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Lobster
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2005, 02:43    Post subject:  Flock
Subject description: Version 1 released - Now deceased
 

Two years ago I first tried Flock

Version 1 released
http://www.flock.com/

Let us know how you get on . . .
(ignore the info below - out of date)

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Flock is a cutting edge next generation social browser based on Firefox/Gecko engine from Mozilla

Pages are shared, Blog from the browser, shelf your info.
You can be near the edge
or as in my case over it . . . Embarassed

Developers and testerPups (not yet officially released) should download the file - click on it and select all - extract (I extracted to root)

Find the flock file and run it

http://www.flock.com/developer/download/preview/

Cool

You should not need login and password
login caveat
password emptor

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On Linux:
- Open a terminal window and use the "cd" command to navigate to
the directory that contains the flock.tar.gz file
- tar xzf flock-0.4.8-en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz
- cd flock
- ./flock

AFTER YOU INSTALL

1. The Import Wizard appears when you start Flock. Click Cancel. We
recommend that you not import settings from other browsers (importing of
favorites won't work, in any event, that's a known bug - we'll fix it soon)

2. After Flock comes up, we suggest that you click the Star button
that's in the URL bar. You'll be asked if you'd like to share your
Favorites. Give it a spin, but keep in mind that all your favorites
will be publicly viewable.

-- If you have a del.icio.us <http://del.icio.us/> <http://del.icio.us>
account, enter your
username and password. Click the checkbox that tells the Password
Manager to remember. Then click OK.
-- If you'd like to get a del.icio.us <http://del.icio.us/> <
http://del.icio.us> account, head
over to http://del.icio.us/register

That's it -- you're ready to go! After playing with this build for a
while, please let us know what you think by filling out the survey or
feedback form that are linked from the start page.

For release notes, help and support, and more information on anything
else that's Flock, check out the browser's start page.

Thank you,
Lloyd, on behalf of the Flock crew

PS: Have you backed up your blog and del.icio.us <http://del.icio.us/>lately?


Is this program better than Mozilla, Firefox, Opera etc? It will be very influential. This is an early release. I used it for a day of browsing and found it the easiest way to have on line shared bookmarks which I like doing. I would also resurrect my blogging when blogger support is added and I would also want wiki support (emailed the flock team on that) Cool

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2007, 21:58    Post subject:  

To install in Puppy download the Linux tar file
Click on it
Select extract
Find the flock file
click on it

Should run OK - I am using it now after downloading to 'My-applications'

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov 2007, 05:56    Post subject: Doesn't work  

What should I do to make it run on my machine PIII 700Mhz.
It doesn't run when I click on it, and from commandline it gives me a comment about C-library, fall back on locale or something like that.
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Nov 2007, 06:17    Post subject:  

I use Flock since the original public developer preview ("0.4x")... And was part of the Beta Test group for the 0.9x and 1.0...

I'd say that Flock, for those of us social web oriented is a "must use". Very Happy

It uses more memory than Firefox, but to be fair, you don't have to open tabs for all your web services all the time, thanks to Flock's integration.

I used the betas on Puppy 3.01 frugal, without any trouble at all, but my PC is more on the middle to high end (dual core, nvidia 6xxx, 2Gb ram).

Anyway, I am thinking about putting together a "Social Puppy" puplet, based around Flock and with the future 3.03CE as core... We'll see...
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Feb 2008, 05:45    Post subject:  

I have been using Flock in Puppy 3.01 for a few days, it was easily installed per the instructions and it has already fully replaced Firefox. I just linked to the SeaMonkey plugins folder with relative links and so far Flash etc seems to work. Flock feels subjectively quicker, the interface is prettier and I'm still exploring all the social functions. And in a few weeks the 1.1 version will support Gmail! Smile I would love to see a social Puppy based on Flock with main focus on online integration.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Feb 2008, 06:49    Post subject:  

I was going to include Flock in TEENpup 2008 as it comes with some nice features.
I tested it on and off for a couple of months on different PC's and found over time that it got slower and slower in opening web pages to the point where it was unuseable.
Note: This is with TEENpup installed and not running Live.

I also found Firefox ran faster. But to me Seamonkey always opens Web pages faster and that is why it will still be the default Browser in TEENpup.

I continue to run tests with Opera 9.25 and 9.50 and may include Opera in the next TEENpup.

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2008, 11:02    Post subject:  

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And in a few weeks the 1.1 version will support Gmail!


I will try it again Artie, when that arrives . . .
I must admit I was rather overwhelmed with the v1 release. It seemed to do a lot of things - link to Flicker and Facebook and a Wordpress blog. It just seemed like there was a lot to learn . . .

What do you like about it? Cool

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2008, 11:01    Post subject:  

It seems to be quicker to open pages than Firefox on my machine, better web integration, prettier interface. Still trying to learn all the extras. Seems less like a standard browser and more like a web 2.0 interface.

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2011, 08:30    Post subject:  

It seems the Flock project is closing.
I got an email saying they were not producing security updates past April 2011 and recommended switching to Firefox or Chrome.

A shame. They showed a lot of promise in the early betas. when they forked from the wonderful Firefox 1. Then they got complex and incomprehensible (IMHO) and largely redundant as Firefox produced add ons for social networking.

They then become based on Chromium - que?

http://www.flock.com/

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2011, 04:57    Post subject:  

I got one of those emails too and I'm sorry to see it go although I stopped using it when they switched browsers.

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