September 09, 2005

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 (Deer Park)

So far so good. I installed Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 -- code named Deer Park -- and it was a smooth experience. Granted a good 4/5th's of my extensions didn't load, but that's to be expected.

The newest and best feature of this next version is the SVG support. Haven't played with it extensively, but what I've seen is promising.

NOTE: This is a beta release of Firefox. Which means it's not quite finished, but it's getting there. So, if you're not a web developer, I wouldn't upgrade just yet. Your welcome to if you don't mind bugs, but it's probably best to wait. Just an FYI.

Posted by TheIdeaMan at September 9, 2005 03:54 PM | TrackBack

I mentioned it on my blog too. I am just going to wait for the release, I let people like you use Beta's. Hehe.

Posted by: Micah at September 9, 2005 11:10 PM

'hehe' is right! 8o) Actually, it's been a pretty good Beta so far. I've been playing with Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird/Sunbird releases since around the M15 (Milestone 15) release of the original Mozilla (post rewrite from Netscape released source). It's been a fun ride. Compared to the old Milestone releases, this seems like a stable browser.

I do recommend, though, that if you're not used to unexplained crashes and/or you depend on your browser for work (and you're not a web designer/developer), I'd stick with 1.0.6. It's the best browser available that's not in Beta. 8o)

Posted by: Benjamin at September 11, 2005 07:52 PM
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