Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Dec 2009 18:04 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla won't make a 2009 deadline for releasing Firefox 3.6 and is giving itself more time to complete a major update, version 4.0. The organization behind the open-source Web browser had predicted a final release of Firefox 3.6 in December 2009, but the Mozilla Web site now includes "ship Firefox 3.6" as a goal for the first quarter of 2010. In addition, Firefox 4.0, which had been due in 2010, now is "aimed at late 2010 or early 2011," with a beta due in the summer of 2010, according to Mozilla.
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RE: Good.
by urkrobshaw on Mon 28th Dec 2009 22:04 UTC in reply to "Good."
urkrobshaw
Member since:
2009-02-01

I have been forced to get used to the so-called "awesome" bar, which is tolerable if you set up a collection of bookmarks,


You can fairly easily disable the "awesomeness" and make the actual address bar behave like it used to. See http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/06/17/dont-think-the-firefox-3-aw...

I kind of like the merged back/forward history. It clearly shows you what page you're current on, in the correct order of your history/future.

Edited 2009-12-28 22:06 UTC

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RE[2]: Good.
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 29th Dec 2009 00:08 in reply to "RE: Good."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I've tried various hacks back with the 3.0 betas and none of them really made the bar behave *exactly* as it did--it just made it *look* kind of like it used to. It felt kind of like... well, a hack, and just not the way it was supposed to be. Since I've made up a long list of bookmarks to solve the "awesome bar" problem quite a while ago, there'd be no point in reverting now. Besides, I'm pretty sure I've tried that very hack you linked to (though maybe not from that page), or something very similar.

I don't see why Mozilla has to go the way Microsoft went with Windows Vista and especially 7; make major changes, completely tearing old standard functionality. It makes me appreciate KDE4 even more; it's great that they've got the balls to be on the bleeding edge and put new innovations in their desktop environment, but at the same time it's great to be able to, for example, switch to the "classic" KDE3 menus and desktop.

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