G5-optimized Firefox 1.0.4 released

Looking for the G5-optimized nightly builds of Firefox? Get ‘em here while they’re piping hot.

firefoxFinally, after wrasslin’ with a bushel of system and OS issues, I’ve built a G5-optimized version of the official Firefox 1.0.4 release. Of course, the Firefox 1.0.5 release is just around the corner, but this should hold everyone running my earlier optimized release builds over until that (and the Firefox 1.1 release) is available.

I don’t have a full changelog here from the last optimized release build I made available (Firefox 1.0.2), but if I remember correctly there are security fixes, DHTML fixes, and a bunch of other small bugs squashed that should make everyone jump for nerdy, geeky joy.

Now that I seem to have the issues with my iMac all worked out, you can expect optimized versions of future Firefox releases, barring any unexpected meltdowns.

Note: I built this on Mac OS X 10.4 and haven’t tested it under Mac OS X 10.3, but it should run with no problems on Panther. As usual, I have not built support for any version of the OS earlier than 10.3, as it’s quite silly to be running 10.2 or earlier on a G5 system, innit?

Without further ado: Download the G5-optimized Firefox 1.0.4 release (disabled) A newer version than this is now available.

As usual, please post your thoughts, comments, and feedback on how it’s working for you in the comments. Please keep in mind that this is not a support forum for Firefox issues. That would be over here. So don’t be pissed if no one responds to questions not specifically related to this build.

07/09 update: Wow - over 4000 downloads in the past 36 hours. Here’s something interesting - the Firefox 1.0.4 file is around 10mbs. So that means over 40 gigabytes of transfer in 36 hours. The file is hosted via Apple’s dotMac service, which I believe normally limits file transfers to 3G a month. You go, dotMac!

If the link goes down, please post in the comments and I’ll make it available from another location.

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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