Category: Firefox

SeaMonkey 2.0 Final Hits the Streets

By | October 28, 2009 | 2 Comments

SeaMonkey 2.0 Final Hits the Streets

A new version of all-in-one Internet application suite SeaMonkey has been released.

What exactly SeaMonkey is?
It’s a web browser (Firefox platform), Mail and Newsgroups client (Thunderbird platform), HTML Editor, ChatZilla IRC chat application, DOM inspector and a little bit more.

SeaMonkey 2.0 changes:
The following release includes various new features, such as: new add-on manager, session restore, tabbed mail, reworked download manager and lots of other improvements.

Download SeaMonkey 2.0.

Thanks to Nox for news tip.

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Firefox 3.5.4 and 3.0.15 Released, 100+ Bugs Fixed

By | October 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Today, Mozilla has released security and stability updates for Firefox 3.5 and 3.0 web browser branches.

Firefox 3.5.4 fixes a total of 124 bugs, where 11 of them are security vulnerabilities.

Firefox 3.0.14 now includes 10 security and 15 other fixes.

Download.

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Flash Re-Enabled on Fennec 1.9.2

By | October 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

The latest Fennec (Firefox Mobile) nightly build now includes Flash support which was disabled some time earlier.

As this is not a final release, you may experience some issues, so use on your own risk.

Boo! 10 Great Firefox Halloween Personas

By | October 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

As Halloween is slowly approaching, it’s about time to to enhance your Firefox looks. So, download Firefox Personas add-on and let’s get started.

Halloween (click on image to download)
Boo! 10 Great Firefox Halloween Personas

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Boo! 10 Great Firefox Halloween Personas
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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 26th

By | October 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 26th

Thanks to Nox for links.

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Firefox 3.6 to Support Web Open Font Format

By | October 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 to Support Web Open Font FormatGood news today came from Mozilla Foundation, as company announced a support of WOFF (Web Open Font Format) in the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release.

What is it all about?
Unlike TrueType or OpenType formats, it is a compressed format. As a result, downloadable content size will be smaller. Also, it contains specific information which allows people to see where font came from.

Or as BetaNews described:
Its purpose is simply to repackage the same spline data that appears in TrueType and OpenType font files, in a format and with licensing that’s tailored exclusively for use on the Web.

Thanks to Gabana for news tip.

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Firefox Add-on Compatibility Reporter

By | October 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox Add-on Compatibility Reporter
Yesterday Mozilla has released a new extension called “Add-On Compatibility Reporter”. As you might guess, it does report whether installed add-ons work or have some issues with alpha and beta releases.

Here’s what they say about it:
“After installing the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, your incompatible extensions will become enabled for you to test whether they still work with the version of Firefox or Thunderbird that you’re using.”

Recommended for alpha and beta users only.

Download Add-on Compatibility Reporter.

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Firefox 3.6 to be a Minor Update

By | October 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Firefox 3.6 to be a Minor UpdateAccording to Mike Beltzner (Director of Firefox at Mozilla Corporation), the upcoming Firefox 3.6 release will be a “minor update”. At Google groups, he said:

“Firefox 3.6 will be primarily a release with security, stability, speed and capability enhancements, with no visible user interface changes over Firefox 3.5. As such, I think we should consider it as a candidate for a minor update, stretching our definition of what types of updates we can provide using that mechanism,”

Mike states three main factors behind such decision:

- compatibility concerns
- stability and user testing concerns
- logistics and timing concerns

While some users remain confused on why not dub it as 3.5.5, we are more concerned about add-ons and themes compatibility. If Firefox 3.6 is a minor update, it’s still not clear, whether Mozilla will mark Firefox 3.5 extensions as compatible with 3.6, or developers will have to update every single one of them.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 19th

By | October 19, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 19th

Thanks to Andrew, Daniel Hendrycks, Gabana and Nox for links!

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Weekly Browsers Recap, October 12th

By | October 12, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 12th

Thanks to mabdul for links.

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