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Firefox 1.0.1 Released 617

homeobocks writes "Firefox 1.0.1 has been officially released by the Mozilla Foundation, with some important security fixes. An announcement and release notes are available." Presumably this fixes the window injection vulnerabilities.
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Firefox 1.0.1 Released

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  • On this subject (Score:5, Interesting)

    by NoGuffCheck ( 746638 ) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:48PM (#11773648)
    Have they released any info on new signups as a result of the Firefox 1.0 NY Times Advert?
    • Re:On this subject (Score:5, Informative)

      by PeterPumpkin ( 777678 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @02:27AM (#11774526) Journal
      Not really, but it can be figured out from this nice chart [].

      The ad went out on December 16, 2004.

      This is 37 days after the launch of Firefox. If you look to the downloads per day graph, there is a noticable increase afterward.
      • Re:On this subject (Score:5, Insightful)

        by jrest ( 539296 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @05:02AM (#11775182)
        Sorry, but I can't find such an increase. There is a small spike, but not really significant. Also, in the cumulative graph nothing major happens.
        In fact, I come to the opposite conclusion: there was no noticable increase afterward.
    • Re:On this subject (Score:5, Informative)

      by MikeCapone ( 693319 ) <skelterhell&yahoo,com> on Friday February 25, 2005 @04:03AM (#11775005) Homepage Journal and Ada's blog at have most of the information about Firefox's marketshare and marketing campaigns.

      I just installed 1.0.1 and everything seems to be working... Except that they haven't fixed the slashdot rendering bug yet (well, to be fair it's probably slashdot's HTML's fault -- I don't know why they haven't switched to CSS yet. They'd save gigs of bandwidth).
      • Re:On this subject (Score:5, Informative)

        by dotgain ( 630123 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @04:10AM (#11775031) Homepage Journal
        BTW the workaround for the rendering bug you encounter on /. is to increase the size of your text then decrease it again (Ctrl +, Ctrl -).

        I dunno if it is a slashdot bug or not. It seems to me that if you can fix it with this workaround, then's it's a Mozilla bug (it does it there, too). Yes they definitely should use CSS, but since it's such an ugly site, it'll probably still look better in lynx.

      • Re:On this subject (Score:4, Informative)

        by tehshen ( 794722 ) <> on Friday February 25, 2005 @06:53AM (#11775494)
        Or you could use SlashFix []. I am using it on 1.0.1 and it is working as good as ever.

        The main Slashdot rendering bug fix is going to be released with 1.1. This version 1.0.1 is only a security fix.
      • Re:On this subject (Score:5, Interesting)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 25, 2005 @07:12AM (#11775549)

        well, to be fair it's probably slashdot's HTML's fault

        Every single time this bug is mentioned, somebody blames it on Slashdot. Every single time, somebody else corrects them. Most of the time there's a reply saying something to the effect of "okay, so it's a bug in Firefox... but it's still Slashdot's fault!". And people continue to post comments like yours.

        What is it going to take to convince people that it's a bug in Firefox? Showing them the bugzilla entry doesn't work. Showing them valid HTML that exhibits the same problem doesn't work. Showing them Firefox developers talking about the bug doesn't work. Telling them that it's fixed in current nightlies doesn't work.

        Where the hell does this irrational superstition that it's Slashdot's fault come from? And why do you fools continue to post comments like this?

      • Re:On this subject (Score:5, Informative)

        by sepluv ( 641107 ) <blakesley@gmail . c om> on Friday February 25, 2005 @10:55AM (#11776983)
        Except that they haven't fixed the slashdot rendering bug yet

        This was fixed in Gecko in May 2004 on the trunk which is used by the latest stable version of Mozilla Suite (but not on the aviary branch which 1.0.1 is still based on. Aviary is now being exhumed back into the trunk, so hopefully, future builds (including releases) will all be based off the trunk (so Gecko fixes will propogate to Firefox).

        To fix it in Firefox:

        get a recent nightly build--I find them just as stable

        just install the Slashfix extension [].

        BTW the bug only occured sometimes if your machine was fast and it was rendering /. too quickly--you could try reloading--it was a genuine bug as it occured intermittently, but the awful, hoggy, invalid slashcode HTML doesn't help (esp. their use of evil many-nested tables for layout--see the funny and informative Why tables for layout is stupid []).

