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Offline James

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Firefox 3 Beta 2
« on: January 04, 2008, 03:29:12 PM »
Anyone here trying it out? My 'tester PC' is packed away and I don't like installing Beta software on my lappy.

"5 Things You'll Love About Firefox 3: Firefox 3 Beta 2 shows some nifty new tools we can expect in Mozilla's next browser"
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9054138&source=NLT_WK&nlid=2
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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 04:51:56 PM »
I won't be installing it until it is in final release & see how others are doing with it.

But, I glanced at the Firefox 3 Beta 2 Release Notes

The security enhancements they are testing are interesting.  At the link above under "More Secure" I note...

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#One-click site info: Click the site favicon in the location bar to see who owns the site. Identity verification is prominently displayed and easier to understand. In later versions, Extended Validation SSL certificate information will be displayed.
# Malware Protection: malware protection warns users when they arrive at sites which are known to install viruses, spyware, trojans or other malware. You can test it here (note: our blacklist of malware sites is not yet activated).
# New Web Forgery Protection page: the content of pages suspected as web forgeries is no longer shown. You can test it here.

The Forgery Protection test page doesn't display the same in Internet Explorer.  Here's a screenshot of the how it will render in Firefox.

                     

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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008, 06:24:00 AM »
I've been trying Firefox Portable Edition 3 Beta 4 (just a couple of times so far) and it looks really good.

One of the main reasons I'm trying it is that it will support animated png graphics. (Opera will too.)

"APNG is an extension to PNG that enables animation in PNG images."

Animated GIFs;
    *GIF images can only contain 256 colors.
    *Lack support for partially-transparent pixels.

Animated PNGs;
    * Animated PNG files that retain backward compatibility with non-animated PNG files.
    * Adding support for 8-bit transparency and 24-bit images.
    * Smaller library size.


Your smileys are going to start getting a lot better looking Ripley.

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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 09:25:58 PM »
So far I've been reading others' reports that they are liking it. 
Had not noticed the support for animated png graphics.  I don't think I even *have* any animated png graphics...sounds intriguing, especially for those like yourself that work with graphic animations frequently.

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Your smileys are going to start getting a lot better looking Ripley.
                                  

As with most new program upgrades, I look forward to the final release.  Bring it on!

                   

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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 04:10:29 AM »
I downloaded Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, yesterday, on my test system. The final version is due to release tomorrow. Anyway I went ahead and bet the rush for the download, just ran an upgrade, I'll get the final update on released patches, but I figure it is the release anyway. It has Firefox 3.0b5 in the final release. A matter of fact I'm running it right now. It seems to a decent build. Some of the old add ons aren't compatible, but previously installed add ons that are compatible converted right into the new browser. As far as speed it's decent. Not any faster than with the current 2 series version, using fasterfox. This is a Web developers beta version.

See the current release notes on b5 here

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0b5/releasenotes/


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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 04:22:37 AM »
Firefox 3 is now up to a release candidate 2, so it is real close to a final release.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-rc.html

Here is some of what's new in Firefox3

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0rc2/releasenotes/#whatsnew

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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008, 09:50:43 PM »
I've been testing the RC2 release candidate for a couple of days, so far it hasn't hiccuped, pages do load faster with this release.
You have four options for Bookmarks, Unsorted Bookmarks Menu, Bookmarks Menu and Bookmarks Toolbar and adds a most visted link as well. I think it may be an overkill, instead of keeping it simple.
I'm still not a RSS feed fan yet, but you have an option to always use live bookmarks.
If you have more than one tab open, you will be prompted. Do you want Firefox to save your tabs for the next time it starts? So it gives you same option as it automatically does if it would crash.
It does look for suspected attack/Malware sites and suspected forgery sites, how well it works, I don't know I haven't found any yet.
You have an on the fly rendering engine to view an IE7 display, in the status bar, it has additional options, to open in new tab. This is good for web developers to be able to view there web designs on the fly.

I'm sure there is more, but a good start.

Well it's getting close to a final release.

Here's what you see when first install the RC2.

http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.0/whatsnew/

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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 04:12:58 AM »
Firefox 3 Release Candidate 3 is available.

"The third Firefox 3 Release Candidate is now available for download. It contains a single change for Mac OS X users only; there is no change for users running previous Firefox Release Candidate versions on Windows or Linux."

Download page.


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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2008, 09:36:56 AM »
I can not imagine the server loads they will be experiencing on release day trying to set the record :shock:
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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008, 04:33:54 PM »
I can not imagine the server loads they will be experiencing on release day trying to set the record :shock:
I did pledge though...

Everyone knew that this would be broken before it started, effectively the servers were completely overloaded within a few seconds, not minutes. Good luck.  :look:

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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2008, 06:59:10 PM »
Only just been able to download it. All day servers were completely overloaded for me. Even downloading it about 20 minutes ago, only a few hours before June 17th ends in GMT, it downloaded at dialup speeds.
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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 07:17:27 PM »
Only just been able to download it. All day servers were completely overloaded for me. Even downloading it about 20 minutes ago, only a few hours before June 17th ends in GMT, it downloaded at dialup speeds.

It's actually the number of downloads in 24 hours and the start time was 10:00 Pacific Time US. It will end at the same time on the 18th of June.

These new links are starting to work well, any download counts.

The new download link is up and working at this point for windows English.

 http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

For other operating systems and lanquages it is located here:

 http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html