Go read the thread
it's the entire history
from the first version (recompiled Fx 4.0) to the current version
currently @ 213 pages
User "MrAlex" the creator of WaterFox gets the source code from the Firefox servers and compiles with a 64-bit compiler to get a 64-bit Firefox dubbed WaterFox
Quote page 9, thread post 89
You and the guy who does Pale Moon should get together to make the best browser ever.
We're essentially doing the same thing .
re problems with the icons;
Quote page 17, thread post 163
Hmm this is strange. I've just noticed too. The actual icon files are the correct size and resolution (as you can see in the attached images) but they don't seem to come out like that
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This is just as secure as FF4 right? I mean its basically the same code.
Yes, exactly the same code, just compiled differently.
Right guys, Mozilla *still* hasn't released the source code for 4.0.1 yet.
You can check for yourselves here:
Hopefully it'll be released soon. I'll check when I get back home (it'll be late morning/early afternoon US time?). The auto-update function should be working in this next release as well.
Quote page 26, post 252
Mozilla releases the source code (it is not 32-bit or 64-bit specific) and Windows is the only version which hasn't received a 64-Bit variant directly from Mozilla. It is 64-Bit because I used a 64-Bit compiler. The way you compile is important.
And you could possibly notice an improvement. Try it and see if it does or doesn't
Quote page 27, post 263
I used Visual Studio 2010 compiler . And I didn't make the build Intel or AMD specific, because that would take around 9 hours to compile 3 builds, time which I don't really have
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wait so is this official mozilla release thats been renamed waterfox and is for 64 bit? or did u just mod it yourself? im confused... and im running beta 7 right now, =P
It's the official Mozilla release, but it has been compiled with optimisations. Since Mozilla want Firefox to work on as many systems as possible they can hardly perform any if at all optimisations.
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Okay, what about a .NET framework check in the installer itself - if .NET isn't installed, then it prompts the user to download and install it?
That would require modifying the Firefox source code, and I cannot program Python or C++, only VB.NET/C# and HTML/CSS
need more !!
edit: better yet here's more
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Uh-oh, seems I was testing Beta builds and left the channel to beta. Hopefully Mozilla release a Firefox 11.0.1 so I can fix the issue
Guys I'll reply to everyone soon. My final exam tomorrow but I'll be all ears after that.
looks like he's still just doing optimized re-compiles
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