Friday, April 22, 2011

4.0.1 final is pushed

4.0.1 final is pushed to Google Code and update notifications should be going out. Those of you on the beta edge shouldn't notice anything different; other than a quick internal branding change, it is otherwise the same as 4.0.1pre. I'll have more to say about 4.0.2pre and 5 in an upcoming post. For now, grab it and carry on.


  1. Yay, just found TenFourFox - I thought I'd be stuck on a FF4b forever!

    You *rule*!

  2. Thanks, man! We really need a Kevin Spacey icon for that.

  3. Lets keep the PowerPC torch going!!! I am surprised to see I am not the only one out there with a PPC mac, though I have 3 of them + my Intel 2010 mac pro.

    I wonder how many pure PPC users and hybrid ones are out there?

  4. Are there plans for moving to ffvp8?
    Pros: It's a lot faster than libvpx
    Cons: As far as I know, there is almost no altivec support yet (but planned), so I don't expect it to be faster for us at this time.

    I have no idea how hard it would be to optimize it for altivec, but perhaps it's worth a try.

  5. Great Work! But it is very important to fix TFF with many Language Support. Only in English ... you can it better :)

  6. On my Dual G4 1,25 Mhz, the HTML5 video play smoothly, some frame skip and good sound. Great improvment from 4.0s !

  7. Smooth scrolling seems to be enabled in *all* tabs if just one of them (in the background) has a flash plugin, right?

  8. Wow, lots of responses. Sorry, visiting the family for Easter holiday.

    PoLiYa, someone asked Mozilla that very question, and so far it has a thumbs-down for license reasons. See

    I'd need clear demonstration it would be worth our striking off on our own to implement it separately. Right now, it doesn't seem like it does. It might in the future, so this is something we could revisit later if it evolves VMX support.

    Michelle, I agree, but we need translators! There is a community-developed French localization people are trying out in issue 42. Check it out.

    Thanks, J!

    chtrusch, yes, I believe so. It can't really be any more granular than that at this time unless I can count by tab, and I haven't found a method to do that (this just checks globally; even that required me expanding the functionality of the layout nsPresContext). I believe it *is* by window -- but don't take my word for that.

  9. Hey,

    thank you very much indeed for TenFourFox 4.0.1. It works perfect on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Mac OS X 10.5.8 :) It's faster than latest Safari 5.0.5 (Issue 2011). I recommend for PPC-User the new SuperTuxKart 0.7.1b:


    Required Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

  10. Nice work on SuperTuxKart. Hopefully the engine can be used to port other titles to 10.3/10.4.

  11. Is there a way to turn smooth scrolling with flash off again? It's just awkward, and slow.

    I don't know if this is related, but: Scrolling with the scroll wheel (I use a logitech bluetooth laser mouse) sometimes stops working when new tabs are created in the background until I move the scrollbar at the right side of the browser window. This is not the usual "you're over the wrong frame" kind. I can't really pinpoint when it started (4.0.1pre?), and I don't have the time to test it right now with different builds. It only occurs every once in a while, but it's extremely irritating if you need to get your work done and it stops your workflow.

  12. Not currently, but I can throw in a pref into 4.0.2 and you can change that if you like. What system is this on?

    The second problem occurs randomly and occurred in 4.0. It is not related to the Flash-smooth-scroll patch; it's probably an issue with scroll bar focus. I've experienced it myself, but I cannot predict it, so I haven't reported it since I don't have steps to reproduce it currently. If you find somewhere it occurs consistently, let me know.

  13. Thank you for the response. A pref would be nice, but please don't make it a priority, you probably have more important stuff to work on right now. System is PowerBook G4 1.3 GHz, 10.5.8. I have mousewheel.withnokey.numlines set to 2, and smooth scrolling has never seemed to respect this (or it's the lag, I don't know), it's just too slow.


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