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Auto update! (0)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515963)

new features including a new automatic update system

Awesome - because we all know how well auto-updating stuff goes. Take Windows, for example! :P

Seriously though, I can't wait until we get an OSX port that doesn't suck (Camino is okay, but what good is it if you can't use all the cool firefox extensions?).

Re:Auto update! (1)

neongrey (884718) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516148)

I didn't think people actually used auto-updaters. I know the absolute most I've ever used is something that'll tell me if there's updates, and then ask me if it wants to get them.

Users need it (4, Insightful)

nukem996 (624036) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516183)

I have switched many people to Firefox and have found that people I switched months and months ago will never update. They never look at the little red arrow on the top right. They stick with the same version they have unpatched. Other applications use auto update because users dont update programs, its a problem but if Firefox is to be known as the most secure, fastest, bug free browser on the internet then they have to make sure everyone updates.

Re:Users need it (4, Insightful)

ahaning (108463) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516222)

The biggest problem I can see with the old way that Firefox was updated was that you'd have to completely reinstall. So you were hardly updating.

You'd also have to stop and restart the browser, thus losing whatever page you were on when you decided to update. Here's hoping that the final versions will restore your browsing session after updating (similar to recent versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader). (Yes, I know about and use sessionsaver.)

OS X port rocks. Re:Auto update! (1)

aergern (127031) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516203)

It seems quite nice to me. :)

Re:OS X port rocks. Re:Auto update! (1)

mattjb0010 (724744) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516261)

It still doesn't support the OS X way of doing web proxy changes, by reading the network settings. Seriously, if Microsoft can do it, why can't the Mozilla people? So the disk image has a fancy icon, but the software is still missing useful (to me, anyway, who shuffles from uni campus to uni campus, all with different proxy settings) functionality.

Yeah! (5, Funny)

OctoberSky (888619) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515964)

Yeah! New error pages! Finally no more of that 404 bullshit.

Re:Yeah! (5, Funny)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515983)

No, they said NEW ones.

I would suspect they've introduced new errors, entirely! Maybe some 700s, 800s.. maybe even some googols!

Since I'm not going to install it on my mac, someone want to post screenshots of the new screens? Please tell me they're more informative (for unsophisticated users) but not mimics of MSIE.

Re:Yeah! (1)

chewy_2000 (618148) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516074)

If a website times out or whatever, the error message is now displayed in a new tab, not a dialog box.

Great feature, one of the reasons I've been running the alpha for a while now.

Re:Yeah! (2, Interesting)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516089)

In a new tab?!?!

Screw that. I'll take the very annoying dialogue popup instead.

How hard is it to make the error just pop up on a page in place of the page that didn't load in the first place?!

Re:Yeah! (1)

chewy_2000 (618148) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516100)

I could be wrong. That was unde Alpha 2, and I can't check it now.

Re:Yeah! (4, Informative)

ikkonoishi (674762) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516171)

Put the following line in your current version's user.js to get rid of the popups.

user_pref("browser.xul.error_pages.enabled", true);

Re:Yeah! (2, Informative)

Schrade (902157) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516264)

That pref is default under 1.5 beta 1.

Re:Yeah! (1)

johndoe7776059 (825573) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516196)

I just checked, and that is indeed exactly what it does.

IE 7 is... (-1, Flamebait)

Toba82 (871257) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515965)

going to kill firefox befo3#*$(#$(&(9 9#*#* *H#h8h8#{NO CARRIER}

new error pages! (0, Redundant)

OwlofCreamCheese (645015) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515969)

I'm excited to see these new error pages!

Re:new error pages! (5, Funny)

Seumas (6865) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516003)

Yeah, whatever. You say that now, but I bet you were one of those jerks hating on Network Solutions for making "new error pages" last year, weren't, you?

Deer Park !!!!!!!!!! (4, Informative)

zymano (581466) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515970)

Yeeeeeeah ! Faster back and forward means better performance reading messageboards . Deerpark alpha wont start on my machine. I am one those that submitted a couple of bugs on this. Good job boys!

Re:Deer Park !!!!!!!!!! (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516030)

Yeeeeeeah ! Faster back and forward means better performance reading messageboards .

I agree completely--slow back/forward has made me stick with Opera. Firefox 1.0.6 takes a while to render the page, which is annoying especially when going back to anchors. Opera is nearly instanteous; hopefully Deer Park can compete (trying it now).

