Category: Mozilla

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 29th

By | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 29th

[Thanks, Dirk Finken]

“There Is No Free Lunch” – Mozilla

By | August 26, 2011 | 23 Comments

ThereMozilla’s chairwoman Mitchell Baker responded to criticism regarding the rapid release cycle in a recent blog post.

She started by acknowledging the problem and ensured that while the current rapid release cycle is far from perfect, Mozilla is working hard to make it more useful for the majority of its userbase.

However, due to the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, Baker believes that it is necessary for the browser to follow this breakneck pace.
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Mozilla Won’t Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After All

By | August 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

Mozilla Won't Ditch Firefox Version Numbers After AllMozilla will not get rid of the version number present in Firefox’s “About” box after all, putting an end to a  rather heated debate that first surfaced a few weeks ago.

There are no plans to adjust the version number. It will remain in its current place in the About window, and we are going to continue with the current numbering scheme. - Alex Faaborg, a principal designer at Mozilla

In another message in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion list, Faaborg blamed “miscommunication inside of the user experience team” for the commotion about the departing version number.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

By | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 22nd

Mozilla To Ditch Firefox Version Number

By | August 17, 2011 | 47 Comments

Mozilla To Ditch Firefox Version Number, Incurs BacklashMozilla’s decision to strip the version number from Firefox’s “About” dialog box has been greeted by a nearly unanimous thumbs down, according to a lengthy, and at times heated, debate on a company discussion list.

The pushback was the second in as many months against Mozilla, which found itself the center of a late June controversy over its apparent lack of interest in enterprise customers. Asa Dotzler, a director of Firefox, explained why Mozilla was dumping the version number in a thread in the mozilla.dev.usability discussion group.
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Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

By | August 16, 2011 | 14 Comments

Microsoft Sends Mozilla A Cupcake

Orders more wholesale.

Continuing its sweet tradition, the software giant has sent a gift to Mozilla Corporation, congratulating them on the Firefox 6 release. What is that, you ask? A delicious cupcake.

Unfortunately for Mozilla, Microsoft has decided not to send a full sized cake, which would’ve been sent prior the rapid release cycle introduction. Still, a nice gesture nonetheless.

Via Neowin

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

By | August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 15th

[Thanks, asknobody]

Firefox’s Memory Appetite Decreased By 20% To 30%

By | August 11, 2011 | 11 Comments

Firefox's Memory Appetite Decreased By 20% to 30%Firefox 7, set to ship in late September, will be quite a bit faster because of recent efforts to plug the browser’s memory leaks. Mozilla developer Nicholas Nethercote credited the “MemShrink” project for closing memory bugs in the browser and producing a faster Firefox. MemShrink was announced approximately two months ago.

Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20% to 30% less, and sometimes as much as 50% less. This means that Firefox 7 is faster (sometimes drastically so) and less likely to crash, particularly if you have many websites open at once and/or keep Firefox running for a long time between restarts. - Nicholas Nethercote, programmer at Mozilla

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Weekly Browsers Recap, August 8th

By | August 8, 2011 | 8 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 8th

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

By | August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]