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Windows 7: Firefox 5 Beta Just Around the Corner

11 May 2011   #1
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 
Firefox 5 Beta Just Around the Corner

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Forget Firefox 4.0, the first Beta development milestone for the next iteration of Mozilla’s open source browser is just around the corner.

The browser vendor is confirming that Firefox 5 Beta is right on track for delivery in as little as one week.

If all goes well, Firefox 5 will graduate from the Aurora channel to Beta on May 17th, 2011.

“Official cutover to Beta is May 17th, 2011,” the company stated. “There are 6 key bugs we are tracking that have to be dealt with prior to May 17th. They will either be resolved or we will decide they are not severe enough to block the merge.”
Firefox 5 Beta Just Around the Corner - Softpedia


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11 May 2011   #2
MadSupra354

 

I hope they change the UI. It was this that made me change from Firefox to IE.
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11 May 2011   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
I hope they change the UI. It was this that made me change from Firefox to IE.
They won't, whats wrong with the default UI? You can just modify it according to the way you want
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11 May 2011   #4
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
I hope they change the UI. It was this that made me change from Firefox to IE.
They won't, whats wrong with the default UI? You can just modify it according the way you want
I just liked the look of the older Firefox better.
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11 May 2011   #5
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

“There are 6 key bugs we are tracking that have to be dealt with prior to May 17th. They will either be resolved or we will decide they are not severe enough to block the merge.”

That is NOT how you debug software O.O

A breakneck schedule is a sure guarantee to unstable, buggy, and in the case of a browser especially, insecure code Just because a deadline comes up you don't just decide that a bug isn't severe enough to stop release. It's the other way around!
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11 May 2011   #6
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
“There are 6 key bugs we are tracking that have to be dealt with prior to May 17th. They will either be resolved or we will decide they are not severe enough to block the merge.”

That is NOT how you debug software O.O

A breakneck schedule is a sure guarantee to unstable, buggy, and in the case of a browser especially, insecure code Just because a deadline comes up you don't just decide that a bug isn't severe enough to stop release. It's the other way around!
Firefox 5 will be based on FF4 which is stable. It won't contain any major new features so there no 'insecure code'
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11 May 2011   #7
MadSupra354

 

I just ran them Internet Explorer 9 & Firefox 5 Beta 1 on Peacekeeper. Look how close it is...
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11 May 2011   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Firefox 5 will be based on FF4 which is stable. It won't contain any major new features so there no 'insecure code'
Being a programmer myself, I can tell you that even changing a single string of an error message can open you up to an exploit. I can also say that the descision on wheather a bug is significant or not cannot be based on what day it is.

Sticking to a patently rediculous release shedule is not good for the code. It is in fact very bad for the code.

Though these things are done by lots of people (Microsoft included), if there is anyone that does not, and should not, be operating that way, it's a project like FF. :/
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11 May 2011   #9
vaioseven

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Being a programmer myself, I can tell you that even changing a single string of an error message can open you up to an exploit. I can also say that the descision on wheather a bug is significant or not cannot be based on what day it is.
Here's an excerpt about the recent Chrome Browser Security Issue:

"Computerworld - Several Google security engineers have countered claims that a French security company found a vulnerability in Chrome that could let attackers hijack Windows PCs running the company's browser."


What's your take on this?



full article: Google engineers deny Chrome hack exploited browser's code - Computerworld
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11 May 2011   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Firefox 5 will be based on FF4 which is stable. It won't contain any major new features so there no 'insecure code'
Huh, no new features? Than why the heck is it Firefox 5...and not 4.0.2?
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