Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:28 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The Mozilla development community has rolled out the latest beta of its Firefox 3.6 browser. In addition to the usual round of bug fixes, Firefox 3.6 beta version 5, comes with a number of new features and performance enhancements. The browser offers the ability for users to easily reskin the browsers with a new visual theme. The new version can also run scripts asynchronously, which should speed load times of pages that have multiple scripts. The new release also aims to appease cutting-edge developers, with support for various new standards."
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RE[4]: Chrome
by sbergman27 on Sat 19th Dec 2009 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Chrome"
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You run source code now?

Don't be silly. is always fun to audit such a huge code base that any modern browser carries. Well, "someone in the Internet" will do it. I guess we have to trust him.

The point is that it puts Chromium at roughly the same trust-level as Mozilla Corporations's Firefox. But essentially, yes, one is trusting the "Many Eyeballs" view. And while I've made my criticisms of that in other posts, I do think that, on the balance, it's a better bet than trusting an opaque binary, compiled from a code-base which the community cannot see.

And in this case, it looks like the Iron guys have looked it over and voiced some complaints which I will comment upon, briefly, in another post.

Edited 2009-12-19 19:00 UTC

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