While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:
Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.
With the launch of Internet Explorer 8 Final, Techarp has published a release schedule of Microsoft’s new web browser.
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Tim (the guy who sent us “leaked” Opera 10 release dates (haven’t been confirmed as real yet)) today reported that the upcoming Opera 10 Beta release will include a feature similar to web slices.
If you haven’t heard about it yet, it allows you to track a specific part of page for changes. As a result, you won’t have to keep visiting it over and over again.
For a live demo, feel free to check “How To: Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices” video below.
After being introduced by Opera in the 2007, most of the other web browsers started to release their own modifications of speed dial. For example: Chrome’s Homepage or Safari’s Top Sites.
Firefox labs has decided to implement a speed dial like feature by default. No, not the on similar to Google’s Chrome home pages. Continue Reading
According to guys from Tech ARP, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 RTM (Release to Manufacturing/Marketing) will be released on March, 2009, probably during last 2 weeks.
As it says: “This is because Microsoft plans to announce the final details of the IE8 RTM schedule and available language versions by March 5, 2009”
During RTM release, OEMs will have an opportunity to integrate Internet Explorer 8 to Windows XP and/or Windows Vista operating systems.
Okay, I can’t confirm or deny the following information. It was sent by one of our readers earlier today.
According to the message, Opera 10 Beta should hit the streets on April while final release is set to be released on September.
Opera 10 Beta, April 2009
Opera 10 Beta 2, June 2009
Opera 10 RC 1, August 2009
Opera 10 Final, September 2009
I am sure we will be able to confirm or deny that later this year.
Thanks to Tim.
Today Mozilla has introduced a new project called Test Pilot that will aim to build a representative sample of 1% of the Firefox users. Like it says, it will replace or compliment the tedious and for some users, the confusing feedback forms, so with fewer clicks, they hope it will increase the overall participation.
Here is the abridged overview:
• Develop and promote a formal Test Pilot program with a Firefox add-on at its core.
• The only things asked will be the geographical zone, technical level, locale, etc… and selecting to be anonymous or not.
• It will inform users about new experiments like overview, use cases, etc… and it will download the software if allowed.
• All participants will receive a “flight badge” displayed in their Test Pilot profile and available to embed on blogs, social networks, etc.
• It will gather only the data needed so it won’t slow down the browser nor your network.
Although it has not been launched, you can add or debate Test Pilot at discussion forum.
Google has unveiled Chrome 2.0 in the developer channel (like Mozilla Minefields) on Thursday; some of the new features are:
• Support for gradients, reflections and masks
• Faster rendering enhancements
• New user interface features
• Augmented extensibility like user scripting
• Edge Docking
• Full page zoom
• Form autocompletion
• Support for importing (but not synchronizing) Google Bookmarks
• Middle-click drag scrolling
The complete review at arstechnica.com
In the “Opera China and Web Standards” conversation, the following information was revealed:
“Our CTO, Håkon Wium Lie, is the co-founder of CSS, and we are the first browser to fully support SVG”
What is SVG?
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a new graphics file format and Web development language based on XML. Continue Reading