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Firefox.next (Namoroka) Is Coming

Minefield
Minefield

I’ve built a pre-Alpha 1 version of Firefox 3.6 also known as Namoroka (following the park theme). Namoroka is a national park in Madagascar.

As with previous Shiretoko builds I’ve done, I’m using the same .mozconfig file for optimization as well as fiddling with the application defaults for speed. I am no longer changing the User-Agent on these builds as some people are reporting problems when accessing sites such as Facebook that don’t recognize the UA. When are people going to stop browser sniffing?

In this version, the “parse HTML 5” was off by default. I’ve turned this on. One other thing is that the browser’s name is “Minefield” as this is a pre-Alpha and things are supposed to blow up (so be careful).

You can find the Namoroka build on my downloads page.

13 thoughts on “Firefox.next (Namoroka) Is Coming”

  1. I’ve been running 3.6 for awhile, all my extensions work, had to use nightly tester but they all work so far. The speed feels the same, looking forward for more builds.

  2. After using 3.6 for a few hours and changing back to Shiretoko , for some reason Shiretoko is faster or at least seems faster. Anyway, keep them coming.

  3. I’ve always wondered, what’s the purpose of the mozconfig file? Is it an installable required to take advantage of the optimizations, or is it something else?

  4. Thanks, Chris. I always wondered about the mozconfig, and no one ever really explains what it’s for.

    Looking forward to new builds eventually. I’m hoping for GCD incorporation in particular. I’d do it myself, but I have no idea how to go about compiling. 🙁

  5. Just a question. I'm running 10.6.2 in 64-bit mode and can't get your build of ff 3.6b2 to run. The ff namoroka icon bounces the dock once then disappears. Any ideas?

      1. Sorry, I should have checked things out a bit better first. It appears that my profiles directory somehow got corrupted in switching form 3.5.5 to 3.6 beta. Dunno *how* that happened, but when I moved the dir to my desktop, 3.6b2 fired right up.

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