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gugarci
 
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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 7:47 am

Firefox 56.01 was released on 10/9 & as of this minute Firefox is telling me Firefox 56 is the latest version. Any reason why is not updating automatically? I know I can update it manually but thinking this version might not be quite ready & it's not being pushed out automatically via auto updates. Now I'm using Firefox 56 x64 bit. Is this the reason it hasn't updated?
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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 7:50 am

It's primary aim is updating 32 bit Firefox users to 64 bit if they have 64 bit Windows. Many people don't need to install 56.0.1

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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 8:50 am

No vulnerabilities were patched in 56.0.1. According to the release notes, this update only addresses two issues:
  1. Block D3D11 when using Intel drivers on Windows 7 systems with partial AVX support (bug 1403353)
  2. Users of 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Windows are migrated to 64-bit Firefox for increased stability and security.
If you're not in either situation, it's of no use to you.

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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 9:45 am

(I'll just say that that was not apparent to me, & I would think many would find the situation confusing.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 9:48 am

Thanks every one.

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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 3:47 pm

Also pretty common for updates to be throttled in staged rollout for new major or minor updates after Release.

For Fx 56.0.1
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Channels/Meetings/2017-10-10#Schedule_Update
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Channels/Meetings/2017-10-12#Schedule_Update

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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 9:27 pm

gugarci wrote:Firefox 56.01 was released on 10/9


I wasn't aware. I tried updating but I'm still on 56.0

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Post Posted October 12th, 2017, 9:32 pm

efox99 wrote:
gugarci wrote:Firefox 56.01 was released on 10/9


I wasn't aware. I tried updating but I'm still on 56.0

Did you read the replies since the OP?. It was not really needed more so since you have 32-bit Windows anyways.

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Post Posted October 13th, 2017, 2:55 am

Yeah my 32bit install updated to 64bit 56.0.1 and my 64bit install stayed at 56. I should uninstall one of them, redundant.

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Post Posted October 13th, 2017, 10:24 am

MarkRH wrote:Yeah my 32bit install updated to 64bit 56.0.1 and my 64bit install stayed at 56. I should uninstall one of them, redundant.


If you really want a 32-bit build, you can download the full 56.0.1 installer here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

The switch to 64-bit was designed to be a one-time event, specifically the internal updater updating to 56.0.1; but once 56.0.1 (or later) is installed, that one-time event is in the past.

The stub installer will still favor 64-bit builds over 32-bit builds for compatible machines, but the full installer will install what you have downloaded.

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Post Posted October 13th, 2017, 12:31 pm

Since just about no plugins work anymore, the only reason for installing a 32bit version really doesn't exist anymore.

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