FireFox 6.0

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Post » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:06 pm

Hey, FF 6.0 was released early this morning (western europe time) and I must say, it's pretty pleasing.

Let's enjoy a benchmark.
Another one on youtube.




Check some of the high performances features as well as the cutting edge features. (Try runfield)

Moreover, FF 7.0 is already in the oven, as well as FF 8.0 and 9.0
By FF 8.0 it is intended that the "loading page" time would be equal to Chrome's and that FF would use around 20% less memory. The thing is FF 7.0 is already expected/intended to use 50% less memory.

The biggest drawbacks of Firefox to be corrected by November ?
That's something to follow. Kyatric2011-08-17 13:07:23
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Post » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:15 pm

Great! It's fun to see the browser wars in full swing again. Competition makes better browsers for everyone.

Firefox 6 has WebSockets support as well - a very interesting one for possibly developing multiplayer games...
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Post » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:32 pm

hehe. Funny to see FF jumping rapidly thru whole versions trying to get back on par (numerically) with the other browsers who are anywhere between v9 to v13. It's like a race, except the athletes are more interested what number they're wearing.
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Post » Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:49 pm

[QUOTE=Ashley] Great! It's fun to see the browser wars in full swing again. Competition makes better browsers for everyone.

Firefox 6 has WebSockets support as well - a very interesting one for possibly developing multiplayer games...[/QUOTE]

Websockets, WebM, data- class of attributes. This could be used to get parameters and infos from the webpage.

Also Firefox 6 for developpers.

Updated my FF, installed Firebug 1.8.1 and I was ready to rock.

Also Ash: they seem to have done something with the audio support.
[quote]Audio API

Firefox is changing the way media is integrated on the Web. HTML5 makes it easy for developers to use JavaScript to read and write audio data. Weve exposed the raw audio data so you can create great sounds!
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I must admit I didn't quite get that part.


2nd EDIT: Interesting page.
SVG, APIs, CSS formating, CSS unit scaling, WebGL.
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Post » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:27 pm

Firefox has its own vendor-specific, non-standard audio API. Chrome recently introduced the standardised Web Audio API which means excellent audio support. Firefox will follow on soon I think - and as usual, Internet Explorer is trailing behind. I'm not sure they'll even implement it.Ashley2011-08-17 14:27:51
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