47 posts • joined Sunday 12th August 2007 05:28 GMT
The real story...
"we will ship mozilla-release to the desktop beta channel before the weekend to make sure nothing screwed up (should be no content changes but it would be silly not to test what we will ship!)"
"We will ship the build off mozilla-release to the release channel on 2011-08-16 if no issues are found"
I love rapid releases, but why do they have to kill support for the previous version so quickly? It's somewhat ironic when Firefox 3.6 is still being supported. It seems they're pushing things a little too hard.
And looking at the changelog, it's definitely much more than a "secuirty update". Perhaps they should inform users of changes like this from early on...
They should just stop messing with such personal matters, provided that the images are not unsolicited and/or publicly distributed.
From the Meego FAQ
Q: Is MeeGo based on another distribution (like Fedora or Debian)?
No. Meego is its own independent distribution, run as an open source project. In that sense, you can consider MeeGo an upstream distribution, that itself pulls from the upstream of the various open source projects it is based on.
SSD for bulk storage
If and when SSD costs drop to within HDD range... 1TB will be quite small in 4 or 5 years' time.
In the US, most customers are bound to contracts with their carriers and that's what failed it (just like how other unlocked phones never sell well in the US market).
If only they've pushed it out worldwide through retail stores... It was only available in few select markets, and many would like to have a feel of the phone they're buying.
I thought they've been busy removing developer functionality from within Firefox, and the reason they quote most of the time is the availability of developer tools such as Firebug. Why are they trying to reinvent the wheel now?
build3 != beta 3
I don't think they ever pushed out build2 to the beta channel (due to some failures?).
From the release notes: "v.3.6.4 Beta (Build 3)". It seems like they're officially just different builds of the same beta.
I've also been wondering about this for a while now. Why must a single audio/video codec be dictated in the standard? Couldn't the browser utilize the OS's media framework instead of duplicating all that functionality?
Re: Erm, recycling, anyone?
What about organic waste? It seems like you need incinerators for much of those.
Security through obscurity
"Browsers absolutely should not be able to connect to ports unrelated to HTTP."
Can you really stop anyone from attempting to connect to a specific port? Merely disabling this feature in web browsers sounds like security through obscurity to me.
I believe a website with a global audience cannot adequately address the needs of its users if it has to be subjected to the host country's laws and regulations (blocking, filtering etc.).
I will never click on any ads, so I block them all. Anyway I think this new "feature" will not be intrusive in itself. It just shows a "yellow bar" at the top. The tag doesn't seem to break any standards. If unblocking the ads can bring money to the sites I find this a friendly reminder for users to support their favourite sites.
"If the feedback and telemetry on Windows 7 match our expectations then we will enter the final phases of the RTM process in about 3 months. If we are successful in that, then we tracking to our shared goal of having PCs with Windows 7 available this Holiday season."
Obviously it will NOT be released in August.
Ubuntu still has a long way to go to catch up to Windows 7, especially when you consider things like user-friendliness. There are significant design oversights, for example you have to get into the terminal to perform simple tasks like changing a volume label. How does that sound?
Testing is good and Ubuntu has too little of that. I thought I would have a better experience with Ubuntu after a year...
Stark Industries in the making :P
"... insuring freedom and protecting America and her interests around the globe."
@Anonymous Coward - "Personally, I blame Microsoft - all the spam bots are Windows boxes (the OS fingerprint is detected by the site)."
What has that to do with the OS? It is only natural for you to have such an observation due to the market share of Windows.
Speaking on the one-day arrest of Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng, who was arrested under the ISA, he said Tan was detained under Section 73(1) of the Act in order to ensure her safety.
He added that police intelligence indicated that there were threats to her life after she reported on Bukit Bendera division Umno chairman Datuk Ahmad Ismail’s allegedly racist remarks.
“We have no intention of holding a reporter as after all she was just taking notes of the comments made by a certain party that led to a public debate."
Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin was served with an order Monday night that would see him detained in Kamunting for two years under the Internal Security Act (ISA).
Raja Petra will be held without trial under Section 8(1) of the ISA, reporters were told by his lawyers, who were at the High Court hear to argue their habeas corpus application on Tuesday. The detention order was signed by Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar on Monday night.
Had his father died before the formation of Malaysia in 1963? I doubt cellphones had existed at that time.
He should be called a "Malaysian".