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#1 casper2

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:04

Should be available via updates, or at least on the Firefox page sometime soon.

|MG| Mozilla Firefox 12.0 Final Download

It is also available on mozilla ftp server

Mozilla Firefox 12 Final

Release note for Firefox 12:
Windows: Firefox is now easier to update with one less prompt (User Account Control)
Page Source now has line numbers
Line breaks are now supported in the title attribute
Improvements to "Find in Page" to center search result
URLs pasted into the download manager window are now automatically downloaded
The column-fill CSS property has been implemented
Support for the text-align-last CSS property has been added
Experimental support for ECMAScript 6 Map and Set objects has been implemented
OS X: WebGL performance may be degraded on some hardware


#2 rvbfan

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:10

Waiting for Waterfox to update.

#3 Dot Matrix

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:21

Unless Mozilla manages one hell of an about face next version, Firefox is going to find itself in the Recycle Bin. In my experience, this once great browser is finding itself in a hack of a fall from grace on the Windows platform.

I'm kinda hoping Mozilla pulls a Microsoft and can recognize that it might be time to rebuild the browser from scratch, just like Microsoft did with IE9 for Windows 7.

#4 iwod

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:03

Unless Mozilla manages one hell of an about face next version, Firefox is going to find itself in the Recycle Bin. In my experience, this once great browser is finding itself in a hack of a fall from grace on the Windows platform.

I'm kinda hoping Mozilla pulls a Microsoft and can recognize that it might be time to rebuild the browser from scratch, just like Microsoft did with IE9 for Windows 7.


There are many things in the pipline, IonMonkey which should give some boost to JS performance. Not that JS performance matters any more since it is already fast, but this engine is also more memory efficient.
Incremental GC and Generational GC
Super Snappy which should brings most of the benifits of e10s ( Process per Tab ) without a Total Rewrite. ( It is still a huge project though )
A new backend for Graphics Accleration

#5 billyea

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:34

If chrome had extension and interface modification capability that was on par with Firefox, I'd switch to that in a heartbeat. But Firefox sacrificed something for its vast array of features and that was performance. I don't mind one bit.

#6 flexkeyboard

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:01

There are many things in the pipline, IonMonkey which should give some boost to JS performance. Not that JS performance matters any more since it is already fast, but this engine is also more memory efficient.
Incremental GC and Generational GC
Super Snappy which should brings most of the benifits of e10s ( Process per Tab ) without a Total Rewrite. ( It is still a huge project though )
A new backend for Graphics Accleration


Looks like all of them will land around Firefox 9000 I heard...

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:17

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#8 Azies

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:17

Updated... might've fixed my intermitten freezing issue I had on 11.. drove me to Chrome it was so bad.

#9 iwod

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:18

Looks like all of them will land around Firefox 9000 I heard...


Well... they are slow, i have to admit. :/ But hopefully they do land before the end of the world 2012.

#10 Douglas_C

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:26

I switched to the ESR release. I got sick of it breaking everything every six weeks, so I'm 10.0.3ESR. Does what I need it to do (vaguely) when I need it do it.

#11 +sanke1

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:56

They should just rename it to firefox 4.012

This way they have 999 versions before they finally decide to move to real Firefox 5.

#12 ArialBlue

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:32

Hey, relax. It could be worse. They still haven't updated Firefox with their new skin which would look as out of place on Windows as a Nazi celebrating a Bar Mitzvah.

#13 Wakers

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:46

Updated... might've fixed my intermitten freezing issue I had on 11.. drove me to Chrome it was so bad.


Do let me know if this is the case. Also stopped me from using FF11 (and Waterfox 11).

#14 primexx

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:18

not released yet https://www.mozilla....-US/firefox/fx/

#15 c3ntury

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:26

If chrome had extension and interface modification capability that was on par with Firefox, I'd switch to that in a heartbeat. But Firefox sacrificed something for its vast array of features and that was performance. I don't mind one bit.


It does have a fantastic addon / extension system which is growing quickly. 90% of the addons you want on Fireworks will have a Chrome equivalent. :)



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