Aurora… o futuro, hoje…powered by mozilla :)

“Aurora is a concept video exploring one possible future user experience for the Web, created by Adaptive Path as part of the Mozilla Labs concept series. For more, visit adaptivepath.com/aurora

via Vimeo

Mais aqui http://adaptivepath.com/aurora/

Querem participar nos futuros projectos da Mozilla Foundation? Eis o Mozilla Labs e o browser concept…Aurora

O projecto Mozilla criou um novo espaço, o Mozilla Labs, mais ou menos como o Google Labs, onde tal como afirmam, a criatividade e a ciência se encontram para desenvolver, investigar e explorar novas ideias.

Não precisamos ser programadores para participar-mos, basta tão só ter-mos ideias, boas ideias, ou pelo menos ideais diferentes.

Uma dessas brilhantes ideias já está a dar origem aquele que pode ser o browser do futuro, o Aurora.

Mozilla Labs » Blog Archive » Introducing the Concept Series; Call for Participation

Laboratories are places where science and creativity meet to develop, research and explore new ideas. Mozilla Labs embraces this great tradition as a virtual lab where people come together online to create, experiment and play with Web innovations for the public benefit.

Today we’re calling on industry, higher education and people from around the world to get involved and share their ideas and expertise as we collectively explore and design future directions for the Web.

You don’t have to be a software engineer to get involved, and you don’t have to program. Everyone is welcome to participate. We’re particularly interested in engaging with designers who have not typically been involved with open source projects. And we’re biasing towards broad participation, not finished implementations.

Tecnologia FreeBSD ao serviço do Mozilla Firefox

Um artigo que descreve o que a fundação mozilla fez para melhorar o Firefox 3 no que à utilização de memória concerne.

Murray’s FreeBSD Notes: Firefox 3 is out with FreeBSD Technologies

The most widely publicized is probably the addition of Jason Evan’s memory allocator (jemalloc) written for FreeBSD 7.0 which has been included into Firefox to reduce memory fragmentation.

Firefox 3 Memory Usage « pavlov.net

I carefully studied the fragmentation effects of various allocators and concluded that jemalloc gave us the smallest amount of fragmentation after running for a long period of time. I’ve worked closely with the jemalloc author, Jason Evans, to port and tune jemalloc for our platforms. It was a huge effort resulting in Jason doubling the number of lines of code in jemalloc over a 2 month period, but the results paid off. As of beta 4 we now use jemalloc on both Windows and Linux. Our automated tests on Windows Vista showed a 22% drop in memory usage when we turned jemalloc on.freebsd

The FreeBSD Project

FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC®, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.

Mozilla e o seu Firefox 3.0 entrou para o Guinness


Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008

Conseguimos! Estabelecemos um novo recorde mundial no Livro dos Recordes Guinness.

Graças ao apoio da sempre sensacional comunidade da Mozilla, nós conseguimos estabelecer um Recorde Mundial no Livro dos Recordes Guinness pelo software mais baixado em 24 horas. Em 18 de junho de 2008 8,002,530 de pessoas baixaram o Firefox 3 e estão usando a Internet de maneira mais segura e inteligente.

Desde que o Firefox foi lançado em 2004, temos contado com o apoio da nossa comunidade para nos ajudar na divulgação do Firefox. Hoje, graças a projetos tais como círculos de milho, anúncios de jornal, adesivos gigantes, vídeos, blogs, dentro outros, nós contamos com mais de 160 milhões de usuários em mais de 230 países.

Um Firefox ainda mais rápido que o Firefox3…ladies and gentleman…. Flock 2.0Beta1

Já tinha ouvido falar do Flock, um browser baseado no Mozilla Firefox mas mais dedicado ao agora tão em voga, “Social Web”, pensei que devido a isso o browser fosse bem mais pesado que um Firefox “normal”, estava enganado, pelo menos em GNU/Linux.

Após ler dois posts na web sobre as fracas performances do novo Firefox3 em GNU/Linux e da minha própria experiência, resolvi fazer o download do Flock 2.0Beta1, é sem dúvida nenhuma mais rápido, gasta menos memória e ainda por cima uma vez que estou a usar a arquitectura de 64bits, o plugin de flash 10 funciona que é uma maravilha, no Firefox 3 tem a mania de se pôr a puxar pelo CPU feito maluco.

