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Mozilla posts final Firefox 1.5 release

updated 08:00 am EST, Wed November 30, 2005

Firefox 1.5 released

Mozilla has released the final version of the Mac OS X support is now available for download from GetFirefox.com for most major operating systems or from the mirrors. According to the MozillaZine, users of the release candidates should receive the update soon. Firefox 1.5 introduces several new features, including an improved software update system, faster Back/Forward page navigation, a new options to clear private browsing data, drag-and-drop reordering of browser tabs, a redesigned Options/Preferences window and more robust popup blocking. The release also improves security, accessibility and standards support, adding support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), JavaScript 1.6, and CSS2/CSS3. It also includes a better RSS discovery, a Broken Site Wizard, and better migration from Safari and Internet Explorer for Mac users.




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  1. dru

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Safari integration?

    The server isn't set right. Safari downloads it in the window, not as a file.

  1. ebeyer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RSS support

    How come no browser other than Safari has decent integrated RSS support?

  1. vickys_box

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Safari Integration

    Yes, but it downloads fine in Firefox ;-)

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Unreal

    You have to use an older version of Firefox just to download the new version, since Safari loads the .dmg as a bunch of text. I've never seen this problem before from other developers, so I wonder why Mozilla can't get a DMG to download correctly within Safari.

  1. alterbentzion

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    bad link

    Funny, but other language versions do download correctly - click on the link for "other systems and languages" and try it. Unfortunately, the British version is still 1.0.7.

  1. rtbarry

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    how old is this?

    i've been running 1.5 (final apparently, since firefox says there are no updates) for quite awhile now. my app's creation date is: Oct 6, 2005. did they re-release 1.5 without a version number change?

    macnn is so timely!

  1. curtis0829

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    it's not in the director

    I tried dropping off the "Firefox%201.5.dmg" at the end of the URL, which displays the directory it's supposed to be in ... it's not there

    http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5/mac/en-US/

  1. justdave

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    it's not server config

    It's not a server config problem, Safari is content-sniffing instead of using the content type sent by the server and their content-sniffer is broken. See http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5883

  1. curtis0829

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I figured it out 4U!

    I just figured out how to get it with Safari! ... 1. go to: http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5/mac/en-US/ 2. option click on "Firefox 1.5.dmg" 3. delete ".html" from the end of the name of the downloaded file 4. click on an empty area of your desktop to apply the name change 5. click "Use .dmg" when asked if you want to change the extension 6. you now have the dmg file! ... your welcome ...

  1. curtis0829

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    GET IT WITH SAFARI!

    I just figured out how to get it with Safari! ...

    1. go to: http://ftp-mozilla.netscape.com/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5/mac/en-US/

    2. option click on "Firefox 1.5.dmg"

    3. delete ".html" from the end of the name of the downloaded file

    4. click on an empty area of your desktop to apply the name change

    5. click "Use .dmg" when asked if you want to change the extension

    6. you now have the dmg file! ... your welcome ...

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