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  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.0

    Phoronix: Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.0

    This news is coming a bit late thanks to delays with air travel here in the United States, but Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is now available! Firefox 3.0 has a horde of improvements over Firefox 2.0. Some of the new features include one-click bookmarking, improved performance, smart location bar, instant web-site ID, full zoom, and a multitude of other significant open-source advancements...

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

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    And a couple critical flaws discovered with in hours.

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      Firefox is really a good browser.... but when there will be 64bit plugins for it? I hate to use a 32bit binary in order to have such things, when this (on a 64bit gentoo system) means using binaries compiled by someone else, with issues like this: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228491

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vighy View Post
        Firefox is really a good browser.... but when there will be 64bit plugins for it? I hate to use a 32bit binary in order to have such things, when this (on a 64bit gentoo system) means using binaries compiled by someone else, with issues like this: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228491
        you can use nspluginwrapper, it works perfectly for flash, but the java plugin doesn't use NPAPI, so it doesn't work with it.

        I rarely come across an occasion that I have to use java, if it's important I do it on another computer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by some-guy View Post
          you can use nspluginwrapper, it works perfectly for flash, but the java plugin doesn't use NPAPI, so it doesn't work with it.

          I rarely come across an occasion that I have to use java, if it's important I do it on another computer.
          Yep, but sometimes "using another computer" is not a solution. Well I should have both mozilla-firefox and mozilla-firefox-bin but that would make strange issues arise.
          And nspluginwrapper is know to have memory leaks. I hope it's only in the previous versions. I don't know.

          Well, I think I will use both the precompiled and the compiled by myself. Even if it's a really bad solution.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Vighy View Post
            Yep, but sometimes "using another computer" is not a solution. Well I should have both mozilla-firefox and mozilla-firefox-bin but that would make strange issues arise.
            And nspluginwrapper is know to have memory leaks. I hope it's only in the previous versions. I don't know.

            Well, I think I will use both the precompiled and the compiled by myself. Even if it's a really bad solution.
            I used to have 32-bit and 64-bit installed, 32-bit was in /home/apps/firefox-32

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            • #7
              Originally posted by some-guy View Post
              I used to have 32-bit and 64-bit installed, 32-bit was in /home/apps/firefox-32
              With gentoo is simply: you have both installed with portage and to use the pre-compiled you simply call firefox-bin and for the 64bit firefox.

              What I hate is simply to have the same app duplicated, more the compatibility dependencies for the 32bit one. Just that.

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