I must admitted that I’m impatiently waiting for Firefox 3 releasing date at least for its Beta 2 version, which as been scheduled to release on September 2007. I was so curious about its recent development progress and therefore I test the alpha 6 version of Gran Paradiso.
Since my Thinkpad has Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, I download Gran Paradiso Alpha 6 for Linux. After extracting the granparadiso-alpha6.tar.bz2 tarball, I was only need to run ./firefox from Ubuntu terminal and Gran Paradiso was run. It recognized Firefox 2 user setting immediately and using all Bookmarks and its history as well.
tar -jxvf granparadiso-alpha6.tar.bz2
My first impression of Gran Paradiso is about Firefox add-on backward compatibility. Many add-on installed on my firefox 2 was not compatible. Only Adblock Plus, BugMeNot, NoScript and Personal Menu run flawlessly out of box.
When I try to play video from ifilm.com, the video was run (at least I heard the voice) but I wasn’t see any image on it. However when I try it on YouTube, the video run perfectly.
Gran Paradiso alpha 6 still contains several bugs at the moment, but I’m still impressed with its performance and stability. I was trying to run video from youtube and ifilm on different tabs at the same time and also writing this post without Gran Paradiso gone crash. Nice.