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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #135 on: January 09, 2006, 12:18:19 AM »
I know Damian my friend, but we've seen so many strange buy-the-product-and-discontinue-it stories last few months, that nothing is strange any more... even though they've got a million bucks to develop this wonderful Flock, I wouldn't be too suprised if someone simply says: "...we're done with it, no more development..."

Yes, maybe that guy gave them million bucks just like that, but 2 millions is double that amount and if big brother wants to get rid of his competition, "he" could easily pay that money to see Flock shut down... I mean we've seen so many similar things in the past  ;)

I hope the same thing will not happen with Flock. I mean, something fresh really needs to come out, and even though Flock was built on Mozilla engine, some people still can't wait to get rid of Firefox. Flock is the ultimate solution IMHO, even though I still think IE7 will rule the internet when it's out.
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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #136 on: January 09, 2006, 12:32:40 AM »
Hi Tesla,

Well we have Flock here. It is here on my comp, it is on my Flash Drive (podcasted), it won't fork off all of a sudden. The number of postings here, demonstrates this. I stumbled on the preview, so did Neal, and we are big fans. Miha has several browsers, but I know Flock is one of them. I experiment with the browser. I just inserted a patch for the scripts in XBL controls from web content that continues to run when Javascript is disabled even, a default Mozilla thing -MFSA 2005-46. I had Eugene Kuzin make the DrWeb link-scanner plug in for Flock.
Well you have seen that going on lately that the successfull projects are bought up or out by the competion. Not likely here, because it is a Mozilla fork-off, it is Mozilla lean with Web 2.0 features in-built. But the concepts must be better, because it does not suck that much as Firefox 1.5 x, if you monitor it, it does not do all the API hook calls continuously. I now have it running with AdBlock extra and the special list updater add-on,
fabulous. When it comes out as a public beta in February, it certainly still will be my browser of choice, but if the code will stay free?

With IE 7 I agree, IE 6 has long teeth now indeed, but they will have their problems with it, as allways for the dominant browser. Backward compatibility issues won't go away, re-working for the Active X, what will be their standpoint versus script engine, and the trusted zone issue could be more user friendly. That is it in a nutshell. The best browser to come up, but with some work still to be done.

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« Last Edit: January 09, 2006, 12:38:17 AM by polonus »
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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #137 on: December 26, 2006, 11:53:57 PM »
Hi folks,

Here is the roadmap to the Flock 1.0 nicknamed Euphonia, an equivalent of the FF 2.0: http://wiki.flock.com/index.php?title=Flock_Roadmap

As the major security add-ons also work inside Flock, the browser can be made safe. But from other posts you can see there were some hick-ups with loading the Media Player plug-in (see my posting on tjis and a cure). There can be some help with some special flushing, and I report later extensively on some memory leaking issues. Anyway I work the Flock browser with the NoScript add-on and the Netcraft toolbar, and I think it is rather secure.

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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #138 on: February 03, 2007, 04:14:11 PM »
Hi malware fighters and users of Flock,

Some users have abandoned Flock, because a Dom Inspector is missing, and they went back to FF 2.0. While testing the Firefox 3.0 Minefield, I still come to the conclusion that Flock is a very stable product. Here is a link to the Flock Dom Inspector: http://extensions.flock.com/extension_detail/8445
Nice extensions for Flock, also with a security aspect can be found here: http://loucypher.wordpress.com/projects/extensions/  e.g: view link source & view source in Tab. Recently added js code for Flock: FlockWebDetective.js, "flock-commands.js, flockMemory-monitor.js, etc. Most FF security extensions can now be forced "on the fly" to work inside Flock. "Total Validator IV" is also a nice extension in the hands of Web Developers. Here you can test the speed in which Elements are released inside your browser, test site for getElementsbyId, link to go can be found here: http://javascript.nwbox.com/getElementsById/
I personally adopted my own version of the following code to make the browser considerably faster: Save this js code under the name of "getElementsByClassName.js" in your folder named components of the Flock or FF browser respectively.
I give it here; then test again with through the test link given above. It was tested, and I became feedback on it from TedNelly and Abraxas, who both found it helpful. This for the record, it was posted at hendrix.mozilla. Here we go:

