November 2010

Firefox 4 Code Name: Tumucumaque

Mozilla’s tradition is code naming Firefox major releases after national parks from around the world, and, since recently, Thunderbird major releases after beaches. The latter we have seen with the first development release of Thunderbird 3.3 code named Miramar. For whatever reason there has not been much use of the code name for Firefox 4, especially given we are nearing the release of Beta 8. Percy at Mozilla Links did a little digging and found the code name for Firefox 4 is Tumucumaque, borrowed from the Tumucumaque Mountain National Park in Northwest Brazil.

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Firefox Release Recap: November Week 4

Just Released None Schedule this Coming Week Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – November 30, 2010 Future Release Firefox 3.5.16 – December 9, 2010 Firefox 3.6.13 – December 9, 2010 Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – December 16, 2010 Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011 Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011 Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011

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Miramar (Thunderbird) 3.3a1 Released

Mozilla Messaging has released the first alpha for the next generation of Thunderbird. Miramar is the code name for the new Thunderbird 3.3 which is built on the new Gecko 2 engine. New in this release: New Addons Manager and extension management API (user interface will be changed before final release). Attachment sizes now displayed along with attachments. Several user interface fixes for Windows Vista/Windows 7. Support for Mac 32/64 bit Universal builds (Miramar Alpha 1 will no longer support PowerPC on Mac). Over 190 platform fixes to improve performance and stability. For more details see the Release Notes. <a…

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Firefox Release Recap: November 2010 Week 2

Just Released Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 – November 10 Schedule this Coming Week None Future Release Firefox 3.5.16 – December 9, 2010 Firefox 3.6.13 – December 9, 2010 Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – November 30, 2010 Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – December 16, 2010 Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 – Early January, 2011 Firefox 4.0 Release Candidate 1 – January 2011 Firefox 4.0 – Early 2011

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Firefox 4 Beta 7 Released

After much delay, Mozilla has released the seventh beta for Firefox 4.0 on November 10th. This is a regular beta release and is being made available for testing purposes only. New stuff in this Beta 7 release: Uses JägerMonkey, a new, faster JavaScript engine WebGL is enabled by default on Windows and Mac OS X. WebGL support requires an OpenGL-capable graphics card. Support for other graphics cards on Windows (specifically Intel GPUs) and Linux will be coming in a future beta Certain rendering operations are now hardware-accelerated using Direct3D 9 on Windows XP, Direct3D 10 on Windows Vista and 7,…

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Firefox turns 6!

Mozilla celebrates the 6th anniversary of the release of Firefox (Firefox 1.0) on November 9th. Mozilla is inviting people to join in the celebration, This year, to celebrate Firefox and the Mozilla community’s work promoting innovation, choice and openness on the Web, we ask for your help to showcase how people love and use Firefox in your part of the world. Just send us a postcard with your message about Firefox and your FoxCard will be featured in our Mountain View or Paris offices. You can even win Firefox goodies when you send in your FoxCard. Check out our FoxCards…

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Detect FireSheep snoop software

” Researchers from security firm Zscaler have published free software that detects when users’ web connections are being monitored by a controversial tool that steals log-in credentials from Facebook, Google and dozens of other websites.Dubbed BlackSheep, the Firefox extension alerts users when computers on a local area network are using FireSheep to steal unencrypted cookies the websites use to grant users access to their account pages. When BlackSheep detects the snoop software in a hotspot or other open Wi-Fi network, it displays a message that reads “Somebody is using FireSheep on this network.” It then displays the LAN IP address…

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Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 addresses multiple vulnerabilities

” Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 addresses multiple vulnerabilities in the widely-installed software for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. A corresponding update for the Android version is expected by November 9 (US time). “Issues addressed by the update include multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution (including one that was specific to Windows and ActiveX), a denial of service vulnerability with potential for arbitrary code execution, an input validation vulnerability that could lead to a bypass of cross-domain policy file restrictions, a library-loading vulnerability with potential code execution, and an information disclosure vulnerability that was specific to Safari…

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Firefox 4 Delayed Until 2011

C|Net is reporting Mozilla has delayed the release of Firefox 4.0 until early 2011.  Further, sill no definitive word on when Beta 7 is going to be released other than ‘Early November’. Though the nightly builds for the Firefox 4 are being numbered as 4.0b8 pre. The updated schedule for Firefox 4 is also showing there will be Beta 8, Beta 9 and Beta 10 to be released before year-end. The first Release Candidate (RC) build should be sometime in early 2011.

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