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Windows 7: Firefox 5.0 to Launch 16 Weeks after 4.0, Firefox 6.0 Just 6 Weeks aft

09 Apr 2011   #81
Buddahfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Mozilla shoots for June 21 release of Firefox 5

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Mozilla shoots for June 21 release of Firefox 5

New faster-paced development schedule mimics Chrome's

By Gregg Keizer
April 8, 2011 04:10 PM ET

Computerworld - Mozilla has set an aggressive schedule for the next version of Firefox, slating the release of Firefox 5 for June 21. If it meets that schedule, Mozilla could crank out Firefox 6 just two months later.

Mozilla has shifted to a faster-paced development cycle where it adds new features as it goes to a series of versions -- dubbed nightly, aurora, beta and Firefox -- each of which feeds into the next-most-stable build until a polished edition is released. The change is a major shift for the open-source company, which has been locked into a much longer schedule. Firefox 4, for example, was in development for over a year, while Firefox 3.6 took about the same amount of time to finish.

Google uses a similar process to continually feed features to Chrome, relying on a four-channel line of development: nightly, dev, beta and stable. The result is a new version of Chrome every six to eight weeks. According to information posted on Mozilla's site, its new, faster development will match Google's.

Mozilla is currently planning a truncated schedule for Firefox 5, which should ship June 21. To meet that deadline, Firefox 5 has to hit the "aurora" channel April 12 and reach beta by May 17.

With Firefox 5 done, Mozilla will shift to a standard 18-week schedule that will put Firefox 6's release around mid-August.



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09 Apr 2011   #82
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sunimar View Post
I have lost the count of how many times i've updated my FF in the last 15 months...its ridiculous to see that instead of coming up with something different all they do ""present the old stuff in a new package"" same damn old browser with few (sometimes couple) features...they should try to make it more user friendly as i didn't found the same with FF 4.0 Beta 1,2 & went back to FF 3.6.13 & i'm happy with that....

They should try to make it more light on memory(RAM), more secure, faster & graceful.
beta #10, beta #11, beta #12 and the list goes on each time you turn around. This is one of the reasons I'll prefer another browser to be second to IE. The only two upgrades were to the 3.6 now the 4.0 release just seen. Maybe in 2012 I'll look at 7.0.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stormkitty View Post
If you want fast and less memory intensive firefox, I recommend you try out Palemoon, as he recently released Palemoon 4.
Gave it a whirl and added it to the browsers for Windows folder. But no big hoolah. The options were a bit easier to use however while no real difference seen at this end likely due to having a fast, reliable connection these days.
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09 Apr 2011   #83
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Beta Software

Everyone wants software to be perfect on the first attempt, in reality it doesn't happen.
That's why companies release betas.

If you don't want beta updates, don't use beta software.
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10 Apr 2011   #84
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Even final versions have bugs at times just as well as any beta release. When adding the Pale Moon variation of FF on here everything suddenly locked up solid. But this is also why the better supported softwares tend to see more frequent updates to address various problems that can come up.
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10 Apr 2011   #85
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It's probably just a play on version numbers. Like Google Chrome, they want to increase numbers as fast as possible. I doubt there will be any significant differences between these versions.
yeah, totally agree with the chrome bit. i mean, what are they on now? something crazy like 11... it took Opera many years to choose to be 11 and IE is only on 9 ATM. Google need to have a real think about their version numbering. Anyway, let's hope firefox 5 is an even faster and more solid browser
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11 Apr 2011   #86
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DalekOverSeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
I upgraded to Firefox 4 and half of my add-ons including my theme are not updated, almost a week later since FireFox 4 release. You'd think since FireFox 4 was in RC stages for month the developers of these addons and themes would have been working on making it ready, atleast 3 days after official launch. FireFox default theme looks horrible and I despise that the loading of content is text in the lower right hand corner, I can't even turn it off. I won't go back to 3.6 because I've managed to get 4.0 to have a new flow for me but I'll continue to grip until my previous add-ons are updated including theme. I'm going to give the developers one more week until I begin emailing their ass.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sreedhav View Post

Dear JerometheGiraff,
It is a fact that many add-ons and extensions have not been up to par with FF4! The beauty and the attraction of FF were partly(if not mainly) the add-ons! I miss the color tabs and a few more security add-ons!
Regards,
Sreedhav
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
... I'm going to give the developers one more week until I begin emailing their ass.
This is one of the funniest post I've seen here!
Let's see: free browser, free themes, free add-ons, and you think they care 'bout you complaining in email... Nothing personal, but let us know how this works out for you.

Regards-
agree most of those emails will go straight into the trash. now add mr tech toolkit(for some compatibility issues), nightly tester tools(for some compatiblity issues), add colorful tabs(for your colorful tabs).
That's the kind of arrogance that Trashed Microsoft's income stream and rep for years! (dealing with the mess and non-drivers for Vista)

FurFix sells itself on it's "add-ons" - so they have a duty to keep them coming!

Version 4 is a complete vixen for me so went back to stable 3.16
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11 Apr 2011   #87
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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That's the kind of arrogance that Trashed Microsoft's income stream and rep for years! (dealing with the mess and non-drivers for Vista)
Are you talking about removing a lot of backward compatibility (a.k.a Bloat) and closing security holes that existed in XP, which broke improperly written drivers and apps?
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11 Apr 2011   #88
zEric7x

Windows Home premium 64bit
 
 

In less higher version numbers means big changes and improvements I dont really notice. If they want people to like the number just call next release 9000 or something. Then I can say Firefox is over 9000 and IE is not. LOL just had to make that joke. But anyways IL wait and see what they release.
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11 Apr 2011   #89
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I don't use FF but I think I would soon get fed up with keep changing versions
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11 Apr 2011   #90
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I generally don't here either while still having it on as a spare? I gave Opera the edge over FF some time back! But even that is still second to IE.

Most of the time the next release is still a beta not final since FF goes through several with each number. If it's not your primary preferred browser you simply end up waiting until the final is out and by then see a beta for the next! It's a catch 22 with "sink and lure".
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