A Cake For Firefox

Cake For FirefoxFirefox recently released Firefox 2.0. There was a little slip-up with that release though, it hit some FTP servers earlier than it should have.

Anyway, the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft sent a cake to the Firefox team, congratulating them on their release of Firefox 2.0. Pretty weird huh? One would expect the cake to be full of poison, but that’s not the case. It’s simply a “job well done” present from the IE dev team to the Firefox guys.

It’s nice to see archenemies sending such nice gifts, even if it is Microsoft that’s involved. Can you feel the love?

Shiny New Firefox Theme

So, I just installed the “nightly” Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Beta 2 RC1. It’s a whole lot more stable than Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 was.
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I really like this new default theme. It’s much prettier, although I don’t really like some of the icon choices.

In addition to the new theme, there’s also some apparently new functionality when downloading .exe files. Every time I download a .exe it pops up a window saying “You have chosen to open blahblah.exe”. Only, it won’t let you open it directly, you gotta save it to your hard drive somewhere first.

I think I am going to stick with this release until FireFox 2.0 Beta 2 officially comes out, because as I said before, this is just a nightly build with the Beta 2 name RC1 name. This release has yet to crash on me, where Firefox 2.0 Beta 1 crashed roughly 10 times each day. Looks like the Mozilla team has been busy.

Performancing For Firefox 1.3

Performancing For Firefox 1.3 has been released. Lots and lots of changes are included in this release. There’s now support for themes and addons. The performancing team has also open sourced Performancing For Firefox, which means anyone can get the source code and modify it as they please.

Some of the new features are listed below:

I’m writing this post with this new version of Performancing. So far nothing unusual. The addons and themes API additions are sweet, hopefully some worthy developers will hack together some neat addons. I’m excited about this new version, it’s opened a lot more doors for Performancing.