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Mozilla unleashes Firefox 3 Beta 4
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 11 March 2008 11:12
 Development pace for Firefox 3 picks up; next beta's code will freeze in a week

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
March 11, 2008
InfoWorld

Mozilla accelerated toward the final of Firefox 3 Monday by posting the fourth beta for download and immediately confirming that it would give developers just a week before it froze the code on the next. Mike Beltzner, Mozilla's interface designer, touted several improvements that debuted in Beta 4, including full-page zoom, offline data storage for Web apps and a revamped download manager. The browser's performance has also been boosted, said Beltzner and more of its irksome memory leaks have been plugged.

"Changes to our JavaScript engine as well as profile-guided optimization resulted in significant gains over previous releases in the popular SunSpider test from Apple," said Beltzner in a post to the Mozilla developer centers. "Web applications like Google [ Gmail ] and Zoho Office run much faster, and continued improvements to memory usage drastically reduce the amount of memory consumed over long browsing sessions."   [InfoWorld...]   [Comments...]
 

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