March 2010

Firefox 3.0.19 Released

Mozilla has released the 19th and final stability and security update for the Firefox 3 browser. For more information about What’s New in Firefox 3.0.19, check out the Firefox 3.0.19 Release Notes. Current Firefox 3 users may obtain Firefox 3.0.19 manually via the Check for Updates… option from the Help menu. Automatic upgrade (for those who have this feature enabled) should occur within the next 24-48 hours. Alternatively, users may also download Firefox 3.0.19 directly via getfirefox.com IMPORTANT: Firefox 3.0 is no longer supported, users should upgrade to Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 for continued support.

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Firefox 3.5.9 Released

Firefox 3.5.9 was released on March 30th. See complete Release Notes for full details. Auto-updates should be occurring in the next 24-48 hours, otherwise users may get the latest update by going to Help menu and selecting Check For Updates. Also, a reminder from Mozilla Developer Network, If you’re still using Firefox 3.0.x, this version is no longer supported and may contain security vulnerabilities. Please upgrade to Firefox 3.5 by downloading Firefox 3.5.9 from www.firefox.com.

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Thunderbird 3.0.4 Released

Mozilla Messaging has release the fourth update for Thunderbird 3.0. The new Thunderbird 3.0.4 update includes several security and stability updates [Thunderbird release notes]. Thunderbird 2.0 and older users should upgrade by downloading Thunderbird 3.0.4 directly via http://getthunderbird.com. Thunderbird 3.0 users should be prompted to update within the next 48-hours or can do so manually via Help >> Check For Updates… Source: Mozilla Developers News

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Firefox 3.6.2 Released

Mozilla has released the first (there was no Firefox 3.6.1) update for Firefox 3.6 about a week early. Besides including 100 bug fixes, this emergency release also addresses a critical exploit discovered last week. Most notable in this release is a patch for a critical security vulnerability disclosed last week that could lead to remote code execution due to incorrect handling of a variable in the WOFF (Web Open Font Format) decompression routine. WOFF support is a new feature introduced in Firefox 3.6 so previous versions of Firefox are unaffected. The final update for Firefox 3 (3.0.19) and the next…

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Some ‘Brief’ Issues

First off this post has nothing to do with underwear but rather Brief – feed reading extension for Firefox. I’ve been using this extension to handle all my RSS feeds for quite some time and never really had problems. Then a while back I started to notice that even though I have it set to automatically check for new feeds about every 10-minutes it wasn’t. Further when I opened Brief in a tab I would notice the progress bar was stalled at around 95%. If I pressed the ‘stop’ button and then did a manual check, it would work fine….

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Adblock Plus Blocking Spread Firefox Images

I’ve been trying to get several of my sites updated over the past couple hours. One the things I needed to do was replace the Download Firefox 3.5 image provided by SpreadFirefox.com with a new Download Firefox 3.6 image. Should be fairly simple, all I had to do was copy and paste the HTML code from the Spread Firefox site into my website code. I’ve done this many, many times before with no problems. It even shows up in my WYSIWYG Web Authoring  Program (NVU). However, once I uploaded the pages to the server the logo would no longer show…

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Editors Note: Due to the slow release of Thunderbird builds, Release Recaps will not be published on a weekly basis. Released this Month Thunderbird 2.0.0.24 – March 16th Thunderbird 3.0.3 – March 1st Thunderbird 3.1b1 – March 9th Schedule this Coming Month Thunderbird 3.0.4 – March 30th Future Releases Thunderbird 3.1b2 – April 6th

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Firefox 3.7/Gecko 1.9.3 Alpha 3 Released

Mozilla has released the third Alpha for Gecko 1.9.3 layout engine likely to be used in the future Firefox 3.7. This release is being made available for testing purposes only, and is intended for web application developers and the testing community. This release includes improvements to performance, JavaScript, Plug-ins and stability. See Release Notes for more information and download/installation instructions.

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