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Postby greyowl » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 18:53

The other day I posted a query about when the Linux version of PM 27.8.0 would be available.
I was surprised by the response that I received: viewtopic.php?f=37&t=18472

I thought it was a legitimate question. I was expecting that it would take a few days for the Linux version to be finished. I just wanted know when to check back later to get the update.

I was not feeling impatient and did not intent to pressure anyone or seem ungrateful for the effort people put into the development of PM.

I certainly apologize for any offense I may have caused.

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Re: Sorry

Postby helloimustbegoing » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 19:09

greyowl wrote:
I was expecting that it would take a few days for the Linux version to be finished.

The Linux version usually follows about an hour or two after the Windows version (I'm not exactly sure about the time, could be less). I've never seen it take days though.

The maintainer of the Linux build always posts news of the Linux release at the link below. I think there's a way to "subscribe" to that thread so that you can receive an email when he posts there. He only posts Linux releases there so you'll know the new version is available once you get the email.

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=6549
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Re: Sorry

Postby greyowl » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 19:11

Thanks for the clarification on this.

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Re: Sorry

Postby Moonchild » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 19:14

It's been a trend especially lately that people on Linux display 0 tolerance for having a delayed release despite it being common for any software that needs to be updated in package managers and the likes.
Seeing "yet another" post moments after the Windows announcement "When will it be done??" despite it being mentioned that Linux will follow shortly is of course seen as yet another impatient request.

The general answer for anyone on Linux is and will always be: if nothing special is mentioned in the original announcement, the Linux binaries will be published as soon as Travis gets around to doing so. That is generally within a few hours, but may be sooner or later depending on his schedule. Availability in package managers depends entirely on the maintainers of the individual distro packagers.
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Re: Sorry

Postby greyowl » Sat, 03 Mar 2018, 19:20

I now understand better how the system works--thanks.

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Re: Sorry

Postby trava90 » Sun, 04 Mar 2018, 16:26

No offense taken. As Moonchild mentioned there's been a growing number of "When will Linux be released??" threads pop up for the last several releases of Pale Moon. Since I took over as the Linux maintainer, the Linux version has always been released the same day as Windows (though usually a few hours behind due to my schedule and time zone differences). So with that said, you can understand my frustration at seeing another thread asking for the Linux version.

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Re: Sorry

Postby greyowl » Sun, 04 Mar 2018, 16:44

I understand and thanks for the explanation.
Now that I have subscribed to your announcement thread, I will rely on it in order to know when to update. I'm never in a hurry to update, but more concerned that I will forget to do it when it is needed (at age 71 memory is not the best).
I sure appreciate you building the version for us linux users.
Thanks again.

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Re: Sorry

Postby Night Wing » Sun, 04 Mar 2018, 16:47

@ travis

You know I've been on this forum site starting with windows Pale Moon since October of 2011 and now, primarily as a linux Pale Moon user. I've never badgered you about "when is the next linux Pale Moon going to be released" and I never will since I know you will release linux Pale Moon when it is ready.

I just want to let you know publicly how grateful I am when you stepped up to be the maintainer for linux Pale Moon and appreciate all that you do for linux Pale Moon.
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