Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 22:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators told Reuters on Thursday that the privately-held company's trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use after months of development.
Thread beginning with comment 306053
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
beta impressions
by buff on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 00:59 UTC
Member since:

I downloaded the nightly build and it looks like some decent work went into Firefox 3. The memory usage appears to be much better. It is running about 50% below Firefox 2. It looks like a Kool release. It is pretty amazing how eight years later XUL appears to work well using native widgets now. I guess good things can take awhile.

I can see how XULRunner is ready for desktop widgets and such. I saw in Fedora 9 builds recently the inclusion of XULRunner. I look forward to seeing how Redhat will integrate this. I have always liked the speed at which a GUI application can be strung together with XUL and some javascript. Now that the performance is decent it seems like XUL desktop applications are ready for serious development.

Edited 2008-03-22 01:05 UTC

Reply Score: 9

RE: beta impressions
by dimosd on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 11:05 in reply to "beta impressions"
dimosd Member since:

Thanks for the "mini review"

I'm glad I modded you up before losing my right by posting a comment.

Reply Parent Score: 2