Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:25 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mozilla & Gecko clones Following a number of delays, the Mozilla Project has confirmed that it plans to ship the seventh beta for version 4 of its open source Firefox web browser on Wednesday, the 10th of November. This seventh beta for version 4 of Firefox 4 is the first beta to include the new Jaegermonkey javascript engine for Firefox.
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RE: UI under linux
by Valhalla on Wed 10th Nov 2010 21:52 UTC in reply to "UI under linux"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

java script performance is noticeably better than firefox 3.6.x but the actual firefox application GUI under linux is a lot more sluggish than 3.6.x ;)

Well, it's still a beta release so there's a large chance that it still contains alot of debug code. Not until the final version is released will we know the exact performance. But the beta releases should give an indication. Weird that the GUI would be sluggish though, wasn't that supposed to be faster?

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RE[2]: UI under linux
by hussam on Thu 11th Nov 2010 05:56 in reply to "RE: UI under linux"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

Well, it's still a beta release so there's a large chance that it still contains alot of debug code. Not until the final version is released will we know the exact performance. But the beta releases should give an indication. Weird that the GUI would be sluggish though, wasn't that supposed to be faster?

Nope. when they say faster, they mean the JS performance. There is a current war between browsers in terms of JS performance.
In terms of GUI, it's definitely slower. Menus are sluggish and switching tabs is a bit laggy.

Edited 2010-11-11 05:57 UTC

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RE[3]: UI under linux
by lemur2 on Thu 11th Nov 2010 09:19 in reply to "RE[2]: UI under linux"
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2007-02-17

" Well, it's still a beta release so there's a large chance that it still contains alot of debug code. Not until the final version is released will we know the exact performance. But the beta releases should give an indication. Weird that the GUI would be sluggish though, wasn't that supposed to be faster?

Nope. when they say faster, they mean the JS performance. There is a current war between browsers in terms of JS performance.
In terms of GUI, it's definitely slower. Menus are sluggish and switching tabs is a bit laggy.
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In terms of GUI, I can't get Firefox menus to be any more sluggish, or tabs any more laggy, than any other application on my system.

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