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hscoggins Firefox 50.0.2
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As of 1/25/2017, PSI is reporting that Firefox needs to be updated, but Firefox insists that it's up to date. Any information on what's going on?

Leendert Kip Firefox 50.0.2
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I updated to Firefox 51.0 using the internal updater without problem. When did you try to update? Maybe you can try to download the new version from the Mozilla site in your country. I just checked and 51.0 is available at the Dutch site.

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hscoggins RE: Firefox 50.0.2
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I tried upgrading from 50.0.2 immediately before posting this. So, I went to the Mozilla site, an sure enough, version 51 was available there. I downloaded and installed it, and all seems well now. Thanks.
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lmacri RE: Firefox 50.0.2
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Last edited on 26th Jan, 2017 02:24
Martin Brinkmann added the following comment yesterday to his ghacks.net article "Firefox 51: Find out what is new" at http://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/24/firefox-51-find-o...

"Note: If you are reading this article on January 24, 2017, you may not be able to upgrade Firefox to version 51 yet as Mozilla may not have enabled the new version through automatic updates. Releases are always available on Mozilla's FTP before they are made available via Firefox's built-in update mechanism."

Firefox 51.0 is being rolled out in stages and only 25% of users were automatically updated on 24-Jan-2017. It sounds like Mozilla is enabling the Electrolysis (e10s) multi-process architecture on more machines with Firefox 51.0 and waiting for early customer feedback regarding possible conflicts with add-ons or performance problems. See https://wiki.mozilla.org/Electrolysis#Schedule_and...

It's still a bit odd, though, that OP hscoggins wasn't automatically upgraded from v50.0.2 (rel. 30-Nov-2016) to v50.1.0 (rel. 13-Dec-2016) unless Mozilla had already pulled the v50.1.0 installer on 24-Jan-2017 as soon as v51.0 was officially released.


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Leendert Kip Firefox 50.0.2
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@imacri, Thanks for your info. This made clear why I could install the new version earlier than @hscoggins.

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Anthony Wells RE: Firefox 50.0.2
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Hi ,

Just for info , with the internal updater in Ff , it is usually/normally at a later date when used manually rather than set to "auto-update" .

In this case , manual update from 50.1.0 was only there for me in France on 26/27 January ; this extra long delay may have been deliberate (as explained above) as version 51.0.1 (32-bit) rather than 51.0 was loaded .

Take care

Anthony

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lmacri RE: Firefox 50.0.2
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Last edited on 28th Jan, 2017 14:56
I was also upgraded from v50.1.0 to v51.0.1 on 26-Jan-2017, and I believe the extra-long delay rolling out v51.x was deliberate. The release notes for Firefox v51.0.1 (released 26-Jan-2017) at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/51.0.1/relea... show that there were two common problems with the Electrolysis (e10s) multi-process architecture reported by initial group of users who received v51.0 on 24-Jan-2017. Both of the following bugs were fixed before v51.0.1 went into wide release.
- Geolocation not working on Windows (Bug 1333516)
- Multiprocess incompatibility did not correctly register with some add-ons (Bug 1333423)

If you go to Help | Troubleshooting Information | Application Basics | Multiprocess Windows and see "1/1 (Enabled by default)" this means Electrolysis is now enabled in your Firefox user profile. After upgrading to v51.0.1 I received a pop-up warning that my Mozilla Archive Format v4.0.1 add-on is not fully compatible with Electrolysis and will not function correctly unless I disable multi-processing in my browser settings.

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