Mozilla officially releases Firefox 3.6
Following five betas, two release candidates and a number of delays, the Mozilla developers have officially announced the availability of version 3.6 of their open source Firefox web browser, code-named Namoroka. The latest major release is based on version 1.9.2 of Mozilla's Gecko web rendering platform and includes several improvements and a number of new features.
The release also adds support for the Web Open Font Format (WOFF) specification. The WOFF specification is a new web font format developed by Mozilla, Type Supply, LettError and several other organisations. Mozilla says that the format uses a compressed version of the table-based sfnt structure that's used by TrueType, OpenType and the Open Font Format. Additionally, it adds metadata and private-use data structures, including predefined fields that can be used by foundries or vendors to provide optional license information.
More details about the release, including a list of known issues, can be found in the release notes. A "What's New in Firefox 3.6" video is also available on The Mozilla Blog. Firefox 3.6 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Existing Firefox 3.5.x, 3.6 Beta and Release Candidate users should receive an automatic update. 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.
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