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If you have 1.5 RC1... (5, Informative)

puppetman (131489) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002427)

It will automagically do the update (after asking you first). Mine did about 3 hours ago.

My Help->About still says plain old 1.5, however.

Re:If you have 1.5 RC1... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002487)

Did the same for me, but after the restart Slashdot's live bookmark wouldn't load...

Re:If you have 1.5 RC1... (3, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002527)

Did the same for me, but after the restart Slashdot's live bookmark wouldn't load...

    Yeah, that's called a "feature".

Re:If you have 1.5 RC1... (1)

varmittang (849469) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002507)

Yeah, I got that update thing at about the same time. I there wasn't an anouncement of a new release, I was going to start thinking that FF's update utility got hacked into.

Re:If you have 1.5 RC1... (5, Informative)

gregbains (890793) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002556)

Mine didn't automatically do this, but a quick help->update and all sorted, thanks again Slashdot for keeping me up to date :)

Re:If you have 1.5 RC1... (1)

haruchai (17472) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002674)

Yup, mine did the update while I was reading the post about the new release candidate :^)

Re:If you have 1.5 RC1... (1)

dyftm (880762) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002675)

Or you can click Help>Check for updates to do it straight away.

Re:If you have 1.5 RC1... (1)

Andrew Tanenbaum (896883) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002886)

You have to run it as root or Administrator for that to work, though, and you'd be a pretty worthless person if you did that. Me? I just sudo emerge firefox, thank you very much.

First post (or not) (-1, Offtopic)

qbasicnewbie (843152) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002433)

First post! ....oh...wait.

Re:First post (or not) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002801)

You should have known that the Firefags would beat you to it.

Whenever you smell the stench of a greasy, unwashed white penishead, the next Firefag-zealot is near.

load time (1)

khedron the jester (888418) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002437)

Does it load any faster than FF 1.0.7?

Re:load time (4, Informative)

WiFiBro (784621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002718)

Yes to me that was the most noticable change. Especially the first time you run it is very fast. They also worked on the speed of going forward and backward.

Repeated updates (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002445)

My Firefox 1.5 beta keeps downloading updates. It's fone it 4 or 5 times in the last couple of days.

Does anyone know whether this is Mozilla testing the update system, actual repeated bugfixes, a bug, or just some nefarious scheme masterminded by Sony?

Fire--- (1, Informative)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002449)

How come my Firefox installs on Ubuntu 5.10 contain weirdly illegible text? Like some kind of greyed/stippled Sanskrit characters. When I select (highlight) the text, or scroll it (by line) off then on the visible window area, becomes legibile. This started happening in Evolution, too. Not Mozilla or other apps. It started with my dist-upgrade to Ubuntu 5.10. I can't find any reference to others with this problem on the Web. What's going on?

Re:Fire--- (2, Insightful)

EnronHaliburton2004 (815366) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002489)

If I remember right, both Evolution and Firefox rely on GTK or Gnome libaries for the fonts & character sets. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Have you done any other updates recently?

Re:Fire--- (1)

alamandrax (692121) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002528)

you should like, take this problem to a dev forum or something instead of posting it here on... wait a minute... what's going on here? what have you done to my taco.
TACO!

-weeps-

Re:Fire--- (1)

damiam (409504) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002615)

That's true, but so does Mozilla, which the GP claims not to have problems with.

Re:Fire--- (1)

EnronHaliburton2004 (815366) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002772)

Now I'm no Mozilla expert, but I thought that one of the big differences between Mozilla and Firefox was that Firefox relied on GTK and the native OS libraries more the Mozilla; this is one reason why Firefox is a leaner application then the Mozilla Browser

I can't find a reference to this.

Re:Fire--- (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002790)

Well, I've been accepting the (daily or so) automatic updates the Ubuntu/GNOME taskbar offers. But I'm pretty certain Firefox broke after the dist-upgrade U5.04->U5.10. Evolution I'm not as certain, because it seems only to affect some fonts/sizes, and I'm not sure that the failure immediately followed any single upgrade. Otherwise I'd have rolled back, though not U5.10->5.04, because the rest of the upgrade is too valuable.

