Earlier this week I was alerted by Grand Stream Dreams’ Claus the possibility there was going to be a Firefox 3.1 Beta 3. Well, I am currently (and not sure for how long) using Shiretoko 3.1 Beta 3 Pre.
As for Beta 2, still no release date other than “due out very shortly.” At least that is what Mozilla programmer Ben Turner said Thursday. There is a new feature in the works that there has not been much press about, Web workers. Here is some background from CNet Business Tech:
One big change in the 3.1b2 is the addition of “Web workers,” a feature that lets the browser process tasks in the background. That feature, part of the still-evolving HTML 5 specification, adds another level of sophistication for programmers writing Web applications and gives multicore computers a better way to use their processors’ abilities.
“We’ve been hard at work with folks from Google, Apple, and others to get this new spec nailed down,” Turner said of the Web workers work.