  • IDN Problems Fixed? (Score:5, Informative)

    by michaelhood ( 667393 ) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:48PM (#11773650)
    From changelog: International Domain Names are now displayed as punycode [].

    (wiki linkage mine).
    • Here is an example. (Score:4, Informative)

      by maotx ( 765127 ) <> on Friday February 25, 2005 @01:02AM (#11774129)
      Here [] is an example how Firefox 1.0.1 shows IDN names.*
      Click the Fake and Real link to see the difference.

      The Fake site will not work with Internet Exporer with the latest service pack.

      *Requires Firefox 1.0.1
  • Mirrors (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:48PM (#11773652)
    If the downloads for Firefox become overloaded today/tomorrow, Coral cache mirrors: =firefox-1.0.1&os=win&lang=en-US [] Windows =firefox-1.0.1&os=linux&lang=en-US [] Linux
    • Re:Mirrors (Score:5, Insightful)

      by iethree ( 666892 ) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:54PM (#11773707)
      it would me much more convenient (and probably less bandwidth-intensive) if they allowed us to update Firefox through the built-in update feature.
      At least Micro$oft doesnt make you totally re-download IE everytime they patch it.
      • They do, Go to:

        Edit\Preferences\Advanced\Check Now

        Tools\Options\Advanced\Check Now

        (The check now buttons say for updates beside them)
        • Re:Mirrors (Score:5, Insightful)

          by PReDiToR ( 687141 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:13AM (#11773828) Homepage Journal
          I did that, I found that Session Saver and Foxy tunes have updates available, but Firefox doesn't.

          I guess they haven't put the updates on the server yet?

          Screw it, I downloaded the whole thing and it took 20 seconds. I closed FF, Zipped up ProgFiles\MozFF and DocSet\User\AppDat\Moz, installed FF 1.0.1 and loaded it up.

          Took less thAn 2 minutes to do all that, I'm updated and no extensions broke.

          Pretty cool. Didn't even need a fricken reboot like IE would have.
          • Re:Mirrors (Score:5, Informative)

            by joeldixon66 ( 808412 ) * <joel@j d 5> on Friday February 25, 2005 @01:26AM (#11774284) Homepage
            From Asa's Blog []:

            "We're still working on some with the application update infrastructure and the installer so for the first few days, we'll only be offering the release via full download at the website and then turning on the automatic update system hopefully sometime next week."
          • Re:Mirrors (Score:3, Insightful)

            by p0rnking ( 255997 )
            Of course it didn't require a reboot like IE ... FF isn't "tied into" the OS
    • Re:Mirrors (Score:5, Informative)

      by Myen ( 734499 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @01:35AM (#11774326)
      Since you're linking to the en-US version anyway...
      BitTorrent links [] in case the servers really go to crap. (Theirs, not mine)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:50PM (#11773667)
    Let's say someone is finished browsing pr0n for the night and wants to clear the cache, history and cookies automatically on browser exit. Is this possible with Firefox via a setting or script?
    • by PReDiToR ( 687141 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:16AM (#11773849) Homepage Journal
      Grab the Kiosk extension [] from

      Or you could go to Tools > Options > Privacy > Clear all (under Windows).
    • by Bagels ( 676159 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:42AM (#11774006)
      Set it to accept cookies for current session only, have it remember history for past 0 days. Don't worry about the cache, as IIRC it's encoded such that it only means something to the browser (not left with the same title as the cached webpage item or even its extension).
    • by H3g3m0n ( 642800 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @02:17AM (#11774488) Homepage Journal
      You can also simply set the number of days in the History option under privacy to 0. An even better idea is to start firefox with the -profilemanager commandline paramater, create a special profile called somthing such as "noprofile", and set all the cache, history, cookies etc... to not be stored. You can then make a script/shortcut file that runs "firefox -profile noprofile" which will load that profile.

      You can do things such as put an obviouly diffrent skin on it to make sure you arn't running the wrong profile and install flashgot to allow you to grab entire image/movie gallerys.

      You can have a custom adblock [] filter list to remove nonrelevant images such as those backgrounds, banners and image borders that sites have which slows down your browsing.

