Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 19:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Today, Mozilla released the fourth beta of Firefox 4.0. After a period of what I would call stagnation, the Mozilla team are back on track with delivering interesting UI concepts. They were sensible enough to copy Chrome's excellent tabs-on-top UI, but have now also added something called Panorama, a new and very interesting way of managing your open tabs.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by spiderman on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

Actually there are several people working at Mozilla and even more working on Firefox.
If you look at the changelog you will realize that this feature is one among tons of other features, including bug fixing, accessibility improvements, standard compliance, performance improvements and a ton of other non-sexy changes.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?resolution=FIXED,VERIFIED&c...

This feature is osnews worthy because it is visual and everybody like sexy interfaces.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 26th Aug 2010 10:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I had already read that entire list. I’m talking about bugs that were filed in 2001, 2003 and the like. Maddening, infuriating, needless bugs that refuse to get fixed because of a priority on shiny things.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by kvarbanov on Thu 26th Aug 2010 11:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
kvarbanov Member since:
2008-06-16

I had already read that entire list. I’m talking about bugs that were filed in 2001, 2003 and the like. Maddening, infuriating, needless bugs that refuse to get fixed because of a priority on shiny things.

This is how the things work - those shiny features are more compelling to the end user, rather than the old CSS bugs, which only a developer can notice. The Panorama feature is kinda useless to me, as I'm already using FoxTab, which is much more intuitive and easy to work with. Honestly, I don't care if Thom doesn't like Firefox or having multiple tabs opened, but believe me, there are situations where you need to open 'something', read it later, or use 5-10 web apps at the same time. I'm not going to try the beta, at least not on Linux, because the default theme is still not done, it doesn't support the tabs on top, it doesn't have the ribbon button, all of my current Addons don't work with the latest beta, my favorite autocompletion of URL is not likely to be included at all, but most importantly - the new JS engines are not integrated. I'm going to use the official 4 version few months after they declare GA, otherwise it's just useless.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by spiderman on Thu 26th Aug 2010 11:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I had already read that entire list. I’m talking about bugs that were filed in 2001, 2003 and the like. Maddening, infuriating, needless bugs that refuse to get fixed because of a priority on shiny things.

Please point me to the bug report you are talking about and I'll take the time to see if I can fix it ASAP.

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