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sparkleytone

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i know that many people are quite tired of the whole browser war issue starting again, but i just had to post. ive been increasingly impressed with the quality of the nightly mozilla builds and decreasingly impressed with the development of chimera.

i just got the latest nightly and it is ridiculously fast. not only that but i have yet to run into any problems as far as java/quicktime/etc go. the lack of aqua widgets pains me a little, but its a price im willing to pay. by the way i use the orbit skin from http://themes.mozdev.org

i think its time that the chimera developers pull forward to the new mozilla trunk, because it is leaps and bounds better than the 1.0rc2 code.

edit: also i am using silk to keep smooth spacing as well.

edit2: nevermind, mozilla also has fixed the spacing issues with font smoothing. wow they have come a long way.
 

mmmdreg

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I think .3 of Chimera is pretty good and they said that they would probably only release .4, .5 etc. so theres a larger gap in between..however, I have found the latest nightly's after .3 to be pretty stuffed up although there are improvements in some areas...I'll give Mozilla another go :)
 

sparkleytone

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ya i am overall happy with the progress of chimera nightlies as far as features and fixes goes, but i really think that they have taken the rc1 code as far as it can go. its time to pull back to the mozilla trunk again.
 

edesignuk

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Mar 25, 2002
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Thanks for the link to the "Orbit" theme, it rockz!
Before I was using "Navzilla" and I thought that was great, but this is even better. :D
 

Taft

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Jan 31, 2002
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The latest release is Mozilla 1.0. Get it from mozilla.org.

1.1 final should improve things a lot for us OS X users. The alphas have anti-aliasing enabled and scroll great under OS X. Very nice.

Taft
 

Taft

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Jan 31, 2002
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Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon
curious why you when with orbit instead of a osx skin. just trying something new?
I noticed you said *a* osx skin. Does that mean there is more than one???? I only know of Pinstripe.

Taft
 

AlphaTech

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Oct 4, 2001
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Originally posted by Taft
The latest release is Mozilla 1.0. Get it from mozilla.org.
THAT is the info I was looking for... When the 1.1 comes out of alpha and beta releases, I will look at it. I have had too many issues with alpha and beta software releases to use them any longer. I am also very careful about full release software that I install on my Mac. Since Sharity f*cked up my airport connection that is.
 

edesignuk

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Originally posted by AlphaTech


I said NON-alpha or beta release... 1.1a is an alpha release. :rolleyes:
Oooops! Sorry, but this alpha release as I said is VERY good and stable, I'd give it a go, I doubt you'd be dissapointed.
 

sparkleytone

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all mozilla is basically alpha. they just arbitrarily put a version name on builds based on deadlines. there really is no difference between mozilla 1.0 and .9.9+ builds except a few weeks of bug fixes. thats just the way mozilla works.
 
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