Re:Fire--- (1)

mahdi13 (660205) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002530)

I get that when running xcomposite with an nvidia card, it looks nice but is extremely buggy

Re:Fire--- (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002579)

xcompmgr makes my nVidia GeForce2Go card do bad things to GNOME, like lock out GUI widgets from receiving events, fail to logout, etc. Even with various "low impact" flags. I leave it off.

Re:Fire--- (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002534)

dist-upgrade? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Re:Fire--- (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002745)

How else do you suggest I upgrade from U5.04 to U5.10, for the rest of the features I want (mostly GNOME)?

Re:Fire--- (3, Funny)

koonat (914245) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002550)

Unbuntu does all their debugging in sanskrit.
And the heiroplyphics for configuration...

Re:Fire--- (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002725)

Dunno if it helps but I had a similar problem (on XP though) - turns out you can't use Courier as a `monospace` font, although Courier New is ok. Or it could be a problem with your graphics card's drivers.

I think I'll wait. (-1, Redundant)

krgallagher (743575) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002458)

I think I'll wait until the full release is available via online update.

thanks for letting us know! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002486)

We really care!

+5, Excellent poster, will read again.

YEAH (1)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002483)

It had better have some bugs fixed from RC1, I had to remove Adblock(OK, maybe extension issue, but COMPATIBILITY comese to mind) to keep it from crashing after 3 minutes of use. I am a big backer to Firefox and loved trying the 1.5b(1/2) and so far RC1, what I would really like to see is starting to use a non-javascript language for client-side scripting, hmm LUA, PHP, Python and the likes come to mind. Anyways YEAH!!! Downloading it now :)

Re:YEAH (2, Interesting)

WiFiBro (784621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002748)

For what purpose? Would XUL be cool?
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xul/ [mozilla.org]

Re:YEAH (1)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002861)

XUL is a Javascript/XML language, if it was (LUA, PHP, PYTHON)/XML I'd really be happy, I already new about XUL, but a different scripting language to use in it would be nice, IMHO Javascript just isnt enough for web applications these days, getting off-topic so I quit here

Re:YEAH (2, Informative)

WiFiBro (784621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002986)

You're not being very clear. What do you need those languages for exactly?

To work on the page, the xpath thingy is amazingly strong, for example (http://greasemonkey.mozdev.org/authoring.html [mozdev.org] ).
And AJAX is quite fun, with the xmlhttpRequest method.
Did you see SVG for making 'living' scriptable images? http://overstimulate.com/projects/canvas/ [overstimulate.com]

I cannot imagine PHP has much value on the userside, especially with security in mind.
Check this project though:http://www.moztips.com/wiki/index.pcgi?page =XulPhpMySQL

Only en-US so far... (4, Interesting)

iworm (132527) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002499)

The update, at the time of posting, is only available for en-US builds so far. Now I know that that's all that matters, but if you're running RC1 non-en-US then the update might be a little time away yet.

Perchance that's why it's not been publicised yet, and further perchance that's what the poster or editors might have noticed? Sorry, dreaming there for a moment...

What exactly is wrong... (3, Insightful)

sczimme (603413) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002516)


ltwally writes "Although not posted on the Mozilla website yet, Firefox 1.5 Release Candidate 2 is out. You can grab it here.

What exactly is wrong with waiting for the official announcement? Posting the link - and inciting a /.ing - seems like a rude gesture toward an organization techies generally profess to love. Did it occur to anyone that maybe the mozilla folks didn't feel ready to announce the release?? If they did, don't you think the announcement would have been added to their site? (Despite the summary, it appears that 1.5 RC2 was actually there yesterday (09 Nov).)

Re:What exactly is wrong... (3, Insightful)

Miphnik (239859) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002560)

The official announcement many of us have already received is Firefox updating itself with the new release. Not much point in keeping it quiet if the Mozilla folks have already released it!

Re:What exactly is wrong... (1)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002568)

This is slashdot....you think stories get posted in 10 minutes??? It probably WASN'T posted on mozilla's site when he submitted it.

