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    Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    Is anyone else the slightest bit disappointed by the final stable release of Firefox 3? I spent an hour or two downloading it over my blazingly fast 21k dialup connection only to discover upon submitting it to Bitzi that it was version 3.0-RC3. At first I thought I had made a mistake and just downloaded the wrong version, but then I checked their FTP server and it turned out both versions had the same timestamp. I think it's kind of cheap of them to rename the release candidate instead of making even a tiny change, especially because it still CRASHES frequently when I delete things from the history.
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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    renaming a release candidate is pretty standard. The idea behind a release candidate is that it is release quality. The differences between the release candidates are very minimal since especially when you consider that large sections of the code are frozen. A release candidate becomes a Final Release when they dont have to make any more changes.
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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    I haven't had any problems with FF 3. I noticed the RC3 thing in Ubuntu, but after looking around realized that they just failed to re-name it for some reason.

    I haven't had any crashes since Beta 3 doing just about anything. And besides, they added extra Beta's and an extra Release Candidate to the process - they probably realized that RC3 was good enough to be the FC.
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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    It doesn't disappoint me. It runs better and faster on both my laptop(ArchLinux) and my family's desktop(Windows XP Pro)
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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    Quote Originally Posted by tamoneya View Post
    renaming a release candidate is pretty standard. The idea behind a release candidate is that it is release quality. The differences between the release candidates are very minimal since especially when you consider that large sections of the code are frozen. A release candidate becomes a Final Release when they dont have to make any more changes.
    Hmmm...I didn't know that. I guess it makes sense. I'll keep this in mind the next time something goes from RC to final. In general, I'm pretty pleased with Firefox 3 (especially the native widgets), there just seem to be several bugs related to viewing/deleting items in the history that I think should have been ironed out before a final release.
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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    If you're disappointed, why don't you try one of the other browsers that's out there, like Opera, Epiphany, Kazehakase, Konqueror or Galeon?
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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    firefox isnt disappointing here, runs faster, doesnt crash as often, better gtk support, bug and memory fixes about, and the awesomebar is...awesome
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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    It isn't FF that is disappointing me, it is Flash which causes my FF to crash regularly that disappoints me.

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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    A little bit. It lost my cookies which I didn't think to export before the install. For some odd reason forward and backward buttons were not put up by default.....I had to go into toolbar config and add the forward/backward buttons. That was insane.

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    Re: Firefox 3.0 disappointing

    I wonder if it's because the version number bump from 2.0 to 3.0 seems very big. The Gecko revision change is the more interesting one - 1.8.1 to 1.9.
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