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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue Feb 19, 2008 0:11

Richlion wrote:
Fitzcarraldo wrote:Yep, you're correct about nspluginwrapper: it's for loading 32-bit plug-ins in 64-bit browsers. I keep forgetting that some folk still use the old-fashioned 32-bit SL :wink:


I really don't understand, if I bought a computer last year with a 32-bit processor, should I now dump it into the bin?
Sorry, for the next 5-8 years I will be using this 32-bit computer, because I cannot afford to buy another new one and even if I could, I would regard this as a total waste.
I guess many people like me will share my view.

Regards,
Richard.


Notice the wink at the end of my post, Richlion? I was being facetious. I have a couple of laptops and a tower PC with 32-bit CPUs, and I'm not about to throw them out either.
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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby Richlion » Tue Feb 19, 2008 20:36

Hi Fitzcarraldo,
yes I noticed your wink, I didn't mean to be rude or harsh, just wanted to point out a fact. MS - well I know all they care is money and revenue, nevertheless I am attending a MS Visual Basic6 course and I learned that this product has not been modified since 1998, yet still to many applications developed in this tool remain unmigrated to the .net framework, so people still use VB6.

I also understand the Linux community, it might be considered a waste of time maintaining 32 and 64 bit environments, resources used to test them, not to mention the 32bit hardware that still needs to be around.

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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby Richlion » Tue Feb 19, 2008 20:39

Eden wrote:epiphany is great, it works much better with flash than firefox.

I've also been using firefox 3.0 and its no less a memory hog than firefox 2


Hi Eden,
so I see I can install epiphany on Sabayon?

Code: Select all
*  www-client/epiphany
      Latest version available: 2.20.2
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 4,778 kB
      Homepage:      http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/
      Description:   GNOME webbrowser based on the mozilla rendering engine
      License:       GPL-2

*  www-client/epiphany-extensions
      Latest version available: 2.20.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 887 kB
      Homepage:      http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/extensions.html
      Description:   Extensions for the Epiphany web browser
      License:       GPL-2


Even if I use KDE?

http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/


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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby DontPanic » Thu Mar 06, 2008 20:58

Has anybody run across an ebuild for the Firefox 3 beta ?

I was stumbling around the Gentoo site, and it appeared the ebuild for the FF3 beta was there for earlier releases of the beta, but was not around anymore. However, I am sometimes led astray when wading through the Gentoo forums.
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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby Eden » Thu Mar 06, 2008 23:45

I mentioned it on IRC but not on here. The latest firefox hg build (mercurial = hg, basically its like svn or git) is split into two application, firefox its self uses around 220kb~ of ram and xulrunner is what uses most of the ram, it depends on how long and how many pages you have visited generally 60-150mb~
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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby eshum » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:37

I have been using Swiftfox for almost a month now and really like it light fast and agile! :D

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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby Stupot » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:16

After reading about some advancements made in Firefox 3 beta 4, I decided to give it a whirl (since I'll be doing a fresh Sabayon install soon enough anyway). So far, it has performed very nicely.

You can find a build for AMD64 here:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=3263575

The changes they are making to Firefox and gecko 1.9 are definitely necessary, given Firefox's memory problems, but they are clearly working on it (and actually making progress). I think when Firefox 3 comes out, we'll all remember why we switched to it in the first place (even if you've moved on since then).
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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby wolfden » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:28

been running the beta 4 here on winXP at work and seems really good. I also grabbed the latest swiftfox and liking that also.

I agree FF 3.0 should be golden. Regardless, still better than IE and Konq
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Re: Beta Firefox and Swiftfox - Browsers in General

Postby Eden » Thu Mar 13, 2008 16:33

Currently running Firefox 3.0 beta 5pre, works great so far.

bets 4 is officially out btw.
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