Re:What exactly is wrong... (4, Informative)

the real darkskye (723822) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002591)

There is nothing wrong for people updating from 1.5-beta or 1.5-RC1 as the update is only around 360Kb.

Its probabably preferable for moz.org to let as many people grab the tiny update before anouncing the availablility of the 5Mb full installer.

When 1.5 goes gold however, you will have a very valid point, because I know that _I_ will be replacing my existing Firefox Setup 1.5 Beta 1.exe with the final version.

-1, No Boundaries (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002945)

Did it occur to anyone that maybe the mozilla folks didn't feel ready to announce the release?? If they did, don't you think the announcement would have been added to their site?

Yeah, okay. Let's talk about personal responsibility here.

First, you don't have clue one how mozilla feels about it. If you did, you would have said so, and hopefully supported your claim. So your point is pretty much moot, since mozilla is perfectly capable of speaking for mozilla.

Second, if mozilla wants an announce before or when the release is made, they need to publish the announcement before or when the release is made. It would be completely unrealistic for mozilla to expect folks not to download and share free software posted to a publicly accessible server.

Third, mozilla is not prevented from officially announcing the release.

Fourth, it is easy to use your own reasoning to refute your point: Did it occur to you that if mozilla cared they could have taken any of the above actions? If they do, don't you think they would have done something about it?
 

advancements/innovation? (3, Interesting)

xikzantric (929298) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002525)

It seems like most of the advances that Firefox made vs. IE have now been neutralized (popup blocking, tabbed browsing, etc.). What new ideas/innovations are the Firefox team making these days to stand out in the browser wars?

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002614)

One I can think of standards(most of them) are well implemented, Firefox STILL and NEVER will use ActiveX so that is another, XUL mozilla's Javascript/XML based alternative to IE's ActiveX. I'd be willing to bet they will pull more stuff out of their hat and Microsoft will pull a crappy implementation of it out of their ass(crap? wow, that was good), in sense IE is chasing after Firefox now, what used to be the 'lead' weh browser is now the follower??? Anyways, I'm sure mozilla still has more planned for us :)

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

DogDude (805747) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002648)

One I can think of standards(most of them) are well implemented, Firefox STILL and NEVER will use ActiveX so that is another, XUL mozilla's Javascript/XML based alternative to IE's ActiveX.

Considering the number of Active X applications that I use via the web on a daily basis (several) vs. the number of XUL applications that I'm aware that exist (0), how is NOT having Active X a bonus?

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002671)

Hmm, XUL is sandboxed and isn't tied into the OS, ActiveX runs with user priv's and can easily(AND IS) be used to distribute viruses, spywayre, malware, $sys$sonyrootkit.

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

TetryonX (830121) | more than 8 years ago | (#14003008)

There is an extension to firefox that allows embedded ActiveX.
However, this will likely NEVER be part of the default install because security and ActiveX usually aren't the best of pals.

Don't know if they have the Firefox ActiveX builds for 1.5 builds yet.

Gotta love those useful ActiveX components like the Genuine Windows Authentication and Windows Update.

Re:advancements/innovation? (4, Insightful)

zulux (112259) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002616)

It seems like most of the advances that Firefox made vs. IE have now been neutralized [snip] What new ideas/innovations are the Firefox team making these days to stand out in the browser wars?

Security.

Internet Explorer still is an ActiveX exploit away from wiping you files.

Re:advancements/innovation? (1, Troll)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002819)

Why is it that someone who says the exact same thing I said a few posts up gets modded insightful, but I get nothing??? Are the mods THAT lazy??? But agreed, no ActiveX is one of the largest advantage of Firefox, along with its alternative XUL is sandboxed and can do most of the stuff ActiveX can do with a little coding.

Re:advancements/innovation? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002851)

Why is it that someone who says the exact same thing I said a few posts up gets modded insightful, but I get nothing??? Are the mods THAT lazy???

Not lazy at all. We just hate you.

HTH

Re:advancements/innovation? (1, Insightful)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002927)

NOW a mod finally uses their mod points on me to mod this post down as troll, instead of using them on my other non-trollish posts??? Is all of Slashdot going to hell, or do we just have a bad batch of mods?

