[Koha] Anyone using Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) sucessfully for staff client access?

Paul A paul.a at navalmarinearchive.com
Fri Apr 3 04:16:57 NZDT 2015

We use ESR (currently 31.4, although I'm aware that 31.6 has been released 
-- just not had time to see what they've changed) and have not experienced 
the problem (dropdowns) you appear to have.  Note that we use Koha 3.8.24 
in production, but never found browser problems during testing of 3.16/3.18.

I would also tend to agree that Chrome poses problems, not sure if they're 
purely security, but here in Canada our privacy laws (PIPEDA in particular) 
are such that we also have not deployed Chrome. We do use Comodo's Dragon 
(a "secure" Chrome) for limited browser compatibility checks, but have 
noticed that most users appear to prefer Firefox ESR (which I don't think 
is fully coordinated with the latest "public" releases -- this whole 
question of stable, old stable, new stable, alpha, beta, whatever, is a 
jungle of differing opinions ;=}. )

Best -- Paul

At 01:23 PM 4/2/2015 +0000, Kearns, Sheila wrote:
>I would like to hear from anyone who is using Firefox ESR (Extended 
>Support Release https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/) for 
>staff client access with Koha or who knows anything about Firefox ESR 
>which  is supposed to be in sync with the current Firefox release for 
>general users.
>Our IT group only installs Firefox ESR (Extended Support Release) on 
>computers it manages 
>(https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/). It is supposed to 
>be in sync with the current Firefox release for general users, but clearly 
>it is not. Even the most simple elements of the staff client (Koha version 
>3.16.04) do not work in Firefox ESR. Just one example is that most 
>dropdowns do not function . When using the general release of Firefox 
>(version 36.04)
>I believe that my problems are specifically with using the staff client. I 
>have tried using the OPAC with this version of Firefox and have not found 
>any problems.
>I wish Chrome could be an answer to this problem, but our IT security 
>group sees it as a security risk and will not allow it to be installed. 
>This is how life in state government in the US goes....
>Sheila M. Kearns
>Information Technology Librarian
>Vermont Dept. of Libraries
>109 State St.
>Montpelier, VT 05609
>sheila.kearns at state.vt.us
>Koha mailing list  http://koha-community.org
>Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz

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