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Crash fixing, performance work, and widgets in a panel

February 18th, 2010

We are focusing a lot on stability at the moment, and have fixed some of the most frequent crash bugs. Keep those crash logs coming, though!

Our core team has also tweaked class selector matching (CSS) performance a bit (a quick test showed performance gains of up to 20-30% for the specific testcase I used).

This build has a new panel for widgets which allows you to launch and uninstall widgets from within the browser. Widgets will still use the Windows installation system, but it will be much easier to keep track of which widgets you have installed.

To get an idea about why widgets are important, look at how a lot of big companies are looking to standardize on widgets for cross-platform applications.

There will not be a detailed changelog this time around since we are mostly focusing on crashes and the new widgets panel.

Finally, you will have to wait a bit more for Mac and Unix builds due to the work that is being done on those platforms.

Known issues

  • The Advanced section of the Preferences dialog is corrupted

WARNING: This is a development snapshot: it contains the latest changes, but may also have severe known issues, including crashes and data loss situations. In fact, it may not work at all.

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