Waterfox v13 or 13.1 ?

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  1. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    My question is whether Mozilla has RELEASED Waterfox as Version 13 yet. I went to their download site and they show Version 13 PL1. What's PL1 stand for? Is that a pre release or the final release? When I click "check for updates" it says I am using V12 which is the current version. Thanks in advance for the answer. :)
     
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    Hi,

    PL1 is a more recent version, it was released because there was a bug in the original v13 version. I suggest you to download it from their website, more info here: http://waterfoxproject.org/news/42/15/Waterfox-13-PL1-Available.html
     
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    Mozilla has nothing to do with Waterfox - it is developed by someone else, not by Mozilla.

    PL1 stands for Patch-Level 1 (updated version, bug fix...etc). It's the final version not a beta.
     
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    According to Mr Alex, Waterfox PL1 is a fix for the GUI bug. If you didn't suffer from the GUI bug it's not necessary, apparently.

    Waterfox is not an official Mozilla release (thank god).
     
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    OK thanks to all. My original attempt to update to V 13 a while ago was very unstable so I reverted to a previous snapshot and kept V12. I hope this PL1 is better. :)
     
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    OK. Please tell me how it runs. I haven't had much time to use my 64 bit PC & Waterfox 13 seems fine so far. However, I have downloaded the PL1 installer just in case. I don't know whether to run it yet though. I really am not sure what the infamous GUI bug is.
     
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    After a few days running WF13 PL1 it seems flawless. I particularly like clicking the new tab to see your last 6 sites which you can save to stay. :)
     
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    It's a problem that occurs when starting Waterfox. Usually, it starts up okay. If you quit the program, and re-open it, you get a small window, which if re-sized is utterly blank.
    It hasn't happened to me, but it has to a couple of friends. The PL1 release worked well for them.
     
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    OK thanks for the information. :thumb:
     
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    Cool. :cool:
     
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