Archive for January, 2010
Apparently, Mozilla has decided to kill Firefox 3.7 and modify its current development process.
Originally, they planned to release version 3.7 as a minor upgrade, later this year. However, Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox said, that they will introduce various new features and tweaks via security updates, which do happen every few weeks or so.
The very first update will bring separated plugin processes from web browser itself which was planned for Firefox 3.7 (Q3-Q4 release). After development changes, estimated time of arrival remains unknown.
The good news: developers won’t have to waste their time updating extensions to make them “compatible” with “Firefox 3.7”. On the other hand, people, who prefer running stable, bug free releases and don’t really care about new features, might find this update scheme inconvenient.
As for Firefox 3.6 Final, it will be released either, on Jan 19th or 26th.
Now here is something useful for Firefox, Opera and Safari users. Unlike regular inline spell check, this tool will also seek for grammar and style mistakes.
Picture Source: FirefoxFacts.
How to Install?
Add Proofreader <– drag this link to your browser’s link bar, or right-click and add as a bookmark.
How to Use
- Click the “Add Proofreader” link on your link bar to add a Proofread button above each text box.
- Click to find spelling mistakes, misused words, and grammar errors
- Click to continue editing.
Visit tool home page.
As we are nearing to the final Firefox 3.6 release, Mozilla has announced the availability of the very first release candidate (RC) build.
This version aims to fix earlier reported stability issues and various bugs. A total 1597 of changes were made, since alpha release.
Final version should be available sometime in Q1, 2010.
Thanks to Ryan for the news tip.
- Microsoft’s collaboration on SVG is a win for the open Web
- Serious IE and Windows flaws left to fester
- Download Internet Explorer 8 Optimized for Xbox 360
- Next Firefox major update, “Lorentz”, could be a minor
- 40% Firefox Growth in 2009
- Undo Closed Tabs and Windows in Firefox
- Do we need extension dependencies?
- Jetpack 50-Line Code Challenge Winner is Crowne
- Mozilla Drumbeat Aims to Expand Web Participationd
- Rebuilding the Plugin Directory
- Google-HTC Prepping Chrome OS Tablet
- Chrome sets browser security standard, says expert
- Google Taps Cooliris To Enable Media Browsing On Nexus One
- Opera Magazine now online
- Opera expands mobile SDK lineup amid losses
- WebKitGTK+ hackfest improves HTML renderer for GNOME apps
- Flock 2.5.6 Now Available
- Doing more with data
Thanks a lot to Nox for links.
The latest dev build of Google Chrome web browser (4.0.288.1), has finally received extensions support and bookmark sync.
Furthermore, “Pin Tab” feature was also added, which transforms selected tabs into small, icon only tabs.
Few more updates came from Mozilla, as company released Firefox 3.5.7 and 3.0.17 web browser versions.
Well, this certainly wasn’t a big surprise. During the last month of 2009, Google Chrome (4.63% market share) became world’s 3rd most used web browser, overtaking Apple’s Safari (4.46%).
In other news, Internet Explorer market share went down from 63.62% to 62.69% (0.93 point decrease).
Firefox also lost some of the market share, going down from 24.72% to 24.61% (0.11 point decrease). Continue Reading