      Under linux I have everything setup to use an highly encrypted filesystem so nothing can be accessed without the password, if you have your images, firefox profile, and its starting script in there then noone will beable to find anything also because its encrypted and only accessable by you, you can leave the history to be saved and create bookmarks etc. Just remember to unmount the filesystem and clear the loopback device.
  • Yeeehaaa (but...) (Score:5, Insightful)

    by A_Non_Moose ( 413034 ) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:50PM (#11773669) Homepage Journal
    from tfa:

    You can now make links opened by other applications open into a new tab, reuse an existing tab, or open a new window.

    Does it play well with Tabbrowser extension?

    Usually any app that does this kills off my saved session. (grrrr).

    Here's hoping.

    And, isn't msi support supposed to be available?
    (if it is there I did not see it)
  • the breaking news about Mandrake acquiring Connectiva??
  • Check Updates... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by adam31 ( 817930 ) <adam31@gmai[ ]om ['l.c' in gap]> on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:53PM (#11773702)
    How come it doesn't work in the Options->Advanced->Check for Updates tab?

    It says no updates available... Do I need to actually update from the site?

  • Whew! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:54PM (#11773704)
    It's about time they fixed those security issues. I was getting tired of using Internet Explore in the meantime.
  • by krikat ( 861906 ) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:54PM (#11773711) Homepage
    Does the security fix remove internet explorer?
  • OS X-specific fixes? (Score:5, Informative)

    by moosesocks ( 264553 ) on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:55PM (#11773714) Homepage
    Any word on if this includes fixes for the massive memory leaks in the OS X port? I know they were on track for 1.1, but it's possible they could have made their way into 1.0.1......
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:58PM (#11773742)
    Try this site: It shows a sarcastic popup saying "your browser has successfully blocked a popup!"
    How insulting!
  • by timealterer ( 772638 ) <> on Thursday February 24, 2005 @11:59PM (#11773743) Homepage

    Here [] is the full list of changes and related bugs for Firefox 1.0.1.

    You'll note that it's quite terse - this is not the 1.1 update from trunk that will get us rendering fixes, etc. that we'll see in June or so. Almost all security fixes here.

  • by Jedbro ( 27646 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:00AM (#11773757) Homepage Journal
    Be friendly to the mirrors, they
    have set up an official Bittorent seeder [].


    ( [] )
  • Major crashing Bug (Score:3, Informative)

    by kyhwana ( 18093 ) <> on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:05AM (#11773786) Homepage
    Is anyone else getting the type a URL into the URL bar crash?
    It doesn't matter what URL I try to enter, with tabs or without, *boom* it crashes.
  • Slashdot bug? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Maskirovka ( 255712 )
    Hopefully Slashdot will render correctly in this version.
  • I downloaded it a few minutes ago, and despite its claims of being a faster browser, it still has the issue of it consuming 48,324K of RAM to simply view this webpage, after a fresh install and start of it. I don't have many bookmarks, RSS feeds, or anything. Opening up a few tabs instantly balooned that amount to 69,424k.

    Even the original Mozilla, which is bloated, uses a mere 20,482K to open, while it can open up my loads of e-mail only using 24,223K of RAM. Using Thunderbird in addition to

    • interesting, on my leet 334MHz celeron 230 MB RAM i have firefox using 18,964K on a slashdot, IE using 15,112K and opera sitting at 18,600K. w/ five tabs in firefox i am at 34,000K... IE and opera have gone doen to 3k and 4.5K respectivley the only problem i have is that firefx has a habit of scrolling the page as it loads. i blame the 2 MB video card...
    • by Anonymous Coward

      But fortunately, I've got 1GB of RAM, and there's barely any spyware, so I'm ok with it now. I just wish I didn't have to put either Dillo for Linux or IE6 on Win98 for those old late Pentium Is / early Pentium IIs I fix up for people in my spare time, since Firefox is a nice browser despite its flaws. Too bad it won't run decently on anything less than a Pentium III with 256MB of RAM.

      Do try K-Meleon [], as it performs much better than Firefox on older computers. Its RAM usage should be somewhat lower as it

    • There may be something wrong with your setup. When you uninstall Firefox, you have to delete all the stuff in your Profiles folder. I am running Windows XP SP2 with six tabs, one of which is this website, and there's only 28,288K of memory usage.

