Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Dec 2008 20:11 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Firefox guys at Mozilla have released the 2nd beta for Firefox 3.1. "The public beta of Mozilla's first Web browser to incorporate a private browsing mode, is being made available to the general public today, although as before, the organization has yet to make it official." This build also includes the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, and for web content, it's enabled by default. If you want to enable it for XUL/chrome as well, go to about:config, search for 'jit' and set the XUL/chrome option to 'true'.
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RE: Not for XUL?
by xfranky on Mon 8th Dec 2008 22:01 UTC in reply to "Not for XUL?"
xfranky
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2006-09-19

XUL ("chrome") JIT is prone to crashes because of extensions; much work is still being done on it, but don't expect it for 3.1 ...and don't complain if, after turning it on, Firefox crashes and you (or whoever does it) have two dozen exotic extensions.
OTOH BetaNews has jumped the gun again, since the builds named 3.1beta2 are just the first test builds for localizations (which are not built daily, so they have to be tested before getting released) and not the final beta builds, which are still to be announced.

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RE[2]: Not for XUL?
by xfranky on Mon 8th Dec 2008 22:11 in reply to "RE: Not for XUL?"
xfranky Member since:
2006-09-19

...and the official release can be tracked here:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Releases/Firefox_3.1b2

There it actually seems that the build should be final, even though they might not be on all the mirrors, yet.

Edited 2008-12-08 22:13 UTC

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