Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2011 19:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has released Firefox 7. Unlike releases of Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 which were relatively minor upgrades to the browser, Firefox 7 includes a number of significant improvements, most important of which is probably the drastically reduced memory usage.
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I think that success rate is only true of release versions. With the alpha version of FF, I know firsthand that disabled plugins have been much worse. However as you indicate, this is because addon developers aren't keeping the version numbers in synch with mozilla's alpha builds, not because a genuine incompatibility exists.

Addon developers who host with Mozilla no longer even need to update the version numbers. Mozilla is doing that automatically, then testing, and reverting back on the couple of percent that are broken.

I'm sure they don't do that for the Alphas, though, so you aren't seeing the benefit.

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