Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 08:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones It has long been known that in addition to the N900 port of Firefox (released just 49 days ago) Mozilla have been targeting Windows Mobile, drawing ever nearer to a release. They have now decided to put the port on hold, following the news of Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX (and what that holds for Windows Mobile 6.5). "While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won't be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don't know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold."
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by Hiev on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 15:19 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I can see why, having a native application like firefox with all its memory leaks on a mobile device would be a nightmare, maybe is FireFox the one getting obsolete.

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by ivanzinho on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 16:50 in reply to "..."
ivanzinho Member since:
2009-04-05

I hate to be picky and all, but it really annoys me when people write FireFox when in fact it's easier to write it correctly: Firefox.

From Firefox's 1.5 Release Notes FAQ:

8. How do I capitalize Firefox? How do I abbreviate it?

Only the first letter is capitalized (so it’s Firefox, not FireFox.) The preferred abbreviation is “Fx” or “fx”.


http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/releases/1.5.html#FAQ

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by Hiev on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 17:01 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Get a life.

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by WereCatf on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 17:37 in reply to "RE: ..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"8. How do I capitalize Firefox? How do I abbreviate it?

Only the first letter is capitalized (so it’s Firefox, not FireFox.) The preferred abbreviation is “Fx” or “fx”.


http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/releases/1.5.html#FAQ
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"Fx" is their preferred abbreviation? O_o That sounds just silly and illogical, everyone I know of uses FF or Ff.

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by darknexus on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 22:01 in reply to "..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

I can see why, having a native application like firefox with all its memory leaks on a mobile device would be a nightmare, maybe is FireFox the one getting obsolete.

Oh of course, because pocket IE is just so great at memory management. For that matter, wm 6.x is just so awesome at it in general. Seriously, give me a break. I've had more memory leaks in wm than I've seen in Firefox for at least a year now. Wm 6 is a massive memory leak.

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by Hiev on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 22:07 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Try to add some extentions to it.

Till now, the "Fx" team haven't been able to sandbox their addons. why? I don't know.

But I wouldn't trust it in my mobile device.

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