Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: April 06 2008,19:53
I agree with Jason. I voted to take it out by balancing that some users will want GTK2 instead of GTK1, Opera instead of Firefox, etc., against the amount of space required to implement Firefox. Dillo is adequate for users to be able to do simple browsing, access the forums, etc. Make all versions of Firefox extension -- 1.0.6 for older hardware, 2 with GTK1 and GTK2, and before too long Firefox 3. Let users decide and then allocate the room it would take up for more modules, more utilities, etc.
FWIW, I'm using the latest Firefox/Bon Echo GTK1 build (see March extensions discussion with newby) about 75% of the time and Firefox 3 beta the rest of the time. The GTK1 build isn't very lightweight, but it's a bit more nimble than the standard Mozilla GTK2 build.
One more option I wish was under consideration if you want to keep the base similar to the status quo is replacing Firefox and Sylpheed with Opera. I know there are issues since their source is closed, but size-wise it would be similar and Opera is faster than Firefox speed-wise.
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