The Mozilla Foundation has released the fourth beta release of version 3.6 of its web browser Mozilla Firefox. The new version has been codenamed Namoroka and will be released in November if all goes well. Version 3.6 is built around version 1.9.2 of Gecko and contains several improvements to the user interface. For example, the appearance can be easily adjusted through so-called personas and there is support for a new font format, namely the Web Open Font Format. More than 140 bugs have been removed from the browser since the third beta release:
What’s New in Firefox 3.6 Beta (revision 4)Firefox 3.6 Beta is built on Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, which has been under development for several months and contains many improvements for web developers, Add-on developers and users. This version is also faster and more responsive than previous versions, and has been optimized to run on small device operating systems such as Windows CE and Maemo.
- changes to how we allow third party software to integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.
- The ability to run scripts asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- more than 140 bug fixes from the last beta to improve performance, stability, security and features.
- This beta is available in more than 60 languages - get your local version.
- Users can now change their browser’s appearance with a single click, with built in support for Personas.
- Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them safe.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports poster frames.
- Support for the WOFF font format.
- Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.
|Version number||3.6 beta 4|
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008|
|File sizes||8.62MB – 19.10MB|
|License type||Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)|