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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 8:07 pm

I'm considering starting a best builds archive site so that people can easily go to that site and get builds known to be stable. Before I do so, I would like some questions answered.

1) I currently plan on hosting .5, 02/21, 03/04, and 03/20 Are there any other stable builds I should be aware of?

2) Are there any other sites that currently have an archive of stable builds?

3) Also, what should I expect my monthly bandwidth usage to be?

4) Would such a site be useful, or would I just be wasting my time and money?

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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 8:23 pm

A lot of Windows folks used the 2002-12-28 build for a while until the theme/extension bug, which appeared on 12-29, was fixed.
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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 9:26 pm

Some of use still have copies of 2002-12-28 if you want one. That was a good build, BTW. Ditto 2002-11-14.
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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 9:32 pm

I'll mirror the files if you want - I've got 10Mbps and I'm up 24/7 here at college. I can't do it during the summer though (no fast and permanent connection at home). I haven't got any of the old builds, though.

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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 10:43 pm

I also have quite a few December and January builds including 2002-12-28 and 2003-01-16. Good to have a CD-RW drive for archiving. :)
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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 11:57 pm

Would be nice if I had a build that didn't have the "Crashing on autocomplete" bug that affects me from time to time. :(

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 12:17 am

IamBobaFett wrote:Would be nice if I had a build that didn't have the "Crashing on autocomplete" bug that affects me from time to time. :(

I see that problem so often, I've disabled it in my user.js. I don't use that feature at all, but I'd often accidentally hit some keys to activate it before so I decided to turn it off by default.
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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 1:40 am

Aqua. wrote:I'm considering starting a best builds archive site so that people can easily go to that site and get builds known to be stable. Before I do so, I would like some questions answered.

1) I currently plan on hosting .5, 02/21, 03/04, and 03/20 Are there any other stable builds I should be aware of?

2) Are there any other sites that currently have an archive of stable builds?
I've 3/4, 3/20 and px0.5 on the site of the Phoenix installer, on mozdev.
I've also tons of builds locally, so if you need an old one, chances are that I still have it.

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 3:51 am

daihard wrote:I see that problem so often, I've disabled it in my user.js. I don't use that feature at all, but I'd often accidentally hit some keys to activate it before so I decided to turn it off by default.


In about:config, I tried making the autocomplete enabled option "false", but this didn't seem to have the desired effect. What did you do in user.js?

Thanks. The autocomplete bug is the only thing I don't like about Phoenix.

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 8:36 am

rsnidjik wrote:In about:config, I tried making the autocomplete enabled option "false", but this didn't seem to have the desired effect. What did you do in user.js?

Thanks. The autocomplete bug is the only thing I don't like about Phoenix.

Not to disappoint you, but I was talking about something entirely different. I meant "typeahead find" as the only thing I didn't like about Phoenix, but mistakenly referred to it as "autocomplete." My fault. :oops:

That said, you should be able to disable "autocomplete" by going to Tools/Options, selecting "Privacy" and clearing the "Save information I enter..." check box.
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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 11:40 am

Aqua. wrote:
3) Also, what should I expect my monthly bandwidth usage to be?

4) Would such a site be useful, or would I just be wasting my time and money?


I still need an answer to these two questions, especially #3.

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 11:46 am

Aqua. wrote:
Aqua. wrote:
3) Also, what should I expect my monthly bandwidth usage to be?

4) Would such a site be useful, or would I just be wasting my time and money?


I still need an answer to these two questions, especially #3.


I don't think anyone has any idea what the b/w usage would be. Theoretically speaking.

It may not be a waste, but I feel I can always make things work with the builds and alternatives I have on hand locally. It seems like trading amongst ourselves might be useful, but I just don't have the desire to go nuts with this old build reverting. Just make it work for you until a new one comes out. If a site doesn't work, figure out why and use K-Melon, Opera, Mozilla, Netscape, or even IE until it does. That is the order I try, they're all free.
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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 1:18 pm

My intention is to create it for two types of people:

1) New people going from .5 to a known stable build.
2) People with a screwed up build who are fed up and want to get a known stable build without having to hunt for it.

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 1:31 pm

Aqua. wrote:My intention is to create it for two types of people:

1) New people going from .5 to a known stable build.
2) People with a screwed up build who are fed up and want to get a known stable build without having to hunt for it.


1) 0.6 official hyper-mega-super-stable release ($DEITY willing) will make this a moot point. NB Stability is too elusive--too many different people doing too many different things with it.

2) No build is so screwed up that you can't get along with it until there's a new one to try. And move over all your extensions, themes, and tweaks. Better yet, keep backups of old crap! Don't delete, just rename and it's all still there.

Not that I don't appreciate your gesture. I am just addressing the salient points as they apply to me.

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 1:46 pm

I too hope .6 will come out soon and render all this moot.

I have about 9 builds installed right now in different folders. LOL

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