Download Firefox 22 Alpha

By | March 26, 2013 | 6 Comments


Download Firefox 22 AlphaWith OdinMonkey (see benchmarks below).

Good news for all the Firefox enthusiasts out there, Mozilla has just released the very first alpha build of Firefox 22, which includes OdinMonkey module.

What’s that? Basically it’s an asm.js optimization module for Firefox’s JavaScript engine that has a potential to run your code at 2x its native performance, all developers have to do is compile C or C++ to JavaScript by using Expect transcompiler. Mozilla promised to share more about asm.js module in the upcoming GDC conference later this week.

So what does this performance increase look like? Here’s your answer:

Download Firefox 22 Alpha

If all goes well, the final build of Firefox 22 will enable OdinMonkey by default and it should be available sometime in June.

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Firefox 22 Alpha

[Via: TechCrunch]


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  • Emanuele

    There is something I don’t understand: the optimization is for all javascript in webpages or webapp (Gmail, Greader …) or it’s for applications specifically written for this new engine? … this is an important question IMHO

    • jon

      only for js code tagged with “use asm.js”

    • jon

      only for js code tagged with “use asm.js”

  • Przemysław Lib

    Clang aint that performance focused.
    But comparision of odin vs no odin is huge enough :D

  • Guesty Guest

    It should be pointed out that version 22 of Firefox, is still on the nightly channel and won’t move to the aurora channel until sometime during the first week of April. It’s great to see though, that Firefox is making more improvements in the performance department regardless of whether that’s responsiveness or memory, JavaScript or whatever else.

  • Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyogXtyU9o

    Unreal Engine 3.0 running natively on Firefox