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Re: Firefox 6 is Out Shortly

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____/ Sinister Midget on Sunday 14 Aug 2011 14:16 : \____

> On 2011-08-14, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> Firefox 6 breaks out ahead of schedule, gets official August 16th
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| is ready to make its worldwide debut a few days early. In typical Mozilla
>>| fashion, a complete build of Firefox 6 is now unofficially available for
>>| your downloading pleasure, three days ahead of schedule. If you're looking
>>| for a major facelift to the desktop edition, you won't find one here -- most
>>| of the new features aren't cosmetic. Perhaps most visibly, you'll find the
>>| domain name of the page you're parked on highlighted in the address bar. On
>>| the Android side, version 6 makes much bigger promises, like a "fresh visual
>>| style in Chrome Gingerbread," enhanced image scaling, and, perhaps most
>>| importantly, it's "faster and uses less memory." We've downloaded the
>>| desktop version of the browser ourselves, and we've found the release quite
>>| snappy. If you're not afraid of a little pre-release downloading, you can
>>| catch the (desktop) fox at the source links below. And as per usual, please
>>| let us know how it's treating you.
>> `----
>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/13/firefox-6-breaks-out-ahead-of-schedule-gets-official-august-16t/
> I think they need to slow it down a little. I barely had 4 before 5 was
> pestering me. Now we're set for 6 to start being an annoyance.

Yeah, this is a nightmare to some plugin developers. I made Firefox my fallback
browser (Konqueror now primary). Firefox's versions treadmill also affects
Iceweasel... but the numbers could just be 4.1 and 4.2... that's a better way to 
think of 5 and 6.

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