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Originally Posted by tatianalarina View Post

Some pages don't work for me in Waterfox 27.0.2 as they should. For instance this page with maps for the navigation tool Osmand:

http://download.osmand.net/list.php

When I click on a zip file to download it, I get the window asking me to confirm whether I want to download a "download.php" file. It happens both when I double-click the link and when I choose "save the link as".

The standard procedure - emptying the cache, creating the new profile etc. didn't help.
That's a fault with the website, not your browser. Just checked and it does exactly the same in FireFox, Chrome and IE.
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It worked for me in IE.
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http://download.osmand.net/list.php

When I click on a zip file to download it, I get the window asking me to confirm whether I want to download a "download.php" file.
Just rename the downloaded file to *.zip, or w/e file extension is listed for the download.
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Does anyone know why Techspot Shows waterfox 28 available to download on their site? I downloaded and installed and it says ver28. So far no glitches. Is this an official release Alex? I was under the impression only a test build was available.
Edited by safari801 - 4/4/14 at 11:29pm
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Does anyone know why Techspot Shows waterfox 28 available to download on their site? I downloaded and installed and it says ver28. So far no glitches. Is this an official release Alex? I was under the impression only a test build was available.

https://waterfox.codeplex.com/ says 28.0, Stable.
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Funny how it came out of the blue like that. So far working great, though.
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I am able to reproduce http://www.overclock.net/t/975626/waterfox-27-0-1-20-february-firefox-64-bit/5710#post_22048009 about:home issue in Firefox 28 x64 (Linux) using an unmodified config created in FF27. FF28 displays chrome://branding/locale/browserconfig.properties in the address bar and shows browser.startup.homepage=about:home in the viewing area. This issue suggests to me WF28 is behaving the same as FF28. Good catch, difficult to reproduce.
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Does anyone know why Techspot Shows waterfox 28 available to download on their site? I downloaded and installed and it says ver28. So far no glitches. Is this an official release Alex? I was under the impression only a test build was available.
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https://waterfox.codeplex.com/ says 28.0, Stable.
Thanks for mentioning that! The "test" version didn't work for me properly at all, but the "stable" version on CodePlex worked just fine for me after installation, even with my previous WF profile!
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I am able to reproduce http://www.overclock.net/t/975626/waterfox-27-0-1-20-february-firefox-64-bit/5710#post_22048009 about:home issue in Firefox 28 x64 (Linux) using an unmodified config created in FF27. FF28 displays chrome://branding/locale/browserconfig.properties in the address bar and shows browser.startup.homepage=about:home in the viewing area. This issue suggests to me WF28 is behaving the same as FF28. Good catch, difficult to reproduce.
That's interesting; I wonder if MrAlex somehow fixed that in the stable release as it all seems to work just fine for me with that.

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Good work with the WF 28 release MrAlex smile.gif
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Sorry for the late reply everyone, this is a BIG release for Waterfox. This should catapult Waterfox back to the top of the performance charts wink.gif Here is a test build, could you guys please let me know what you think?

https://db.tt/sMbyX8TP
So what did those extra delays bring?

A complete, 100% ICC build! Yay! (As opposed to various VC and ICC build).
Profile-Guided optimisation is back, which brings nice performance improvements.
If you're running an Intel CPU, support for AVX2, SSE4.2, SSE4.1 and SSSE3 if your processor supports these instruction sets. AMD users, at the moment you only get up to SSE3 support
Using Mozilla's built in memory allocator as opposed to jemalloc, otherwise crashes occur.
Finally change the About dialogue to talk about Waterfox and to link to the Waterfox website (links not active yet)

Give it a whirl!

Just remembered I am a AMD man now with my laptop (I got it for cheap from a friend looking to offload semi-old hardware.

So with that in mind, I want to ask about the SSE support. From what I understand, SSE is processor-based, therefore I will only get SSE3. Is that correct? Also, does building it using ICC affect AMD products too, since ICC is an Intel product?

Thanks

 

What happened was a while back Intel was caught purposely decreasing performance if a processor wasn't Intel. They got caught and fined appropriately. That no longer happens and ICC provides great performance boosts than VC does on Windows for any x86 processor which is good news because AMD processors can benefit from it. Unfortunately I can't enable certain flags otherwise AMD users would get left out, which is why I've picked the ones I have. Hope that clears up any issues!

 

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Just remembered I am a AMD man now with my laptop (I got it for cheap from a friend looking to offload semi-old hardware.

So with that in mind, I want to ask about the SSE support. From what I understand, SSE is processor-based, therefore I will only get SSE3. Is that correct? Also, does building it using ICC affect AMD products too, since ICC is an Intel product?

Thanks
Dazza, I think I can answer that for you.
As far as the SIMD instruction sets go, it depends on what CPU you have. AMD CPUs didn't get the full SSE4 set until the Bulldozer core (AMD FX line), so if you've got Phenom or earlier, technically speaking, your CPU doesn't officially support the full SSE4 instruction set; so SSE3 is the best you would get anyway.
Only Bulldozer and later cores support SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSSE3 and AVX, while the Piledriver core supports also AVX1.1 .

Regarding the Intel compiler, it has actually been proven to produce higher-performance binaries than Microsoft's but also, on occasion, than AMD's own Open64-derived compiler.

