New Firefox-Shiretoko

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  1. da_head
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  2. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    Um, I'm using 3.1b1, so it's more recent than yours. [​IMG]
     
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    Same, and possibly more stable.

    ( http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html )

    If you really want the latest versions, you could try the nightlies, which have improved on the Acid3 test from previous ones.

    Also, for more speed turn on:
    javascript.options.jit.content and javascript.options.jit.chrome in about:config
     
  4. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    oo thanks.
     
  5. raulpica

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    How well the latest nightlies fare with Acid3?
     
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    WTH! the beta installs itself in a different folder than the alpha! so stupid...
     
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    I think the latest nightlies get like 93 or 94 in the Acid3 test compared to 88 or 89 for the beta 1.

    Also, to use existing extensions, make extensions.checkCompatibility true in about:config too (NB: May make a terrorist kidnap your daughter, amongst other things)
     
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    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Interesting, gonna give it a go now. I'll probably use it over Google Chrome, as problems seem to be getting added all the time instead of fixed. (for example, the GBATemp navigation bar at the top of the page has disappeared, and IGN's videos don't display properly, contrary to it all being fine when Chrome was first released).

    EDIT:
    Oh, and the link that Lee79 has posted appears to be a more up-to-date Beta 2 than the link in the first post.
     
  10. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thanks, but I installed it and skipped the plugin check and some of my plugins fucked up Firefox causing super interface lag, address bar disappearing, Firefox not remembering my settings, no session management, etc etc.

    Back to 3.0.3 it is.
     
  11. Seven

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    There's a reason why beta versions are different from **main builds. If you knew, it'd be obvious why it installs in a different directory than normal builds.
     
  12. da_head
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    i thought the program would update itself...or at least ask me. i currently have 3 folders. firefox 3, shiretoko, firefox 3 beta 1. but w/e ur rite, i don't no shit about alpha and beta builds lol
     
  13. Seven

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    Nah, beta builds are always separate from normal builds. Since normal builds are supposedly safe and stable (or relatively more than beta builds) they'll be considered updates. The purpose of beta builds is to allow people to test it out as a separate build, an entirely separate program version if you will, to spot out and fix the kinks and bugs before an actual official update is incorporated into the main build.

    As for alpha builds, those are usually not meant for the public but meant for software testers, usually internal to the company from which it was made. But this is a different topic; I digress.
     
  14. Jax

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    I always install my stable builds and betas on the same folder, so they overwrite. Just one FireFox is enough for me.
     
  15. War

    War Take it easy~

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    So how does this "Shiretoko" compare to the current version of Firefox? (3.0.3 or whatever we're at)
     
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    Browser comparisons:
    [​IMG]

    Some guy's results:

    * Firefox 3.0.3 - total 3052.2ms
    * Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 - total 2746.0ms
    * Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 with TraceMonkey - total 1740.2ms
     
  17. da_head
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    wat?!! i thought they said minefield was the fastest browser (or is that not included in the test). and wats tracemonkey?

    Posts merged

    i can't find that (using minefield).
     
  18. Lee79

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    @ xJonny I am using Firefox Minefield and i can not find extensions.checkCompatibility = enable (true) In about:config also.
    I must say though Minefield is super quick at displaying web pages and Adblock plus works with Beta 2 [​IMG]
     
  19. warmijwilfaain

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    All of the latest Minefield nightly builds are the fastest.
     
  20. da_head
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    k thanks. and yeah, adp still works [​IMG] (that's rly the only one i care about).

    EDIT: request mod to change thread title to: New Firefox - Minefield