Mozilla fixes Firefox regressions, releases version 2.0.0.9

Mozilla Corporation has released Firefox 2.0.0.9 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, an update the company promised last week after it announced five bugs had been introduced by the previous version of the browser. The update fixes multiple, one which was critical, regression flaws (problems that crop up when code is changed to plug other holes) that developers spotted within days of Firefox 2.0.0.8's October 18 release. This is the second time in 2007 that Mozilla has had to rush out an update to fix regressions that had crept into the browser.

According to Bugzilla, Mozilla's bug-tracking database, however, at least one of the five problems hasn't been completely resolved. The regression that stymied Firefox extensions from updating and installing on Windows, designated Bug 396695, lacks the usual "FIXED" label. Developers created a patch, but then became convinced that more work was needed to rule out other, still-unpatched causes for the glitch. With time pressing, the decision was made to roll out the initial fix but keep working on the problem.

News source: ComputerWorld

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YAY! I don't crash on pages with flash now! Which is like 90% of the internet.....

But it's still chugging down 100MB of memory, oh well, at least it isn't leaking this time.

Waking up in the morning to find Firefox had grown to 700MB of memory usage overnight wasn't fun.

yeah looks like flash sites are working better for me. Was ****ing me off every time I went to watch a video the browser would go down.

I use a ton of different browsers (well, different versions of the same browser I guess)

I use Opera, IE7 and of course Firefox, but I also use K-Meleon (currently my default browser), Maxthon and Avant Browser, along with a few other lesser known front ends.

Sadly, FF2 (and FF3 up to this point in the alpha/beta cycle) sucks up so much RAM after prolonged use, I can't use it anymore as much as I'd like to. Opera and K-Meleon get the most usage on my system.