View Full Version : Firefox 0.9 RC now available
10th June 2004, 09:11 PM
A testing candidate for the newest and best preview release of Mozilla's next generation browser is available for download - featuring a new theme for Windows and Linux and much more!
Download from http://www.mozilla.org
11th June 2004, 12:42 AM
I have just downloaded the 0.9 RC - very nice! It now comes with a auto-installer which takes you through the setup (it also warns you to close any running Windows programs :confused: ). It will now import bookmarks, cookies, history etc automatically during the installation.
The tool bar submenu's has had a few rearrangements - namely Preferences are now found under Edit instead of Tools > Options, and Themes and Extensions are managed under Tools. Additional Themes and Extensions have a new depository (not open yet) which is linked to. Under File there is a new Import Wizard which imports settings, passwords, bookmarks etc from other browsers.
The new default theme looks OK, not my style though. I prefer a bit more flash and candy with mine :p
Firefox was already a great browser, and it only gets better :D
11th June 2004, 12:59 AM
11th June 2004, 02:57 AM
I'm gonna wait until there's an RPM of the final 0.9.
11th June 2004, 03:51 AM
Shame it doesn't import your plugins too. I dont think this would be hard to achieve, other than cp -R * plugins/
11th June 2004, 04:17 AM
11th June 2004, 09:05 AM
I used the binary package, it worked just fine and didn't require me to install anything. I just tested it for about 30 minutes, but it looked nice, but I'll stick to epiphany.
11th June 2004, 09:27 AM
Still you click on a "mailto:" link and nothing happens... :(
11th June 2004, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by foolish
I used the binary package, it worked just fine and didn't require me to install anything. I just tested it for about 30 minutes, but it looked nice, but I'll stick to epiphany. I never knew anyone actually used that browser! ;)
I really don't care for it. There's just something about it.
11th June 2004, 10:05 AM
Epiphany is just amazing really. To bad it has those little annoyances that make people turn away from it. Like when you open a new tab you can't write anything to the url field unless you first press ctrl-l.
But the bookmarks, the ease of use and the handling of smart bookmarks is just amazing.
11th June 2004, 10:16 AM
Can someone post a screenshot of the new default theme?
11th June 2004, 10:47 AM
Can someone post a screenshot of the new default theme?
11th June 2004, 02:24 PM
I just love Firefox ! Downloading now
11th June 2004, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by mt_deb
Downloading now Firefox 0.9 final will apparently be released within the next fews days (all going well) - so you may wish to wait for that if you can hold on that long. :p
Targeting 6/12 or 6/14 release date for 0.9! (http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=81943)
14th June 2004, 01:51 PM
It seems to be running okay. I still have not figured out how to get Java working yet, but I am searching for stuff on that now. I have it downloaded and unpacked but still need to figure out how to get it IN Firefox (grin) .....
14th June 2004, 02:44 PM
wow Firefox .9 RC is awesome, the fonts look incredible its seems to be faster as well
14th June 2004, 08:57 PM
You install java and create a symbolic link to it's libjavaplugin_oji.so library inside the FF plugins directory. That's as easy as that. Check plugindoc.mozdev.org if you have any doubt.
15th June 2004, 05:12 AM
Did that , but unfortunately every time I go to a page with Java it crashes the browser. It's no biggie flash is working. I can live without the Java for now.
15th June 2004, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by fjleal
Thanks for posting! I kind of like the default 0.8 better though.
15th June 2004, 09:58 AM
Did anyone notice a download politics change? Firefox 0.8 had a "Save link to disk" option on the context menu (mouse right-click) that saved a link to the choosen download directory without asking further questions. That was very useful for quick downloads. But in this RC version, there's only a "Save link as..." option, that always asks for the file name. :(
I kind of like the default 0.8 better though.
Yes, I must agree with you...
16th June 2004, 12:54 AM
I just saw Firefox 0.9 final is out. I might have to get it...
16th June 2004, 01:10 AM
Firefox 9.0 is out !!
16th June 2004, 02:17 AM
Did you close all Windows programs before installing?... :)
16th June 2004, 12:24 PM
Did you close all Windows programs before installing?...
Hi fjleal, I was not sure if that was meant for me or not , I had to giggle. I guess I should of stated that I was running FC2 and not windows .....I had to go over to windows today as I am still looking for a good linux photo program and I had a few auctions to list. Yuck I HATE Windows now.
17th June 2004, 02:14 AM
Hi mt_deb - it was not "meant" to you in any way! I just found it funny that the setup program for FF 0.9, Linux version, still advised us to close out Windows programs! At first, with the 0.9RC version, I thought somebofy had messed up. But they insist... ;)
17th June 2004, 02:43 AM
Yes, FF 0.9 rocks - seems to me they really improved startup time! I'm also glad it comes with an installer now so I didn't have to wait for an RPM ;) .
17th June 2004, 03:43 AM
i've got firefox 0.8 installed ... (rpm) on FC2 ... Can i installe 0.9 with the installer or after i have to uninstall firefox 0.8 ???
17th June 2004, 04:30 AM
I'd say you'll have to uninstall 0.8 first, actually. At least that's what I have done because I don't think the installer will be able to upgrade the installed RPM version.
17th June 2004, 05:41 AM
Oh my gosh fjleal, I must have missed that when I was installing. That IS funny. Now I understand what you were saying.
17th June 2004, 06:32 AM
I had to go over to windows today as I am still looking for a good linux photo program
How about The Gimp 2? Have you tried it out? It's the best thing I know for image manipulation under Linux!
17th June 2004, 09:28 AM
yeah, the gimp is good, but if you are used to Photoshop it's just not the same
18th June 2004, 07:06 AM
No I haven't tried the Gimp , thanks.
I will check that one out. I am used to using ACDsee. Fedora comes with so many neat programs. I am still seeing what all of them are.
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