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Title: Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 14, 2004, 08:05:28 PM
Firefox's 1.0 preview release is now available for download.  Ive installed it and it seems to be working great
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: mikedallos on September 14, 2004, 08:27:56 PM
 8)

I'm lovin' it......

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/mikedallos/FirefoxPreview.jpg)
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 14, 2004, 09:11:14 PM
I assume you are using the nightly builds download (what url did you use), since the regular download page still shows 0.9.3 as the latest version.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: RejZoR on September 14, 2004, 09:17:09 PM
Hm,i downloaded it from official Firefox webpage where i usually download all regular versions.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: harkx on September 14, 2004, 09:27:37 PM
indeed, updated, also mentioned on /. today.
and as you can see there, thunderbird also gets a boost to 0.8 !

both installed and working nicely..
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 14, 2004, 09:39:10 PM
Hm,i downloaded it from official Firefox webpage where i usually download all regular versions.

Thanks RejZor, I used the default bookmark for Firefox Help which takes you to the texturizer.net site and they haven't yet updated their site.

Downloading it now, absolutly screaming along at between 3.5 and 4KB per second (sharing with browsing, etc.), oh the joys of dialup.

David

P.S. Thanks for the heads up Connie
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: RejZoR on September 14, 2004, 09:43:05 PM
Hehe popup blocker notification is almost identical to the one in IE6 SP2 ;D
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 14, 2004, 09:57:38 PM
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P.S. Thanks for the heads up Connie

yer very welcome David   :)

gotta love it..     and yes I updated Thunderbird to..   Be VERY sure to uninstall THunderbird before doing the new 8.0.    You will NOT lose your addresses...    if you dont delete it first you'll get a boatload of probs.      

Im using the Noia 2.0 Extreme Theme in both... .  super nice
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 14, 2004, 09:59:34 PM
indeed, updated, also mentioned on /. today.
and as you can see there, thunderbird also gets a boost to 0.8 !

both installed and working nicely..


great programs!

Hey... heres sumthin fer ya!      

Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 14, 2004, 10:41:19 PM
The only hassle at the moment is several of my extensions are not compatible with the 1.0PR version. Many are reported (possibly incorrectly) as not being compatible with firefox .10 (not 1.0), so it woild appear that the version is not being correctly identified.

This could be just a bug in the extension recognising the 1.0 PR version as .10 when many extensions have a minimum version number of .9 or .8 for compatibility. So if we have any firefox forum registered users they could check it out.

The most important (for me) would be the BBCode extension as 1.0 still doesn't like posting on forums.

Hopefully this will be resolved quickly.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 14, 2004, 11:38:48 PM

The most important (for me) would be the BBCode extension as 1.0 still doesn't like posting on forums.

Hopefully this will be resolved quickly.


David...    this ones at the extension site and  installs fine:  BBCode 0.3.2
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 15, 2004, 12:03:11 AM
Thanks, Connie quite a few of my extensions were reported as incompatible during the re-install and I clicked the option to update extensions. However, several including BBCode didn't update, so I assumed that there was no update available. I have set it to uninstall at next restart and I will download it again.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 15, 2004, 12:22:04 AM
Looks like I having all the fun with glitches and the latest version.

I tried to download the BBCode extension, only to bump into the Install Software block. Even though I have the site added to the Allowed Sites, firefox keeps poping up the block (see image). Has anyone else experienced and if so did you find a solution ???
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 12:27:30 AM
DavidR.. hummm..   it happened to me with one extension.  
I added it to the allowed sites  (allow websites to install software)  and it installed fine for me.     Maybe try removing it , and adding it again???
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 15, 2004, 12:54:17 AM
I completely uninstalled, rebooted and re-installed firefox 1.0. I then uninstalled all incomatible extensions, closed firefox and started again.

update.mozilla.org is in the allowed sites, I have tried a number of extensions and the same problem, install blocked. I have cleared them out now and have to shut down to be sure and then try yet again.

Edit: Well looks like I'm stuffed, no joy what so ever getting over the Install Software block, even though the site is allowed and the 'allow website to install software' and the update.mozilla.org is in the allowed list. I even tried going to the homepage of the bbcode extension and adding that to the list but still blocked.

Without the Download With, Sort Bookmarks, Allow Right-Click and BBCode extensions firefox for me is unworkable, so it could be back to 0.9.3 and wait for a more stable version of 1.XX without the PR suffix.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 01:06:34 AM
groan...    ???

someone help DavidR out here..  Im not sure why its doing this to him...     :'(
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: neal62 on September 15, 2004, 01:28:11 AM
Hi, I just recently downloaded both the new F.F. and T.B. versions and did not have any problems. David, I am not sure why you are having this problem, wish I could help. :-\
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: inthewildteam on September 15, 2004, 01:58:45 AM
Thanks for the heads up connie, grabbed both F/fox and T/bird today and working no problem.

