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DaveS


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 02:07    Post_subject:  Firefox 7 Beta.. HUGE improvement  

I have been running Firefox 7 Beta for a few days now and can report that this seems to be the Firefox we have been waiting for. It now feels as snappy as Chrome, actually loads much faster than Chrome from a fresh boot, and just as fast for subsequent re-loads. It does not slow down over time either like previous versions.
I have installed a 'must have' add-on called Add-On Compatibility Reporter, which basically allows you to run all your previously installed add-ons instead of reporting them as incompatable as in the past. This allows to to see whether they actually do run or not. In my case, they all do. Its about time!
This Firefox finally seems to be getting there Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 03:32    Post_subject:  

i have have to agree DaveS. I gave it a try after reading your post and it's definitely faster. As you say, on par with chrome and opera. All my add-ons are working as well Smile

you can download it here http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-7.0b1&os=linux&lang=en-US

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Bert


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 04:47    Post_subject:  

+1 Wink

I've been using the beta update channel, so FF7 was automatically installed.
And yes, all add-ons functional!

I haven't seen any Peacekeeper results yet, but it certainly feels fast...


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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 04:56    Post_subject:  

Thanks for this thread. I didn't know a beta of Firefox 7 was out but I've downloaded it now and will try it soon.

Best,

CP .

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 05:40    Post_subject:  

This makes a change from people insisting on running firefox but complaining about each version being worse than the last Smile
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 01:30    Post_subject:  

What's the projected time for the 'actual' release of FF7?

Ought to try it on my Puppy setup and see how it performs... I've installed FF5.0.1 from the default archive from Mozilla, and it seems to be doing okay (3.6.x and 4 didn't fare as well on the roughly eleven-year-old hardware; same for Seamonkey 2.1+), though I haven't added any bookmarks or extensions to it, yet. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 03:27    Post_subject:  

Hah Dave, really? My Firefox has only just updated itself to 6, I didn't even know there was a 7. Man, they're releasing versions as fast as Puppy back in the old days. I'll have to look into it, you make it sound really good Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 03:35    Post_subject:  

Actually, they also have builds for FF8 and FF9. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 07:06    Post_subject:  

I feel overwhelmed. I guess I have to create a new pupsave file with that new FF7 so I can safely test it before changing from 6 to 7

which puppy would it work best on?

Lupu 525 or 528 or Slacko or Dexprimo or what?

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 07:21    Post_subject:  

nooby wrote:
I feel overwhelmed. I guess I have to create a new pupsave file with that new FF7 so I can safely test it before changing from 6 to 7

which puppy would it work best on?

Lupu 525 or 528 or Slacko or Dexprimo or what?


Seems fine with all of them Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 10:33    Post_subject:  

Guys look what I have found Smile

Firefox Aurora even more modern than 7 or 8 or 9 ???
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/channel/

Quote:
Experience the newest innovations before they go to beta in an environment that’s not for the faint of heart
Provide feedback on features and performance to help determine what makes the final release


My lupu/luci-529 updated from FF5 to FF 6 using the internal update.

How does one trick that one to go to this url and upgrade to 7 or the aurora?

Because if I just take down the FF7 then I need a pet done don't I?


Ah Runtt21 tells how one does it. Like this:

Quote:
Download the linux version.
Unpack it and move the firefox folder to /usr/lib/firefox.

If you don't already have firefox installed make a link from the firefox script inside /usr/lib/firefox to usr/bin and it will run.


sounds easy but I feel very unsure of how one do an unpack

Edit as I expected it was not easy at all. it was impossible to understand.

I went here as them told me
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/firefox-9.0a1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2

But that one does not have any firefox.so in it. It has extremely many files. fills two pages of Rox if one look at it.

Nowwhere does it have a Firefox.so to move. How should one do it?

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 11:00    Post_subject:  

Bert wrote:
I've been using the beta update channel

How do I tell FF6.0 to do that?

I have a link to how it looks on my computer. How does one get the firefox.so thing?

I only get numerous dirs and files and no such .so thing at all.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=556780#556780

Edit oops I think I get it now. There is no .so one move the whole folder but deleting the old one. I have done that now and will test sorry!

Don't know where I got that firefox.so from. it is the dir that one move

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 12:20    Post_subject:  

I made a .pet for you nooby. It is here http://puppylinuxstuff.meownplanet.net/DaveS/firefox/

username puppy
password linux

If you already have Firefox installed, it will overwrite it. It SHOULD also automatically update when a new beta is released.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 12:23    Post_subject:  

Thanks Dave that was very nice and friendly of you but now when I followed what Runtt21 really wrote instead of following what my brain misconstrued using his clear writing then it just worked. I am in FF 7.0 now Beta and it works good. Have not tried youtube or local TV. I go do that now. Yes youtube just works

so hope the pet you made can help others.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2011, 16:33    Post_subject: Tiny fonts always returning  

Firefox 7 Beta installed.
When I come to the Puppy Forum the fonts are very tiny - too tiny for my old eyes Wink . I zoom in (Ctrl;+) and the fonts get bigger. I click into the next page and the fonts are tiny again. It sucks. What's my fault?
Changing the font size in Edit/Preferences/Content doesn't help.

Another thing:
When starting Firefox two tabs get opened: My start page and the Mozilla Firefox Start Page.
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