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    Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a liftoff.

    Firefox 2 is released. <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I don't know if they like the use of links to their FTP site, anyhow it can be found there.

    One can find it among latest updates at filehippo.com also, if one use or want English version:
    http://www.filehippo.com/

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    oooh oooh have you got it, for some reason my proxy server here is blocking FTP so I will have to wait until I get home <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    Firefox 2 will be released tomorrow and will be available from http://www.mozilla.com/

    It is best to avoid links to 3rd party sites because it can not be guaranteed what version they are supplying, many sites in the past have claimed to offer the new version of Firefox but actually supply one of the nightly builds or a release candidate that turned out not to be the final build.
    You did the right thing in not posting an ftp link, Mozilla prefer that they are not posted since the official link (en-US version) will share the load amongst the different ftp sites.

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    Tony,
    I agree completely with you. I did know that the release is coming; and with all users waiting around the world I understand that Mozilla would like to get a smooth release and update process. Maybe I got a little too happy ... <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>

    I also agree with you that I avoid 3rd party sites, with their own copies, if I can.

    I should have said that I KNOW they don't like links to the FTP sites, as many others. My link to filehippo.com was more to give at least some information. I know that filehippo has been mentioned and used by some here at the Lounge.

    Anyhow, I would also like to say that they are doing a great job with translations. For several releases, many language versions has been simultaneous released. Anyone who has seen the Swedish <img src=/S/chef.gif border=0 alt=chef width=19 height=22> in The Muppet Show knows we need a different browser ...

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    OK, I've translated your own post for you:
    <hr>Tuny, I egree-a cumpletely veet yuu. Hurty flurty schnipp schnipp! I deed knoo thet zee releese-a is cumeeng; und veet ell users veeeting eruoond zee vurld I understund thet Muzeella vuoold leeke-a tu get a smuut releese-a und updete-a prucess. Um gesh dee bork, bork! Meybe-a I gut a leettle-a tuu heppy ... I elsu egree-a veet yuoo thet I efueed 3rd perty seetes, veet zeeur oovn cupeees, iff I cun. I shuoold hefe-a seeed thet I KNOV zeey dun't leeke-a leenks tu zee FTP seetes, es muny oozeers. Um gesh dee bork, bork! My leenk tu feelehippu.cum ves mure-a tu geefe-a et leest sume-a inffurmeshun. I knoo thet feelehippu hes beee menshuned und used by sume-a here-a et zee Luoonge-a. Unyhoo, I vuoold elsu leeke-a tu sey thet zeey ere-a dueeng a greet jub veet trunsleshuns. Um gesh dee bork, bork! Fur seferel releeses, muny lungooege-a ferseeuns hes beee seemooltuneuoos releesed. Bork bork bork! Unyune-a vhu hes seee zee Svedeesh cheff in Zee Mooppet Shoo knoos ve-a need a deefffferent brooser<hr>
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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    As Opera did in 2003? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    I sent a heads up email to my University boss who is waiting with great excitement and this is what she said:

    "Thanks. Take care - traditionally early releases in first few days can have devastating effects on windows systems - always better tested on Linux because of the geek density. "

    Not quite sure what she means by "geek density" though <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>
    Exactly, that is what I meant to say ... Amazing things, these translation tools <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    <hr>"...always better tested on Linux because of the geek density. " Not quite sure what she means by "geek density" though .<hr>
    Pretty clear, I would have thought; Linux has denser geeks! <small>(They have it easier...)</small>

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    Well, it's been Tuesday for quite a while now but still the Mozilla homepage is showing v1.5.0.7 and Help|Check for updates is saying there's nothing new available. However, the download is available at http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...x/releases/2.0/ - although I've been holding off until the "official" release. It's looking unlikely that I'll see Firefox 2.0 before I go to bed tonight though! <img src=/S/doze.gif border=0 alt=doze width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    It depends if you like a late night, less than 3 hours to go. It is due for release at 1am BST

    I don't expect to see the update being available via "Help > Check for Updates..." for some time. There is a new update system that will be introduced in Firefox 1.5.0.8 that is specifically designed to handle major upgrades. I don't think they will offer Firefox 2 as an upgrade option for Firefox 1.5.0.7
    Firefox 1.5.0.8 is due out around November 1st, even then Mozilla may wait until the first security/stability update for Firefox 2 is released before they offer it as an upgrade on Firefox 1.5.0.8 - time will tell.

    Edit: They went ahead a bit early, Firefox 2 is now available on the Mozilla site

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    what is 1.5.0.8?

    The Firefox download site went from 1.5.0 to 2?

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    <hr>I don't expect to see the update being available via "Help > Check for Updates..." for some time. There is a new update system that will be introduced in Firefox 1.5.0.8 that is specifically designed to handle major upgrades. I don't think they will offer Firefox 2 as an upgrade option for Firefox 1.5.0.7<hr>
    You're right - it doesn't pick it up with check for updates. I tried that and it said there were none, then immediately I went to the site and downloaded 2.0. (And hey, it checks my spelling as I type this!)

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    Re: Firefox 2 is released (Fx 2)

    Firefox 1.5.0.8 is the next security/stability release and it is due to be released on the 1st November or thereabouts. It does contain one new feature, the minor/major software update system.

    In Firefox 1.5 - 1.5.0.7 the software update system can only cope with minor updates, Firefox 1.5.0.8 will be able to cope with major updates. This software update system is similar to the one in Firefox 2.

    When the update that allows users to update from Firefox 1.5.0.8 to Firefox 2 is turned on, users will be presented with a new dialog. Instead of a dialog saying "Update available" with the option to "download and install" you will get a different dialog that states "New Version Available". This dialog will give brief details about the new version and the option to never install it. If you choose to install the new version the next dialog will be the EULA that you have to accept before you can download and install the new version.

    The new update system allows for users of the Firefox 1.5 series to stay on that branch and only get notified of updates to new versions of Firefox 1.5 after they specify they do not want to upgrade to Firefox 2.

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