Nov 222012
 

Wow! Mozilla decided that it will stop all x64 nightly builds of Firefox, as per this discussion. Mainly because of the unstability and the lack of x64 compatible add-ons. What a lame excuse. Get your act together and switch all your resources to x64 builds. WTF?! You can’t buy 32-bits computers for a couple of years now. Basically they are saying: we are giving you a free modern browser, but we develop it on 10 year old hardware???????

 

Mozilla sucks.

 

One would think that tomorrow is the first of April. But no. Mozilla really sucks.

Jan 172011
 

I just installed the x64 version of Adobe Flash “Square”. And in Minefield it works. Not perfect (I sometimes see some graphics artifacts), but it works. And that’s nice. After long years of complaining about the x64-support of Adobe (read: the lack thereof) they have finally seen the light. Thumbs up.

Now let’s find all my Firefox-plugins for Minefield.

Update: all-in-one gestures works after you edit the RDF to make the maximum allowed version 4.*.* :-)

Sep 132010
 

I just installed (well, unzipped) Minefield (non-branded Firefox) 4.0 beta for Windows x64, and must say: it rocks. Too early to give a definitive verdict, but sofar it looks better and really is x64. Which is nice, considering the memory usage of a typical Firefox session ;-)

NoScripts works like a charm with the x64 version, I’ll have to test the rest of the plugins.

Update: Oh my, how could I forget? Adobe still lives in the previous century: there is no x64 Flashplayer…..

Dec 142009
 

I’m not sure that I like Thunderbird 3.0. I was a big fan of TB up until 2.x, but with the 3.x version released, I’m not sure. Double click on a message, and look at the (default) buttonbar. Why is there a “write” button, and and “address book” button? Where are reply (all) and forward? Oh, they are in the message-header-block, but why can’t I remove them there? Why don’t the previous/next buttons work properly (not even with add-ons)? What’s the fuss about tabbed reading? Why would I want tabbed email-reading? There is a smart-folders reading mode, but where can I see/setup how smart I want TB to be? Why is the “new” button renamed to “write”? Write an event? And what’s with the hint texts: Write event hints “create a new message”, write task hints “create a new message”? Why can’t I see my calender AND my email in one view, why can’t I disable the tabs?

Adding features is never really a bad thing, but don’t touch thing that work. And have worked for decades. Don’t reinvent the wheel. A round one is just fine on our planet.

Dec 122009
 

Did a custom build of Thunderbird yesterday, since openSUSE comes with version 3.0b4 and that’s not recognized by all plugins. It took me a while to figure out how to get rid of the annoying “Shredder” name, but at last I found it: it’s in some files in the branding directory. Once you change those, and do a rebuild, Thunderbird is called Thunderbird again.