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  • Mozilla Firefox 8.0 In The Wild

    Phoronix: Mozilla Firefox 8.0 In The Wild

    For those that missed it, besides today marking the release of Fedora 16, Mozilla Firefox 8.0 has been officially released...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAxMjk

  • #2
    And? API/ABI broken? How many addons broke? Nothing works anymore? Asa Dotzler threatening to ban people who just dislike the idea of having no version numbers anymore?
    Automated upgrades if you want or not?
    Not to mention new security holes.
    And: why all this social media integration? Does anybody really make use of it? Can we build the browser without twitter stuff and so on? Twitter is 90% noise and maybe 10% relevant information.

    FF is going down the drain if they continue like this.
    Last edited by Adarion; 11-08-2011, 05:32 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Adarion View Post
      And: why all this social media integration?
      Because Mozilla is like a cigarette company. They need to target children and get them hooked early.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by roland View Post
        Because Mozilla is like a cigarette company. They need to target children and get them hooked early.
        As opposed to Michael Moore banging on his Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard into Safari with his gutflab to shout out against tobacco companies.

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        • #5
          This topic flamed pretty early. O.o

          But yeah, they need to do something so that the plugins stop being auto turned off until the plugin developers update the string saying they're compatible, if they're going to keep on with this montly release.

          Adding another search engine in the list of options for search engines isn't that big a deal. Chill.

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          • #6
            So much hate

            They already automatically bump version compatibility in all the addons hosted by Mozilla, so it's just the 3rd party ones that are still a problem, and they are planning to address this soon.

            And adding twitter to the list of default search providers hardly seems like a reach. These releases close security holes, more than open them.

            Pretty soon someone will stop by complaining that the version numbers are increasing too fast, as if that actually matters to anyone using a browser.

            I'm looking forward to FF9, which has a new type inference engine that speeds up performance.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ua=42 View Post
              This topic flamed pretty early. O.o

              But yeah, they need to do something so that the plugins stop being auto turned off until the plugin developers update the string saying they're compatible, if they're going to keep on with this montly release.

              Adding another search engine in the list of options for search engines isn't that big a deal. Chill.
              Oh, you mean like Nightly Tester Tools https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...-tester-tools/ which has only been around for forever and a day?

              Though addon and plugin devs have no excuse since it's damn simple to install the Aurora and Nightly builds and the release dates already well known.

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              • #8
                What firefox need to do is release an update that gets it on a par with chrome.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                  What firefox need to do is release an update that gets it on a par with chrome.
                  When it renders big black boxes instead of Flash, pisses all over your system settings, acts as a keylogger for Google, and runs as root (like Chrome), you'll be happy?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
                    When it renders big black boxes instead of Flash, pisses all over your system settings, acts as a keylogger for Google, and runs as root (like Chrome), you'll be happy?
                    None of those are even true. If flash doesn't work for you, then it isn't packaged correctly. You can disable the autosearch on omnibar or change the search engine to something else and then it doesn't send anything back to Google. Chrome doesn't run as root or affect any system settings, I have no idea where one would get such ideas.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
                      When it renders big black boxes instead of Flash, pisses all over your system settings, acts as a keylogger for Google, and runs as root (like Chrome), you'll be happy?
                      Chrome runs as root??? Not for me.
                      You clearly have issues I've never had.... perhaps due to your crazy "run as root" setup?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                        Chrome runs as root??? Not for me.
                        You clearly have issues I've never had.... perhaps due to your crazy "run as root" setup?
                        Likely he referred to having to use administrator rights to install it in Windows (due to Chrome installing window services), which isn't necessary with Firefox on windows.

                        As for 'par with Chrome', I can only disagree as I find Firefox to be a much better browser package overall. However, that's all about preference.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by XorEaxEax View Post
                          As for 'par with Chrome', I can only disagree as I find Firefox to be a much better browser package overall. However, that's all about preference.
                          To some degree its subjective such when it comes to features (like the new twitter feature) and gui design.
                          Yet to a large degree web browsers can be judged on aspects such as speed and firefox is not on a par.

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                          • #14
                            Odd, one of the selling points of Fx 8 is that it's 20% faster than Fx 5 and on par with Chrome 14.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                              Chrome runs as root??? Not for me.
                              You clearly have issues I've never had.... perhaps due to your crazy "run as root" setup?
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                              -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root    14008 Oct 26 04:13 chrome-sandbox
                              Originally posted by Nevertime View Post
                              Yet to a large degree web browsers can be judged on aspects such as speed and firefox is not on a par.
                              Once the number of tabs goes into triple digits, I found Chrome even slower than Firefox.
                              Last edited by AnonymousCoward; 11-09-2011, 09:07 AM.

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