Re:Deer Park !!!!!!!!!! (2, Informative)

ayden (126539) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516048)

I'm trying this out now on 1.5 Beta - works like a dream on slashdot!

Fp (4, Informative)

anaesthetica (596507) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515979)

Posting on it now. Generally teh snappier on OS X, which I appreciate. Text handling still isn't good enough to switch from Camino. The drag n drop tabs are a very welcome addition. Also, it looks like the Slashdot bug has been cleared up. Sweet.

Re:Fp (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516033)

Also, it looks like the Slashdot bug has been cleared up. Sweet.

Yeah, right before Slashdot decides to switch to CSS anyway. Great timing there guys :P

Re:Fp (2, Interesting)

Schrade (902157) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516068)

The Slashdot bug was probably only a problem for people with corrupted profiles or those that didn't use Adblock. The ads on slashdot often would corrupt the pages.

Re:Fp (2, Interesting)

nighty5 (615965) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516042)

Did support for aqua buttons etc make it in for this release?

Re:Fp (1)

Duncan3 (10537) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516126)

I use Firefox about half the day, and Safari the other half.

I really cannot see any features in either that the other lacks in a serious way. No sites work differently, other then some sites still block firefox demanding IE, but Sfarai is beter supported.

If anything the new features list looks like they are adding Safari features to Firefox, so what reason do you have for using Firefox on OS X?

Woohoo! (5, Interesting)

Tidal Flame (658452) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515981)

If they've really made it more stable and fixed the apparent memory leak, I'll be really happy. Firefox is great as it is, but it seems that if you leave it open for too long it starts to take up insane amounts of memory.

Re:Woohoo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516007)

Pr0n gets boring for me after like 5 minutes. Then I close the browser.

Re:Woohoo! (5, Interesting)

LnxAddct (679316) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516176)

I was actually giving this some thought the other day and perhaps firefox should use one of the C++ garbage collecting libraries. A webbrowser really just needs to be usable and low on memory, no crtical speed requirements as long as the UI is responsive, websites render quickly, and javascript interprets at decent speeds (none of which a garbage collector would slow down). Firefox developers could still focus on keeping the memory footprint down, but applying a garbage collector is a good solution because its unlikely they'll ever remove every memory leak. This would remove most of them, help detect others, and keep the remaining problems minimal.
Regards,
Steve

Re:Woohoo! (1)

Trillan (597339) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516225)

Don't C++ garbage collectors just pick up blocks that have been marked free?

Re:Woohoo! (2, Informative)

vsimon (638650) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516230)

you sure not from network.prefetch-next=true? all those pages take up memory.

Re:Woohoo! (4, Informative)

Rirath.com (807148) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516251)

I've been using the nightly branch builds for some time now, and no... I've seen no apparent fix for the memory leak. I mean, maybe a few holes have been plugged... but it still takes more memory than one would expect. On the other hand, I don't remember them claiming it fixed.

The best feature for me is the new automatic nightly version system using Firefox's update system. No more manually downloading, unraring, and changing folder names... just a few clicks and I'm done. A very big plus, for nightly users.

And since 1.5a may break a whole lot of extensions, I recommend Nightly Tester Tools [blueprintit.co.uk] , which can force an extention to work. You may also try going into about:config (type that in the URL bar) and manually making the entery:

app.extensions.version

Then setting this to a value of 1.0+. Can cause other problems though, so I'd go with Nightly Tester Tools first. Lastly, you could simply open the extension with an unzip util and modify the install.rdf, perhaps the most time consuming but failsafe method.

Classic windows (4, Informative)

Bob54321 (911744) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515982)

For those here that run Windows in the Classic theme, here a link to info on how to fix the menu looks http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_windows_classic [mozillazine.org]

Still waiting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13515984)

Still waiting for basic keyboard shortcuts [mozilla.org] to work in any version of Windows lower than 2000.

Upgrade man (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516012)

What are you using, Windows ME? Good god man, anything is better than ME/98se/98/95.

Re:Upgrade man (1)

YowzaTheYuzzum (774454) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516121)

What are you using, Windows ME? Good god man, anything is better than ME/98se/98/95.

