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Windows 7: Firefox 5.0 only Months after Firefox 4.0

24 Jan 2011   #1
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 
Firefox 5.0 only Months after Firefox 4.0

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It appears that Mozilla is at least exploring a accelerating the release pace of major Firefox iterations per the Google Chrome model, if not also already working to make it a reality.

In this regard, users could be running the successor of Firefox 4.0 very soon after its release.

How soon? Well, according to Brendan Eich co-founder of mozilla.org and the CTO of Mozilla, Firefox 5.0 could be finalized and made available to customers in just a few months after the release of Firefox 4.0.

Eich delivered the closing remarks in the first Weekly Engineering Newsletter, and while the focus was placed on the need to finalize Firefox 4.0 as soon as possible, he also mentioned Firefox 5.0.

At the time when the newsletter was published there were still some 90 severe bugs marked as hard blockers, which all need to be resolved before Firefox 4.0 can be launched.
Firefox 5.0 only Months after Firefox 4.0 - Softpedia


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24 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Well... they've taken so long for 4.0, why not?
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24 Jan 2011   #3
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

As long as there is a reduction in the memory usage of FF5 compared to FF4 I don't mind how long it will take.
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24 Jan 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
As long as there is a reduction in the memory usage of FF5 compared to FF4 I don't mind how long it will take.
Memory usage is not a problem in the latest beta
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24 Jan 2011   #5
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

So..why didn't they just go from 3 to 5?
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24 Jan 2011   #6
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I'm not talking about leakage here. More so a case of general memory usage. I always run FF with noscript+adblock installed. In FF3.6 with one tab open, it sits at a little above 100MB. In FF4, with the same two addons installed and one tab open, it sits at around 300MB~400MB. The triple memory usage is not very appealing to me, but I did like the new features in the pre9/10build.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
As long as there is a reduction in the memory usage of FF5 compared to FF4 I don't mind how long it will take.
Memory usage is not a problem in the latest beta
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24 Jan 2011   #7
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I've started to use Chrome more than FF lately. My main use for Firefox is for sites that don't support Chrome or for some extensions that FF has that Chrome doesn't.

But for browsing, I'm just about using Chrome all the time now. Seems faster and more lightweight.
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24 Jan 2011   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Are they working on 4 and 5 at the same time?
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24 Jan 2011   #9
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Why don't they finish 4 before floating 5?
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24 Jan 2011   #10
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Why don't they finish 4 before floating 5?
Because, it's another "NEW" beginning of a Major Browser Wars.
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