Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Firefox 3.1b2 - AppleScript *STILL* Broken

I've been messing around with the different alphas and betas of Firefox, including FF3.1b2 released yesterday.

Sorry to announce that Mozilla still has not fixed it. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please refer to my previous posts where I detailed the problems here and here.

This extends all the way to the Minefield nightly builds, and Shiretoko builds as well.

Mozilla - PLEASE - fix AppleScript support.  I realize AppleScript has never been a priority, but hey, it works in 2.x but it was broken (regression) in 3.x and it messes with workflows and other apps as well.

In the mean time, Safari has been working well; however, it has begun choking on sites like reuters.com while something loads in the background. Takes about 40-50 seconds.

5 comments:

Chris said...

Is the wide open Camino fairing any better?

Anonymous said...

Publish the bug links in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ so that we can vote for the important bugs.

Darren Mahaffy said...

@ Anonymous- there are already numerous AppleScript bug filings on Bugzilla. Mozilla is quite aware of the breakage in FF3. FWIW

Darren Mahaffy said...

@ Chris - I do have and run Camino but not as default. Camino has great AppleScript support, too. So no real problems there.

The reason I'm using Safari over Camino is pretty much that Camino is locked down as pertaining to extensions whereas Safari is not ... neither is as great as FF. Safari also allows rearranging of tabs which I do make use of.

Darren Mahaffy said...

@ Chris - I'm testing the Dec. 10 nightly build of Camino and it now supports rearranging tabs!!

I'll give it a run thru tomorrow. Let's hope it has stability and 1Password compatibility issues solved.