After a number of delays, Mozilla today released version 3.6 of the successful Firefox web browser. It brings with it numerous improvements and new features, and of course speed improvements are welcomed, too.
Apart from user-visible changes, there are also a number of things in Firefox 3.6 that should help developers. From the release notes:
- Support for a new type of theme called Personas, which allow users to change Firefox’s appearance with a single click.
- Protection from out-of-date plugins to keep users safer as they browse.
- Open, native video can now be displayed full screen and supports poster frames.
- The ability for web developers to indicate that scripts should run asynchronously to speed up page load times.
- Continued support for downloadable web fonts using the new WOFF font format.
- Support for new CSS attributes such as gradients, background sizing, and pointer events.
- Support for new DOM and HTML5 specifications including the Drag & Drop API and the File API, which allow for more interactive web pages.
- Changes to how third-party software can integrate with Firefox in order to prevent crashes.
You can get Firefox 3.6 from the download page.
I like the new theme engine and how I can actually install themes now without restating the browser. I wish it also handled the <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_bar“>titlebar.
Edited 2010-01-21 23:17 UTC