Linked by lemur2 on Tue 8th Nov 2011 22:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 8 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Firefox for Android. This release appears to be a relatively minor update. Perhaps the main feature of this update is the ability for user control over third-party addons. "At Mozilla, we think you should be in control, so we are disabling add-ons installed by third parties without your permission and letting you pick the ones you want to keep." A detailed technical description of this new Firefox release can be found in the release notes.
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RE[3]: When
by _xmv on Wed 9th Nov 2011 06:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: When"
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versions are irrelevant. Mozilla does not care about versioning. If they did they'd keep 4.3 to avoid the bad mouthing from people like you.
What they care about is being able to push changes faster, because otherwise they can't keep up.
Example, Google docs using new "HTML5" apis, that only Chrome would support for 6month? That's not possible to compete without updating.
There's a ton of other such examples. Like SPDY too. Heck we wouldn't have websockets working right now.

And yeah, Opera has a low % userbase, guess why. They will have to keep up, too.

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RE[4]: When
by Lennie on Wed 9th Nov 2011 09:04 in reply to "RE[3]: When"
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What I find most annoying (as a webdeveloper) about Opera.

Opera is the only browser that does not support CORS, even IE8 has their own support for it. Firefox with Firefox 8 even supports it with WebGL.

Even in IE5+ you can use a VBScript workaround and get it work if I remember correctly.

Opera does keep up with pretty much everything else.

Edited 2011-11-09 09:05 UTC

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