Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 Available
Friday October 6th, 2006
Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 2 is now available for download. Users of Mozilla Firefox 2 Release Candidate 1 can upgrade using the software update feature.
For more information, refer to the Release Notes.
#4 Great release
Saturday October 7th, 2006 5:01 AM
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Fiend thats a very biased rant showing little understanding or consideration of general usability for general users. Most people dont experience serious problems with Firefox hence why its regarded as one of the if not the best browser out there. So whilst valid, your seriously exaggerating the seriousness of some bugs and other points you make. I too would like to see memory usage really improved, less toolbars as Fx has the most toolbars and clutter, and other bugs fixed. But Inline spell checking, phishing protection, are so basic and essential they warrant being a part of the browser for all users. Why, because a majority of web users write text be it in forms, emails on the net, and spell checking is a very basic thing to have. Phishing is a very serious online threat that all should be protected from, not a chosen few.
Add-ons are for things which are deemed not necessary to be in the default build as they dont benefit the majority, but even if its a small thing that benefits a minority, if it doesnt impact the majority adversely, it is still valid for it to be considered in Firefox. You totally contradict your argument by saying how good Opera is. Yes they have some fine features some of which Fx have now implemented. Great.
That's the basics. If you want bugs fixed, vote on them, help with them, report your problems, add comments, send feedback to Mozilla.
Firefox 2 is a great release. It would be nice to have noted somewhere the differences between RC1 and RC2 as per mernen's comment. In general I think with Firefox now dealing with web pages as tabs throughout (great) its sensible then to have a common thing as a "new tab" button. As an intended clean and simple browser, the Firefox interface has more toolbars, information, buttons compared with most other browsers now, particularly Opera and IE. This needs addressing urgently, theres no reason why a basic browser should be showing the most toolbars, most information, and most buttons compared with other browsers, more UI cleaning up, better space using, choosing what really needs to be in the UI, and innovation is needed. In particular the bookmarks toolbar, when bookmarks are used less and less and no other browser has an entire bookmarks toolbar, Firefox should not either. It clutters for the majority and isnt necessary. Nor is the status bar, load bar should be on each tab to be able to see loading status of each page without clicking on it. Link addresses should be upon the hover. Little else is used from it.
Great release as a whole.