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Firefox 1.1's Release Pushed Back To June
TechWeb ^ | January 31, 2005 | TechWeb News

Posted on 01/31/2005 11:52:26 PM PST by Eagle9

The next version of the popular open-source Firefox will likely show up in June of 2005, not March as earlier expected, the browser's lead engineer wrote this weekend in his blog.

"In a move that I would hope should surprise exactly nobody, we're pushing back 1.1 by a little bit because of the realities of the work remaining to be done," wrote Ben Goodger.

The updated road map for Firefox 1.1 noted that beta should ship in early April, with a final edition to follow in June. The next major revision, dubbed 2.0, is still on track for release sometime during 2005, according to the road map.

Goodger, who last week announced that he had been hired by Google -- but will continue working on Firefox at least part time -- denied that the change in employers caused the delay.

"The slippage from March is not due to my move to Google, it is due to us needing to ensure the 1.1 release is of identical quality and scope as the 1.0 release," he wrote. "That means a period of testing, the localization system needs to be brought back online, etc. These things are done by more people than just myself, so quit with the wacky speculation."


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The 1.0 version is running smooth for me, so a few extra months won't matter.
1 posted on 01/31/2005 11:52:26 PM PST by Eagle9
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To: ShadowAce

Minor news ping.


2 posted on 01/31/2005 11:54:29 PM PST by Eagle9
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To: Eagle9

I was disappointed when I read about this the other day...


3 posted on 01/31/2005 11:58:17 PM PST by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Echo Talon; ShadowAce

What is the new capability you were needing or at least looking for?


4 posted on 02/01/2005 12:03:07 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Eagle9

It runs great for me!


5 posted on 02/01/2005 12:03:54 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Eagle9

Firefox 1.0 works a lot better for me than any release of Internet Explorer ever did.

If I could safely remove IE from my machine, it would have been gone long, long ago.

If the Firefox team wants to take their time and do things right, I'm not about to complain about that.


6 posted on 02/01/2005 1:35:12 AM PST by Imal (Saluting SPC Taylor Burk, a genuine hero and true American. d. 1/26/2005)
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To: Eagle9

I've been running it since .6, way back when, now I'm on 1.0

Not very fond of the way they linked Google in, I wish I could detach it. Since it's free, you can expect they will have a built in spybot type thing reporting to Google.

So I'll probably stay on 1.0
It seems to do things pretty transparently.


7 posted on 02/01/2005 1:40:43 AM PST by djf
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

They need to put 'Composer' (html editor) in it. I'll be damned if I'm gonna spend money to get an html code generator. Other than that glaring weakness, it's terrific.

I've tried to fumigate IE on my system and gave up after my first pass at deleting registry keys. It's so deep in there forget it.


8 posted on 02/01/2005 1:45:05 AM PST by bellevuesbest
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To: bellevuesbest
Nvu is to Composer what Firefox is to the Mozilla Browser.
9 posted on 02/01/2005 2:04:49 AM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: Caesar Soze

Thank you, I'll check it out.


10 posted on 02/01/2005 2:07:15 AM PST by bellevuesbest
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To: Eagle9

With with all the third party extensions available, I can't imagine where they want to go with a new version. I hope they don't screw it up - it works so well now.


11 posted on 02/01/2005 2:36:25 AM PST by Northern Alliance
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What is the new capability you were needing or at least looking for?

The 1.1 version will have the scrolling position issue corrected. That is, when you're reading a thread and hit refresh, the screen should remain at the same post you were at, instead of shifting it like it does now.

12 posted on 02/01/2005 5:24:06 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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1.0 always locks up when using excite mail...


13 posted on 02/01/2005 5:28:09 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod ( I'm going to open Cobra Kai dojos all over this valley!)
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To: Caesar Soze

But I gather Nvu is not available, accg to the FAQ page?


14 posted on 02/01/2005 5:50:07 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Eagle9
I find that 1.0 sometimes seems to cause my McAfee AV to go nuts and utilize all my CPU for a while. It brings the computer to a standstill and usually requires me to use the Task Manager to shutdown the unresponsive Firefox and restart it. The machine is clean and it only occurs during some function of Firefox.

That said; I still prefer Firefox to IE and see no reason to dump it.

