In association with heise online

30 June 2009, 15:56

Firefox 3.5 now available

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • submit to slashdot
  • StumbleUpon
  • submit to reddit

After more than a year in development, Mozilla has finally released version 3.5 of its open source Firefox web browser, code named "Shiretoko". Previously intended as an incremental update, Firefox 3.5 includes a number of welcome new features and performance improvements.

The 3.5 release 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 various 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, which lets users conduct 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 is available to download in over 70 different languages for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Firefox binaries are released under the Mozilla Firefox End-User Software License Agreement and the source code is released under disjunctive tri-licensing that includes the Mozilla Public Licence, GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1.

Additional in-depth details about Firefox 3.5 and all of its major new features can be found in the "What's new in Firefox 3.5" feature article from The H.


Print Version | Send by email | Permalink:

  • July's Community Calendar

The H Open

The H Security

The H Developer

The H Internet Toolkit