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FireFox 3 RC1 Available

Post icon  Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:20 AM

http://developer.moz...e-for-download/

Downloading now. I've been running 3 Beta 5 at work and it's been pretty solid. A few things take some time to get used to (especially the location bar drop down), but it feels solid.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:59 AM

Ya that FireFox is pretty solid. Im using it atm its nice.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 01:07 PM

I am very distraught over the fact FireFTP is not compatible with this yet.

Not good for Firefox..
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 09:53 PM

View PostNykc, on 17 May, 2008 - 03:07 PM, said:

I am very distraught over the fact FireFTP is not compatible with this yet.

Not good for Firefox..

I don't see how it's *bad* for Firefox...

Give the FireFTP devs a few weeks after 3.0f comes out, and there'll be a FF3 compatible version.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:50 AM

Not really bad for Firefox, just people like me who depend on it. I will wait till a compatible version is released. Of course there are always alternatives I could use in the mean time, but FireFTP is a very solid extension and until it is compatible I will have to decline the upgrade.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:52 AM

All the plugins will be out shortly. A few of mine were just starting to release them for Beta 5, then RC1 came out, it'll be a week or 2 for the major ones.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:35 PM

I personally, don't usually try RC/beta or even the first version. I usually wait for a couple of months to see how it pans out and this is usually for all my software.

Any other conservatives like me?

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 02:43 PM

Beta software is fun to test, but Firefox crashes enough as it is (thanks to flashplayer)!

I usually stick with what's in the Debian stable repos (with some exceptions, ex. Pidgin).
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:58 AM

I might try it; but IceWeasel will stay my primary browser because of FireFTP. It's nice to be able to upload, then make sure it works right etc.
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 04:06 PM

View Postspearfish, on 19 May, 2008 - 09:58 AM, said:

I might try it; but IceWeasel will stay my primary browser because of FireFTP. It's nice to be able to upload, then make sure it works right etc.

FireFTP is cool, but I found it to be buggy sometimes.

For basic things I prefer just using the built-in ftp client that's available on pretty much every platform. :^:
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:12 AM

I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but has FireFox done anything to improve their compatibility with this release?
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Re: FireFox 3 RC1 Available

Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:58 AM

Not sure on compatibility. I always thought FireFox was one of the more compatible.

I know they re-did all their Javascript stuff, so it should support that better.


LifeHacker has a great article today: http://feeds.gawker....efox-3-features
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Re: FireFox 3 RC1 Available

Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:44 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 22 May, 2008 - 08:58 AM, said:

Not sure on compatibility. I always thought FireFox was one of the more compatible.
Quite the contrary: it's one of the strictest browsers available. I've always wondered why they hate their users.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:12 PM

Is it strict from a development stand point? Or from a user stand point? Because I've been using it for a couple years now, and have only hit a couple sites that I had to open in IE, and that was because the site was using some microsoft proprietary technology.


The code here at DIC is some of the sloppiest out there (I'm lazy, and it's piece milled together, so sue me ;) ), but firefox has no issue displaying any of it.


If you're talking Javascript, then I can understand.


Personal experience though hasn't been one of hate and discontent.... but maybe because I've only ever actively used IE and FireFox? IE always had more problems displaying things.
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Re: FireFox 3 RC1 Available

Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:52 PM

Basically:

FireFox Beta 3:
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IE:
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IE Tab will get rid of you having to switch browsers, it just opens IE in FireFox or something, but it's quite convenient for things like Windows Update. Just click the logo in the bottom right and it toggles FireFox/IE.

Awws my kawaii lil' Foxkeh theme doesn't work, but everything else does.

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