Re:advancements/innovation? (3, Insightful)

sedyn (880034) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002628)

Despite all those features, as long as technical people can recommend firefox as a means to prevent spy/ad-ware to non-technical people it'll continue to spread.

Innovation is great, but adding features for the sake of adding features is what caused a lot of trouble for IE in the first place.

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

Z-95 (801437) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002630)

Extensions? No ActiveX? Open Source? And of course, MUCH faster bug fixes!

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

Epsillon (608775) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002650)

Is there really a browser war, or is this the megalomaniac in we geeks that says any open source project just has to kill, crush and conquer? Isn't this what makes Microsoft evil?

I use Firefox. I use it because it's the best, not because I have some desire to up a statistic that really doesn't tell anyone anything anyway or help the FOSS movement's world domination push. Can't we just say Firefox was first to market with some pretty damn innovative features and leave it at that?

To be honest, I'd rather Firefox remained where it is. Attracts less skr1p7 k1dd135, doesn't it?

Re:advancements/innovation? (2, Insightful)

sedyn (880034) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002707)

"Is there really a browser war, or is this the megalomaniac in we geeks that says any open source project just has to kill, crush and conquer? Isn't this what makes Microsoft evil?" I don't know, I'd like to visit relatives without having to "fix" their computer.

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

Epsillon (608775) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002756)

Wear the T-shirt, fella!

"No, I will not fix your computer"

Re:advancements/innovation? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002845)

Quit being a ThinkGeek shill, faggot.

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

Epsillon (608775) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002880)

Oh, a sexuality flame. I'm impressed. Did you think of that all by yourself, or are you unsure of your own, sunshine?

Re:advancements/innovation? (4, Interesting)

Ythan (525808) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002784)

I think extension support is the single most significant feature of Firefox. Sure you can add functionality [imageshack.us] to IE but it's not as easy as packaging up some Javascript. This extensibility lets Firefox support new and unimagined features without adding bloat. It wouldn't surprise me if IE moves in this direction eventually just to stay competitive.

Re:advancements/innovation? (3, Insightful)

WiFiBro (784621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002862)

And they are even working on an amazing copy of the Web Developer Toolbar for Internet Explorer, and some sort of GreaseMonkey userscript tool.

Well the best reason is of course to look cool and impress your family at birthday parties. A good second is MS-bashing, always fun.

For me, I love Firefox because
  - I can start typing in a page and FIND things
  - I can easily write userscripts for Greasemonkey to improve websites. For example on a forum I can keep my personal blacklist, reorder the page, detect trolls easily, etc.
  - a very very easy search engine chooser built-in.
  - a very clean RSS checker extension (Sage) without the need of nasty things.

As a developer:
  - it actually gives meaningful errors, contrary to IE.

As a geek:
  - the wonderful new toy called Scalar Vector Graphics (SVG), check out the amazing 'living; images at http://overstimulate.com/projects/canvas/ [overstimulate.com]

Re:advancements/innovation? (1)

WiFiBro (784621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14003050)

I submit too fast, of course it does not give meaningful errors, but useful error messages.

seamonkey too? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002537)

Is seamonkey ready too?

Please save Mozilla.org some bandwidth (5, Informative)

Critical_ (25211) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002549)

If you're running RC1 already, the posted links have .MAR files available to perform an update without redownloading the entire binary. Windows users should be careful because .MAR is associated with Microsoft Access in Office 2003 (maybe earlier versions but this is all I checked with). Anyway, info on how to update with .MAR files is here:

Manually Installing a MAR File [mozilla.org]

----
Car pictures gallery [ranaventures.com]

Additional instructions for Windows users (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002715)

1) Download the appropriate .MAR file
2) Rename downloaded file to "update.mar"
3) Copy into your %firefox directory%/updates (i.e. "c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\updates"
4) Run Firefox
5) Click "Help" on the menu toolbar
6) Click "Check for updates"
7) Hit next when it says "Firefox 1.5" is available for update.
8) Everything is automatic and will restart Firefox for you.

