December 2010

Firefox Release Recap 2010

Happy New Year’s Eve! It is that time again, time for our annual look back at the Firefox releases of this year. In 2010 we saw with retirement of the Firefox 3.0 branch which had been active since the first Alpha release back in December 2006. Development continued on the Firefox 3.5 branch which Mozilla still warns ‘will be maintained with security and stability updates until August 2010’ even though there has been several releases since and more planned in 2011. In early 2010, the final release candidates along with the opening release of Firefox 3.6 in January. Finally, the…

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Firefox 4 Beta 8 Released

After more delays, Mozilla has released the eighth beta for Firefox 4.0 on December 21st. This is a regular beta release and is being made available for testing purposes only. New stuff in this Beta 8 release: The Firefox Sync setup experience has been greatly improved across desktop and mobile devices Speed, functionality, and compatibility improvements to WebGL Additional polish for the Firefox Add-ons Manager See the complete changelist from the previous beta For more info see the release notes for Firefox 4 Beta 8. The next planned release is the Beta 9.

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Photobucket Uploader Extension

It has been a long while since we’ve done an extension review. I came across the Photobucket Uploader Extension a week or two ago while I was in my Photobucket account. I use Photobucket for both management and storage of images I use on the three blogs (FF Extension Guru, Email Mafia and El Guru’s) and their associated websites. I just find it easier to work with images this way, especially when incorporating them into the WordPress environments (WordPress.com & WordPress.org/self-hosted). This extension is a major time saver. Once installed and link to your Photobucket account, simply right-click on any…

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Firefox Release Recap: December 2010 Week 2

Just Released Firefox 3.5.16 – December 9, 2010 Firefox 3.6.13 – December 9, 2010 Schedule this Coming Week Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 – December 2010 Future Release Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 – TBA 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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Mozilla Messaging has released updates to both Thunderbird 3.0 & 3.1 on December 9th. These releases addressed: Several fixes to improve performance, stability and security, see the Security Advisory. Several fixes to improve handling of large folder files stored locally. Several fixes to improve corruption in local copy of IMAP mailboxes. (3.1.7 only) For more information and to download: Thunderbird 3.0.11 Release Notes. Thunderbird 3.1.7 Release Notes. IMPORTANT! Support for Thunderbird 3.0 has ended! Upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1

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Firefox 3.5.16 Released

Mozilla released an update for Firefox 3.5 on December 9th. This released addressed several security issues as well as stability issues. See the Release Notes for more information. 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. IMPORTANT! Firefox 3.5 support will be ending soon. Upgrade to Firefox 3.6

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Firefox 3.6.13 Released

Mozilla has released an update to Firefox 3.6 on December 9th. This release addresses several security issues as well as stability issues. See the release notes for more details. User should soon be prompted to upgrade but can also can by going to the Help the Menu and selecting Check For Updates…

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