      Delete all the stuff in your \Mozilla\Firefox folder when you uninstall Firefox when installing a newer version. There may be extensions getting in the way of your setup.
    • You CANT use task manager to get the full memory ussage of any app. It only displays the ussage of the physical memory, it doesnt say how much page file space it uses.

      Though I do agree that Firefox could use a bit better memory managemnt, after opening a bunch of windows or tabs, closing them doesnt free up all the memory it used to show the windows.
    • Too bad it won't run decently on anything less than a Pentium III with 256MB of RAM.

      I run it on a Cyrix-133Mhz with 40Mb of RAM and Win95 - it runs better (less memory usage, faster) than IE5. Still slow to start up, of course, but I'm not expecting much from an old machine like that ...
  • by CaptBubba ( 696284 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:10AM (#11773816)
    After installing 1.0.1 on WinXP I could not navigate anywhere. Everytime I would hit enter after typing something into the location bar firefox would crash.

    I've gone back to 1.0 and there are no problems. here's a link to the windows 1.0 versions [] in case anyone else similarly needs to revert back.

    • by prandal ( 87280 )
      It is usually caused by installing over an unpacked .zip build.

      You need to delete <install directory>/components/autocomplete.xpt and try again.

      The fix is checked in for Firefox 1.0.2
  • by realmolo ( 574068 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:18AM (#11773861)
    I'm gonna read about it tomorrow on Slashdot! Or maybe even later tonight!
  • Bittorrent! (Score:5, Informative)

    by GarfBond ( 565331 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:18AM (#11773862)
    Official BT Torrents here! []

    Now if you're worried about putting too much strain on the Mozilla download servers, use the BT links!

    Alternatively, this page lists translations and direct download links []

  • by teslatug ( 543527 )
    They upped the number of localized versions.
  • Update button? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    So why is there a software update "Check Now" button in the FireFox options, when it doesn't find and install this? Is it a feature that has yet to be implemented, or is there some other configuration setting I need to do first for it to work?

    Not that it's tough to manually download & install the update. It'd just be nice if I could tell my co-workers to "click on this button and it'll update itself."
  • by Denver_80203 ( 570689 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:20AM (#11773884)
    I would be interesting to see how many people download 1.0.1 over time vs 1.0. Statistically it would be hard to say how many people upgraded, didn't upgrade, first copy of firefox was 1.0.1 but, I would like to see the number seperately.
  • Good Experience (Score:5, Interesting)

    by CarlinWithers ( 861335 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:23AM (#11773901)
    It's nice to see so much enthusiasm in the computer world. Personally, I've loved Firefox. It's nice to have the same browser in both Windows and Linux. Got it late (about 2 months ago), but it's done me good. I couldn't go back to non-tabbed browsing and no nested searches window. Also, scanned with ad-aware today. Only two files!!! Both in IE cache from the few times I've had to use IE for ActiveX integrated sites. Used to think 500 was normal. Thanks Firefox, and I expect more good coming from this.
  • by Daedalon ( 848458 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @12:39AM (#11773996)

    Windows users who have problems with Mozilla software (Firefox, Thunderbird or Suite) being too slow or using too much memory and CPU, check out the Moox optimized builds [].

    One of my friends reported having constantly about 100 MB more free memory after switching to Moox M2 in his Athlon XP. A bit of a warning though: I tried to install original 1.0.1 over Moox M2 1.0, and it now crashes every time I press enter in the URL bar. Now typing in Internet Explorer, I'm anxiously waiting for Moox optimized 1.0.1 builds to come out and solve the situation.

  • Spoiler (Score:5, Funny)

    by CowsAnonymous ( 697884 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @03:12AM (#11774761)
    Just so you know, if you're going to reinstall from scratch, I already read the EULA and no; there's no $1000 prize.
  • by tod_miller ( 792541 ) on Friday February 25, 2005 @03:15AM (#11774772) Journal
    ...Make us download the files from the same place as the unwashed masses? Man, go back to linking to rough and ready nightly CVS snapshots ok! :-) ;-)

    Congrats FF peeps, I hope the popup blocking works now... will install at work, fusk that pute first, then try at home. :D heheh :D have a good day everyone.

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