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Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 available for download

From:  Mike Beltzner <beltzner-AT-mozilla.com>
To:  announce-AT-lists.mozilla.org
Subject:  Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 available for download
Date:  Fri, 30 Oct 2009 20:21:23 -0400
Message-ID:  <447BCBA9-114F-40CE-B6C6-A20896660FB3@mozilla.com>
Cc:  dev-platform-AT-lists.mozilla.org
Archive-link:  Article

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The Mozilla community is proud to release Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 for  
download. This beta version of the next version of Firefox is built on  
the Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering engine, containing many improvements for  
web developers, Add-on developers, and users. The Mozilla community  
appreciates your feedback and assistance     in testing this preview  
of the next version of Firefox. Your beta software will update itself  
periodically, and eventually will be updated to the final release  
itself.

This first revision of the Beta of Firefox 3.6 / Gecko 1.9.2  
introduces several new features:

	? Users can now change their browser's appearance with a single  
click, with built in support for Personas.
	? Firefox 3.6 will alert users about out of date plugins to keep them  
safe.
	? Open, native video can now be displayed full screen, and supports  
poster frames.
	? Support for the WOFF font format.
	? Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness and  
startup time.
	? Support for new CSS, DOM and HTML5 web technologies.

Web developers and Add-on developers should read more detail about the  
many new features in Firefox 3.6 for developers on the Mozilla  
Developer Center.

Please visit http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all-beta.html to download  
Firefox 3.6 Beta.

At this time most Add-ons have not yet been upgraded by their authors  
to be compatible with Firefox 3.6 Beta. If you wish to help test your  
Add-ons, please also download and install the Add-on Compatibility  
Reporter hosted on http://www.addons.mozilla.org - your favorite Add- 
on author will appreciate it!

As always, the Mozilla community would appreciate hearing about any  
feedback you have about this release, or any bugs you may find.

cheers,
mike
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