Originally Posted by Marsu24
Originally Posted by JayBart
Is 18.0.2 Waterfox in the works? Hopefully out soon as people are saying the FF version fixed a lot of the speed issues etc..
Please do not harass MrAlex for updates. Be patient, the last Waterfox version took about two month to be completed. A new version will be released when it's done.
But personally I hope now that the compiler bugs are fixed it won't take long, many people here seem to have switched back to Waterfox 16 or use Cyberfox 18.0.2 in the meantime because of Waterfox crashes - if the new Waterfox arrives with the js fix will be received with a lot of enthusiasm!
Indeed - but worth emphasising in all this that when people say "waterfox crashes", it doesn't mean in any way it's Alex's or Waterfox's "fault". he compiles the code base supplied by Mozilla, using compilers supplied by Intel - and from what I can see pretty much keeps it clean codewise, so if those 2 have problems, Waterfox will, and if they're good Waterfox will be too. That's exactly what I expect to happen, and as we all know, the compilers are new and have had bugs, Mozilla has de-prioritised bugs that only appear on x64 builds (new since v16.0.1), and the Firefox 18.0.1 codebase had some issues itself - hopefully the materials he's working with are fixed or soon will be
Then we'll all upgrade. I imagine he's also keen to test carefully this time, to try and determine if there are any other bugs creeping into Waterfox from Intel or Mozilla.
He's doing a good job and he'll take what time he needs. If he didn't, it won't be the Waterfox we want. But he can't put right by himself what Intel and Mozilla make glitchy Edited by Stilez - 2/9/13 at 12:52am