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Originally Posted by 11ryanc View Post

Anyways I'm curious, on the "About Waterfox" screen it says that Waterfox is designed by Mozilla. Is the Waterfox project part of Mozilla?

Not quite. It's "powered by" Mozilla, not developed by them. It means that the community can modify Mozilla's source code and create new projects of their own.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/powered-by
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Originally Posted by Daikun View Post

Not quite. It's "powered by" Mozilla, not developed by them. It means that the community can modify Mozilla's source code and create new projects of their own.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/powered-by
I am aware of Mozilla powered applications, but other Firefox variants I have tried out in the past id not say that it was designed by Mozilla on the about screen. They did however say that they where Mozilla powered though, hmm I wonder what's the difference.
Guess it doesn't matter, I was just curious.
post #5433 of 7308
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Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post

Hey guys moving over to CodePlex, since SourceForge has severely gone down hill. Can anyone see if the download for Waterfox 25.0 works?

https://waterfox.codeplex.com/releases/view/114762

Any feedback about CodePlex from a user prospective would be great. This is the final build. I'll be releasing the portable version and language packs for a proper release this evening when I get back from uni.
Says the specified release was not found.
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Originally Posted by d-block View Post

Says the specified release was not found.

He took it down since Flash kept repeatedly crashing it. He's working to get the issue resolved.
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Well guys it looks like Waterfox 25 won't be released according to Alex's latest post http://www.waterfoxproject.org/development.php?fn_mode=fullnews&fn_id=61
Regardless, I'm sticking to Waterfox. Runs great for me, despite lacking a few updates.
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That is very unfortunate. It looks like we should consider ourselves lucky if we have Waterfox 26 before Christmas.
As much as I respect Alex and his work on Waterfox, I have a feeling he doesn't realise the importance of Waterfox for a lot of people. There is a time when a project grows beyond the scope of "pet project" and becomes an invaluable instrument for thousands of people. I wish both Alex and the Mozilla people could understand that and support each other and this project officially, consistently and efficiently.
Could you imagine what would happen if Mozilla were to say "hey, we'll be releasing Firefox 26 in two weeks anyway, no point releasing a fix now"?
[incidentally, it's not "two weeks", it's a full month until FF26 is released, and probably another week or two for Waterfox 26]
post #5437 of 7308
skagon, I would respectfully submit that I do believe that Alex does understand how many people depend on Waterfox.

Further, like nearly all open-source projects, I believe that Alex is not being properly compensated for his work and efforts.

If we could fund a "fellowship" that would allow the programming team to work nearly full time on the project, I would expect that updates would come in a more timely fashion. With sufficient funding, Waterfox could potentially set new standards for web browsers.

Chas
post #5438 of 7308
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Originally Posted by 11ryanc View Post

Well guys it looks like Waterfox 25 won't be released according to Alex's latest post http://www.waterfoxproject.org/development.php?fn_mode=fullnews&fn_id=61

Oh, well. frown.gif

By the way, Alex: If you're reading this, can you please check your PMs?
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@skagon -I agree.
Edited by 11ryanc - 11/16/13 at 5:25pm
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I have no many problem with flash player. Certainly a bug with old settings.
On my PC, waterfox works perfectly.
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