haven't ruined their places.sqlite yet, and
> until the bug is resolved they are safer sticking to 54 at this time.
> 
I'm on Linux and they control the updates.  I jumped from 54.? to 55.0.1 
skipping 55.0.    No issues with bookmarks here.  Luck or just 55.0 
messing things and 55.0.1 doesn't.



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Big
8/12/2017 2:49:48 PM
On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:28:10 -0700, Lance <lltbhill@link-earth.net>
wrote:

>Lynn McGuire wrote on 8/11/2017 18:34:
>> Should I manually update to v55 ?  My help / about says that my FF=20
>> 54.0.1 (32-bit) is up to date.
>>=20
>> Windows 7 x64.  16 GB ram.  500 GB SSD.  Intel Core I7-2600K cpu.
>>=20
>
>Here are the things giving me pause, and I've never, ever, paused=20
>before. In the release notes for v55 it says:
>
>"Firefox for Windows 64-bit is now installed by default on 64-bit=20
>systems with at least 2GB of RAM"


On my system, 32-bit 55.0.1 is running. For what it's worth, it's
running under a 16GB system running 64-bit Windows 10.

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Ken
8/12/2017 3:21:53 PM
On 08/11/2017 11:35 PM, none wrote:
> On 08/11/2017 20:45, WaltS48 wrote:
> 
>> A Help > About Firefox should update you to 55.0.1.
>>
>> Maybe they throttled updates.
> 
> Maybe they did I'm also at 54.0.1 and it's saying mine is up to date as 
> well.
> 

I have several machines with FF. None will update to 55 yet.

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Mark
8/12/2017 4:38:01 PM
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