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Author Topic: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released  (Read 5488 times)

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Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« on: May 30, 2007, 04:11:01 PM »
From CyberNet News

Firefox 2.0.0.4 released today.  You can get it through the links on CyberNet News (they are links to mozilla's load balancing servers, so it's legit).

CyberNet is reporting that
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117 bugs that have been fixed in Firefox 2.0.0.4, of which 24 caused crashes, 2 were memory leaks, 18 were regressions, 2 were privacy-related bugs and 12 were security-sensitive. So, as always, the upgrade is highly recommended.


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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007, 04:15:08 PM »
12 security fixes? Hmmm, this is starting to sound like IE. Is it just me? I bet if opera got the same amount of exposure as either of these two, we would see the same thing. This just proves that no application is "more secure" than any other.

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007, 05:07:34 PM »
12 security fixes? Hmmm, this is starting to sound like IE. Is it just me? I bet if opera got the same amount of exposure as either of these two, we would see the same thing. This just proves that no application is "more secure" than any other.

A-f'n-men!

Same goes for the Windows vs. Mac/OSX thing.

The whole "more secure" thing is really getting old. Especially when we know better.
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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 05:29:43 PM »
12 security fixes? Hmmm, this is starting to sound like IE. Is it just me? I bet if opera got the same amount of exposure as either of these two, we would see the same thing. This just proves that no application is "more secure" than any other.

A-f'n-men!

Same goes for the Windows vs. Mac/OSX thing.

The whole "more secure" thing is really getting old. Especially when we know better.

I've ranted and raved about this kind of thinking elsewhere and am only going to say "here, here" or is it "hear, hear"? Anyway, I completely agree!
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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 05:32:50 PM »
On a different note altogether - I'm running FF 2.0.0.3 and it's not picking up the update... Guess I'll have to do it manually. Ah, just read this at the link Carl pointed us to:

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The Firefox homepage has not been updated with the new versions yet so I have put together two downloaders for each of the new versions. The downloaders below use Mozilla’s load balancing techniques to distribute the downloads across their mirrors, so you don’t have to worry about hammering their servers.

Thanks Carl!
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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 05:35:18 PM »
It wont pick it up for at least 3 days. It takes mozilla far longer than MS to get an update posted At least with MS you know it will be available on the second tuesday of the month.

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007, 09:51:09 PM »
I just got it, hit Help > Check for Updates... in FF. Thanks cthorp!

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 04:56:28 AM »
mines updated automatically, no intervention, they must be getting better at it

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 07:44:25 AM »
Well I am happy for the update, now gabbly works in my ff again! ;D
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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007, 07:52:11 AM »

"Java Console not compatible" ???

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2007, 08:03:46 AM »
downloading now.. :up: wonder what extensions will end up not working and forcing me to edit the max version by hand.. :)

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2007, 08:05:21 AM »
dont know curt, ive been playing games that load in java and its been working fine, using java 1.6 nnnn

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2007, 08:20:05 AM »
in that case, check out this page regarding java problem with a RC3 update of Firefox..
http://groups.google...f04/37fa6c7d78df7f47

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2007, 08:42:32 AM »
The most reliable Java is from filehippo.com.
I've heard a number of complaints about SunJava's download sites.
Though I believe it's the best Java, where you get it makes a diff.
At least this is what I've heard about SunJava to date.

Check your 'program files' file and see if there is any problems like ? or !.
Delete them. Uninstall java and reinstall from filehippo.com.

Personally I loaded NetBeans also, just for fun.
There is also Java development tools there, as you probably already know.

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2007, 08:58:38 AM »
I just checked my Java programs with the new Firefox upgrade and it's even faster then before the upgrade.

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2007, 11:03:09 AM »
downloading now.. :up: wonder what extensions will end up not working and forcing me to edit the max version by hand.. :)

That's a poor coding job on the extensions' creator part. It's as simple as 2.0.0.*. Why do they want to tie up an extension to an specific build is beyond my comprehension, as the API don't change between point updates. So silly...

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2007, 09:02:12 PM »
i've been running Fx 2.0.0.4 for a couple of hours now and so far everything has been smooth and i *only* had to edit two of the extensions to work with the new version.. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2007, 09:47:48 PM »
had to edit two of the extensions to work with the new version..

Mr. Tech Local Install (extension) adds a choice to the extension manager's right click menu to override version incompatibility, making it unnecessary to edit old extensions.

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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2007, 05:01:18 AM »
this setting can also be enabled via about:config with an entry called "extensions.checkCompatibility" but i prefer manual editing as it is more useful when determining which extensions are not updated by default.. :)

more info here..
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http://kb.mozillazin.../Updating_extensions


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Re: Firefox 2.0.0.4 released
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2007, 06:03:06 AM »
finally home for weekend and this computer didnt like tha java extension?? either (i thought it was a plug in but no matter) the nightly tester tools fixed it with a restart of firefox after telling it to make all compatible