March 23, 2007

Firefox 3a3 Released

Earlier this week I had commented that neither the Firefox 3 Status or Gecko 1.9 or even the Weekly Update meetings had any indication as to a release date for the Gran Paradiso Alpha 3 milestone. Well, Mozilla has released the Firefox 3/Gecko 1.9 Alpha 3 milestone earlier today. A couple of new features (see complete release notes) for this milestone: Animated PNG (APNG) images are now supported. From what I have read Animated PNG are suppose to be a lot better quality and more superior as the color pallet is not restricted to the 256 colors compared to animated…

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AOM (was) Launched

Apparently late last night Mozilla launched the new Add-Ons Manager (AOM) site or at least that is what Ryan at CyberNet News is saying. For reasons unknown at this time it seems Mozilla has reverted back to the original AOM. Of course there are several theories as to why this may have happened from missing add-ons, broken links and issues with the sandbox (the place where unapproved extensions are kept). So it looks like we will have to wait a little longer for the new and (some what) improved AOM site. Source: CyberNet News

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