I agree with the grandparent. Believe it or not, not everyone has the luxury of being able to upgrade their hardware all the time. I'm posting this from my old 333 MHz box. It does everything I need it to, except let me open a url in a new tab, and I don't particularly want to spend a few thousand dollars upgrading my computer just so that I can run a version of Windows which this bug doesn't affect. This bug really does need to be addressed.

as another non upgrader (0, Offtopic)

Nf1nk (443791) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516184)

I am running a 450 mhz box, that up until about two months ago was running windows 98. It ate a bunch of files when it crashed, and I was getting ready to do a fresh install when a freind at work gave me a ubuntu disk. The start up is a bit slower than 98 was, but it doesn't crash very often. (I crashed it good yesterday). The machine feels faster now and I can do anything I could do before, except talk to my crappy print server.

I'll update if... (2, Interesting)

nigham (792777) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515986)

... all my extensions work on it. I had no problems with Deer Park Alpha, except that nothing except Adblock worked.

Re:I'll update if... (1)

korea (615587) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516056)

not a chance in the world. 50% of mine are now disabled :/

Re:I'll update if... (1)

timmarhy (659436) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516188)

thats like expecting MS to fix all the 3rd part apps for windows. the firefox team simply cannot fix all your extensions, nor should they be expected to.

Watch Out Extensions Break (5, Informative)

Blahbooboo3 (874492) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515987)

Warning, seems like most extensions won't work from 1.0x to 1.5beta1..

Re:Watch Out Extensions Break (1)

Azarael (896715) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516137)

They changed a few things from Dear Park a2, they disable incompatible extensions now. In particular, the Google Toolbar caused a few problems like the slow script warning and spell check only working sporadically.

Re:Watch Out Extensions Break (2, Informative)

Kelson (129150) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516187)

Well, it is a beta.

In theory there should be time for extension authors to update before the final is released. I've only got 6 extensions, of which one worked already, and one was updated during the day today.

I hope it will turn out more stable... (5, Interesting)

beeswax (65749) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515989)

My employer forces us to use firefox at my job... The database front-end they had designed uses flash. Firefox segfaults quite often and the copy/paste buffer is always farked up. I really hope these issues have been taken care of :(

If it were my choice at work, I'd use Opera.

flash as front-end to database (1)

quintesson (118019) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516015)

ok to be fair i haven't used flash all that much, but is that at all practical?

Re:flash as front-end to database (1)

beeswax (65749) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516092)

I asked the same question, heh.

Re:I hope it will turn out more stable... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516036)

Forces you to use firefox? that's ridiculous how they force a less funcional piece of software on you like that.

Re:I hope it will turn out more stable... (1)

Namronorman (901664) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516257)

Have you tried talking to your employer about the use of Opera? It sounds like they are atleast a bit open minded if they have you guys use firefox

what is a (0, Offtopic)

ViaNRG (892147) | more than 8 years ago | (#13515999)

fire fox?

Re:what is a (1)

KillShill (877105) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516091)

an animal that chases away large blue things,
typically from a north-westerly direction.

Re:what is a (1)

acd294 (685183) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516179)

Firefox [imdb.com] was a bad movie in the 80's.

They are aparently coming out with a remake or something.

Memory Leak appears fixed. (2, Insightful)

MrArmyAnt (847547) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516000)

That's good to know, can uninstall that firefox speeder upper thing. So far there turning out updates quicker than MS, and has better support. Nothing like the lack of pop ups and spam that just doesn't know how to work a PC without IE :) Go firefox! On my site 65% of my users use firefox. It is a hardware site, so you'd expect it, but Firefox is gaining momentum and space. Anyone else have percentages from there site? Slashdot?

Re:Memory Leak appears fixed. (1)

MrArmyAnt (847547) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516080)

UPDATE, the Proxy Switch tool is incompatible with this, as are some other functions. Just know this before installing, see if the author of your plugin is updating it!

Re:Memory Leak appears fixed. (1)

Tidal Flame (658452) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516124)

If every open source app could be as organized and professional as Firefox, we'd be in utopia. Don't get me wrong, I love open source... but the organization is usually shit, and half the time the apps look like they're banged together with no consideration for usability or appearance. That, I think, is what's keeping away "the average user."

Deer Park Alpha 2 is great (2, Informative)

bahwi (43111) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516001)

I've been running Deer Park Alpha 2 recently with no problems(SVG is kinda funky, but works great, and with the field testing it should be much better).

