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Old 08-01-2013, 22:38
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http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/18.0/releasenotes/
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:33
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just updated it... Seems to be running a hellva lot faster that ff17.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:37
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Updated but not noticed any difference yet.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:41
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just updated it... Seems to be running a hellva lot faster that ff17.
Not noticed a speed increase, maybe because my PC is quite fast already and the increase is more noticeable on lower spec PCs.
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Old 09-01-2013, 13:39
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Are they doing party packs to celebrate this momentous event? Is the O2 arena booked?
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Old 09-01-2013, 14:17
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18 uses a new JS engine:
IonMonkey

IonMonkey is the name of Mozilla’s current JavaScript JIT compiler, which aims to enable many new optimizations that were impossible with the prior JägerMonkey architecture.

IonMonkey is a more traditional compiler: it translates SpiderMonkey bytecode into a control flow graph, using static single assignment form (SSA) for the intermediate representation. This architecture enables well-known optimizations from other programming languages to be used for JavaScript, including type specialization, function inlining, linear-scan register allocation, dead code elimination, and loop-invariant code motion.

The compiler can emit fast native code translations of JavaScript functions on the ARM, x86, and x86-64 platforms.
I'm going to give 19b1 a try. doubt there are any changes there either.
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Old 09-01-2013, 14:49
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Mozilla claims 25 per cent JavaScript speed boost with Firefox 18
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01...ascript_speed/
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Old 09-01-2013, 15:29
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Is anyone having a launch party?
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Old 09-01-2013, 16:38
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Is anyone having a launch party?
No point because FF18.01 will be around the corner probably in the next week or so. Mozilla fixing a security hole no doubt.
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Old 09-01-2013, 16:45
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No point because FF18.01 will be around the corner probably in the next week or so. Mozilla fixing a security hole no doubt.
Better than NOT fixing a security hole I would have thought, or delaying that fix until the next release.
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:04
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Is anyone having a launch party?
You need to get out more.
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:09
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You need to get out more.
Did you miss his irony?
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Old 09-01-2013, 19:37
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I've turned these updates off, it's just pathetic releasing new version every 6 weeks what is different from 4 versions ago? Cannot see any changes at all, not going to update mine again unless it's a significant change to the browser proberbly by Xmas on version 25
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Old 09-01-2013, 20:46
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Is anyone having a launch party?
Don't really have the time at the moment. Maybe I'll do one for Firefox 20.0 in a month or two
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:05
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Better than NOT fixing a security hole I would have thought, or delaying that fix until the next release.
Bugfixes and security updates should not require a major version change.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:11
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Bugfixes and security updates should not require a major version change.
it doesnt!

i got fed up of regular updates, somebody suggested the ESR version.
it has all the latest security fixes, but may lack some of the latest bling.

But stability was more important to me.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...tions/all.html
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:22
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Strange how Chrome seems to keep up to date without me even noticing whereas with FF and Thunderbird it's still a PITA.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:36
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Don't really have the time at the moment. Maybe I'll do one for Firefox 20.0 in a month or two
That one might be worth having a launch party for, who knows?
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:36
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Strange how Chrome seems to keep up to date without me even noticing whereas with FF and Thunderbird it's still a PITA.
Am I the only one it didn't cause problems for?
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:22
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Strange how Chrome seems to keep up to date without me even noticing whereas with FF and Thunderbird it's still a PITA.
Dont notice my Firefox updating either, not a PITA for me

it doesnt!

i got fed up of regular updates, somebody suggested the ESR version.
it has all the latest security fixes, but may lack some of the latest bling.

But stability was more important to me.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...tions/all.html
Chrome is naughty though, it will start to download stuff without asking what you want to do with it.

Scroll to post #30
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...1776466&page=2
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Old 10-01-2013, 00:42
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Just updated. Seems a bit faster.
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Old 10-01-2013, 00:45
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They broke an add-on I use to retain a user interface I prefer, so I'm stuck on one several versions old. Bah.
I don't want to have to adapt to their idea of what controls I get, and where they are, I like it my way. Really annoys me how they change things and don't provide a way to get it back as it was.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:22
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Blimey, Version 18.0, and I'm still trundling along 16.02, I feel like a fool.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:13
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They broke an add-on I use to retain a user interface I prefer, so I'm stuck on one several versions old. Bah.
I don't want to have to adapt to their idea of what controls I get, and where they are, I like it my way. Really annoys me how they change things and don't provide a way to get it back as it was.
Thats why i was advised to use the ESR Version.

it doesnt!

i got fed up of regular updates not working with addons, somebody suggested the ESR version.
it has all the latest security fixes, but may lack some of the latest bling.

But stability was more important to me.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox...tions/all.html
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:25
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Blimey, Version 18.0, and I'm still trundling along 16.02, I feel like a fool.
I only updated to 17 a couple of weeks ago.
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