General Chat Thread, Firefox 6 released early (a.k.a. Firefox 5 is now EOL'd) in General; Although Firefox 6 is officially scheduled to be released on 16/08/2011, you can now download the final version from Mozilla's ...
14th August 2011, 03:42 PM #1
Firefox 6 released early (a.k.a. Firefox 5 is now EOL'd)
Although Firefox 6 is officially scheduled to be released on 16/08/2011, you can now download the final version from Mozilla's FTP servers. As you can see from the list below, v6.0 has quite a few exciting new features.
* about:permissions, a permissions manager. The user can choose what information can be shared with other sites, e.g. passwords
* New tab scrolling feature
* Domain highlighting in address bar
* 133 bugs fixed.
14th August 2011, 03:46 PM #2
They really need to slow down with these major releases!
14th August 2011, 04:02 PM #3
That's ridiculous! A new major release 2 months after the last one? Major version changes used to involve major changes, not incremental changes. I miss those days.
14th August 2011, 04:07 PM #4
The gap between 4 & 5 was smaller!
Originally Posted by localzuk
14th August 2011, 04:11 PM #5
Keeping up with the jones, although they're not. It's stupid really, the only reason the numbering is like it is, is to pander to the absolute idiots that equate a higher number to a better product when comparing 2 or 3 very different items.
Those same people would probably assume their 1.8ltr Mondeo is therefore quicker than a 1.6ltr F1 car. Mozilla should stick to their original plans and guns and do it their way. Trouble is they want to keep up with Google.
14th August 2011, 04:15 PM #6
14th August 2011, 04:54 PM #7
I have to say Chrome is getting flakier and flakier for me, I was on the dev stream 9 months ago until it go so unstable and buggy I switched to beta and now the beta is just as bad... back to normal for me now.
I think mozilla's versioning is pointless, I really think its a bad idea tbh.
14th August 2011, 05:02 PM #8
Chrome is getting flakier, I agree, in fact all browsers are starting to get stupidly flakey
14th August 2011, 05:23 PM #9
99 Flake with some ice cream ?
Originally Posted by nephilim
14th August 2011, 05:46 PM #10
Thats because they are not supposed to be browsers anymore, they are aiming to be operating systems according to most of their media. The most inefficient and flakey OSes in history the rate they are going including Windows ME. Just wait till Chrome's update cycle includes driver packs and you'll need a whole extra net connection just to keep downloading the updates in the background.
Originally Posted by nephilim
Last edited by SYNACK; 14th August 2011 at 05:52 PM.
14th August 2011, 07:56 PM #11
ffs again if only ie had a spellcheck id ditch firefox im fed up of the updates oh and the sync has failed for an unknown reason. at least if its going to fail give me an error code or something
14th August 2011, 08:46 PM #12
Originally Posted by sted
Thanks to Arthur from:
mac_shinobi (14th August 2011)
14th August 2011, 10:38 PM #13
- Rep Power
I've been using nightly versions of firefox for as long as I can remember ... been using what will be firefox 8 for the last month or so
AT sums it up well: angrytechnician.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/this-is-not-a-major-version-increase/ (I'm Paul in the comments)
firefox jumped from 3.6 to 5 in a matter of months. Then it jumped from 7 to 8 overnight. I'm sure there's been a lot of changes under the hood but the only difference I can see between my machine running 8.01 and our training network running 3.6 is the more chrome-like interface - the ability to move tabs on top and condense the menu bar into a button.
15th August 2011, 03:24 AM #14
Apparently Mozilla are now thinking of removing the version number altogether. I wonder if they have been reading Jeff Atwood's blog recently?
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
15th August 2011, 09:39 AM #15
What on Earth? What kind of bizarre thinking is that?
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