Good luck.

**raises nose** (1)

joemawlma (897746) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002593)

I'll be just fine with my Internet Explorer 5.0, THANKS!

Re:**raises nose** (2, Funny)

uberjoe (726765) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002635)

You spoiled kids. Links is all you really need.

Re:**raises nose** (1)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002719)

<A HREF="http://www.googlerulez.com">LINKS!!!</a> LOL :P Seriously though, links was awsome before fancy gfx and flash and that stuff popped up on the web.

Re:**raises nose** (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002770)

I for one use eLinks on my IBM Thinkpad 755ce. The part I like the most is tabbed web browsing. You just can't post to /. because of the stupid anti bot system.

Re:**raises nose** (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002971)

Nice porn collection, and your checking account is overdrawn. Sorry about that.

Changelog (4, Informative)

Anti-Trend (857000) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002598)

I went to hunt down the changelog, and since I had to compile a list of changes from a few sources I will go ahead and reproduce the whole thing here:

* Fixed: 314241 - "Report broken web site" toolbar button is broken when using "small icons".

* Fixed: 313490 - Enable IDN for .org.

* Fixed: 313894 - Reporter chrome is registered twice.

* Fixed: 313360 - Profile locking doesn't work if the profile is located on a FAT partition.

* Fixed: 314754 - "Extension compatibility updates" check never completes.

* Fixed: 314684 - Endless update loop from firefox 1.5 beta2 to 1.5 rc1 if 1.0.x was ever installed

* Fixed: 312777 - Negative margins cause floated elements to be placed to the right of incorrect earlier boxes (since March 2005).

* Fixed: 312363 - document.write into iframe results in broken-lock icon

* WFM: 314484 - Firefox 1.5 RC1 topcrash [@ 0xffffff4d] [@ js_GC]

* Fixed: 309044 - Flashplayer 8 "Bad NPObject as private data!"

* Fixed: 314258 - ExtensionItemUpdater:checkForDone: Failure in listener's onAddonUpdateEnded.

* Fixed: 315017 - [Linux] Undetermined progressmeter doesn't work.

* Fixed: A few potential security holes.

* Fixed: 313414 - Add a way to do "sandboxed" http connections that don't modify the cookie list.

* Fixed: 314465 - Implement a non-copyingCompareUTF8toUTF16.

* Fixed: 263042 - Ship both autocomplete impls with the new-toolkit

* Fixed: 264308 - Implement DOM Level 3 UserData API.

* Fixed: 314218 - New version of JEP (0.9.5+a), please land on trunk and branch.

* Fixed: 147670 - Wrong (last or empty) tooltip text displayed for dropdown list menu items.

* Fixed: 226094 - Support JavaScript Core for WinXP AMD64.

* Fixed: 314549 - Various bugs involving containers not actually fixed for subframes.

* Fixed: 312036 - History.dat contains entries deleted from the "date and site" view.

* Fixed: Several fixes for specific DHTML performance tests.

* Fixed: 312804 - No longer shows loading-image.gif when loading images

* Fixed: 309706 - Stack overflow crash [@ jpinscp.dll + 0xaa87] (since Sept 22).

Re:Changelog (1)

afidel (530433) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002912)

* Fixed: 313490 - Enable IDN for .org.

I hope they don't mean by default, or if they do I hope that it retains my settings for blocking IDN! IDN for a native English speaker has basically zero benifit and can only lead to many problems like phishing sites that use UNICODE character replacements for legit sites.

Hooray, SVG support! (4, Funny)

Max Threshold (540114) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002601)

Now I can embed SVG images into my pages. Exported from OpenOffice Draw, of course. "This site best viewed with a modern browser. Get Firefox 1.5 now, you Neanderthal!"

Typical (1)

DreadSpoon (653424) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002655)

Typical Open Source mindset...

"The release candidate is out... if you haven't upgraded yesterday, you're bloody obsolete!"

(I'm _joking_ people... put down the damn pitchforks already.)

Re:Typical (1)

bhima (46039) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002686)

Sure, but we still have the torches!!