I hope SVG integrates with XUL ok. Gotta test out my XUL apps I have in the field for compatability too.

There's some changes Extension Authors need to check out too. Mozilla Developer News has the info [mozilla.org] and the big thing is XPCNative Wrappers [mozilla.org] will be on by default. (Yet more info on XPCNative Wrappers is available too [mozilla.org] ).

Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516002)

As both a pro and a con, it appears that flash does not work in this version. Just a heads up.

Re:Flash (1)

Tidal Flame (658452) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516107)

It seems to work for me, but it could be that I haven't used it extensively yet. Can you elaborate on the problem?

Re:Flash (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516123)

Not a single flash applet has loaded for me. Not much else to explain - not sure why. No puzzle piece, but no applets either.

Incompatible, duplicate extensions (3, Informative)

ReformedExCon (897248) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516009)

There are two things I am not fond of with the current non-Beta Firefox. The first is the way it needs to download the whole installer just to update a point release. The second is how extensions with similar functionality are not coordinated.

Take the GoogleBar for example. When I first installed Firefox it didn't come with a usable search tool, so I had to find GoogleBar which approximated the functionality of Google's IE GoogleBar. Now, Google comes along and releases their GoogleBar for Firefox and I'm left having to uninstall the old toolbar and install the new one. I'd rather the two projects just work closely together so that it could be updated seamlessly in one fell swoop.

Things like these occasionally mar my Firefox experience which is otherwise very smooth.

Speaking of smooth, does anyone else get a brief (1 second) pause when loading large pages in Slashdot? It seems to load part of the page, then it freezes for a second, then renders the rest of the page. It also happens on Photo.net, but there the whole discussion page reloads itself after loading once. Just a strange thing I noticed about Firefox.

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

Tedddee (777648) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516052)

why would you need googlebar??? it comes with a built in search bar right next to the URL bar... and you can use whatever search engine you like :(

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

ReformedExCon (897248) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516106)

Firefox's default search tool is teh suk. At least it was several versions ago. I haven't touched it since.

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

lucas teh geek (714343) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516177)

enlighten us... what more do you need besides a box to type your search term and a dropdown menu to pick the search engine?

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516063)

My annoyance is every time portage (yes that means I use gentoo, no I do not have yellow stickers and an exhaust tip for my laptop) finds and sets up a new update, I lose my SpellBound extension. This means I have to load firefox up as root, install the extension, quit, load up as root again, install the dictionary, quit, and then I'm free to go. I do not know if this is a problem with firefox, SpellBound, or a combination of the two, but it's pretty damn annoying after a while.

Although as I close this rant, Adblock seems to always stay around with each update, so my uneducated finger points to SpellBound as being the culprit.

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

Will2k_is_here (675262) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516108)

uh, so um, why are we using root to install/update the extension?

I use gentoo and haven't lost an extension once.

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (4, Insightful)

shellbeach (610559) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516144)

I do not know if this is a problem with firefox, SpellBound, or a combination of the two, but it's pretty damn annoying after a while.

It's a mozilla dictionaries problem, I think - the dictionaries (which spellbound doesn't provide itself) install into the Firefox application folder, rather than into your profile folder - so when you overwrite that folder, you've just nuked your dictionaries.

If this annoys you, you could always ask the spellbound devs to provide dictionaries that install into your profile ... It amuses me the way people are far happier to post complaints on /., where they achieve nothing, instead of sending the same complaint direct to the developer, where they might fix the problem!

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

Azarael (896715) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516181)

Speaking of smooth, does anyone else get a brief (1 second) pause when loading large pages in Slashdot? It seems to load part of the page, then it freezes for a second, then renders the rest of the page. It also happens on Photo.net, but there the whole discussion page reloads itself after loading once. Just a strange thing I noticed about Firefox.
I have the same problem probably. On some sites like rotten tomatoes, ff's cpu usage stays over 90% and the scrolling momentarily freezes. I reported it on IRC but neither of the people I asked could duplicate it, it might be an XP only problem.

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

Kelson (129150) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516211)

There are two things I am not fond of with the current non-Beta Firefox. The first is the way it needs to download the whole installer just to update a point release.

Good news: One of the major new features in 1.5 is an incremental update system. You'll be able to update just the parts that have changed by going to Help->Check for Updates.

