G5-optimized Firefox 1.0.1 released

firefoxAlrighty then. I just built a Firefox 1.0.1 release version with optimizations for the G5 processor. According to the Mozilla folks, this is mostly security fixes and other small changes, but it’s probably a good idea to run this if you’ve been running the Firefox 1.0 release up until now.

As before, the main differences between this build and the official release are:

  • Speed. Sweet, sweet, optimized-for-the-G5 speed.
  • Different application icon (unofficial builds cannot use the sweet Jon Hicks designed icon)
  • Custom, more “OS X”-friendly form widgets, courtesy of Kevin Gerich, the man responsible for the equally sweet Pinstripe / Winstripe Firefox icons.
  • That damn history bug, where history spontaneously disappears. I think this is due to a bug in the G5 compiler.
  • Crashes on launch if URL Manager is running. Workaround: launch Firefox first, and then launch URL Manager. Again, I think this is G5 compiler issues.
March 19th: I have created and uploaded a new Firefox 1.0.1 build which has fixes integrated for the history bug as well as the URL Manager conflict. If you’ve downloaded this in the past, I recommend you download this build as it’s pretty much bug-free. Woo-hoo!

Besides that, this should be pretty much identical to the official release version. The usual caveats apply (not an official build, I’m not responsible for any explosions or system problems, you’re on your own, will not make you more appealing to the opposite sex, etc.).

» Download the G5-optimized Firefox 1.0.1 (disabled) A newer version than this is now available.

As always, enjoy! And feel free to post in the comments if you are overwhelmed with love or hate for this web site and its operator.

Update (July 20): I have created a special BeatnikPad Mozilla / Firefox feed for those of you who are interested in just Firefox and other Mozilla-related updates. See how much I care?

For those of you who want the full BeatnikPad feed (which includes Firefox updates) you can use this feed instead. Enjoy!

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