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Re: Firefox 10.0

#11 Postby pcallahan80 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:41 am

The memory leak seems to have been fixed...I use it on Linux and on OS X Lion...it was pretty bad on Lion.

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Re: Firefox 10.0

#12 Postby Eadwine Rose » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:52 am

To me this many updates in a short time states: not secure, windows like "not taken enough time to develop, needs fixing afterward and major fixing".


YMMV of course, but that is how I feel about it. You don't bring out a piece of software until it is properly secured and all, this is not the impression I am getting from all those quick uppings in the higher numbers.

Why can't they do something more sensible like "4.0.3" oh security fix: "4.0.3.1" instead of "4.1" or even "5"!


Ah well.. pet peeve I guess on my part heh
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Re: Firefox 10.0

#13 Postby Jerry3904 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:55 am

For me this whole question is sort of moot, since I have FF on the Beta channel and it updates automatically so I pay it no attention.
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Re: Firefox 10.0

#14 Postby benny_fletch » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:41 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:For me this whole question is sort of moot, since I have FF on the Beta channel and it updates automatically so I pay it no attention.


For which we need to find a similar solution for firefox on Mepis. The automatic updating part that is, thus the build team would not need to worry about firefox updates anymore. There has to be a way. Imagine the time Stevo would have. ;)
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Re: Firefox 10.0

#15 Postby arjaybe » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:21 pm

It might slow down now that they're over 10. It must have been embarrassing to be the only ones still below 10.
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Re: Firefox 10.0

#16 Postby Jerry3904 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:33 pm

benny_fletch wrote:
Jerry3904 wrote:For me this whole question is sort of moot, since I have FF on the Beta channel and it updates automatically so I pay it no attention.


For which we need to find a similar solution for firefox on Mepis. The automatic updating part that is, thus the build team would not need to worry about firefox updates anymore. There has to be a way. Imagine the time Stevo would have. ;)
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Re: Firefox 10.0

#17 Postby uncle mark » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:44 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:I have suggested repeatedly that we just skip doing special packaging for FF and Thunderbird, but it has not been generally accepted.


I tend to agree. If someone wants to stay on the breaking edge of Fx and TB, let them install the tarballs and update from within the program.
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Re: Firefox 10.0

#18 Postby lucky9 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:48 pm

It's the mine is bigger than yours syndrome. The latest and greatest is the best syndrome. Call it what you will, some people like the shiny new stuff. Whether it's better or not.

With the FF LTS builds I hope for more stability of the interface if nothing else.
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Re: Firefox 10.0

#19 Postby Gaer Boy » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:53 am

I'm not generally for the latest and greatest - I'm happy to continue a version for as long as it continues to perform. However, a month ago I installed Firefox Nightly and it's been updating ever since. The performance has been generally snappier than previous versions, particularly initial loading, and I've only had one minor glitch lasting until the next update.

In fairness, I don't need flash a lot - it's a relief to me if websites just present plain text and static images. In most cases if a video or animation doesn't run, I look somewhere else. So I can't tell you whether I have a problem with flash or not.

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Re: Firefox 10.0

#20 Postby entropyfoe » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:48 am

I think Mepis, in keeping with its stable basis should embrace the LTS version. The current version cycle is too fast for quality. New features-and how many new bugs?
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