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20 June 2009, 17:32

Firefox 3.5 RC2 released

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Only two days after the release of the first release candidate (RC1) to beta and preview users, the Mozilla developers have announced the availability of the second release candidate (RC2) of version 3.5 of the open source Firefox web browser. The release, code named "Shiretoko", includes several bug fixes, new features and performance improvements.

Like its RC1 predecessor, the second release candidate includes the new Trace Monkey JavaScript engine and is based on version 1.91 of the Gecko layout engine. Firefox 3.5 adds support for new web technologies such as the W3C Geolocation API, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 video and audio elements and downloadable fonts. Private Browsing Mode is also included in the 3.5 branch of Firefox to let users start a web browsing session without leaving any traces on the local system.

More details about the release can be found in the release notes. Firefox 3.5 RC2 is available to download in over 70 different languages for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Current beta, preview and RC1 users can update via the Firefox update service by selecting Help, then "Check For Updates". The final release is expected to be available by the end of June.

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