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Old 06-18-11, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default Firefox 5.0 Final released

Mozilla has released Firefox 5.0 Final.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/

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Old 06-18-11, 08:18 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-11, 12:42 PM   #3
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Breaks compatibility with some plug-ins. Looks otherwise identical.
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Old 06-18-11, 02:28 PM   #4
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I can wait.
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Old 06-18-11, 07:55 PM   #5
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What the hell? Guess they feel left out releasing a browser every 3 months? I see 5.0 beta and 6.0 alhpa on the future releases page...

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/channel/


I have to roll back 4 cause it didn't work well.... Can only imagine how this is going to turn out.
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Strange.....
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Old 06-19-11, 07:56 AM   #7
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Indeed... it's marked as beta, even being 5.0, not 5.0b1 or the usual naming scheme Mozilla uses for development tarballs... fortunately, I'm using IE9 in Windows and Firefox 4.0.1 under Linux, so... not much of a big loss about not using it, but apart from the version number... what's the big deal about version 5?
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Old 06-19-11, 08:25 AM   #8
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It is not beta, this is the final release. It's built from mozilla-releases repository.

http://hg.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla-release/

You can download it early or you can wait until June 21, it doesn't really make any difference, Mozilla is still gonna use the same build.
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Old 06-19-11, 10:27 AM   #9
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I guess we're so used to IE taking years to have a new version. Chrome has a new version every 6 weeks and I'm like wtf.

I'm 100% Chrome now anyway, with certain things in IE9.
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Old 06-19-11, 10:45 AM   #10
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This type of development cycle works great for Chrome because of the extension framework. Extensions are somewhat limited, but are rarely broken with updates. Firefox's model is more robust for extensions and relies on a traditional PC/MAC infrastructure with longer development times. I understand that they've standardized the extension network a bit so we won't have as many breaks, but there is so much legacy code out there that these frequent updates are going to be a thorn in our sides for some time to come.
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Old 06-19-11, 11:55 AM   #11
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Quote:
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It is not beta, this is the final release. It's built from mozilla-releases repository.
It is beta, even if they picked the source up from the releases repository, it's part of their new development model (aurora, future and beta stages). At least, that's the conclusion I can make from this screenshot:

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Old 06-19-11, 12:20 PM   #12
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The Mozilla website, whats new page etc will not be updated until June 21. Like I said, whether you get it now or on the 21st, it doesn't make much difference.
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