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Firefox 6, Beta 1 Available


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#1 Allan

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:15 PM

Release News: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/6.0beta/releasenotes/
Download Firefox Beta in your language:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html


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Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for the update Allan.
Wow! Firefox 4, Firefox 5, now Firefox 6 beta?
And it's less than 6 months that they have released Firefox 4, the way they release their program updates are way TOO fast. :hysterical:

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:41 PM

Yeah, it's the new rapid release cycle Mozilla has adopted (which I don't agree with). I'm hoping there will actually be some incentive to upgrade to version 6, 7, etc. (i.e. new features) besides just the security update. That's what MINOR releases are for.

It's okay that Firefox is developed slower than Google Chrome, but don't try to artificially "speed up" the release by slapping a higher number on there every 6 weeks.

Btw, thanks for the update, Allan.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:27 PM

Stuff this update, i'm not risking my add-ons again <_<

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 08:00 PM

You can use the Addon Compatibility Reporter addon to re-enable addons which are marked as incompatible. Most addons are compatible, but Mozilla tends to err way over on the side of caution. For example, I have an addon which I haven't updated in 2 years because the devs added a few things I absolutely hated. Still works even though it's 2 major versions out of date :P

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

I don't like the rapid release system either. It's just bigger numbers without significant changes to the code.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:42 PM

Personally, I don't see where there's anything to like or dislike. It's just what they're doing now. If it had always been this way we wouldn't know any different.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:51 PM

While I agree that people get accustomed to what happens, I do think that there are some methods that are better than others and you can rationally form an opinion on which is which. In this instance, I think that the simple pace of the update schedule unwarranted. Especially in the case of firefox, because of its inherent customization capacity and vast addon base, there is no need to rush out new releases for new feature reasons. Meanwhile they deprive people of support for what are actually quite new versions and must introduce problems with the quick releases too.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:31 PM

Stuff this update, i'm not risking my add-ons again <_<

Yeah! I just spent an hour today trying to get 5.0 to present as 3.6 in about:config and install.rdf.
This rapid version escalation is so phoney to experienced users but Mozilla must be trying to impress average Joe Blow. It damages their rep, in my opinion.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:32 PM

They're not trying to impress anyone. It's just the model they've decided to go with.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:07 PM

I'm in complete agreement with this article by Dedoimedo when it comes to their model.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:31 PM

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