G5-optimized Firefox 1.0.2 released

firefoxOkay, everyone is probably used to this by now, but to reiterate, the G5-optimized version of Firefox 1.0.2 is now available.

According to the Mozilla foundation this is purely a security fix release, which remedies the following arcane nerd issues:

  • Drag and drop loading of privileged XUL
  • Arbitrary code execution from Firefox sidebar panel
  • GIF heap overflow parsing Netscape extension 2

Apparently that last one is a doozy, and as such this is a highly recommended update for anyone running these optimized builds. This build is identical to the release version, with the following exceptions:

  • There is a different application icon (unofficial builds like this cannot use the official Firefox icon)
  • Includes the “pretty” form widgets by Kevin Gerich
  • Chock full of speed and swagger - well, in theory, at least. I haven’t done any benchmarks because I’m a lazy ass.
  • Creates world peace, enhances sexual prowess, improves overall muscle tone, and imbues user with the brilliant wit of Dorothy Parker. Or not.

Download Firefox 1.0.2

Download the G5-optimized Firefox 1.0.2 release (disabled) A newer version than this is now available.

As usual, this is an unofficial build which is not supported by anyone, though I might try to help out with an issue if you email me or post a friendly comment below.

Feedback, complaints, compliments, and non-gender or race-based jokes welcome in the comments. Ranting or bitching about Firefox, Mac-integration conspiracies, or anything else will be treated with derision and swiftly mocked.

(Neil, pondering whether or not he should just change the name of this site to “Firefox’s manservant” and be done with it.)

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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