 

It's more to do with how Intel's C++ compiler flags work. You can look them up to see what I mean: /Qax and /arch

 

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Running Waterfox 28 on Windows 7 Pro AMD Quad Core 16GB and Avast with no issues.

Can change search engine with no problems.

As always, thank you for your work and talent.

Chas

 

Great to hear and thanks for the support!

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Okay, thanks to Sync I'm able to pick up where I left off using Windows 7 x64, and MS-Silverlight tries to install the 32-bit version of Silverlight. I overrode this and installed Silverlight-x64.exe. Silverlight-64 works fine in Windows 7 x64 with WF28. So I suspect this is an MS-Silverlight problem with Vista x64, not a WF28 problem. Think I'll stick with Linux, but when I have to use Windows, I'll use Waterfox for the reasons I described earlier which can be summarized as "video performance on a slower machine". MS Support is too much of a hassle, so I'm not going to bother reporting this Silverlight problem for Vista x64.

 

That's good to hear! Yes it does seem that Silverlight gets a bit picky at times, but as long as the x64 version is installed there shouldn't be any issues.

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Out of curiosity, your AV doesn't happen to be avast! does it?

as per request
my home computer: bullguard
friends: NOD32
work has on laptops server there entire network: bitdefender corporate security

 

Interesting, a while back avast! would sometimes cause BEX64 issues (memory buffer overflow) with certain programs. But I can't seem to reproduce a memory overflow issue like you're reporting.

 

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Originally Posted by tatianalarina View Post

Some pages don't work for me in Waterfox 27.0.2 as they should. For instance this page with maps for the navigation tool Osmand:

http://download.osmand.net/list.php

When I click on a zip file to download it, I get the window asking me to confirm whether I want to download a "download.php" file. It happens both when I double-click the link and when I choose "save the link as".

The standard procedure - emptying the cache, creating the new profile etc. didn't help.

 

Yes that does appear to be a website issue. Have you tried contacting the webmaster of said web page?

 

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Originally Posted by safari801 View Post

Does anyone know why Techspot Shows waterfox 28 available to download on their site? I downloaded and installed and it says ver28. So far no glitches. Is this an official release Alex? I was under the impression only a test build was available.

 

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by safari801 View Post

Does anyone know why Techspot Shows waterfox 28 available to download on their site? I downloaded and installed and it says ver28. So far no glitches. Is this an official release Alex? I was under the impression only a test build was available.

https://waterfox.codeplex.com/ says 28.0, Stable.

 

 

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Originally Posted by safari801 View Post

Funny how it came out of the blue like that. So far working great, though.

 

 

Sorry about that! I released it quietly to see if people would report any issues before officially announcing it, but yes it is the official version.

 

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Originally Posted by craigarno View Post

I am able to reproduce http://www.overclock.net/t/975626/waterfox-27-0-1-20-february-firefox-64-bit/5710#post_22048009 about:home issue in Firefox 28 x64 (Linux) using an unmodified config created in FF27. FF28 displays chrome://branding/locale/browserconfig.properties in the address bar and shows browser.startup.homepage=about:home in the viewing area. This issue suggests to me WF28 is behaving the same as FF28. Good catch, difficult to reproduce.

 

Ok great thanks, I'll look into that and see if a bug report in necessary to Mozilla (unless you're all ready submitted one!)

 

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Does anyone know why Techspot Shows waterfox 28 available to download on their site? I downloaded and installed and it says ver28. So far no glitches. Is this an official release Alex? I was under the impression only a test build was available.
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Originally Posted by RealityRipple View Post

https://waterfox.codeplex.com/ says 28.0, Stable.
Thanks for mentioning that! The "test" version didn't work for me properly at all, but the "stable" version on CodePlex worked just fine for me after installation, even with my previous WF profile!
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Originally Posted by craigarno View Post

I am able to reproduce http://www.overclock.net/t/975626/waterfox-27-0-1-20-february-firefox-64-bit/5710#post_22048009 about:home issue in Firefox 28 x64 (Linux) using an unmodified config created in FF27. FF28 displays chrome://branding/locale/browserconfig.properties in the address bar and shows browser.startup.homepage=about:home in the viewing area. This issue suggests to me WF28 is behaving the same as FF28. Good catch, difficult to reproduce.
That's interesting; I wonder if MrAlex somehow fixed that in the stable release as it all seems to work just fine for me with that.

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Good work with the WF 28 release MrAlex smile.gif

 

 

Thanks, glad it's working for you!

    
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I am able to reproduce http://www.overclock.net/t/975626/waterfox-27-0-1-20-february-firefox-64-bit/5710#post_22048009 about:home issue in Firefox 28 x64 (Linux) using an unmodified config created in FF27. FF28 displays chrome://branding/locale/browserconfig.properties in the address bar and shows browser.startup.homepage=about:home in the viewing area. This issue suggests to me WF28 is behaving the same as FF28. Good catch, difficult to reproduce.

Ok great thanks, I'll look into that and see if a bug report in necessary to Mozilla (unless you're all ready submitted one!)

This one doesn't bother me and is easier for me to work around than try to reproduce. So, No, I haven't submitted this one to Mozilla. The platform I reproduced on is OpenSUSE 12.3 x64 with Firefox 28.
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