Firefox 6 arrives officially, though it’s tough to tell
Firefox 6 is now strictly accessible from Mozilla after a early coming over a weekend, yet it’s tough to tell as a Mozilla announcements don’t impute to a chronicle number, instead referring to a latest “Firefox update”. In a release posting on a Mozilla blog, a chronicle series is not mentioned. The change is a outcome of a switch to a new fast recover intrigue that will see new versions of Firefox each 6 weeks. For now during least, users can still see a chronicle series in a About window, yet a days are numbered.
matchMedia duty creates it easier for web apps to detect shade sizes. A page detailing changes in Firefox 6 for developers is available.
Other changes embody a new Plugin Check functionality in a Add-ons manager that automatically verifies a harmony of commissioned plugins (including a Flash Player plugin), softened startup times, and a ability to move a Web Console to other tools of a window or even into a possess apart window. The Web Console also gets auto-completion.
The refurbish for Firefox for Android incorporates an interface that, according to Mozilla, has been “streamlined to be unchanging with a Android demeanour and feel”. Buttons and fonts have been optimised for tablets with a developers earnest serve inscription optimisation in destiny releases. Rendering speed and peculiarity has also been softened and a new acquire shade introduces facilities accessible in a mobile browser. Developers can make use of a “single hold event” API to capacitate web apps to respond to swipes; multi-touch support is also betrothed for destiny releases. For data-oriented applications, Firefox for Android now supports a IndexedDB API for offline and internal storage. Firefox for Android is accessible in a central Android Market.
Firefox for a desktop can be downloaded from a getfirefox.com site, or in any denunciation and complement from a localised Firefox download page. Users of Firefox 5 will find their browser will automatically refurbish to a new version, yet they can precipitate a routine by bringing adult a About window of Firefox. Firefox binaries are expelled underneath a Mozilla Firefox End-User Software License Agreement and a source formula is expelled underneath disjunctive tri-licensing that includes a Mozilla Public Licence, GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1.