Category: Mozilla

Firefox 4 to Release on Tuesday

By | March 17, 2011 | 12 Comments

Firefox 4 was originally slated for November of 2010, but after a dozen betas, the 22nd of March may be the final release date. That is the new release date stated by Mozilla anyway.

The current release candidate was labeled as good enough to ship as the final product on Wednesday by Mozilla developers. This contrasts with what Mozilla has done in the past, namely ship multiple release candidates until finally determining the shipping code. Firefox 3.6, for example, had two release candidates issued by Mozilla before reaching its audience more than a year ago.
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Users Advised to Update Graphics Drivers for Firefox 4

By | March 8, 2011 | 5 Comments

Firefox 4According to Mozilla, users will need to make sure that their graphics cards’ drivers are up to date if they wish to utilize hardware acceleration present in Firefox 4.

Benoit Jacob of Mozilla’s platform engineering team explained

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, March 7th

By | March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 7th

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 28th

By | February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 28th

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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 21st

By | February 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 21st

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Director of Firefox Leaves Mozilla

By | February 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

Director of Firefox Leaves MozillaMike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Director if Firefox will be leaving company right after Firefox 4 Final release.

For around six years (sine Firefox 1.5), he has been leading development of the open-source browser and assures everyone that this wasn’t really an easy decision to make.

It’s not a choice I made lightly, I can assure you. I’m incredibly eager to see how Mozilla continues to evolve, shifting its strategy to the new world in which the Web is not just alive and thriving, but evolving and transforming daily

As for the future, Mike is planning to join Dug as product strategist.

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, February 14th

By | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 14th

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 17th

By | January 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 17th

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Microsoft to Reveal Internet Explorer Mobile Plans
During the CES, one of the audience members has asked Microsoft’s Dean…

Google Chrome Release Cycle
Google has recently published an interesting release cycle slideshow for Google Chrome…
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Mozilla Leaks 44,000 User Passwords

By | December 29, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mozilla Leaks 44,000 User PasswordsOops

It looks like the database of 44,000 inactive addons.mozilla.org accounts has been mistakenly left on a public Mozilla server.

According to the official blog post, it affects accounts created prior to April 9th, 2009 that use older, md5-based password hashes. As of today, all the data is secured with SHA-512 password hash.

Impacted users were notified on December 27th and potential treat has been already removed.

WebGL: Flight of the Navigator

By | December 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Here is an interesting take on WebGL + Audio API that was developed by Mozilla volunteers.

The whole demo world has been completed by using canvas element with a WebGL context while models, animations and 3D structures were created with Lightwave.

Visit demo page.