June 09, 2007

Firefox 3.0 Alpha 5 ready for download!

Mozilla released Firefox 3.0 Alpha 5 codenamed Gran Paradiso on June 6th. The new version uses the next generation of Mozilla’s layout engine, Gecko 1.9. It is ready for download but for testing purpose only. Some of the changes included with Firefox 3.0 Alpha 5 are:

  • Bookmarks portion of Places has been enabled.
  • New crash reporting system, Breakpad.
  • New Javascript-based Password Manager.
  • Support for Growl notification under Mac OS X.
  • Support for native controls on Mac OS X.
  • and some bug fixes in Gecko 1.9.
More details can obtained about the new release from Mozilla and they have provided a feedback form as Gran Paradiso is still a baby!

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