15 posted on 02/01/2005 6:10:20 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: trebb

Does this happen during file downloads? The "Download Manager Tweak" fixed the problem I had with freezups when invoking a download.


16 posted on 02/01/2005 7:02:56 AM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: steve-b

Haven't had it happen during downloads of files, but it happened yesterday when accessing a Quicktime Movie (That hillarious VW Polo "commercfial"). I'm not sure if it's a specific Firefox issue or if it is just something that McAfee has going on; it only occurs between the two of them(McAfee sucks up processor usage during some Firefox processes) and it doesn't seem to be a constant thing. I'm almost tempted to change AV apps to see if it happens with Norton too. (Another bennie of working DOD is that we get free access to the AV stuff so our home computers are safe to use for official business too).


17 posted on 02/01/2005 7:17:03 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: KneelBeforeZod
No, it doesn't. I use excite mail with firefox exclusively, and it's never locked up on me--either over dial-up or on broadband (I use both every day).

I wonder what's different between our machines?

18 posted on 02/01/2005 9:18:50 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: BibChr

Go to the link heprovide in Post #9. The download link is right on that page.


19 posted on 02/01/2005 9:20:33 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Hm. Thanks; yet their own FAQ page speaks of it exclusively in the future tense. Odd, that.

Dan


20 posted on 02/01/2005 9:35:02 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

Heh. Someone isn't updating their FAQ page, I guess.


21 posted on 02/01/2005 9:48:38 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: BibChr

After a closer look, I think I see your confusion. The beta is out now, while the 1.0 version is due out later.


22 posted on 02/01/2005 9:51:25 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

dont know why my tweaks. I works on yahoo mail OK.


23 posted on 02/01/2005 11:42:56 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod ( I'm going to open Cobra Kai dojos all over this valley!)
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To: ShadowAce

Hellow ShadowAce, I'm just tagging a question onto your last comment. If anyone has any ideas for me to try with a little problem, please comment. Sorry for the looong post.

[Short history: after reading at FR how great Firefox was, I got it, as I had difficulty with IE after windows updates. My older version of Netscape (4.6) was so outdated, it didn't work so hot, so I didn't use that either. I tried Opera for awhile, but didn't care for it.]

Downloaded Firefox - and LOVED it! Then, when I realized my one real important site (online grocery shopping place) wouldn't recognize nor use the Firefox browser, I had to download Netscape 7.2. That works fine for groceries.

I chose not to register Netscape (optional I thought) because they wanted too much info.

Now, when I start my computer, I get an error (not windows error) that says "Failed to open Mozlla registry file."

In addition, when I use Firefox here at FR, I don't see photos I've posted from photobucket. When I use Netscape at FR, photos show up.

I've tried searching the help info both at Netscape and Firefox. Here's the closest thing I could find.



http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq
"Windows

On Windows, Firefox can be used with Sun's Java Runtime Environment (JRE). It can not be used with the Microsoft Java VM, as that can only be used with Internet Explorer. Versions of Sun's JRE older than 1.3.0_01 will not work.

It is possible to install JRE 1.4.2_01 from within Firefox, using XPInstall technology.

By far the easiest way to get Java working is to install Firefox with the Unofficial Installer, then install Java using XPInstall.

If you have already downloaded Firefox as a ZIP file, you can add the registry information that JRE 1.4.2 and later require by hand. To do this, save this registry file to your desktop, and double-click to import it. If you are asked if you want to add the information to the Windows registry, click Yes. After this is done, you can install JRE 1.4.2 if required, then restart Firefox and use Java.

If neither of the above solutions work, you can use JRE 1.4.1_05 until the issue you are having is resolved. JRE 1.4.1_05 does not require the information in the Windows registry that JRE 1.4.2 does."




Is the above info what I want, do you think?

I have Windows XP Pro. I know absolutely nothing about java.

Thanks ahead of time for any ideas.


24 posted on 02/01/2005 11:46:27 AM PST by JLO (Minnesota Nice)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

That's just weird. Have you tried re-installing it? I don't think it's an OS issue--I use it on Linux, XP, and 98SE.


25 posted on 02/01/2005 11:46:38 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: JLO
Hmmm. I've not run into these problems, though I think I've seen them mentioned here before.

