Madhava has a post up demonstrating a successful extension install in Fennec. Yay!
October 2008 Archives
A fellow named Derick Eisenhardt just blogged some SunSpider results for the latest iterations of a few web browsers.
It's nice to see that Firefox is doing pretty darned well in the test compared to the other "modern" browsers (just topping Chrome and Safari and dusting Opera,) but the really interesting bit for me was that Derick says that Firefox with TraceMonkey is nearly 58 times faster than IE7 on the SunSpider benchmark.
Is that even possible? What happened to Microsoft? Did they just stop trying? Anyone know how IE8 beta compares? Heck, it almost doesn't matter. Even if it's 10 times faster than IE 7, it'll still be trailing the peloton by miles.
Apparently a few days has gone by since the check-in, but I just noticed that I can finally drag my Mac Firefox (3.1 nightly build) window around by grabbing any piece of the window chrome, including the statusbar and the primary toolbar. No longer do I have to hunt for that elusive imaginary dividing line separating the titlebar and the toolbar.
Thanks Markus!! We're really starting to feel like a Mac native application window now!
Interested in playing with the first alpha release of Mozilla's Firefox for mobile devices? Don't happen to have a Nokia N8xx? No problem. Head over to Mark Finkle's Weblog and read all about how you can run Fennec on your desktop to preview the cool UI.
Congratulations to the team on this first alpha release!
Harvey has a very informative post up titled Exploring Partnership with Yandex.
This is the kind of view into the process that you really won't get anywhere else. It's a very concrete demonstration of our commitment to our community, our users, and our mission.
I highly encourage you to go read it.
If you've been experiencing problems with video or audio in Firefox 3, you should head over to the Adobe website and get the newly released Flash Player 10.
I've been using the pre-release version and it's been working out just great, none of the YouTube pauses or audio failures. Plus, I'm sure it's got security improvements and other changes that you'll want too.
Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith (of ajaxian fame) are joining Mozilla to work on developer tools for the open web!
A little while ago, I did an interview with favbrowser.com and then completely forgot about it. Excepting the tired but expected Opera fanboyism in the comments, I'm pleased with how it came out. Maybe give it a read :-)
That's gonna take a mighty big memory card :-)