O Flock 2.0Beta1 é baseado no Firefox 3, mas alguma coisa devem ter feito porque é bem melhor, eventualmente está mais optimizado para GNU/Linux, uma vez que parece que a fundação Mozilla aposta mais no m$-window$.

No site do Flock é referido que algumas extensões podem não funcionar, felizmente todas as que uso, e são bastantes, funcionam na perfeição, desde a TabMixplus, addblock, httpliveheaders, serverspy, Firepgp, scribefire etc.

A versão Beta do Flock encontra-se aqui!

Escrevendo about:buildconfig no Flock2.0Beta1 obtemos:

about:buildconfig

Build platform

target
i686-pc-linux-gnu

Build tools

Compiler Version Compiler flags
gcc gcc version 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4) -Wall -W -Wno-unused -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -W -Wno-long-long -pedantic -fno-strict-aliasing -pthread -pipe
c++ gcc version 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4) -fno-rtti
-fno-exceptions -Wall -Wconversion -Wpointer-arith -Woverloaded-virtual
-Wsynth -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -Wcast-align
-Wno-long-long -pedantic -fno-strict-aliasing -fshort-wchar -pthread
-pipe

Configure arguments

–enable-application=browser
–with-distribution-id=FlockInc. –enable-update-channel=beta
–enable-optimize –disable-vista-sdk-requirements –disable-debug
–disable-tests –enable-extensions=default –with-build-name=Flock
–enable-official-branding

O mesmo comando no Firefox3:

about:buildconfig

Build platform

target
x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu

Build tools

Compiler Version Compiler flags
cc gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7) -Wall -W -Wno-unused -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -W -Wno-long-long -pedantic -g -fno-strict-aliasing -pthread -pipe
g++ gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7) -fno-rtti
-fno-exceptions -Wall -Wconversion -Wpointer-arith -Woverloaded-virtual
-Wsynth -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -Wcast-align
-Wno-long-long -pedantic -g -fno-strict-aliasing -fshort-wchar -pthread
-pipe -U_FORTIFY_SOURCE

Configure arguments

–build=x86_64-linux-gnu –prefix=/usr
‘–includedir=${prefix}/include’ ‘–mandir=${prefix}/share/man’
‘–infodir=${prefix}/share/info’ –sysconfdir=/etc –localstatedir=/var
‘–libexecdir=${prefix}/lib/xulrunner-1.9′ –disable-maintainer-mode
–disable-dependency-tracking –srcdir=. –enable-system-cairo
–disable-system-sqlite –with-system-nspr –with-system-nss
–enable-application=xulrunner
–enable-extensions=xml-rpc,venkman,inspector,irc,gnomevfs,cview,tasks,reporter,python/xpcom
–enable-webservices –enable-safe-browsing
–with-default-mozilla-five-home=/usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9
–enable-startup-notification –with-user-appdir=.mozilla
–without-system-jpeg –with-system-zlib=/usr –with-system-bz2=/usr
–enable-system-hunspell –disable-javaxpcom –disable-crashreporter
–disable-elf-dynstr-gc –disable-installer –disable-strip
–disable-strip-libs –disable-install-strip –disable-tests
–disable-mochitest –disable-updater –enable-optimize
–with-distribution-id=com.ubuntu


Flock Browser – Flock 2 with Firefox 3 inside = WOW! | Flock

With all of the attention around the imminent release of Mozilla’s Firefox 3 technology, we’ve been beaming with enthusiasm about what’s in store for Flock fans. Last night, we pushed our public beta (one) of Flock 2 live. Flock 2 incorporates all of the latest features found in Flock’s recent public release, but it runs on the latest and greatest Firefox 3 technology from Mozilla. So now you don’t have to abandon your love affair with your new favorite browser to check out the latest performance, security and feature enhancements from Mozilla. We’ve got them all right here for you!

Flock 2 is FAST. Manages memory better, and is more secure, thanks to Mozilla’s Firefox 3 technology.

Firefox3 as novas “features” em imagens

A malta da Mozilla Foundation, prepara-se para lançar já amanhã o novissimo Firefox3, para quem queira dar olhada às novas “features”, Deb Richardson criou uma página onde as destaca com recurso a screenshots.

“Deb Richardson has written a lengthy, screenshot-filled Field Guide to Firefox 3 with information about the new and improved features in Mozilla Firefox 3, which launches on Tuesday.”

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