Have you tried uninstalling both Firefox and Netscape and reinstalling?

Have you installed Sun's JRE? If so, what version is it? If not, try installing that, making sure that it's the latest version.

Since Netscape is built from Mozilla code (I think), that Mozilla registry file error may apply to either of them.

Firefox has an extension that lets it appear as another browser. Tools->Extensions->Get New Extensions, then look for User Agent Switcher.

I don't know about the picture/image problem. Sorry. Perhaps after doing the above it will magically go away. No promises, though.

26 posted on 02/01/2005 11:58:58 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

I use the home version of XP...might be some ad aware or spybot settings.

Windows IDs excite.com as an "unsafe zone" and a couple spyware programs ID their cookies as spyware....

sometimes its fine, but about 2/3 of the time excite just locks up....


27 posted on 02/01/2005 12:19:14 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod ( I'm going to open Cobra Kai dojos all over this valley!)
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To: ShadowAce

Alrighty - good suggestions! I did not install Sun Java (JRE?). I'll do that first. If that doesn't do it, I'll uninstall and reinstall both browsers.

Thank you very much!


28 posted on 02/01/2005 12:38:04 PM PST by JLO (Minnesota Nice)
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To: bellevuesbest
You can add the CuneAform HTML editor to your Tools menu.
29 posted on 02/01/2005 12:56:29 PM PST by jellybean (Free Ol' Crusty!)
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To: Eagle9; All

Is there any Firefox guru who can help me with a problem? I can not get my printer to work with Firefox. If I want to print something I have to cut and paste it into another browser or copy the webpage address and open another browser. It's not a big problem...just an annoyance.


33 posted on 02/01/2005 1:06:45 PM PST by jellybean (Free Ol' Crusty!)
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To: Floyd R Turbo
It is very easy to use.

Here's a screenshot of it.

(the little dog doesn't come with it. That's my mail notifier from IncrediMail. I forgot he was there! LOL)

34 posted on 02/01/2005 1:21:56 PM PST by jellybean (Free Ol' Crusty!)
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To: Floyd R Turbo
Push the < > button. The HTML will show. Cut and paste the HTML into the reply box.
37 posted on 02/01/2005 2:03:39 PM PST by jellybean (Free Ol' Crusty!)
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To: Eagle9

Me too. I love Firefox the way it is now.


39 posted on 02/01/2005 2:31:31 PM PST by StoneColdGOP (Better to have government by the masses than government by the asses.)
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To: Floyd R Turbo
My only suggestion would be to edit the source code using <b> </b>

I tried downloading Nvu, but it wouldn't download for me.

41 posted on 02/01/2005 2:47:16 PM PST by jellybean (Free Ol' Crusty!)
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To: Floyd R Turbo

That would require an Email program imbedded in it, which would take it back to mozilla...


43 posted on 02/01/2005 6:09:30 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: jellybean
I can not get my printer to work with Firefox.

I've never had that problem. Is Firefox set as your default browser? I'm just guessing, hoping for an easy solution.

44 posted on 02/01/2005 6:50:32 PM PST by Eagle9
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To: Floyd R Turbo
The reason those attributes don't work on FR is John has disabled the <span> tag. I enjoy doing my own HTML and usually forget I have an editor. Most of the time it's just faster to do my own coding.
46 posted on 02/01/2005 9:43:39 PM PST by jellybean (Free Ol' Crusty!)
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To: Eagle9

Yes, Firefox is set as my default browser. I've tried changing different settings and nothing works. The printer works fine with Netscape and IE.


47 posted on 02/01/2005 9:47:28 PM PST by jellybean (Free Ol' Crusty!)
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To: ShadowAce
The 1.1 version will have the scrolling position issue corrected. That is, when you're reading a thread and hit refresh, the screen should remain at the same post

The Mac version remembers scrolling position.

49 posted on 02/01/2005 10:11:14 PM PST by zeebee
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To: Floyd R Turbo
Is there a way to integrate NVU into FireFox? More specifically, when posting on FR, is there a way to launch NVU from the posting page and then have the NVU generated html move over to FR posting window?

I have tried out cutting and pasting the html which works fine, but it would be a lot better if I could skip that step.
50 posted on 02/01/2005 10:15:04 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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