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Daily Dose: Firefox 5 Arrives...3 months after Firefox 4

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Mozilla has released the 5.0 version of Firefox only three months after the launch of the delay-addled Firefox 4. The update contains support for CSS animation, and updated standards for HTML and other languages. The mobile version of the browser has also been updated for Android Market.

Click here for a complete list of updates in the release notes.
Click here to download Firefox 5.

Tornado Server 2.0 Touches Down

The Tornado project announced the 2.0 version of their Python-based, open-source web server. The new version supports Python 3.2, and has been released under version 2.0 of the Apache license. However, version 2.0 features some changes that may be backwards incompatible, so looking at the specific update changes is recommended.

Click here to learn more about the updates.
Click here to download Tornado version 2.0.

PHP Fog Announces "Fog Cloud" Update

PHP Fog, a cloud based hosting platform, has unveiled their "Fog Cloud" update, which provides access to private, multi-tenant environments- users can have as many of their own apps shared on a set of servers that are free from stranger's code. Each cloud is scalable, and can run up to 125 applications. Click hereto learn more.

GitHub Launches Mac Client  

GitHub has launched GitHub for Mac, a client for OSX. It takes developers through the steps of assembling an account in GitHub, as well as uploading repositories. It also contains a local admin interface that resembles the Web-based one.

GitHub for Mac allows you to:

   •    Clone repositories
   •    Browse history
   •    Commit changes
   •    Branch code
   •    Share code on github.com

Download GitHub for Mac here.

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Mike P(Okidoky) replied on Wed, 2011/06/22 - 10:05pm

Android version of Firefox... does that mean that all that rendering code was ported to Java (Android Java anyway) ? I know many people could really use a pure Java browser in their fat Swing clients....

Guido Amabili replied on Thu, 2011/06/23 - 4:43am in response to: Mike P(Okidoky)

You might check JavaFX 2 which has a kind of JWebPane browser control.


Mike P(Okidoky) replied on Sat, 2011/06/25 - 12:07am in response to: Guido Amabili

Guido, I haven't tried JavaFX 2 yet. Can I use that inside a Swing app, probably no problem I think? Does it actually come with that JWebPane now. There were promises for years. Does it work on Linux 32, 64, Windows 32, 64? Most likely uses WebKit under the hood. I've used WebRenderer. Development is dead. Bugs, no attention. I've used MozSwing. Dead for years. Bugs. No 64 support. I've used Swt + Swt-Awt bridge. Managed to make it work on all platform variations I need, but it crashes when resizing windows.

Mike P(Okidoky) replied on Sat, 2011/06/25 - 12:15am in response to: Guido Amabili

javafx.com: "JavaFX 2.0 will be fully supported on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Early Access versions of JavaFX 2.x for Mac OS and Linux will be made available at a later date, but support for these platforms will not be included as part of the JavaFX 2.0 final release." Beta only for Windows. Early access only for the elite. I can't think of a single technology that developed as slow as this one.

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