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28 April 2009, 08:39

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 released

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The Mozilla developers have announced the release of the fourth beta of version 3.5 of their open source Firefox web browser. The release includes several new features, performance improvements and executes the previously announced version number jump from version 3.1 to 3.5.

The fourth beta is based on version 1.91 of the Gecko layout engine, which has received several improvements, such as speculative parsing for even faster content rendering. The release includes several performance and stability improvements in the new Trace Monkey JavaScript engine and now supports Location Aware Browsing using the geolocation web standards. As this is pre-release software, users may experience compatibility problems with some add-ons and web sites.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is available to download in 70 languages, or Firefox users can use the Firefox update service by selecting Help, then Check For Updates. Users and developers who find any bugs are urged to report them on Bugzilla so that they can be addressed before the final release.

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