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[2]: Release cycles ...
by -pekr- on Fri 11th Nov 2011 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Release cycles ..."
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Member since:
2006-03-28

Generally speaking - yes. Especially in the memory consumption area, but that might be just a feeling.

Look - I am not necessarily criticizing without a purpose - I used Netscape since version 2, and Mozilla since 0.94beta :-)But why did they change the versioning, is beyond my understanding - it is a mess imo. It might not be important for many ppl, but I feel less comfort, can't describe why.

They at least kept the possibility to keep my tabs below the menu, I find Chrome aproach really distracting - long way for eyes to go from content to tab list. I hope someone "clever" at Mozilla does not remove the option in version 15, which might be out sooner than expected :-)

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RE[3]: Release cycles ...
by Fergy on Fri 11th Nov 2011 20:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Release cycles ..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

But why did they change the versioning, is beyond my understanding - it is a mess imo. It might not be important for many ppl, but I feel less comfort, can't describe why.

What would you have said if Firefox started using names instead of numbers? 5=jacky 6=hank 7=trudy 8=mont 9=anne
The main thing about the version numbers is that they don't matter. Everybody should be on Firefox 8 right now.

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