DavidR, you did un-install before updating didn't you?

A complete un-install I mean.  I can't leave any trace (folder or reg entry) if I'm updating.  Don't figure, it seems to be only this machine out of 3 that I use.  Have never been able to understand why.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 02:27:49 AM
murphys law   ::)

now im getting a  "not a valid install pkg for EVERY single one of the extensions that i try to install"     Even did a little test and got rid of one i KNOW worked cus I installed it earlier and now ITS doing the same thing      :P
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 02:30:23 AM
all griping aside..   this is but a minor problem..  I love the program..   1.0 seems to be working ALOT faster, and has some great new features to it.    

DavidR.. they will most likely get it fixed soon.    I read thru alot of msgs on the forum there and it seems alot of folks using XP are having problems..  but then others are having none...        

but then...  thats the norm   :)
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: Staind on September 15, 2004, 02:35:32 AM
Is there anyway to update Thunderbird without having to uninstall it? I hate having to re-input all of my mail information.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 02:37:34 AM
The website states you MUST uninstall it.    I did and when installing 8.0 my addresses were all in place.   You can export them first so you have a backup if you are worried about losing them.   I did so, then wound up not needing them.
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: inthewildteam on September 15, 2004, 02:42:36 AM
I don't have this problem over 3 machines, I choose to select no to comletely delete and then re-install. It always keeps my settings. Thunderbird I mean Staind.

Firefox is fine on 2 machines, only on 1 do I have to remove every reference to it before an update.

For info, all 3 machines are "clones" built by myself  but with diferent specs and mainboards and cards.  Causes me much head scratching as you can imagine!
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 02:47:21 AM
i have firefox on 2 machines here as well..  both clones, and i also built em myself.   i didnt uninstall firefox first  (i dont read manuals either  ;D )   ,   and other then a little glitch with the extensions its working wonderfully.  

I DID uninstall Thunderbird..  okay  I read the warning on the site and decided it would be wize to do so.    Entering my ISP info takes no time at all.. wasnt worried about it..  and the addresses, as I said earlier., were not lost..   all is welll
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: inthewildteam on September 15, 2004, 03:11:05 AM
i have firefox on 2 machines here as well..  both clones, and i also built em myself.   i didnt uninstall firefox first  (i dont read manuals either  ;D )   ,   and other then a little glitch with the extensions its working wonderfully.  

I DID uninstall Thunderbird..  okay  I read the warning on the site and decided it would be wize to do so.    Entering my ISP info takes no time at all.. wasnt worried about it..  and the addresses, as I said earlier., were not lost..   all is welll

I said no to the complete un-install ..programme files ..blah blah with T/bird as I have with the previous builds, and it's up and running with all my contacts, messages etc.

I also did this with F/fox and only 1 machine had problems.  It just takes a little longer with the errant machine to get it working.  At least its working now without any problems!
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 03:13:33 AM
Inthewild    cool..    i usually do the same.. this time decided i didnt feel like messing with screwups so i opted to uninstall it knowing it wouldnt take me that long to get it as i wanted it again..   whatever works    :)

fixed the earlier problem..  extensions are now working..   seems firefox wanted to do an update and until i did so it wouldnt let me get the extensions  ::)
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: inthewildteam on September 15, 2004, 03:29:53 AM
Hope Staind has got his system up and running!
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 03:32:46 AM
Hope Staind has got his system up and running!

yeah... DavidR too..    
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: inthewildteam on September 15, 2004, 03:50:13 AM
I can't get a repeatable problem about the extensions.  SP2 might be a clue, I don't run it.

Also. I don't run many .......... prefer to keep my browser "lean and clean"
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 03:55:43 AM
Im not running XP... still using 98SE..     I think it was just one of those little quirks that happens at times..    
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: neal62 on September 15, 2004, 05:57:08 AM
inthewildteam,

I did the same as you with both F.F. and T.B. by saying no when given the choice to delete all files. Both new versions of each program loaded and are running ok. I do have a few minor problems trying to get some new themes but then I believe that will get fixed anyway. :)
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 15, 2004, 11:57:51 AM
I folks, an update to the saga, I'm back on 0.9.3 of firefox. I simply couldn't get round the updated Firefox1.0 blocking of sites to install software of ff1.0.

