Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2007 16:03 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Syllable, AtheOS Syllable 0.6.4 has been released. "Syllable 0.6.4 contains many new features, enhancements and bug fixes from previous releases. Highlights of this release include a new version of ABrowse; the web browser has been re-written using the WebKit engine. A new version of Whisper, and the Contact address book is now included. A large number of usability and user interface fixes, largely curtesy of Anthony Morphett. New drivers for the SysKonnect Yukon1 network cards & ACPI CPU management and updated drivers for Radeon, GeForceFX, SiS and Trident video cards, HD Audio, Intel & VIA SATA controllers and Realtek 8169 network cards. The usual clutch of bug fixes and enhancements."
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weird
by broken_symlink on Tue 17th Jul 2007 11:52 UTC
broken_symlink
Member since:
2005-07-06

its funny that so many people are complaining about firefox being slow and whatnot, because wasn't one of the original goals to not turn into mozilla in terms of performance. Wasn't that the whole point of the fork?

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RE: weird
by apoclypse on Tue 17th Jul 2007 12:56 in reply to "weird"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Well you can't have something speedy if the backend isn't optimized. Gecko is huge and I think Mozilla.org should rethink which way they are heading with the rendering engine. Things should be optimized there first then focus on other things like the UI, later.

Edited 2007-07-17 12:57

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RE: weird
by ari-free on Wed 18th Jul 2007 23:12 in reply to "weird"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

I thought there were two main problems that justified firefox:
1) people wanted just the browser and not have this super big suite where a browser crash will bring down the email

2) mozilla's UI was too bloated and confusing. Now, unbloating UI doesn't necessarily mean less memory but it makes firefox easier to use.

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