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Frylock86

Are we slim yet? No, once you drop legacy support and build for the future and not the past, then you will be slim.

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bogas04

Are we slim yet? No, once you drop legacy support and build for the future and not the past, then you will be slim.

Its for tracking memory usage , and dropping support for Xp (which aint legacy , it is still in use) would come in "are we modern yet" rather :p

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Frylock86

Its for tracking memory usage , and dropping support for Xp (which aint legacy , it is still in use) would come in "are we modern yet" rather :p

XP is all but. Look what dropping support for XP did to IE ;)

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bogas04

XP is all but. Look what dropping support for XP did to IE ;)

and what did it do to IE ... ?

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Frylock86

A fast, slim browser. :)

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SakuraKira

A thread for 6.0... Isn't this getting a bit carried away?

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Grinch

A thread for 6.0... Isn't this getting a bit carried away?

I would agree if there wasn't already a build for 6.0 on Mozilla's FTP.

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DeadEndAccount

Nice to see that once again Firefox is becoming primarily a Windows browser with Mac and Linux users supported by accident rather than actually deliberately designing for the platform. Promises of OpenGL accelerated layers in Firefox 5.0 and low and behold they've failed to deliver - why aren't I surprised.

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Samurizer

Are we slim yet? No, once you drop legacy support and build for the future and not the past, then you will be slim.

Feel free to name ONE aspect of IE9 that is slimmer than Fx4.

Nice to see that once again Firefox is becoming primarily a Windows browser with Mac and Linux users supported by accident rather than actually deliberately designing for the platform. Promises of OpenGL accelerated layers in Firefox 5.0 and low and behold they've failed to deliver - why aren't I surprised.

I don't know about OS X, but to be honest, it's hard to deliberately design GPU acceleration for a platform (Linux) with such a high level of fragmentation and crappy graphics drivers.

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bogas04

A fast, slim browser. :)

erm , yeah ie9 is faster coz of dropping support for xp and not coz of some chakra (or dead code elimination :shiftyninja: ) , so yeah xp is the one to blame :)

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Some new stuff regrading the branches :D

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alisalem

Firefox is coming to getcha, Chrome! :D

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DeadEndAccount
I don't know about OS X, but to be honest, it's hard to deliberately design GPU acceleration for a platform (Linux) with such a high level of fragmentation and crappy graphics drivers.

True, but there is no excuse when it comes to Mac OS X - a single OpenGL library to target at and even then they (Firefox developers) couldn't do it right.

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amon91

erm , yeah ie9 is faster coz of dropping support for xp and not coz of some chakra (or dead code elimination :shiftyninja: ) , so yeah xp is the one to blame :)

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Some new stuff regrading the branches :D

They even made the nightly/beta builds look good. :wub: Does it work with channels now, just like Chrome?

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vajlent

They even made the nightly/beta builds look good. :wub: Does it work with channels now, just like Chrome?

Mine haven't changed like that yet? :s

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bogas04

Mine haven't changed like that yet? :s

those are just mockups posted by stephen in bug 649480

clearly it has new navbar buttons , and different navbar background colours , and new site identification labels.

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Frylock86

erm , yeah ie9 is faster coz of dropping support for xp and not coz of some chakra (or dead code elimination :shiftyninja: ) , so yeah xp is the one to blame :)

Maybe not XP so much, but supporting 2K is silly. There's dead code right there. XP won't be far behind.

But te new builds look nice :D

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Samurizer

Firefox is coming to getcha, Chrome! :D

Until they offer extensions updates for non-stable releases and fix their terrible project management at AMO, no.

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bogas04

Maybe not XP so much, but supporting 2K is silly. There's dead code right there. XP won't be far behind.

But te new builds look nice :D

yeah they do! :D

but , 2k is legacy , i agree :p but not xp , people with 512mb ram are still out there , even i was 2 years back i guess, xp does need a faster browser , which microsoft fails to provide , not even that , 64bit versions of windows too need a fast browser which again microsoft fails to provide , i find them really incompetent , they created a browser for mere 2 versions of windows :|

Until they offer extensions updates for non-stable releases and fix their terrible project management at AMO, no.

extension compatibility will be bumped automatically with newer releases UNLESS they are found incompatible with certain feature , thats what i heard , so i dont think that will be a problem , and give addon makers some time, firefox 4.0 isn't even 1 month old

btw i have filed this bug , anyone interested to help me voice it to developers?

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Frylock86

True, but x64 browsers ATM, aren't ready for primetime yet. They're kinda like Office x64, nice to have, but not really needed by 99.9% of users.

That said, I hope IE10 x64 has the new JS engine IE9 x86 has.

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The_Decryptor

Nice to see that once again Firefox is becoming primarily a Windows browser with Mac and Linux users supported by accident rather than actually deliberately designing for the platform. Promises of OpenGL accelerated layers in Firefox 5.0 and low and behold they've failed to deliver - why aren't I surprised.

As I said in the last thread, Firefox supports OpenGL layers on OS X and has since last year (it's enabled by default in Firefox 4 and 5!)

They explicitly don't support it on 10.5 due to bugs in the underlying OS, those bugs have been fixed with 10.6(.2) though.

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Samurizer

extension compatibility will be bumped automatically with newer releases UNLESS they are found incompatible with certain feature , thats what i heard , so i dont think that will be a problem

Right, so instead of a month for good add-ons to get approved, it'll take a month for bugged add-ons that crash the browser and break features to get blacklisted.

Personally I don't see that as an improvement, but meh.

and give addon makers some time, firefox 4.0 isn't even 1 month old

I'm sorry, but I'm not interested in empathizing with Mozilla and/or add-on developers. If it can't be ensured that the extensions I want be ready to use when the browser goes stable, that counts as a black mark against the product as far as I'm concerned.

Besides, the current problem isn't with add-on devs, it's mostly with Mozilla's horrible project management. Four weeks (and more) for an add-on to make it through the review queue? That's bloody ridiculous.

In the case of non-stable builds: again, no automatic extension updates unless specifically marked as compatible with Nightly/Aurora/Beta/whatever, which most extensions aren't. Until this changes, Firefox pre-release channels aren't for me.

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OuchOfDeath

A fast, slim browser. :)

Dropping XP support had nothing to do with making it fast or slim. The only reason why IE9 is good now is because Microsoft coded it properly. Microsoft could have easily released a version of the browser for XP, (though it wouldn't use the specific GPU accell APIs Microsoft touts since they're not there in XP), and it would be just as slim and fast as it is on Vista/7. Your code does not magically become better when you "remove support" for an earlier OS version. Good code is good code no matter where it runs, and XP is very well capable of running any program out there.

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