Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.0
Phoronix: Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.0
This news is coming a bit late thanks to delays with air travel here in the United States, but Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is now available! Firefox 3.0 has a horde of improvements over Firefox 2.0. Some of the new features include one-click bookmarking, improved performance, smart location bar, instant web-site ID, full zoom, and a multitude of other significant open-source advancements...
And a couple critical flaws discovered with in hours.
Firefox is really a good browser.... but when there will be 64bit plugins for it? I hate to use a 32bit binary in order to have such things, when this (on a 64bit gentoo system) means using binaries compiled by someone else, with issues like this: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228491
you can use nspluginwrapper, it works perfectly for flash, but the java plugin doesn't use NPAPI, so it doesn't work with it.
Originally Posted by Vighy
I rarely come across an occasion that I have to use java, if it's important I do it on another computer.
Yep, but sometimes "using another computer" is not a solution. Well I should have both mozilla-firefox and mozilla-firefox-bin but that would make strange issues arise.
Originally Posted by some-guy
And nspluginwrapper is know to have memory leaks. I hope it's only in the previous versions. I don't know.
Well, I think I will use both the precompiled and the compiled by myself. Even if it's a really bad solution.