Skip to comments.Firefox 1.1's Release Pushed Back To June
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."
Minor news ping.
I was disappointed when I read about this the other day...
What is the new capability you were needing or at least looking for?
It runs great for me!
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.
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.
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.
Thank you, I'll check it out.
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.
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.
1.0 always locks up when using excite mail...
But I gather Nvu is not available, accg to the FAQ page?
That said; I still prefer Firefox to IE and see no reason to dump it.
Does this happen during file downloads? The "Download Manager Tweak" fixed the problem I had with freezups when invoking a download.
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).
I wonder what's different between our machines?
Go to the link heprovide in Post #9. The download link is right on that page.
Hm. Thanks; yet their own FAQ page speaks of it exclusively in the future tense. Odd, that.
Heh. Someone isn't updating their FAQ page, I guess.
After a closer look, I think I see your confusion. The beta is out now, while the 1.0 version is due out later.
dont know why my tweaks. I works on yahoo mail OK.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
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)
Me too. I love Firefox the way it is now.
I tried downloading Nvu, but it wouldn't download for me.
That would require an Email program imbedded in it, which would take it back to mozilla...
I've never had that problem. Is Firefox set as your default browser? I'm just guessing, hoping for an easy solution.
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.
The Mac version remembers scrolling position.
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