Re:Incompatible, duplicate extensions (1)

monkeybrain (305911) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516263)

Googlebar and the GoogleToolbar are produced by different groups of people. I tried Google's version for a while - I like the spell checker, but found that popup windows take about 3 seconds to load when it is running. Switching back to Googlebar the delay is closer to 1 second (way more acceptable and 3).

history speed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516010)

Unfortunately, it still takes forever to open the Go menu or the history sidebar, even on a P4.

Note to Mozilla developers: Bubble sort is not a good algorithm for 1000+ item lists.

Now with native SVG support! (2, Interesting)

sootman (158191) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516021)

So the Adobe SVG plugin, which works fine in IE/Win and FF/Mac, will no longer be needed, which is great, since it crashes FF/Win! w00t!

Extensions (5, Insightful)

2MuchC0ffeeMan (201987) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516034)

So far the only extension that works is the gmail notifier. Not even the all-in-one mouse gestures works... I'm patient, but will all of the developers make and re-make their extensions for every version?

I smell a need for backward compatibility

Re:Extensions (4, Informative)

asa (33102) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516077)

"I'm patient, but will all of the developers make and re-make their extensions for every version?"

No. Developers will only have to test their extensions to make sure they're not broken by the latest Firefox release. All they have to do if their extension still works is tweak a version field at addons.mozilla.org (or wherever their extension checks for updates) and Firefox will allow the extension to run.

We're still at beta and that gives developers quite a bit of time to get their extensions certified against the upcoming Firefox 1.5 release.

If the extension author was relying on Firefox application code that changed, and broke the extension, then the extension will have to be updated.

I'm hopeful that most of the popular extensions will have certified against 1.5 or made updates available by the time 1.5 final ships.

- A

Re:Extensions (2, Interesting)

Will2k_is_here (675262) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516125)

All they have to do if their extension still works is tweak a version field at addons.mozilla.org (or wherever their extension checks for updates) and Firefox will allow the extension to run.

I haven't made any extensions before, but from what little I know, doesn't that mean I can unzip the installed extension, find the file, add 1.5 to the list, rezip and go?

Re:Extensions (3, Informative)

benna (614220) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516195)

Yup, just open install.rdf and change 1.2 to 1.6a2 and most extentions will work fine. The only one that isn't working for me is bugmenot.

Copy and Paste Fixed? (1)

Cruithne (658153) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516039)

Not trolling, but is the copy and paste issue finally fixed? You know, the one where cant copy and paste URLs from the location bar, or occasionally anything at all from within FF. From something else to FF works fine, but the other way around sometimes just doesnt work at all... That's really the only thing i dislike about FF...

Re:Copy and Paste Fixed? (2, Interesting)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516215)

Are you sure about that being a real bug and not just some environmental problem? I don't ever remember seeing this problem on any FF on any machine. I just tested it again and it works fine.

Re:Copy and Paste Fixed? (1)

Cruithne (658153) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516245)

I'm not entirely sure, but it happens on my lappy, my gf's lappy, and my box at work... I've never seen anything on it either - but then again i havent looked closely. It seems like it works after 30 seconds or so. :/

Firefox 1.5 installation directions (5, Informative)

mdew (651926) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516043)

When installing Firefox 1.5

(1) Backup your old Firefox 1.0 profile
(2) Start with a clean profile, its best to use a clean profile
(3) Update your extensions [projects1.com]
(4) If the extensions still complain, try this following the directions from this link [mozillazine.org]

Re:Firefox 1.5 installation directions (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516175)

(5) ???
(6) Profit!

New Firefox...same goofy theme (4, Insightful)

darxpryte (108284) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516057)

I was hoping that they'd replace the big goofy icon buttons on OS X and Linux that just don't go with anything. Maybe next version. The upside is the preferences layout is simpler, and browsing is a little snappier.

I'm also hoping that my memory leakage problems on linux are solved. We'll see! Now back to searching for the safarifox theme to see if it'll work...

Based on 30 seconds of usage (3, Interesting)

ocelotbob (173602) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516064)

Just downloaded it, seems cleaner, the new error pages seem a bit better than the old popup systems; informative and not nearly as cluttered as IE's. Haven't tested page rendering that much, so that remains to be seen, but seems good so far.

