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  • Firefox 29.0 For Linux Is Now Available For Download

    Phoronix: Firefox 29.0 For Linux Is Now Available For Download

    While we're still waiting on the official release announcement, Mozilla Firefox 29.0 is now available for download...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY3NDc

  • #2
    Let the butt-hurt commence!

    (But in all seriousness, I expect to see a shit-ton of complaints for the next month or two... long enough for people to realize the UI change didn't screw them over...)

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    • #3
      Things I am missing from Firefox:
      • Wayland support
      • GTK+ 3 support
      • Input type support for the 'date' and 'datetime' data types
      • Syntax highlighting for JavaScript, JSON and CSS files
      • Line numbering for JavaScript, JSON and CSS files

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Things I am missing from Firefox:
        • Wayland support
        • GTK+ 3 support
        • Input type support for the 'date' and 'datetime' data types
        • Syntax highlighting for JavaScript, JSON and CSS files
        • Line numbering for JavaScript, JSON and CSS files
        id especially like to see the first 2.

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        • #5
          Downloading Fire... *new version available*
          Damn it. Ok, fine.
          Downloading Fi... *new version available*
          Wait, what?
          Downlo... *new version available*
          God, sigh.

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          • #6
            And they still haven't fixed the pretty huge bug that Firefox doesn't honor directory permission when downloading files.

            https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=961080

            It's been broken since at least FF24...

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            • #7
              This is completely subjective but release 29 feels faster to me than 28 did. Perhaps it's the new user interface?

              Looking at resolved bugs tagged with release 29 might be useful for figuring out all the changes here:
              https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist...e=Firefox%2029

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              • #8
                Originally posted by paintbynumbers View Post
                This is completely subjective but release 29 feels faster to me than 28 did. Perhaps it's the new user interface?

                Looking at resolved bugs tagged with release 29 might be useful for figuring out all the changes here:
                https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist...e=Firefox%2029
                The theme on windows uses no transparency or a different kind of transparency which uses less gpu resources. So maybe it is that? Also the new theme has more animations.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  Things I am missing from Firefox:
                  • Wayland support
                  • GTK+ 3 support
                  • Input type support for the 'date' and 'datetime' data types
                  • Syntax highlighting for JavaScript, JSON and CSS files
                  • Line numbering for JavaScript, JSON and CSS files
                  Last two are already there in the developer tools (at least in Nightly).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
                    Let the butt-hurt commence!

                    (But in all seriousness, I expect to see a shit-ton of complaints for the next month or two... long enough for people to realize the UI change didn't screw them over...)
                    I won't be complaining since I knew about the "Classic Theme Restorer (Customize Australis)" extension before Australis even landed in Aurora.

                    For the most part, Australis just formalizes Chrome-like tweaks I'd already had for years via add-ons and XUL Userstyles. However, I need the extension to restore the add-on bar (Ctrl+/ for the win) and the bring back the real (not a popup toolbar for touchscreens) menu with a built-in keyboard shortcut reference.

                    (The whole point of the WIMP (Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointer) GUI paradigm is to make things discoverable. Any HCI (Human-Computer Interaction, a superset of UI/UX design) textbook will tell you that. By making it harder to discover keyboard shortcuts, Firefox's toolbar-style menu is objectively worse at its core purpose.)
                    Last edited by ssokolow; 04-28-2014, 04:47 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
                      Let the butt-hurt commence!

                      (But in all seriousness, I expect to see a shit-ton of complaints for the next month or two... long enough for people to realize the UI change didn't screw them over...)
                      Indeed, they have just made the last usable browser unusable in an attempt to look like Chrome without any reason. My setup with Pentadactyl, Tree Style Tab and the Addon bar in the bottom right does not work anymore.
                      And no, the Classic Theme Restorer plugin does not help.

                      THANK YOU MOZILLA FOR FUCKING UP BIG TIME!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
                        in an attempt to look like Chrome without any reason.
                        Mozilla started doing UI research back in 3.x days and came up with all the mockups of this so-called "Chrome-like" look. Chrome implemented it first, but Mozilla was the first who invented this all.

                        My setup with Pentadactyl
                        Pentadactyl is deprecated. Its premise was your typical case of NIH as quickly as the headstrong devs who forked Vimperator lost their interest, it's no longer updated for newer versions of Firefox. The published versions of Pentadactyl on AMO waited 2 years between 2012-2014 that Firefox 14-24 were not supported for goodness' sake.

                        Just use Vimperator. It's still actively developed and updated. Using it here now without any issues.

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                        • #13
                          I suspect Chrome is going to pick up market share in the near future. Which is probably a good thing since it's technically superior to Firefox.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by quenlinlom View Post
                            Pentadactyl is deprecated. Its premise was your typical case of NIH as quickly as the headstrong devs who forked Vimperator lost their interest, it's no longer updated for newer versions of Firefox. The published versions of Pentadactyl on AMO waited 2 years between 2012-2014 that Firefox 14-24 were not supported for goodness' sake.
                            Ah, that must be the reason why I could use nightly build for any new version of Firefox. And why there are still made commits to their source repo. And why it works with Firefox 29, but not my whole setup of
                            Pentadactyl, Tree Style Tab and the Addon bar in the bottom right
                            (Yes, quoting out of context can be a bitch.)

                            Regarding the Chrome-like UI: You are seriously telling me that they needed at least 26 versions to change to a design that they researched, but is used by the competition for a long time now? That the changes they made to the UI before 29 were all just for fun, because they would be replaced anyways? That makes the fuck up even bigger!
                            But anyways, I couldn't care less about the standard look, but if a change in the UI destroys how I work with the browser without the possibility to change it back (even the Gnome people learned that that is a no-go) then I care.
                            Seems to me that I have to have a look at inferior, but still usable solutions, again, maybe dwb or luakit.

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                            • #15
                              >... gamepad api

                              OMG. Does anybody still remember the roots of FF? It was a kind of uncoupling the browser part from the Mozilla suite because the latter was too huge and so on blah blah. FF got added more and more stuff that contradicts this nicely. Featuritis and "kaputt-fixing" things seem to be a bigh fashion nowadays. It is okay to fix things and have some improvements but FF is going into the wrong direction for quite some time now.
                              Of course somebody will tell me now that we need a gamepad API for all the webgl games that you can play... probably on some kind of facebook.

                              They should fix the slowness of java script handling, better 64bit support and multicore. And disable not just Java but Flash by default if they are going to switch off plugins by default at all.

                              Written from a Seamonkey with the same old "modern" user interface since the dawn of time. Lots of options visible even without digging through about:config.
                              It just works and gets the job done.
                              PS: No, I do not want to use a google browser. Even if it is faster in doing that pesky java script.

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