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dysgenics

Is mousewheel.withnokey.numlines not working for anyone else in the lastest nightly(5/18)?

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Udedenkz

Seems there have been a number of rendering performance improvements. There surely is a need for more of them.

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The_Decryptor

They're for "basic layers", which is only used when the GPU on the computer sucks or the drivers are blacklisted for one reason or another.

Also, Site-Specific preferences have landed for the next nightly, which is cool.

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Brandon H

interesting, when's that getting implemented?

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bogas04

interesting, when's that getting implemented?

if +ve public response then sooner ...

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Poom

5.0 has hit beta. Does anyone know when 6.0 will hit aurora?

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+Frank B.

5.0 has hit beta. Does anyone know when 6.0 will hit aurora?

Around the 24th of May. Nightly will then be bumped to 7.0.

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+Zlip792

Really waiting for this bug fix to appear:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552864

It will improve startup time...According to one guy, it makes startup time to just 3 second on cold start and 2 second on warm start...

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Kirkburn

if +ve public response then sooner ...

Though negative response doesn't mean 'later'. It's an experiment.

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bogas04

Todays nightly start faster

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+Zlip792

Todays nightly start faster

Because this bug get fixed.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=632404

It has Taras pre load dll patch as well. So Mozilla got nice shave on startup times..

Great work. One startup improvement more to come in this week....So stay tune..

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Kirkburn

It's been backed out?

Yes, that's what it says. Looks like some tweaks will be needed.

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dnast

Are all of you guys using Linux? That appears to be a Linux-only bug, and while I rarely use Linux I've never really experienced slow load times with Firefox on Ubuntu. Takes 2 to 3 seconds for me.

With Windows it's a different story - at least on a cold start. It starts in less than a second with a warm start for me.

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kilara1988

Is it only for linux or for windows too?

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mancode20

Does the latest nightly have the smooth animation for moving tabs, or is it still being worked on? I know someone posted a link to a test version with it, but I'm wondering if there's a newer version out now? Also, when is the first beta and final of 6 coming out? I'm not rushing things, just curious on the timeframe.

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+Zlip792

Yes backout.. I think it is multiplatform not linux only.

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Brandon H

Does the latest nightly have the smooth animation for moving tabs, or is it still being worked on? I know someone posted a link to a test version with it, but I'm wondering if there's a newer version out now? Also, when is the first beta and final of 6 coming out? I'm not rushing things, just curious on the timeframe.

if i remember correctly someone said the version jumps happen tomorrow

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The_Decryptor

Barring any bugs, Firefox 6 should support WebSockets (they updated to the latest spec, so no security issues) and "EventSource" (better known as Server-Sent Events), which is awesome.

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vasa1

Yes backout.. I think it is multiplatform not linux only.

Linux was mentioned extensively with a little of Mac OS. I didn't see any mention of Windows ...

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Kirkburn

if i remember correctly someone said the version jumps happen tomorrow

Fx5 moved to beta channel last week. Fx6 is moving to Aurora this week. Fx7 will then be the nightly.

(Next time both should occur at about the same time, so there won't be a week where Aurora and Beta are the same)

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Deo Domuique

Fx5 moved to beta channel last week. Fx6 is moving to Aurora this week. Fx7 will then be the nightly.

And when that happens, everything will clear up. All will be put in a logical, normal ( ala Chrome ) order. It was the beginning that made the situation for everyone a little bit confusing.

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