Archive for December, 2009

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

By | December 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

Thanks to Nox for links!


Google – Desperate or Smart?

By | December 21, 2009 | 4 Comments

Google - Desparate or Smart?

Thanks to Nox for news tip! Via Flickr.


Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download Links

By | December 20, 2009 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.50 Leaked: Screenshots, Features and Download LinksOur reader Somebody has come across a DownloadSquad post about presumably leaked Opera 10.50 pre-alpha build.

Although this isn’t likely to be a version, which is coming on Tuesday (as there are no noticeable JavaScript performance improvements), it still includes some of the upcoming new features, such as:

Private browsing
Windows 7 integration
Improved find
Presto 2.5
… and improved user interface

On the other hand, new JavaScript engine might appear only in newer alpha releases. We will find out very soon. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 Released, Final Version Delayed

By | December 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 ReleasedFew days ago, Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6 Beta 5, containing over 100 bug fixes from the previous beta version. Including TraceMonkey JavaScript rendering engine bug which was causing crashes.

As 3.6 branch has not even reached RC status yet, Mozilla has delayed final release into early 2010.

Originally, Firefox 3.6 was targeted for 2009 Q3/Q4 availability.



Opera 10.50 – No Presto 2.4 for You, Prepare for Presto 2.5

By | December 20, 2009 | 11 Comments

Opera 10.50 - No Presto 2.4 for You, Prepare for Presto 2.5One of Opera employers confirmed via Twitter that Opera 10.50 will be using Presto 2.5 instead of 2.3 or Rumored 2.4.

“@Malarkey, sorry, but there will be no Presto 2.3 inside. Only 2.5. I’m not kidding ;)”

David Storey also said:

“Its not using Presto 2.3. It is using something quite a bit newer.”

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks and somebody for links.


Opera 10.50 Coming, Carakan, Presto 2.4 Rumored

By | December 17, 2009 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.50 Coming, Carakan, Presto 2.4 RumoredToday, Opera Software has announced, that on December 22nd, they will release a pre-alpha version of Opera 10.50.

Although no details were revealed, expect speed, that’s what was said: “We don’t want to say too much and ruin the gift, but expect speed.”

What is Carakan?
Carakan is the upcoming Opera’s JavaScript engine, which was already more than 2.5x faster during early development stages, when compared to Opera 10.

What is Presto 2.4?
Presto is Opera’s new layout engine, which is still under development but already used by Opera Mobile 10.


EU Won’t Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Case

By | December 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

EU Won't Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot CaseMicrosoft and European Commission have finally reached an agreement, in which browsers will be randomly listed in ballot screen (up to 12 browsers total)

Although EU have not fined Microsoft this time, if they fail to stick with an agreement for the next 5 years, Microsoft will have to pay up to 10% of yearly global turnover.

“This is a victory for the future of the Web. This decision is also a celebration of open Web standards, as these shared guidelines are the necessary ingredients for innovation on the Web,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software.

Thanks to Trygve Lie for news tip.


Firefox 3.5.6 And 3.0.16 Released

By | December 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Firefox 3.5.6 And 3.0.16 ReleasedYesterday, Mozilla has released 2 updates for Firefox 3.5 and 3.0 branches. Both versions received various security and stability improvements. Firefox 3.5.6 includes 62 bug fixes and Firefox 3.0.16 – 24. It’s always recommended to use latest stable browser release.

Firefox 3.5.6
Firefox 3.0.16


Google Chrome and Google Chrome Beta

By | December 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google Chrome and Google Chrome BetaHere comes two new versions of Google Chrome web browser: Final and Beta. Mainly, focusing on stability improvements as well as bug fixing.

Google Chrome Changelog

* [r31694] Fixes a crash while typing in the omnibox (issue 20511).
* [r32474] Fixes a crash while playing mp4 videos with odd sizes, such as 1366×768 (issue 27675).

Google Chrome Beta Changelog

* Initial implementation of the HTML5 sandbox attribute for iframes [WebKit@51577] Continue Reading

Microsoft’s “Response” To Mozilla Exec

By | December 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

If you have read “Mozilla exec urges Firefox users ditch Google for Bing” story, then everything should be pretty clear to you.

Wonder what Microsoft did? Well, check background of the day:

Microsoft "Response" To Mozilla Exec

Need I say more?

Via Robert Accettura’s blog and Mozilla Links.