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Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1

Now this is more like it. There’s a maintenance release of Firebird coming soon, that fixes the AutoComplete crashing bug and introduces the new features brought in with the recent nightlies (such as the Cut, Copy and Paste toolbar buttons). The releases Asa links to aren’t the final 0.6.1 builds, but you may want to play with them and report back any bugs so that they can be fixed for 0.6.1 final.
I’m actually writing this entry from Konqueror 3.1.0, which, when combined with Mandrake’s Galaxy theme and smoothed fonts, looks pretty darn cool. Certainly it looks nicer than Mozilla does. I mainly wanted to check how the site looked in it (seems to work absolutely fine, although the fonts are smaller than I expected), but also see how well the KHTML engine works in comparison to Gecko. There were rendering issues with Zeldman.com (background was the wrong colour) and Dive Into Mark (tab hovering was wrong) but I imagine these will be fixed in time. It’s certainly the fastest browser I’ve tried, that’s for sure.

One Comment

  1. Since i downloaded the recent nightly build i’ve not had a problem with autocomplete crashing…..Didn’t know people actually used cut,paste buttons…..I just use ctrl-c, ctrl-x etc – so much easier.