Solaris firefox downloads are impossible to find

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
VERIFIED WONTFIX
9 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Wesley W. Garland, Unassigned)

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Description

9 years ago
The Sun Desktop Team in China is providing Mozilla with Firefox binaries, and yet there appear to be no links to them, anywhere on mozilla.com.

The builds in question are under:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.5/contrib/
They're linked to here, under "Contributed Builds": http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5/releasenotes/
(Reporter)

Comment 2

9 years ago
Wow, thanks for that -- I can't believe I couldn't find that.

What do you think about adding an obvious link to the contrib pages on http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html and http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ near "Release Notes - Other Systems and Languages"?

Place yourself in the shoes of someone who doesn't know that to find Solaris builds you need to look for "contrib" (that person be me :) )...  You would visit getfirefox.com, click on "Other Systems", notice you're at a page named "all.html" and assume that that was all of them.

Then you type "solaris" in the search box, and it shows you one link, "Mozilla Firefox 3 Release Notes". So, you hopefully click that and if you actually read the release notes all the way through, you get to the no-long-valid http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/contrib/ link, which you can "guess into" 3.5.

This is rather circuitous, and I think a more prominent "outside builds over here!!" link on the pages I mentioned above would make it a lot easier to download the browser. I literally invested nearly an hour trying to find a download link, and I still can't actually find a link into the 3.5 contrib page just by mozilla.com and clicking around with the mouse.
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Updated

6 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org/firefox → www.mozilla.org
Product: Websites → Websites

Comment 3

6 years ago
Closing old Mozilla.org website bugs due to them not being relevant to the new Python-based Bedrock system. Re-open if this is a critical bug and should be resolved on the new system too.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 4

6 years ago
Now see Chris? This might actually be a WONTFIX bug! Looks like one correct resolution out of a hundred. Not bad!

Mozilla has opted not to show Solaris/contributed builds at all now (are they still even made?). Sounds like a WONTFIX to me.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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