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[News] Mozilla Adds Linux Focus With Android Port

  • Subject: [News] Mozilla Adds Linux Focus With Android Port
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 21:18:58 +0100
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Fennec on Android

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| Over the last few months, we've made some 
| great progress on bringing Firefox to 
| Android.  Michael Wu, Brad Lassey, Alex 
| Pakhotin and I have been focusing on 
| getting a build ready that's usable by a 
| broader set of people, and we're now ready 
| to get that build out there. 


The Next Big Fight: Facebook vs. Firefox?

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| Facebook wants to be the entry-point to the 
| Web, but it's important to remember that 
| Facebook itself is on the Web, and accessed 
| through a Web browser. This means that in 
| some sense the browser exists at a lower 
| level than Facebook, and therefore has the 
| opportunity to pre-empt some of its 
| functions â notably, in terms of handling 
| the key issue of identity. 


Firefox Steps Up to Challenge Facebook's Claim to Identity


Mozilla Officially Unveils A Pre-Alpha Test Version Of Firefox For Android

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| Late last month, a number of sites noted 
| that a very early build of Fennec, the 
| mobile version of Firefox, was available to 
| download for Android phones. However, that 
| build wasnât official as it was put 
| together by an individual and optimized for 
| the Droid device. Today, Mozilla has itself 
| put out a pre-Alpha build of Fennec that 
| should work at the very least on Droid and 
| the Nexus One.


My ISP is by-passing Firefox's Location bar search

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| I just got back from 10 days abroad and 
| noticed my Firefox at home was acting 
| oddly. My preferred way to go to many 
| websites is simply to type their name into 
| the location bar, and then let Google's 
| "I'm feeling lucky" feature take me to the 
| actual site. I realize this might not be 
| the most conventional way to do it (sure, I 
| could have bookmarks etc.), but it's they 
| way I like to do it.. I also use KDE's Alt-
| F2 launcher to start programs.



Five Essential Firefox Add-ons for Internet Ninjas

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| When it comes to browsers, I have no
| loyalty. I am constantly hopping back and
| forth between Mozilla Firefox and Google
| Chrome. Why? Theyâre both great browsers
| that have real advantages over competitors
| like Microsoft Internet Explorer and the
| Apple Safari browser. Google Chrome is a
| really clean and uncluttered browser that
| is stable and performs well. For its part,
| Firefox has a slew of great add-ons
| available to make your browsing experience
| a little better. Chrome is beginning to
| amass a pretty good collection of its own
| browser extensions, but, for now at least,
| Firefox still has them beat.


A look at the future of Firefox add-ons

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| Recently we came across some information
| that Firefox would be getting restart-less
| add-ons sooner than we expected, and it
| prompted us to take a look at the future of
| Firefox add-ons.
| [...]
| Jetpack started off as a Mozilla labs
| experiment for the future of Firefox
| extensions. It was meant to be a simple new
| way to get started writing extensions for
| Firefox using web standard technologies
| such as HTML, Javascript and CSS. The
| Jetpack system was supposed to eventually
| become an alternate -- perhaps a
| replacement -- for the current way of
| writing extensions for Firefox.
| Jetpacks were restart-less extensions for
| default which used the Jetpack APIs to do
| all the work. This meant that Firefox could
| make as many changes as they wanted between
| two versions of Firefox, and as long as
| they ensured that the Jetpack API doQuotees
| not change no add-on functionality will
| break.
| After 8 iterations, the Jetpack project
| came to an end, as the original project had
| lost clarity in its goal. However from its
| ashes the Jetpack SDK has arisen, which
| takes into account some of the lessons
| learnt while creating Jetpack.

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