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Old 09-02-2020, 03:50 AM   #121
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Firefox runs great here, I never understood what all the anti-Firefox fuss was about over the years.
There was some fuss, but it was about feature creep like webrtc and pocket, and forced australis interface, and webextensions to some extent.
For me it was the pulse requirement that was one drop too many, an officiall recommended platform became GNOME at some point, and additionally it was the removal of status bar and preferences gui.
Less features in noscript webextension compared to XUL extension, and compile time skyrocket was the final nail, luckily no other software depends on it, yet.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 04:50 AM   #122
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There was some fuss, but it was about feature creep like webrtc and pocket, and forced australis interface, and webextensions to some extent.
For me it was the pulse requirement that was one drop too many, an officiall recommended platform became GNOME at some point, and additionally it was the removal of status bar and preferences gui.
Less features in noscript webextension compared to XUL extension, and compile time skyrocket was the final nail, luckily no other software depends on it, yet.

I haven't been following all of that. When you lay it out like that, it does sound pretty bad. Still, there is a real paucity of free software browsers capable of displaying modern web pages. To me, Palemoon and Konqueror seem to be two of the best alternatives.
 
Old 09-02-2020, 05:03 AM   #123
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There was some fuss, but it was about feature creep like webrtc and pocket, and forced australis interface, and webextensions to some extent.
For me it was the pulse requirement that was one drop too many, an officiall recommended platform became GNOME at some point, and additionally it was the removal of status bar and preferences gui.
Less features in noscript webextension compared to XUL extension, and compile time skyrocket was the final nail, luckily no other software depends on it, yet.
I've been using Firefox since it's inception, it was called Phoenix back then. I like Firefox. It HAS tested me on many occasion (currently with Firefox mobile), many of those things you mentioned. I overcame and adapted to these changes. The ones that almost got me to switch was the web extensions and maybe the loss of the status bar. Eventually I adapted found replacement addons, some even better than the older ones. I got used to no status icons, etc. I've tried many other browsers, it only take a few minutes to decide, I like Firefox better. I hope it's not dropped.
 
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:06 AM   #124
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I've been using Firefox since it's inception, it was called Phoenix back then.
It was also Firebird for a while, if I recall correctly.

To be honest, Slackware completely dropping Firefox seems very drastic. I seriously doubt that would happen in the immediate future.

Even so, it is trivial to install from the binaries available on the Firefox website.

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Old 09-03-2020, 03:28 AM   #125
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It was also Firebird for a while, if I recall correctly.

To be honest, Slackware completely dropping Firefox seems very drastic. I seriously doubt that would happen in the immediate future.

Even so, it is trivial to install from the binaries available on the Firefox website.
Yes it was called Firebird for a while. Oh I'm not really worried it will be dropped from Slackware in the foreseeable future and you are correct, easy as pie to build from binaries.
 
  


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