August 2011

After some minor delays, Mozilla has pushed out Thunderbird 7.0 on the Beta Channel on August 26th. Also on August 17th, Thunderbird 8.0 was pushed out the Earlybird Channel and Thunderbird 9.0 out to the Daily Channel. You can move to the next version within your channel (Thunderbird 8 Daily to Thunderbird 9 Daily) by going to Help > About Thunderbird (or Earlybird or Daily). If you want to update manually you can get the builds here: Beta – Thunderbird 7.0 Earlybird/Aurora  – Thunderbird 8.0 Daily/Shredder – Thunderbird 9.0

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Firefox 3.6.21 and 6.0.1 Released

On Tuesday, August 30th, Mozilla pushed out emergency updates for both Firefox 3.6 and 6.0. These updates revoke the root certificate for DigiNotar due to fraudulent SSL certificate issuance [Additional Details]. Firefox 3.6 users can update via Help > Check For Updates. Firefox 6.0 users can update via Help > About Firefox. Also updated versions of Firefox 3.6 and 6.0 can be downloaded: Firefox 3.6.21 Firefox 6.0.1 Note: Since Firefox 3.6 uses the old release process, all features, bug fixes, improvements, etc.planned for the upcoming Firefox 3.6.21 release on September 27th are being rolled over to Firefox 3.6.22. Source: Mozilla…

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On Tuesday, August 30th, Mozilla pushed out emergency updates for both Thunderbird 3.1 and 6.0. These updates revoke the root certificate for DigiNotar due to fraudulent SSL certificate issuance [Additional Details]. Thunderbird 3.1 users can update via Help > Check For Updates. Thunderbird 6.0 users can update via Help > About Thunderbird. Also updated versions of Thunderbird 3.1 and 6.0 can be downloaded: Thunderbird 3.1.13 Thunderbird 6.0.1 Note: Since Thunderbird 3.1 uses the old release process, all features, bug fixes, improvements, etc.planned for the upcoming Thunderbird 3.1.13 release on September 27th are being rolled over to Thunderbird 3.1.14. Source: Mozilla…

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Firefox Release Recap: August 27, 2011

Just Released None Schedule this Coming Week None Future Releases Firefox 7 Final Release – September 27th Firefox 7 for Mobile Final Release – September 27th Firefox 8 Beta (8.0b1) – September 27th* Firefox 9 Aurora (9.0a2) – September 27th* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days. See the Wiki for more details.

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Some Mozilla Firefox Secrets

While Firefox might be your chosen browser for its speed, useful add-ons, and open-source culture, it’s also packed with many useful built-in features.“We dug through Firefox’s endless list of features to find you the best, little-known secrets you can start using right now…” August 24, 2011  5 awesome Mozilla Firefox secrets | How To – CNET Go get it.

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Firefox Release Recap: August 20, 2011

Just Released Firefox 3.6.20 – August 16th Firefox 6 – August 16th Firefox 6 for Mobile  – August 16th Firefox 7 Beta (7.0b1) – August 17th Firefox 7 Beta for Mobile (7.0b1) – August 17th Firefox 8 Aurora (8.0a2) – August 19th Firefox 8 Aurora for Mobile (8.0a2) – August 19th Schedule this Coming Week None Future Releases Firefox 7 Final Release – September 27th Firefox 7 for Mobile Final Release – September 27th Firefox 8 Beta (8.0b1) – September 27th* Firefox 9 Aurora (9.0a2) – September 27th* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule, dates listed for…

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August 2011 Firefox Merges Completed

The merges for Firefox 7 onto the Beta Channel, Firefox 8 onto the Aurora Channel as well as Firefox 9 onto the nightly channel has been completed. You can move to the next version within your channel (Firefox 7 Aurora to Firefox 8 Aurora) by going to (Auroa (or Beta or Nightly) Button > Help > About Aurora (or Beta or Nightly). If you want to update manually you can get the builds here: Nightly (Firefox 9.0a1) Aurora (Firefox 8.0a2) Mobile Version available here as well Beta (Firefox 7.0b1) Mobile Version available here as well

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Mozilla has updated the Aurora Channel with Firefox 8.0. This is a developer’s preview and is NOT intended for everyday use. What’s New in Firefox 8 Aurora (More Info): Users have more control in managing their add-ons Experimental Interface Updates: Tab animations Restore tabs on-demand Channel Specific ‘Firefox Menus’ Experimental Platform Features: Improvements to HTML5 media elements Additional support for HTML5 technologies WebSockets Updates HTML5 Native Right Click Menu Support Support for CORS for WebGL textures New Experimental Features in Firefox Aurora for Android: Master Password Support Add Bookmarks to Your Home Screen Firefox Sync: Bookmarks and passwords now sync…

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