Fx 3.0a4/Gecko 1.9a4 Released

Mozilla has released (early) for testing purposes the next milestone in the Fx 3.0/Gecko 1.9 series, Alpha 4. Some new features include:

  • Inclusion of the FUEL Javascript library for extension developers.
  • New page info window
  • Cocoa user interface improvements and bug fixes
  • Crash reporting via Breakpad (Mac OS X only)
  • Improvements for off line application support

Next up is Alpha 5 which is due out on May 31st. If all goes as planned, this should mark the return of Places which is the integration of History and Bookmarks with powerful tagging and search capabilities. Should Places actually make it into Alpha 5 it is going to be signifigant milestone for Firefox.

Also see: Firefox 3 Updated Roadmap

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