A pitch to accelerate Firefox’s rapid release schedule even further i.e. shipping a new version every five weeks, was rejected by Mozilla. The proposal, made by Mozilla engineering manager Josh Aas last week, would have cut weeks from the current scheme.
Moving to a five week cycle would mean a fix going into mozilla central would get to users three weeks faster. That’s a big deal. It’s an upgrade in responsiveness that we can’t afford to pass on if we can pull it off. - Josh Aas, Mozilla engineering manager, on the mozilla.dev.planning forum
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Earlier this week, Ian Hickson, author of the Acid3 test has informed community about the update. According to the source, specific implementation checks of features have been disabled as they are likely to be heavily modified in the future or completely removed.
As a result, Firefox 6 and Internet Explorer 9 web browsers now achieves a perfect 100/100 score.
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Mike Shaver, the founding member of Mozilla in 1998, has decided to leave everyone’s beloved organization.
As far as the future holds, Mike has not yet though about that, as he wrote: “I haven’t yet decided what’s next, though I have some exciting opportunities to explore. I am still truly, madly, deeply in love with Mozilla and the web it is building, and grateful for the opportunities that it’s created for me,”
Today, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Handster, an independent Android content library, which also offers developer tools, services to mobile operators as well as device manufacturers and other app stores.
According to the press release, Handster supports a variety of platforms, including: Google Android, Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, netbook, tablet applications and has customers from such device manufacturers as MTS, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and LG.
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A demo of Microsoft’s Windows 8 and the new Internet Explorer 10 using Metro UI.
Developers, developers, developers.
The following update brings two new features (see below) and over 20 security related fixes:
- Web Audio API, enabling developers to use cool sound effects for their applications or games.
- Native Client, an open source technology, which allows C and C++ code execution inside the web browser.