Users and developers cited a number of reasons why consumers might want to use the less frequent Extended Support Release (ESR) builds that were announced recently. These include problems with extensions unable to keep up with the six week cadence, and a desire for fewer updates on machines they support for family and friends.
The ESR Firefox may also be just “good enough” for many users, one Mozilla developer argued.
The reason I expect a lot of users to switch to these ESR builds is not because they want extensions to work or because of any one issue that we can fix in the future. It’s simply because Firefox works ‘good enough’ right now and they don’t want to have to deal with change. – Cheng Wang on the mozilla.planning.dev discussion group
Crashes while loading a crash page due to previous crash that was also caused by a yet another crash page. There is a “Yo dawg” joke floating around. Version: 11.51 “Stable”.
Remember how Mozilla rejected the faster Firefox release schedule (it was posted yesterday)? Well, here’s a new proposal and it goes like this: the Firefox release pace for enterprises is to be significantly slowed down. This should make corporate IT quite a bit happier.
If the proposal is adopted, Mozilla will deliver a new version of Firefox to enterprises every 30 weeks. That is five times slower than to consumers. During each 30 week stretch, Mozilla would issue only security updates for the browser. In addition, each enterprise edition would be supported for an additional 12 weeks after the release of its successor, assuring companies 42 weeks of support for each version. Continue Reading
Who needs 3D glasses or special TV’s anyway when all you have to do is open a picture via your web browser or any picture viewer.
The newest version of Maxthon has been released! Find below some of the new features and improvements that come with this update:
- Maxthon Option syncing.
- Smart Address Bar syncing.
- Lock Tab.
- New style of Last Session, History, Favorites Manager pages.
- Optimized the memory usage in Ultra Mode.
- Updated flash player to Version 10.3.183.7 in Ultra Mode.
- Thunder Downloader supported adding tasks in bulk.
- Improved the page compatibility of Webkit Core.
- Syncing of AdHunter Blocking Rules was enabled by default.
These Maxthon folk sure are speedy with their releases!
A pitch to accelerate Firefox’s rapid release schedule even further i.e. shipping a new version every five weeks, was rejected by Mozilla. The proposal, made by Mozilla engineering manager Josh Aas last week, would have cut weeks from the current scheme.
Moving to a five week cycle would mean a fix going into mozilla central would get to users three weeks faster. That’s a big deal. It’s an upgrade in responsiveness that we can’t afford to pass on if we can pull it off. - Josh Aas, Mozilla engineering manager, on the mozilla.dev.planning forum
There is a solution for you. Try Google Chrome… Wait, what?
Makes life easier for the browser programmers.
Earlier this week, Ian Hickson, author of the Acid3 test has informed community about the update. According to the source, specific implementation checks of features have been disabled as they are likely to be heavily modified in the future or completely removed.
As a result, Firefox 6 and Internet Explorer 9 web browsers now achieves a perfect 100/100 score.
[Thanks, Blake, RamaSubbu SK]
[Thanks, Rafael Luik]
Mike Shaver, the founding member of Mozilla in 1998, has decided to leave everyone’s beloved organization.
As far as the future holds, Mike has not yet though about that, as he wrote: “I haven’t yet decided what’s next, though I have some exciting opportunities to explore. I am still truly, madly, deeply in love with Mozilla and the web it is building, and grateful for the opportunities that it’s created for me,”