Code: [Select]
function getElementsByClassName(oElm, strTagName, oClassNames){
    var arrElements = (strTagName == "*" && oElm.all)? oElm.all : oElm.getElementsByTagName(strTagName);
    var arrReturnElements = new Array();
    var arrRegExpClassNames = new Array();
    if(typeof oClassNames == "object"){
        for(var i=0; i<oClassNames.length; i++){
            arrRegExpClassNames.push(new RegExp("(^|\\s)" + oClassNames[i].replace(/\-/g, "\\-") + "(\\s|$)"));
        }
    }
    else{
        arrRegExpClassNames.push(new RegExp("(^|\\s)" + oClassNames.replace(/\-/g, "\\-") + "(\\s|$)"));
    }
    var oElement;
    var bMatchesAll;
    for(var j=0; j<arrElements.length; j++){
        oElement = arrElements[j];
        bMatchesAll = true;
        for(var k=0; k<arrRegExpClassNames.length; k++){
            if(!arrRegExpClassNames[k].test(oElement.className)){
                bMatchesAll = false;
                break;                     
            }
        }
        if(bMatchesAll){
            arrReturnElements.push(oElement);
        }
    }
    return (arrReturnElements)
}
if(typeof Array.prototype.push != "function"){
    Array.prototype.push = ArrayPush;
    function ArrayPush(value){
        this[this.length] = value;
    }
}
    getElementsByClassName(document, "a", "info-links");
    getElementsByClassName(document.getElementById("container"), "div", "col");
    getElementsByClassName(document, "*", "click-me");
    var arrReturnElements = new Array();
    strClassName = strClassName.replace(/\-/g, "\\-");
    var oRegExp = new RegExp("(^|\\s)" + strClassName + "(\\s|$)");
    var oElement;
    for(var i=0; i<arrElements.length; i++){
        oElement = arrElements[i];     
        if(oRegExp.test(oElement.className)){
            arrReturnElements.push(oElement);
        }   
    }
    return (arrReturnElements)
}

Enjoy,

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« Last Edit: February 03, 2007, 04:33:05 PM by polonus »
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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #139 on: February 04, 2007, 12:37:46 PM »
yes I am using this piece of code supplied by polonus in the FF components folder.
I really don't know a great deal about the code only to say that I have noticed that it seems to improve FF load and page reload quite a bit.
Figured it is worth a try!
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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #140 on: February 07, 2007, 08:18:37 AM »
Hi malware fighters,

Glad I can tell ye that GetElementsByClassName now is implemented in the latest trunk build of the Firefox 3.0 Minefield. Got the download yesterday for I am a tester of this test version. Personally adopted my version of GetElementsByClassName for my version of Flock.
Deerpark is also bringing new security browsing code in the anti-phishing realm:
Anti-phishing now came into the Mozilla browsers in this way. It was originally a Google development that they allowed Mozilla to use: http://wiki.mozilla.org/Phishing_Protection
Although not fully implemented: Open Firefox..type about:config

look for :Network.dns.disableIPv6

Double click to to toggle it to 'true' and then restart Firefox. You should notice a speed increase, page to page.

Same goes for Flock, act along similar lines.
Wwell IPv4 runs on top of the not fully implemented IPv6 it is an improvement, but I also advise people to install the dns sec add-on for Firefox:
http://www.nlnetlabs.nl/dnssec/drill_extension.html

Well that's it, folks,

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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #141 on: May 04, 2007, 08:48:35 PM »
Hi Flock users,

Update Flock to version  0.7.13.1,

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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #142 on: May 06, 2007, 08:27:19 PM »
Hi users of the Flock browser,

Here is my report on my personal version:
General
This particular version of Firefox supports JavaScript 1.6 and runs on Windows.
Its user agent string is Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.11) Gecko/20070502 (No IDN) Firefox/1.5.0.11 Flock/0.7.13.1.
It has identified itself as a Gecko-based browser.
There are 28 versions and 114 distinct useragents of this browser contained within the database.
The Firefox browser has been found to run on Windows, Linux, BSD, FreeBSD, Macintosh.
Coding guidance
You can use 'document.getElementById' when referencing elements to create DHTML effects. This version of the Firefox browser reports support for 91 properties of the window object , 'status' , 'defaultStatus' among them.
It has 115 properties of the document object , 'title' , 'cookie' , 'URL' being available.
Firefox also reports 19 properties of the navigator object , 'cookieEnabled' , 'javaEnabled' , 'product' , 'appVersion' , 'appName' , 'platform' included.
It has reported support for 10 properties of the screen object , 'width' , 'height' , 'colorDepth' , 'pixelDepth' among them.
Also, there is support for 11 properties of the location object , 'href' , 'replace' , 'port' , 'protocol' included.

This browser supports the "text/javascript; ex4=1" MIME type.
Finally, this version of Firefox has reported excellent support for the W3C Level 2 Document Object Model.

