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Old 10-25-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Firefox 2.0 final release!


Firefox 2.0

@mozilla.com/firefox/
 
Old 10-26-2006, 06:53 AM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in the General Forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 10-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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Wow! Great news! And what about extensions? I could use my favorite ff1.5 extensions for 2.0??
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:09 PM   #4
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But where is the official Fedora Core package?

...Sigh
 
Old 10-31-2006, 01:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by 144419855310001
But where is the official Fedora Core package?

...Sigh
Why would you need one? You downlod the tarball, unpack and run the firefox executable. Way better than rpm, IMHO...
 
Old 10-31-2006, 07:58 PM   #6
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Why would you need one? You downlod the tarball, unpack and run the firefox executable. Way better than rpm, IMHO...
Indeed. The Firefox installation is one of the easiest I've done in GNU/Linux. Unless you have a 64 bit computer...
 
Old 10-31-2006, 08:39 PM   #7
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Indeed. The Firefox installation is one of the easiest I've done in GNU/Linux. Unless you have a 64 bit computer...
tar xfvz firefox-2.0.tar.gz
cp -R firefox /usr/local/
ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox /usr/local/firefox/firefox

I would say it's pretty easy.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 06:03 AM   #8
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other than looking cooler than before, i can't see much difference from 1.5 at a first glance
 
Old 11-01-2006, 06:18 AM   #9
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I've not tried the final release, but I've been using the 2 beta for quite a while. I personally liked the way we can organize our search engines. In 1.5 you need to install an extra plugin to remove search engines and even though, we could not organize it... Spell check was quite handy as well with 2 beta.

But you know, IE7 is out too, so Firefox had to release a new version as well ^_^.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 12:40 PM   #10
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Indeed. The Firefox installation is one of the easiest I've done in GNU/Linux. Unless you have a 64 bit computer...

tar xfvz firefox-2.0.tar.gz
cp -R firefox /usr/local/
ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox /usr/local/firefox/firefox

I would say it's pretty easy.
Hmmm. But you're not going to get a very good build on x86_64 doing it that way, are you?

The mozconfig (?) file hasn't been edited for optimization, so it won't be very well optimized.

I've been waiting for the fedora x86_64 rpm, which even as a generic 64-bit I was thinking might be a bit more optimized than anything I could do myself.

Thoughts?
 
Old 11-01-2006, 04:20 PM   #11
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I use windows, and firefox still can't remember my settings! Its stopped working w/ 1.5, and doesn't work w/ 2.0 either. (Settings as: maximized, no bookmarks bar, icons and text, print button and dividers). If it could keep my settings, I'd use firefox again....
 
Old 11-06-2006, 01:45 PM   #12
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Fedora Core 5 firefox-2.0 install?

I need to know how to install this in Fedora Core 5. I have, what I believe to be the right things in the correct place. The problem is that there is a link missing some where so GNOME will see it. I'm still seeing firefox-1.5.0.7 which is the default version.

In addition, I could not seem to get the Macromedia Flash-Play to install for the default version. Is there an appropriate set of players for the firefox-2.0 version? I need some help.

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Old 11-06-2006, 03:00 PM   #13
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The firefox-2.0 rpm simply doesn't exist yet. (as of 6th Nov'06)
I read on another thread that the configurations to do with compiling and building the rpm take a long time to work out, or something...
Hence it will be an unspecified amount of time before the 2.0 rpm on Fedora is ready.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 03:44 PM   #14
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FireFox 2.0 for Fedora Core 5

Should one be able to install this code from tarball?

Ken

 
Old 11-06-2006, 04:37 PM   #15
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Of course. A standard tarball install as this guy said above:

Quote:
tar xfvz firefox-2.0.tar.gz
cp -R firefox /usr/local/
ln -s /usr/local/bin/firefox /usr/local/firefox/firefox

I would say it's pretty easy.
...would not be too difficult.

I haven't chosen to do this for two reasons though:
Firstly, rpms are *vastly* easier to upgrade when new versions are released. "yum update firefox", and that's it! Compiling software every time a new update is released is highly irksome (one reason I don't use gentoo, though I do not wish to get in to a discussion on distros!). This is especially important for upgrades for security reasons, which a user who compiles can be tempted to not update for.

Secondly, compiling firefox properly requires some expertise. You have to be able to tailor your mozconfig file to match your system's specifications if you want a good build. Sure you can just compile it, ala above, but an optimized browser will make a difference to the rendering of pages, and so to browsing speed. For example, Opera web browser is a faster browser because it can do this more efficiently than firefox.

Even though compiling programs leads to a greater degree of optimization rather than using the rpms created on someone else's machine as a general rule, because of the extra complexity in making a *good* firefox compilation, I personally feel in this special case somebody else's rpm would still be faster than anything I could compile myself.

But of course, it's up to you...
 
  


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