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os2monkey

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Most current stable firefox version?
« on: 2012.03.12, 04:51:40 »
Just curious what version of firefox people are using on their setup for typical usage.
My ecomstation 2.1 setup came with 4.0.
I noticed that there is version 8, 9 & 10 available via netlabs.

10 seems to have some flukes that I noticed - so anyways i'm just curious what versions most people are using for "production" usage right now.

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Re: Most current stable firefox version?
« Reply #1 on: 2012.03.12, 09:11:10 »
Hello,

I stay with 9.01 on the main machine though as is stay up... though it show some of the problems found in 10 as well.

A bit "over optimized" as a download can stop or you get logged off even if the (members only) site is open in one (or more) tab(s) but you actively surf another site for a while to find some info.


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Re: Most current stable firefox version?
« Reply #2 on: 2012.03.12, 18:49:51 »
I suspect the problem with a lot of these apps (FF, OOo, etc) is that, unlike OS/2 programs of old, the draw threads and GUI threads are not "removed" from the rest of the code. This seems evidenced during the startup of each.

Side note: the behavior of Firefox on OS/2 seems much the same as it on Windows (the weird lags, issues with tabs responding and so on). It SEEMS, that on OS/2, the issues are more pronounced - but otherwise, the same. On my Windows machine, though FF is installed (and occasionally used), I switched the majority of my web surfing to Chrome for just that reason. This problem still seems to exist in the newest builds of FF for Windows.
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Re: Most current stable firefox version?
« Reply #3 on: 2012.03.13, 04:08:43 »
I suspect the problem with a lot of these apps (FF, OOo, etc) is that, unlike OS/2 programs of old, the draw threads and GUI threads are not "removed" from the rest of the code. This seems evidenced during the startup of each.

Yeah I could see why that would lead to greater instability.

I've noticed on the os2world news entries it lists some of the latest firefox and seamonkey releases as "unofficial".
Is there a list of the versions that are considered official somewhere?

Seamonkey 2.6 crashed for me recently with a dll popup.. whereas 2.014 seems pretty solid.

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Re: Most current stable firefox version?
« Reply #4 on: 2012.03.16, 18:39:14 »
Strictly speaking, they're all unofficial in the sense that none are built by Mozilla.org. The last version that had official branding is FF 8 which was uploaded to Netlabs as Walter had problems uploading it to Mozilla. The corresponding SeaMonkey and Thunderbird were uploaded to Mozilla.
I didn't use official branding as I didn't trust my tree (being on dialup makes pulling a virgin tree impossible).
As for stability, probably FF4 is the most stable with the occasional crash in the font matching code showing up in FF 6+ and later versions having focus issues. The focus issues are easy to work around by clicking on the desktop or a different window and the newer Firefox versions having better memory usage and being faster.
Newer versions also have a bug where printing to a PDF starts failing after printing the second or so document. Workaround is to restart the browser.
Personally I find SeaMonkey to be faster then Firefox.