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The seventh alpha release of Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is now available for developers and those feeling adventurous. Firefox 3.0 Alpha 7 "Gran Paradiso" adds full page zoom for images, layout, and text, reworking of XUL menus and pop-ups, new clipboard events, cross-site XMLHttpRequest specification implemented, color profile support, and a number of other features. This release also contains a number of Gecko 1.9 bug fixes. The complete list of changes along with other information can be found in the Mozilla release notes.
4 August 2007
Earlier this week marked the release of Mozilla Firefox 188.8.131.52 to fix two newly-presented security vulnerabilities and the Thunderbird mail-client has now been updated to fix the same set of issues. Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 has no other changes aside from the two security fixes. The release notes are available from Mozilla.
2 August 2007
Being released ten days after Firefox 220.127.116.11 is now Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168. This latest browser update, once again, is to address security vulnerabilities. The two issues fixed in Firefox 22.214.171.124 is unescaped URIs being passed to external programs and privilege escalation through chrome-loaded about:blank windows. Additional information is available from the Firefox release notes.
31 July 2007
Earlier this week Firefox 126.96.36.199 was released with security and stability updates, and today marks the release of Thunderbird 188.8.131.52. Mozilla Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 marks the fixing of two security vulnerabilities -- remote code execution by launching Firefox from Internet Explorer and crashes with evidence of memory corruption. The Thunderbird release notes can be read on Mozilla.org.
20 July 2007
In Mozilla's battle against stability and security bugs, Firefox 220.127.116.11 has been released. Eight known security vulnerabilities have been corrected in this release including crashes with evidence of memory corruption, frame spoofing, file type confusion, and remote code execution by launching Firefox from Internet Explorer. The release notes for Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168 are available from Mozilla.org.
18 July 2007
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 6 (or also known as Gran Paradiso 1.9 Alpha 6) has been released with a number of updates since the fifth alpha release. Some of the changes include the SQLite engine being upgraded to version 3.3.17, improved cookie performance, support for site-specific preferences, a new Quit dialog box, added a permanent "restart Firefox" button to the add-ons manager, fixes to the download manager, Places fixes, and Gecko 1.9 bug fixes. Ernst Persson had also passed along that while it's not officially mentioned in the Firefox 3.0 Alpha 6 release notes from Mozilla, this version does in fact support GTK theme HTML form controls on Linux.
3 July 2007
7 June 2007
The fourth Firefox update in the 2.0 branch is now available. Firefox 22.214.171.124 fixes several issues, and adds support for several new languages. More information on the security fixes and download links are available from Mozilla.
31 May 2007
28 April 2007 - 1 Comment
After what had seemed like an eternity, Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 is finally available (Firefox 2.0 was released last October). Thunderbird 2.0 offers new ways to manage and organize email with message tags, advanced folder views, message history navigation, find as you type, and improves new mail alert notifications. More information on the new features for this mail and RSS client is available here while MozillaZine has the announcement from Team Thunderbird's Scott MacGregor.
18 April 2007
For the Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and 2.0 branches there are new updates available -- 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 respectively. These new updates introduce no new features but continues with security and stability improvements. For more information see Mozilla.org.
21 March 2007
On the Mozilla development planning list, the possibility of delivering a Mozilla-based desktop environment is being discussed, which would be similar to GNOME or KDE and run off either the Linux or FreeBSD kernel. The complete discussion is available to read and provide input here.
20 March 2007
Firefox 184.108.40.206 has been released today. New in Mozilla Firefox 220.127.116.11 is security updates, new language support, and the permissions bug fixed. The release notes are available here.
23 February 2007
While Mozilla Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" has only been in existence now for a few months, the second Alpha release for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 "Gran Paradiso" is now available. Among the changes in Firefox 3 Alpha 2 is some core layout code being rewritten, ACID2 test compliance, support for Web Apps 1.0 API, XML load document changes, improvements in the Cairo graphics layer, and much more. Mozilla Firefox 3.0 "Gran Paradiso" is based upon the Mozilla Gecko 1.9 branch and is due out later this year. More information on Gran Paradiso Alpha 2 is available here.
12 February 2007
Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 2 has been released. Among the new features is message tagging, new interface, session history navigation, find as you type, updates to extension system, and much more. The release notes can be found here.
24 January 2007
The SeaMonkey Internet application suite from Mozilla has now reached version 1.1. There are many new features in this release, and the release notes for Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1 can be read here.
19 January 2007
The desired features for Firefox 3 have been organized and released after a recent Mozilla meeting. Among the mandatory Firefox 3 features include improved interaction with ad-ons, support for remote bookmarks, robust plug-in support, improved printing support, improved password management, and Airbag crash system implementation. Among the highly desirable features (but not guaranteed for Firefox 3.0) are saving web pages as PDF files, pause/resume downloads across sessions, and Microformats support. More on the Firefox 3 features and other information can be found in the Wiki. Mozilla Firefox 3.0 final should be out third quarter this year.
11 January 2007
While Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has been out now for almost two months, the Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 branch is still catching up. Coming out of the Mozilla camp today is Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1. Some of the new features in this development milestone is message tagging, improved default theme, session history navigation, folder views, improved extensions support, improved offline management, improved new mail notification alerts, folder summary pop-ups, cached search folders, improved filing tools, and an update to the Thunderbird extension system. Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1 can be grabbed for all major platforms. Thunderbird 2 final is anticipated for release in the first quarter of next year.
13 December 2006
Last week we reported on the Gecko 1.9 Alpha 1 release, and with that the first Alpha release for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 is now out the door! Gran Paradiso is both the codename for Firefox 3.0 as well as Gecko 1.9 (as well as being the highest mountain group in the Graian Alps). Some the changes between Firefox 2.0 and Firefox 3.0 Alpha 1 is the Cairo graphics library being used by default, updated threading model, changes to how DOM events are dispatched, changes to how elements are loaded, changes to how web pages are painted, and new SVG elements and filters. The release notes for Mozilla Grand Paradiso Alpha 1 can be found here.
13 December 2006 - 1 Comment
Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 is out! Gran Paradiso is the project codename for Firefox 3.0. Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 is the first early development milestone based on the Gecko 1.9 branch. While no significant user-end changes have been made in this release, Cairo is now the default graphics library and there are new SVG elements. The Gran Paradiso Alpha 1 announcement can be read here.
8 December 2006
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