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Offline Hellion

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Firefox 8, it's that time again
« on: November 07, 2011, 08:37:33 AM »
Hi All,

Firefox 8 will be releasing November 8th - http://lifehacker.com/5856826/firefox-8-now-available

Just a quick Question...

Will Webrep be compatible with FF8?
Will Scriptshield carry on working like it did in FF7?

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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 09:31:39 AM »
Currently, WebRep is not compatible with FF8, but Script Shield appears to be working fine.

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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 10:10:49 AM »
Hi Marrtin,

Did you go ahead and do the upgrade already?

Any Add-on issues?

Also I think the scriptshield is much more important than webrep.

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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 11:04:50 AM »
1. Will Webrep be compatible with FF8?
2. Will Scriptshield carry on working like it did in FF7?

1. Yes.
2. Yes.
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 11:18:43 AM »
WebRep works fine in FF8.
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 03:02:38 PM »
Hi,

Thanks for all the responses.

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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 03:03:48 PM »
You're welcome..!
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 04:20:59 PM »
1. Will Webrep be compatible with FF8?
2. Will Scriptshield carry on working like it did in FF7?

1. Yes.
2. Yes.
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 04:30:58 PM »
Hot stuff this Firefox 8 ;D

Found this when looking for some what's new in firefox8, e.g. what's the point in having it. In all honesty I have seen little or no differences from updating to firefox6&7.
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 09:28:10 PM »
what's the point in having it. In all honesty I have seen little or no differences from updating to firefox6&7.

At this point I guess it's the same as replacing iPhone 4 with a new iPhone 4S  ;D

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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 10:13:45 PM »
That's the problem when you accelerate the pace of update to the level of Chrome, the difference between these close versions isn't that great. So in essence everything on a user perspective seems the same.

Whilst they all purport to increase speed, etc. the margins really aren't that huge so as to be immediately noticeable. We will have to see how this pans out.

The major difference, between firefox and the iPhone 4S is this new release won't draining my UPS backup battery ;D
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2011, 01:28:00 AM »
Each day, each Firefox version ;D
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 01:59:23 AM »
Not quite up to the Chrome version update rate, you need a stop watch to keep up with their updates.
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 03:17:27 AM »
Currently, WebRep is not compatible with FF8, but Script Shield appears to be working fine.

My computers are using FF 8.0 B6 at least for the next few hours.

WebRep works just fine on them. :)

By the way just my experience:

I have been on the Firefox Beta Channel for months.  Will probably go almost directly from 8.0 B6 to 9.0 B1.   When FF went from v6 to v7 FF 8.0 B1 was available about 1 or 2 days after Firefox 7 was released.

I have found the Firefox Beta's to be very stable and from what I understand more secure than the released version number that they follow.

Its actually become a joke in my home.  Do I eat dinner first on Friday night or do I update Firefox first on Friday night? ;D  Depends how hungry I am :)
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Re: Firefox 8, it's that time again
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2011, 03:39:53 AM »
In the typing of this post, Chrome has issued 4 version updates. ;D
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