Feeds

Mozilla tantalises fans with Firefox 3.6 test build

Code freeze done, but beta not coming until W7 eve

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Mozilla has pushed back the release of its Firefox 3.6 beta by another week, although an early build of it is now available for any brave testers out there desperate to tinker with it from today.

The open source browser maker had tentatively pencilled in 13 October as the date the first and possibly only beta of Firefox 3.6, codenamed Namoroka, would rock up.

But that deadline has slipped into next week, with the beta now expected to have synchronicity with Microsoft’s official launch of Windows 7 on 22 October, by landing just one day ahead of the OS.

“A beta is indeed available, but I would like to clarify that the Beta programme for Firefox 3.6 has not yet launched, this is a test build, not necessarily Firefox 3.6 Beta 1,” cautioned Mozilla.

It confirmed that Aero Peek tab previews have been enabled in the outfit’s current layout engine, Gecko 1.9.2., which will be handy for Windows 7 users. The updated browser will include lightweight themes, improvements to the org's TraceMonkey JavaScript engine and an optimised session restore.

As we’ve reported previously, Firefox 3.6 will be a minor upgrade to the popular browser and is expected to arrive before the year is out. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Next Windows obsolescence panic is 450 days from … NOW!
The clock is ticking louder for Windows Server 2003 R2 users
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week
Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
Pre-Update versions of new Windows version will no longer support patches
Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.