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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

RebelWebmaster Re:New UI? (256 comments)

Classic Theme Restorer?

about 6 months ago
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Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

RebelWebmaster Re: One side of the story (710 comments)

I guess we know Tim Armstrong's slashdot handle now.

about 6 months ago
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YouTube Goes 4K — and VP9 — At CES

RebelWebmaster Firefox support (255 comments)

In case anybody's wondering, Firefox 28 will be shipping with VP9 support.

about 8 months ago
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60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

RebelWebmaster Re:Rebate program (944 comments)

I need a couple for an enclosed fixture (worried about heat) and I need a wide lamp for the living room (bright as possible, mostly enclosed fixture).

about 9 months ago
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60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

RebelWebmaster Re:Rebate program (944 comments)

Any recommendations on who uses the best designs?

about 9 months ago
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A MathML Progress Report: More Light Than Shadow

RebelWebmaster Re:Mozilla can't even do math in PDF (84 comments)

After six months, zero progress on fixing it.

According to the bug, it was fixed in an upstream pull request yesterday. Given the usual rate at which upstream pdf.js updates are landed for downstream Firefox, it's very likely the fix will be in Firefox 28. Of course, you can confirm it's fixed in a development build of pdf.js whenever you want: https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js#browser-extensions

about a year ago
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Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop

RebelWebmaster Re:What about Opera? (257 comments)

Given that Opera is switching to Blink, I would assume that their support will end when Chrome's does.

about a year ago
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Linux 3.11 Features Fall Into Place With Merge Window

RebelWebmaster Re:Holding out for... (70 comments)

Meh, I'm holding out for Linux 95 personally.

about a year ago
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Iran Universities To Ban Women From 77 Fields of Study

RebelWebmaster Re:Balance (585 comments)

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches would argue that it was due to the particular energy and resource requirements required to raise pigs that would be difficult to come by in a nomadic desert society vs. sheep, goats, etc.

about 2 years ago
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HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards

RebelWebmaster Re:My first thought... (395 comments)

but I have to ask, do you actually have any grounding in software development?

lol, facepalm

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla To Support H.264

RebelWebmaster Re:Will Googorola sue them? (249 comments)

Exactly, which is also why they brought up Windows XP, which does not have a built-in H.264 decoder.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Partners Up With LG To Combat Apple and Google

RebelWebmaster Re:I think it's more accurate to say... (163 comments)

Flash support should arrive with version 13 if they end up shipping with the Native UI enabled as is currently the plan.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 10 Released

RebelWebmaster Re:List of bugs fixed... (364 comments)

Your opinion would probably be different if other browsers (or software projects in general) shared their full bug fix list between every release.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Announces Long Term Support Version of Firefox

RebelWebmaster Re:Good (249 comments)

Not an insider, just a community member who reads a lot of bugs :-). Windows builds are done on MSVC 2005 with profile guided optimization enabled. Mac and Linux builds are done with GCC 4.2 also with PGO enabled. No clue about AMD CPUs, though, sorry. First I've ever heard of someone having problems like that.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Announces Long Term Support Version of Firefox

RebelWebmaster Re:Good (249 comments)

There's a lot of work underway now to improve cycle collection times, which is where many of the pauses come from. Also, work is underway for both Generational and Incremental GC, which should improve things on the GC side. At least with a rapid release schedule, those improvements will ship when they're ready rather than waiting for other things to finish up first like they would have in the past.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Announces Long Term Support Version of Firefox

RebelWebmaster Re:Hope they are serious (249 comments)

It doesn't make a lot of sense to backport big architectural overhauls to long-term stability releases, no.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Announces Long Term Support Version of Firefox

RebelWebmaster Re:Hope they are serious (249 comments)

bz pointed out elsewhere in this thread that while ESR releases will get critical security updates backported to them, they won't be receiving any major architectural updates/refactorings that inherently improve security. So in that respect, ESR releases will be more limited security-wise than the mainline release.

more than 2 years ago

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RebelWebmaster RebelWebmaster writes  |  more than 7 years ago

RebelWebmaster (628941) writes "In a recent blog post, Mozilla developer Brendan Eich discusses in great detail what underlying changes are in order for Mozilla 2.0, which will be the likely back-end for Firefox 4.
So the goals for Mozilla 2 are: Clean up our APIs to be fewer, better, and "on the outside.", simplify the Mozilla codebase to make it smaller, faster, and easier to approach and maintain, take advantage of standard language features and fast paths instead of XPCOM and ad hoc code, optimization including JIT compilation for JS2 with very fast DOM access and low memory costs, tool-time and runtime enforcement of important safety properties.
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