Now I don't know if this is my setup, also lean (InTheWild) and I'm not running SP2 either, but having gone back to 0.9.3, I think I have found a flaw in the Install Software blocking.

I did the usual uninstall, reboot, install of ff1.0, removed all incompatible extensions and tried again. The link (url) path when you click points to update.mozilla.org (which I added to the allowed sites), this however is a redirect link and the actual download/install url is http: // ftp dot mozilla.org/pub/, etc. etc. so ftp.mozilla.org is not on the list of allowed sites.

So when the block warning comes up and you are allowed to get into the settings to allow the site, the url that is added to the list is update.mozilla.org. However, the file is actually downloaded and installed from ftp. mozilla.org, so it is blocked and the loop continues, offering to allow update.mozilla to be added to the list.

So this issue could be a problem with other sites that use a redirect link to the software.

Now waiting a resolution from a non PR (Preview Release) of firefox 1.XX. I could also add ftp dot mizilla.org to the allowed sites list or remove the sub domain reference and only having mozilla.org in the list so that all subdomains of mozilla.org are accepted (I don't know f that would work).
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: conazus on September 15, 2004, 10:53:23 PM

Another good extension site:

http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showforum=2 (http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index.php?showforum=2)
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: lee20 on September 16, 2004, 12:59:47 PM
I don't see where all these problems are coming from, the only problem i have had when i just installed it was that autohide extension was incompatable to install.

MAbey try these steps:

1) compleatly uninstall firefox 0.9.3  (including all extensions) use the search funtion in windows to make sure no directorys are left.
2) Then install firefox 1.0 preview.
3) The reinstall macromedia flash/shockwave players, then reinstall autherware player from the same site. (some extensions wont work without these)
4) Restart you browser and put update.mozilla.org to the allowed installsion list.
5) Then try to install the extensions you want. (such as flashgot, imagezoom, bbcode, searchdictionary, adblocker, nukeimage ect).
6) Restart your FF browser again so all extensions are properly installed (should take a little longer to open if you install alot of extensions)

BTW, im not having any of the previous problems with forums like FF 0.9.3, ff1.0 preview does seem to of sorted it out.

--lee
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: DavidR on September 16, 2004, 04:16:06 PM
I don't see where all these problems are coming from with you lot, the only problem i have had when i just installed it was that autohide extension was incompatable to install.
--lee

I suggest you re-read the thread as you are opviously confused again, I know some of the posts are long, as you have mentioned before.

If by 'you lot you' (do you think they/we are thick, because that's how I read it), I didn't get of the last boat Lee. I have been using computers for over 30 years and I know how to install firefox, including getting rid of the last version first (I have uninstalled 4 previous versions and no problems), read my posts again and you will see exactly what I have done!
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: lee20 on September 16, 2004, 04:26:14 PM
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do you think they/we are thick, because that's how I read it

I have edited my last post, and i applogise for making you think such a thing, i in know way ment to apply that anyone is "thick" as you put it, im not always the best at English and put things down wrong, i would never call think/dumb ect, its not my way, my last post was only a suggestion to help your problem, it was the way that i did it, and im having no problems, but i did only skim over the last posts, so i must of missed the something, i thought the problem was that flash/shockwave were not re-installed (it was suggested to reinstall somewhere), but obiously by reading your last post u must have, sorry for any upset/anoyance i have casused.

--lee
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: mikedallos on September 18, 2004, 09:13:01 PM
Posted by Foxtrot on Sat, 09/18/2004 - 13:05

Look at the progress box! We have passed 1 million downloads, people! No more proof is needed. ;-)
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: mikedallos on September 18, 2004, 09:19:20 PM
This........
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: bob3160 on September 19, 2004, 08:28:22 PM
mikedallos
I have a question.   Why does it take almost 3 times as long to load Firefox as it does to load IE or and IE based browser?
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: Staind on September 19, 2004, 08:41:57 PM
mikedallos
I have a question.   Why does it take almost 3 times as long to load Firefox as it does to load IE or and IE based browser?
What are you talking about? Firefox loads faster than IE for me (in terms of the program and web pages).
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: lee20 on September 19, 2004, 09:00:34 PM
I have to say that for me, it loads about the same, anless i have just downloaded and install aload of new extensions that are properly installing them on that particulare opening of FF

--lee
Title: Re:Firefox 1.0 release available
Post by: inthewildteam on September 20, 2004, 01:37:53 AM
I have no problems with slow loading times with Firefox.

This site might help anyone who does

http://www.tweakfactor.com/articles/tweaks/firefoxtweak/4.html

Also a read of Mozillazine will help to optimize it.