Feeds

Lorentz-loaded Firefox 3.6.4 hits third beta stage

Second Thunderbird 3.1 test build also released

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Mozilla sped out a third beta of Firefox 3.6.4 on Tuesday less than two weeks after releasing the first test build of its latest browser update.

Firefox 3.6.4 beta 3 comes loaded mostly with bug fixes connected to OOPPs (out-of-process plugins), with more than 10 patches marked as critical by the open source browser maker.

Mozilla pushed out Firefox 3.6.4 late last month when it also debuted its "Lorentz" project, which it hopes will stabilise browsing for Windows and Linux users when Adobe's Flash, Apple's Quicktime and Microsoft's Silverlight plugins go tits-up during a surfing session.

Testing the frequency of crashes in Firefox 3.6.4 and isolating them is key to the success of this iteration of Mozilla's popular browser, so it's no surprise to see the outfit shove a third beta out the door in quick succession.

A final version of Firefox 3.6.4 is expected to fly out the door by the middle of May.

Separately, Mozilla also released a second beta of its mail client, Thunderbird 3.1, yesterday for Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

A completed version of Thunderbird 3.1, codenamed Lanikai, is expected to land in June. Tweaks to the latest build include tab usage, auto-complete and activity manager changes. Mozilla has the full rundown here. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
Veep testifies for Samsung during Apple patent trial
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
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
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
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
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech
Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications 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.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.