Mozilla: Firefox 4 Beta 8 coming next Tuesday
Originally scheduled to arrive on the 30th of November, the Mozilla Project has confirmed that it plans to ship the eighth beta for version 4 of its open source Firefox web browser on Tuesday, the 7th of December. According to Mozilla's Platform Meeting Minutes, the developers criteria for release for Firefox 4 Beta 8 is "no stability regressions from previous beta".
Firefox 4 is the non-profit organisation's next-generation web browser based on version 2.0 of the Gecko rendering platform (the Firefox 3.6 branch uses Gecko 1.9.2) and features a new Add-ons Manager and extension management API. Other changes include a new 'tabs on top' layout, the integration of Firefox Sync, formerly known as Weave, and various new features aimed at web developers.
The latest stable release of Firefox is version 3.6.12, a security update that addressed a critical vulnerability, while the latest development preview is Firefox 4 Beta 7 from the 10th of November. A final release date for Firefox 4, has yet to be announced.
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