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P.S. Look at Polunus's browser: http://www.seehowitruns.org/pages/viewprop.php?choice=471&prop=2#heading

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« Last Edit: May 06, 2007, 11:07:06 PM by polonus »
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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #143 on: December 10, 2007, 10:09:52 PM »
Hi malware fighters and Mozilla browser users,

Firefox 1.0 is out for downloading. I still use the 0.7.12 PocketFlock, upgraded with the latest burning edge security patches, because it will run some of the critical extensions I am used to.
One typical benefit of Flock over Firefox I like to mention is that it did not crash on me once. It is a stabler Mozilla type Web 2.0 browser. Read here:
http://www.techcrunch.com/tag/flock

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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #144 on: February 16, 2008, 11:18:40 PM »
Hello users of Flock, the Mozilla type Web 2.0 browser,

Upgrade to the latest version:
This is what runs inside my personal Flock browser:

Generated: Sat Feb 16 2008 23:13:26 GMT+0100
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.12) Gecko/20080211 (No IDN) Firefox/2.0.0.12 Flock/1.0.9
Build ID: 1202755430.17247

Enabled Extensions: [52]
- Adblock Plus 0.7.5.3: http://adblockplus.org/
- Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper 1.0.2: http://adblockplus.org/
- AdBlockLearner 0.8.2: http://adblocklearner.mozdev.org
- Add N Edit Cookies 0.2.1.0: http://addneditcookies.mozdev.org/
- Advanced Dork: 2.1.8: http://tankedgenius.com/cp/advanceddork/
- All-In-One Search button 1.67: http://www.pcdingo.net
- APNG Edit 1.1: http://www.mozilla.org/
- Bandwidth Tester 0.5.4: http://www.roundtwo.com/product/bandwidthtester
- BuienRadar 0.5: http://mozilla.electronical.nl
- Copy URL + 1.3.2: http://copyurlplus.mozdev.org/
- CustomizeGoogle 0.69: http://www.customizegoogle.com/
- CuteMenus - Crystal SVG 1.9.2: http://www.cutemenuproject.com/
- Dictionary Tooltip 1.1.2: http://www.rjonna.com/ext/dictionarytip.php
- DNSStuff Toolbar 1.6: http://www.google.com/search?q=Flock%20DNSStuff%20Toolbar
- DOM Inspector 1.8.0.1: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/inspector/
- Download Statusbar 0.9.5.3: http://downloadstatusbar.mozdev.org/
- Dr.Web anti-virus link checker 1.0.15: http://www.drweb.com/
- FEBE 5.3.1: http://customsoftwareconsult.com/extensions
- FireFTP 0.97.1: http://fireftp.mozdev.org
- Firesomething 1.8.0: http://www.cosmicat.com/
- Go Button Middle Click 0.2: http://loucypher.wordpress.com/projects/extensions/#go-button-middle-click
- Go to WindizUpdate 0.60: http://windizupdate.com/extension/
- httProxy 0.9.3: http://httproxy.mozdev.org/
- Inspect Element 0.3: http://stricto-sensu.net/projets/extensions/inspectelement
- JSView 2.0.4: http://forum.softwareblaze.com
- McAfee SiteAdvisor 26.1: http://www.siteadvisor.com/
- MenuManipulator 20060418.1.1: http://mozilla.dorando.at/
- MiniMapper 0.1: http://www.loisant.org/flock/maps
- MR Tech Local Install 5.3.2.6: http://www.mrtech.com/extensions/local_install/
- netcrafttoolbar 1.1.1.8: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/
- Nightly Tester Tools 1.3b4: http://www.oxymoronical.com/web/firefox/nightly
- NoScript 1.3.2: http://noscript.net
- Nuke Anything 0.2: http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/
- PicLens 1.6.1.1029: http://www.piclens.com/
- ProfilePassword-Firefox 0.3.1: https://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/index-en.html
- SearchWith 0.4.1: http://searchwith.mozdev.org
- Server Spy 0.1.3: http://jacquetc.free.fr/mozilla/exts/ServerSpy/
- Session Manager 0.6.1.10: http://sessionmanager.mozdev.org/
- ShowIP 0.8.05: http://l4x.org/showip
- Stealther 0.99: http://www.zadet.net
- StumbleUpon 3.16: http://www.stumbleupon.com/
- Tamper Data 9.8.1: http://tamperdata.mozdev.org
- TrackMeNot 0.5.17: http://mrl.nyu.edu/~dhowe/TrackMeNot
- TrustWatch Search by GeoTrust 0.2.4: http://www.trustwatch.com/
- User Agent Switcher 0.6.10: http://chrispederick.com/work/user-agent-switcher/
- Validaty 1.4.1: http://gemal.dk/mozilla/validaty.html?from=ext-1.4.1
- VideoDownloader 1.0: http://videodownloader.net/
- View Dependencies 0.3.2.2: http://mozilla.queze.net
- View Link Source 0.2.0.2: http://loucypher.wordpress.com/projects/extensions/#view-link-source
- View Source in Tab 0.2.1: http://loucypher.wordpress.com/extensions/
- Vinilator 0.9: http://www.vinilator.com.br
- Web Developer 1.1.4: http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/

Still like the Flock browser, mine is the Pocket version, and it Clears All Private Data after I close it,

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Re: Have you heard of Flock?
« Reply #145 on: March 11, 2008, 10:59:44 PM »
Hi Flock users,

Here is the link to Flock documentation:
http://lxr.flock.com/doxygen/flock/trunk/main.html

The Flock I run to-day: http://www.seehowitruns.org/pages/browser_details.php?choice=778

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