Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 16:54 UTC, submitted by lefty78312
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.
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RE: Native widgets?
by kaiwai on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:20 UTC in reply to "Native widgets?"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

On Mac OS X they're finally using native widgets; hopefully once Firefox is released they'll get the memory management bit under control because right now its abysmal in terms of the amount of memory used.

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RE[2]: Native widgets?
by kaiwai on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:43 in reply to "RE: Native widgets?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice to see censorship is live and well, under 5 minutes a point is taken off my score; interesting to see the maturity of some around here is taken to all new pathetic lows. When in doubt, and too lazy to debate, remove a few points to silence the critic(s).

Edited 2007-11-20 19:43

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v RE[3]: Native widgets?
by cyclops on Tue 20th Nov 2007 19:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Native widgets?"
RE[4]: Native widgets?
by meianoite on Tue 20th Nov 2007 21:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Native widgets?"
meianoite Member since:
2006-04-05

Kaiwai:

Nice to see censorship is live and well, under 5 minutes a point is taken off my score; interesting to see the maturity of some around here is taken to all new pathetic lows. When in doubt, and too lazy to debate, remove a few points to silence the critic(s).


Hear, hear.

Cyclops:
I modded you down for being off-topic. The memory thing is already out of date. If you look it has 200+ memory leaks fixed and have now moved to dealing with memory fragmentation. I know this...and can make a point on this, you clearly can't.


It was definitely not off-topic, given the subject of Firefox 3 nearing golden and still hogging memory as always. Bullet points on a release notes document won't change the fact that FF3b as it stands is hardly an improvement over FF2 in memory management:
http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/11/20/firefox-3-beta-1-the-memory-us...

Given that, my opinion is that despite believing otherwise, you had zero reason to mod Kaiwai down, period. And pretending FF3 is the vessel of the divine blood won't change the fact that modding him down for his criticism is akin to sweeping bugs under the mat: people will trip over them. Specially people with constrained hardware resources. Specially 3rd world governments trying to jump into the eeePC/OLPC/Classmate/whatevercomesnext bandwagon of cheap internet-oriented computers.

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RE[3]: Native widgets?
by Soulbender on Wed 21st Nov 2007 06:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Native widgets?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Nice to see censorship is live and well


You hadn't noticed until now?

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RE[3]: Native widgets?
by Lettherebemorelight on Thu 22nd Nov 2007 03:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Native widgets?"
Lettherebemorelight Member since:
2005-07-11

According to zdnet memory management is indeed improving (notice that FF3b1 actually beat IE7 by using less memory in the 12 page test).

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=960

Does this now mean you are going to start whining and carrying on about IE7 in the same manner?

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