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Firefox 3.6.4-beta

May 08, 2010 — BarryK
I downloaded a binary tarball of Firefox "Lorentz", which is expected to become the next version of Firefox, 3.6.4. The most interesting feature is protection from a crashed plugin -- so, if Adobe Flash Player goes down, the browser won't.

I have also made it into a PET package. I have designed the PET with the intention that it could be used to replace SeaMonkey when doing a build with Woof.

There are lots of nice addons for Firefox, and we can get most of the functionality of the SeaMonkey suite, except for the big one -- a WYSIWYG HTML/web page editor.

Note, I also had to upgrade Sqlite to version, Firefox needs this.

I'll upload these PETs soon.


Opera for Linux is going to be amazing
Username: panzerpuppy
Or wait for the next snapshot of Opera for Linux - one of the Opera devs said it's going to be amazing. "We have some big fixes and a few other surprises lined up in our internal Linux builds but we want to test further before we make them public." Username: 8 May 2010, 9:41
"01566"'WYSIWYG HTML Editor"WhoDo"Would Komposer (Nvu fork) be too big to give you the complete functionality, Barry?"9 May 2010, 7:08"01566"'Komposer size"BarryK"WhoDo, Yes, I took a look at what is on offer in WSIWYG HTML editors to fill the gap, but Komposer is about 11MB, definitely too big. I keep coming back to SeaMonkey, as we get the editor with hardly any extra size. I just compiled SM 2.0.4 and the PET is 11.2MB, that's the full suite. There are some possibilities, like Gendesign, but it has Gnome dependencies. There's another with KDE dependencies. Username: 9 May 2010, 8:48
"01566"'abiword as WSIWYG HTML editors"technosaurus"I did a test build with Midori and decided to use abiword as the defaulthtmleditor - I does surprisingly well now. It is no longer limited to only png images any more as it was in 2.6.X and does pretty well with most common html items"13 May 2010, 12:14"01566"'

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