Ctrl+Shift+Del (1)

ViaNRG (892147) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516066)

Should bring some paranoid I.E. users aboard...

svg release schedule? (5, Interesting)

radarsat1 (786772) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516076)

Very cool that they have a new release out, I'll be downloading it soon.
But I'm a little dissapointed it looks like the built-in SVG support isn't in there. Guess it's still alpha? (Haven't been following the Deer Park releases)
I'm really looking forward to the day where I can actually do a site in SVG and be able to expect more than 2 or 3 people to be able to see it...
And wow am I ever tired of struggling with the Flash IDE.

Re:svg release schedule? (1)

urmensch (314385) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516155)

How interesting... It works for me. Try again maybe.

Re:svg release schedule? (2, Informative)

cduffy (652) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516159)

But I'm a little dissapointed it looks like the built-in SVG support isn't in there.

Huh? It's there.

Re:svg release schedule? (4, Informative)

timealterer (772638) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516167)

SVG is absolutely built into Firefox 1.5. I've been using the nightly buids for months now, and it's there (I've tested it myself.) It's possible that they may set about:config's svg.enabled to false for the final release, but I think that is highly unlikely.

See: Mozilla SVG Update [mozillazine.org] and Mozilla SVG Status [mozilla.org] for some more info.

Re:svg release schedule? (1)

LnxAddct (679316) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516202)

SVG support is excellent in Deer Park Alpha 2. When released, I see SVG + Ajax revolutionizing the web.
Regards,
Steve

Re:svg release schedule? (2, Informative)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516217)

SVG support has been working well for many months, but if you just try to reference an SVG from an IMG tag, it won't work. The embed tag should work though. Their website has many SVG examples, even some created and animated using javascript.

The e4x support looks pretty cool too, actually making XML userful and easy rather than just another burdensome technology chosen for its buzzword value.

Re:svg release schedule? (2, Informative)

AnamanFan (314677) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516227)

Works for me. Here's a good page of samples for you to check out:

Croczilla SVG Samples [croczilla.com]

Re:svg release schedule? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516247)

qustion: Has any had full sex with a real woman? meaning not just humping or jack off

Re:svg release schedule? (1)

gaspyy (514539) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516270)

SVG is promising, but I'm afraid it'll be very long until browsers will have have wide support it... and when/if becomes widespread, its first usage will/would be ads.

As for Flash, for graphics, the interface is OK. The IDE is crude though, have a look at SEPY [sephiroth.it] or FDT [powerflasher.com] for Eclipse. The latter one is very nice, but not free.

Beta 1 on Mac OS X (1)

Dragon of the Pants (913545) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516117)

Well, so far it seems pretty cool, the popup for pasword manager is nicer. The things I noticed: Extensions are fucked Flash is fucked.(I don't use flash that much anyway, I have flashblocker on 1.06) RSS button moved from bottom right corner to next to URL. Overall I'm happy.:) Cna't wait for fullr elease with extensions compatability!

my big hope (1)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516150)

Does it have a multithreaded interface yet? This is by far my biggest gripe with Firefox. Well, that and the ridiculous memory requirements.

Funny (1)

sn0wflake (592745) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516161)

I installed Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 a couple of hours ago and now I've switched back because the beta has problems with Java and streaming of Windows Media Player films. Luckily I had a backup of my profile because simply uninstalling the beta and installing the 1.0.6 version caused big problems. The beta is superb but it has problems with external programs. It also has a new genious extension structure but that breaks old extensions (like every new Firefox edition *sigh*) and I've read that themes also gives problems. My system config is Windows XP and Sun Java, both fully updated.

Firefox 1.5 vs Internet Explorer 7 (-1, Redundant)

LiTrIx (911451) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516191)

May the firefox vs internet explorer war begin

Too many browsers (0, Flamebait)

CFMLSpecialist (900388) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516224)

Each time a new browser or new version of a browser is released, we get one step farther away from ever having any hope of being able to develop webpages that will truly be cross-browser compatible.

Re:Too many browsers (1)

nukem996 (624036) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516256)

Just develop to standard, then it should run on any browser.

Re:Too many browsers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13516265)

Besides IE

Definitely a Speed Upgrade... (1)

Praedon (707326) | more than 8 years ago | (#13516254)

I really do notice the browsing speed upgrade.. as well as some major issues changed and resolved with div's and css's. I am very impressed so far with this beta.
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