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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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