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 Date Posted:   November 21st, 2002
 Last Updated:   November 15th, 2008
 License: Mozilla Public License
 Downloads: 45,924 total; 6,131 recently
 Page Views: 232,869 total
 User Rating: Give this application a rating
9.15 / 10, with 73 votes
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About Firefox:
Mozilla Firefox is a free, open-source web browser for Windows, Linux, MacOS X and BeOS! It is fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over other web browsers, such as tabbed browsing, built-in spell check and search engine integration and the ability to block pop-up windows. This page hosts "stable" builds a.k.a "releases".

The BeOS porting team of the Mozilla project is happy to announce the availability of our Firefox 2.0 port for BeOS-compatible systems. This build incorporates numerous BeOS-specific updates in addition to all the wonderful new features supported by Firefox 2.0. One of the biggest is the ability to use Firefox as a "semi-native" app. To run without the script, before the first run of Firefox, please make the following changes inside your /firefox folder:
    Create a folder called "add-ons". Into the new add-ons folder, move the files

    Create a folder called "lib". Into the new lib folder, move all other files ending in ".so"
    Rename "firefox-bin" to "Firefox"
    From a terminal, cd to your Firefox folder and type
    mimeset -F Firefox

    (If in the past, you added the following lines to /boot/home/config/boot/UserSetupEnvironment
      export LIBRARY_PATH=%A/.:%A/components:$LIBRARY_PATH
      export ADDON_PATH=%A/.:%A/components:$ADDON_PATH
    please remove them. The method above is considered superior.)

    Installation is simple: extract the Firefox folder from the archive. Move the folder where you want it before you run Firefox for the first time. If your create directories and move files as directed above, you will be able to run Firefox directly, without the script, and set Firefox as the default handler for http links, https links and html file MIME-types. You might also want to rename firefox-bin to Firefox prior to first launch, to make it look nice in your Deskbar.

    Security Note:
    If you move Firefox or any of its components after the first execution, even just by dragging the folder to a new location, Firefox will stop working. On first execution, Firefox notes and records its environs, then stops working for security reasons if it sees subsequent changes.

    So where is Firefox 3?
    The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3, but unfortunately this new version incorporates both code and dependencies that cannot be supported under any flavor of BeOS or Zeta. Activity is under way to port FF3 to Haiku but for now, please be patient and use Firefox 2 on your favorite OS.
Details about this version:
Stability and security release. No BeOS-specific changes.

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