Re:Typical (1)

netkid91 (915818) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002771)

*renames torches $sys$torches* where did they go?? Anyways the pitchforks and torches should be redirected to Sony(then M$)

Re:Typical (1)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002931)

And don't forget the trebuchet throwing flaming tar balls. "Fabulous!"

Oh, okay, fling the friggin' cow, if you must...

Re:Hooray, SVG support! (2, Interesting)

ReinoutS (1919) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002806)

That's strange. Last time I checked, OO.o2 Writer couldn't import SVG images, which I found very annoying. But Draw can export them?!

The only change... (0, Redundant)

sheepoo (814409) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002602)

...is that it does not say FireFox 1.5 Beta 2 in the title bar any more. Any other changes?

Re:The only change... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002731)

nope... that was it. All they did was make a 370Kb name change.

*chuckles*

Release Candidate???? (0, Troll)

0-9a-f (445046) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002704)

The 2nd release candidate of sub-version of a product is "News"???

Any product that has more than one sub-version release in 12 months hardly counts as "news".

If it was only updated, say, every other year - then we might be talking... but this is really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Especially since RC1 (already in use by the really keen) will tell you about it automatically!

Sigh...

this is g0atSex (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002738)

FreeBSD went out in anY way related *BSD has steadily

Does it fix the friggin' clipboard bug? (5, Informative)

Maxmin (921568) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002755)

Under Windows XP, Firefox has become my browser of unchoice, because it's clipboard functionality is totally borked. I posted to bugzilla, and saw that about a million other people have too.

Re:Does it fix the friggin' clipboard bug? (1)

SuneSpeg (662034) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002929)

Its an intentional feature, implemented by a linux fan at the development team.

It now emulates linuxclipboard.. Yes your right, its b0rken :)

Adblock Extension (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002849)

I have been unable to get the Adblock Extension working under any of the 1.5 version releases till now. Any ideas??

Re:Adblock Extension (1)

WiFiBro (784621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002925)

Of course, the best place for support is not here... but most extensions describe for which versions they work, and usually this excludes the beta and the release candidates. And most extension developers have already changed their interest.

One thing you can do is get the Nightly Tester Tools, http://users.blueprintit.co.uk/~dave/web/firefox/b uildid/nightly.html [blueprintit.co.uk] , set it so it makes all extension versions working. Of course this is cheating so some extensions might not work.

An other usual problem with extensions is they have no proper ID. For this, check the extension homepage or the Firefox support fora.

Fasterfox (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14002897)

Talk about fast, this latest release really screams!! Especially with the Fasterfox extension... Those Opera guys are pretty quiet now.

Mac OSX Load Times (1)

Paska (801395) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002903)

The most noticeable difference I am seeing in this release is load times on my Powerbook. RC1 was hovering around 8-10 second initial load time and RC2 is now 1-2 seconds.

This was my one gripe with Firefox on OSX, and it now seems to have been fixed, and too my untrained eye it even seems to be quicker all-round over Safari.

Not quite built for Windows x64... (1)

saveth (416302) | more than 8 years ago | (#14002926)

If you're running Windows x64, there aren't any native RC2 binaries available yet. However, you can check out this site for Deer Park Alpha 2 (latest) binaries and information on how to build your own Windows 64-bit Firefox-ness from source.

http://www.mozilla-x86-64.com/ [mozilla-x86-64.com]

(Or, of course, you can just use the 32-bit version, but that's no fun.)

Firefox 1.5rc2 is nearly ready to be announced (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14003004)

The Firefox 1.5rc2 release is nearly ready to be announced. When it is, we'll update our website to point you to the installer files with links that use our load balancer. A note: going to our FTP site directly will hammer all mirrors evenly which is bad for those smaller mirrors that aren't as bandwidth-laden as our bigger mirrors.

If you can't wait for your Firefox 1.5rc2 fix, though, feel free to download Firefox 1.5b2 or 1.5rc1 [mozilla.org] and then use software update (Help -> Check for Updates...) to grab the 1.5rc2 update. The updates for both to 1.5rc2 are less than a meg!

Chase, the build/release guy at Mozilla

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